Frequently asked questions


  1. How do we get to Lapita Planation Aore Island Vanuatu?
    Qantas and Air Vanuatu have a direct flight from Brisbane to Espirutu Santo every Tuesday and returning on a Monday. From Sydney, Monday is a direct flight to Espiritu Santo with connecting flights back to Sydney Wednesday and Saturday. There are flights every day to the East Coast of Australia. Pekoa International Airport on Espiritu Santo is 30 minutes from Lapita.
    Brisbane to Espiritu Santo 2.5 hours
    Sydney to Espiritu Santo 4 hours including short stopover in Port Vila
    Website: Phone: 1300 780 737

It is best book direct with Qantas or Air Vanuatu, Expida, Webjet and others can send you on some strange roots

  1. Where do we stay?
    We recommend you stay at Ratua Island Resort, which is 10 minutes from Lapita. Book directly with Ratua web: Email:
  2. How to get to Lapita from your resort or hotel?
    When you stay at Ratua Island Resort a transfer to Lapita is included, from other hotels or resorts the staff at Lapita Beach Club can organise a driver to meet you.
  3. Can Australians buy land in Vanuatu?
  4. How do I build my dream holiday home at Lapita?
    At Lapita we don’t just sell you the land and walk away. We are happy to help manage your build at no extra cost. We recommend two builders and both have extensive experience in building holiday homes for Australians in Vanuatu.
    KD Enterprise Ltd: Contact Kim Dinh email phone: +678 37300 website
  5. How much does it cost to build?
    This is an expansive question but as a rule of thumb building cost starts at $1,300 per meter and from there the sky is the limit.
  6. Do I need insurance?
    Yes, in Northern Vanuatu storms and cyclones are not that bad, it only when they head south to they pick up speed and intensity. We strongly recommend building to Australian standards for cyclone. Insurance Aon Vanuatu
  7. Can we pay in Australian dollars?
  8. How do we get finance?
    The banks in Vanuatu are no different than Australia. You can lend in Australian dollars using your holiday home at Lapita as security. We recommend National Bank of Vanuatu
    Contact Serge Taga email: phone: +678 22201 website:
  9. What happens to our deposit?
    Lapita has Solicitors based in Sydney Australia, all deposits are paid in to their trust account
    PLN Solicitors, contact John Ridgway email phone 02 9188 9638   website
  10. How do we find lawyer or accountant in Vanuatu?
    Barret & Partners Port Vila is a one stop shop for all your investment, accounting, immigration and conveyancing needs.
    Contact Mark Safford email: website:
  11. What happens to my holiday home when I am not their?
    Northern Vanuatu Real Estate is happy to manage your property and rent it as a holiday let villa or you can lock it up and Lapita Private Security will look after your property for a minimal charge. Prises very with different properties and sizes.
  12. Do we need a boat?
    No, but they are fun.

How far away are schools, shops and where can I go for lunch?
For owner and there guests, Lapita’s Private Beach Cub is open for sunset drinks and BBQ’s. Within 10 minutes of Lapita they are 4 resorts that are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Schools, there are few good schools in Luganville town ship. Luganville International School is run to a NSW curriculum.


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