Titiru Eco Lodge
Titiru Eco Lodge lies between Egholo and Ugele Villages on Rendova Island. Set in tropical bushland it provides a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere. Bungalows are sheltered behind the mangroves of Saqiri Cove and tropical rainforests. Daily activities offer guests an opportunity to learn about Solomon culture and customs as well as observing local flora and fauna.
The surrounding natural beauty provides numerous activities to keep our guests interested, including mangrove forest walks, paddling dug out canoes on Soqiri Cove, night crabbing, game fishing and vising our marine protected area. For the music lovers we have a Bamboo band performance.
Bird watching village tour includes flying fox viewing, eel fish feeding, sighting, village craft weaving and a chance to meet locals. The Wild Cave Tour takes you to the homes of bats, snakes, crabs and bird life.
If your wanting to hike we have our Rendova Peak Tour- mountain climbing, visit old tabu sights, old villages and kustom sites, and amazing views across the Blanche channel towards New Georgia.
"It was great to stay with Kilo at Titiru Eco lodge, they were great hosts and made us feel so welcomed, it was really nice to have local style food and to be shown around by his family, they also made a special effort to show us the experience of the new year celebrations in the local village! I'd definitely recommend it if you have any customers interested in the future as it felt like a very unique experience." -Beth
The rustic bungalows that make up the lodge are basic – but perfect. 2 garden, 2 over-water and just completed 2 new family ocean front bungalows. Floor-to-ceiling windows and air-conditioning just wouldn’t be right here however some bungalows are fan cooled. The shared dining room is a big space with a few key fixtures where people eat and chat. Continental breakfast, Lunch like fresh-caught fish, vegies, rice and island-grown cassava and dinner with fresh fruit is included. The island is self sufficient – like it has been for centuries – and a stay here is designed to showcase that. There are no powdery, white-sand beaches, no cocktails or bartenders, no wifi or TVs. There are tours but these take in the natural surroundings (mangroves, rocks and the jungle) or the people; and the people are what this island is all about.
Titiru's boast some of the best gardens in the Solomon's with wild ginger, orchids of every colour, Hailconias, bush medicine and foods. You'll find yourself getting lost as you wander though acres of flowers or grab a guide to explain the medicine plants and herbs.
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The Titiru Eco lodge was built and now run by Kilo Paz and his family. The Lodge only opened last year and manager Paza, as he likes to be called, is a residenr of the island, which is home to over 5000 solomon Islanders. The initiative to develop the Lodge came from encouragement from TDA ( The Nature Conservancy) staff and co-incided with the upgrading of Munda airport to an International strip. In the capable hands of the owner, Kilo Paza, bush was cleared and buildings took shape using local materials. It took time, money and commitment to achieve this from early 2012. The lodge has given work to local unskilled villagers who are now developing skills. The 1st anniversary is in September 2013 and we can celebrate contributing to the socio-economic position for local villages
"Kilo and his family greeted us on the jetty with flower chains and sung local songs to welcome us. The bungalows were decorated with the most beautiful flowers and the family/staff pampered us with freshly cooked food. Kilo has many activities organized for his guests which bring you closer to the community on the island and to its nature."-Karin
Paza leads a village tour where guest can get the full Solomon"s experience. Islanders re-enact scenes from life. Elderly women weave baskets from palm fronds, mothers demonstrate their knack for making toys from tree bark, friends reveal how they turn poison into something edible, while other women mash local greens together in preparation for dinner. The kids’ excitement to see tourists is what highlights just how untouched this island is. They jump around you, and follow You; since this lodge is fairly new they have not seen many visitors.