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Vanuatu Hotels: Walking the Responsible Travel Talk

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 10 November 2009

On a typical morning, John and Silvana Nicholls share a pawpaw topped with passion fruit from their garden. The handmade, wood-fired bread from an indigenous baker is still warm, as is the pot of organically grown coffee from a nearby island. Any scraps will be disposed of on a compost heap that will fertilise their…

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Vanuatu Ecotours: A Lone Eco-Achiever

  • John Nicholls
  • 2 November 2009

Every so often, I have the pleasure of meeting and working with people who not only follow their passions, but operate businesses that fully integrate the indigenous people of the destination into their businesses. One such person is is Pascal Guillet, owner/operator of Vanuatu Ecotours. I chatted with Pascal – no easy task as he is…

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Coconut Crab Conservation in Vanuatu

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 30 July 2009

In April 2001, John and Silvana Nicholls, today owners and operators of Vanuatu Hotels, arrived in Vanuatu to launch and manage a resort on the island of Tanna. They immediately declared it a bird sanctuary. They also banned coconut crab from their menu. The resort became the island’s de facto animal refuge.

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Epi Island Guesthouse: Genuine Green in Vanuatu

  • whl.travel
  • 25 January 2009

On 8 December 2008, under a marquee on a beach at Le Lagon Resort in Port Vila, the Vanuatu Tourism Association (VTA) distributed honours to the stars of its industry. On hand were John and Silvana Nicholls of Vanuatu Hotels to present to Epi Island Guesthouse the Green Award, introduced to create a greater more…

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