Land Diving - Guest House

bluepango 2013. 12. 1. 08:57

Island Highlights

Pentecost Island has become famous throughout the world for the land diving ritual (Nagol or N’gol) which occurs every Saturday between April and June. The ritual, which influenced the invention of bungee jumping by Kiwi AJ Hackett, sees local men and boys as young as seven jump from a 20 -30 metre high manmade tower with only a vine attached to their legs. The tower itself takes locals five weeks to build using materials from the forest. The vines are carefully selected by jumpers who know that just 10 centimetres may be the difference between life and death.


Traveling to view this magnificent ceremony is a once in a lifetime experience. No words can express the feeling of the ground vibrating under the dancing and stomping feet of villages and the excitement of sitting beneath the tower waiting with unease for the diver to jump safely to ground. The awe- inspiring ceremony celebrates the yam harvest and is a fertility rite for men. Click here to discover the story behind the origin of the festival.



April - June every  year (Pentecost)

Land Diving festival, occurs every Saturday between April and June.

Custom (Kastom) village

Learn about the ancient lifestyle and traditions of the local villagers on Pentecost & Maewo.

Waterfall and Rivers

Tours can be arranged to some of  the  most beautiful rivers and waterfalls on both islands.


A great way to sight-see on the water and  catch a glimpse of other nearby islands, is by yachting up to Pentecost and Maewo during festival seasons. Yachting is very popular around April to June as yachts sail to Pentecost to watch the land diving.





Accommodation in Maewo are basic island bungalows. Below is a list of island bungalows available for overnight stays on Maewo, including some information on facilities and services available:
1. Sanason Bungalow (not much info on this bungalow), Tel:36036 

2. Asanvari Yacht Club Bungalow (South)
•           Beach Front Bungalow
•           Yacht club frequented by yachties
•           Waterfall nearby
•           24hrs Hydro Power
•           5mins to walk to shops/ clinic
•           Tours can be arranged on request,  host: Chief Nelson Sarai

3. Aurora  Island Guest house (Narovorovo, South Maewo)
•           Bedrooms, 3beds
•           Self contained kitchen
•           Flash toilet and shower
•           River and cultural tour can be arranged on request
            Tel (678) 38829 or Mobile (678) 7741309, (678) 7747391. Host: Naomi Garae.

4. Lini Guest House (Kaiovo, North Maewo)
•           Thatched roofing house
•           By the sea
•           Flash toilet and shower
•           Tours can be arranged on request
            Host: Nathaniel                 


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