We stayed at Jungle Oasis for two nights over the New Year period and what a brilliant new years experience!
We were picked up at Tanna airport by a smiling Phillip from the resort who met us, then the great ride over to the other side of the island to where the resort it. When you come over the hill into the ash plains and see the mighty Mt Yassur and start hearing the booms of the volcano you know you're somewhere special.
Jungle Oasis is just a stones-throw away from the entrance to the volcano park so probably one of the handiest places to stay if you want to head up a few times. I went up twice, once in daylight and sunshine and the other at night. A great experience although I can understand why some find it quite ominous. If this active volcano was in NZ or Australia I doubt Health and Safety would let you get up there!!
As for the resort itself, it is simple and basic. Do not expect luxury and be prepared for bugs and spiders as you would in any tropical clime, and maybe some rats (we didn't see any rats but others did. We were warned not to keep food in our rooms and we didn't,so maybe that was why).
The home made meals by Joyce were lovely considering she cooks by a single candle in the kitchen, bless her! And it's a BYO if you want to take wine. Tusker is available though. We always take a sleeping sheet when we're in outer islands anyway, but the bedding looked a little worse for wear so it was probably a good idea.
Overall, an intimate, friendly resort where it's easy to meet people in the shadow of volcano Mt Yassur.
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