totolag homestay 

Totolag means 'stay forever' and after spending time with nicholas and nancy that is exactly what you will want to do! 

Totolag homestay is located in Totolag village, close to the ocean on the south western corner of the island. After an 45 minute drive, you will arrive to a the Vores' home and a warm island welcome! Hospitality is important in Motolava and during your stay Nicholas and Nancy will treat you you as part of their family. 

Offering comfortable island bungalows with shared bathroom facilities in their vibrant tropical garden, Totolag can accommodate up to 8 people in 3 separate rooms. Mosquito protection, access to rainwater tank and solar lights are provided. 

Nancy prepares all meals in her traditional bush kitchen and sourcing the ingredients straight from her organic garden. Nancy serves only fresh and locally sourced produce in the traditional Ni-Vanuatu style so you can be sure you are getting healthy and authentic cuisine. Some of her specialties include Nalot (a version of Vanuatu’s national dish – laplap, which is topped with freshly scraped coconut), coconut jam and fresh fish, coconut crab or lobster caught by Nicholas. All meals are served in the traditional kitchen house, outdoor fare or picnic style in the garden on woven coconut frond mats.  

Nicholas and Nancy would love to share their home with you and teach you about life in the Banks Islands – they are more than happy to walk with you around the nearby villages, introduce you to their friends and families, include you in celebrations, teach you island skills. Don't forget to also check out our local tours!

In-House Activities

  • Village walking tour

  • Garden tour and demonstration

  • Local cooking lesson and demonstration

  • Traditional basket and plate leaf weaving lesson and demonstration

  • Traditional shell vase weaving lesson and demonstration

  • Church visit


Visitor Feedback

Nancy, Nicholas and family made us feel so welcome - it was really like being part of a family! I loved sitting and talking with you and I’ve learned so much about island life! This is the perfect spot to relax, unwind and experience the real Vanuatu.
— Gordon, Australia (2017)