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This is the closest option to Wakai and while the stilted wooden bungalows are extremely basic -- bring a sleepsheet as fleas can be a problem -- this is an especially friendly spot with food served up at their super-elevated restaurant, which offers terrific views over the water and out to Hotel California (a very isolated snorkelling spot in the middle of nowhere) and Una Una in the distance.
The wooden bungalows are thrown together with uneven stairs, mismatched panels and ill-fitting doors -- but that's all part of the charm, as is the hole in the roof of one bungalow -- a "natural shower," the owner Uni quipped. Snorkelling is just okay, and while much of the coral is dead, there are still plenty of fish about -- and this is the closest spot to run a trip to Hotel California from. At the back of Sunset Beach a short trail runs down to a back beach from where you can walk (low tide only) around to a nearby fishing village.
By Stuart McDonald
Last updated on 26th May, 2014.