Tetepare Island Ecolodge attracts visitors from around the world who come to enjoy the pristine beauty and wildlife watching opportunities of this very special island. Visitors are limited to a maximum of 13 people at any one time to ensure guests experience the true tranquillity of the largest uninhabited island in the South Pacific.
Tetepare is a wilderness-lover’s paradise, with bush walks through lush tropical forests and snorkelling in a marine environment teeming with life. Untouched by logging, Tetepare retains almost all of its primary tropical lowland rainforest, some of the last of its kind in the country. A visit also provides a unique opportunity for the adventurous traveller to participate in on-going conservation activities with the Tetepare Descendants’ Association’s (TDA) rangers. The entire island has been set aside for conservation. In addition, the TDA has also established a 13 kilometre-long Marine Protected Area (MPA) which is a no-take zone.
The island is home to some of Solomon Islands’ most unique marine and terrestrial animals. Marine turtles, such as the critically endangered leatherback, nest on its volcanic black sand beaches. Green and hawksbill turtles feed in its sheltered lagoons, while dugongs graze in its sea grass beds. Sharks, crocodiles and myriad fish species make the island’s reefs their home, while rare and endemic bird and bat species are found in its forests.
Your visit to Tetepare Ecolodge will raise money that goes directly to conservation efforts on the island, and to support local communities conserving their natural heritage.