We first learned about Vanuatu as a mecca for SCUBA diving and snorkeling enthusiasts. Vanuatu sits on the South-Eastern tip of an area known as the Coral Triangle. This part of the world is considered the global center of marine biodiversity, including 76% of the world's shallow reef-building coral species.
As such, Molono Island is perfectly situated on one of the healthiest, most diverse and pristine reefs in the world. As the owners of Molono Island and its private house reef (which extends over 750 meters), it is our honor to be the custodians and humble protectors of this reef.
Vanuatu is a newly independent republic, built on a long tradition of using compassion and morality along with honest debate to resolve differences. The Ni-Van people are proud of their democracy and their heritage, and they are always happy to share their beautiful country with visitors. Vanuatu is consistently rated as one of the most deservedly-happy populations in the world.
Treading gently is our mantra. In the Vanuatu tradition, all fish are deepwater line-caught, all fruits and vegetables are organic and locally sourced, and no plastic bags or water bottles are allowed. All electricity is solar, and the water is filtered rainwater from right here on Molono Island.
Our reefs are free of fishing line or hooks, the resident fish are diverse and abundant, and turtles nest on the beaches in complete safety.
This is a sacred space to connect with nature, with art, with one another.