Maltinerava - Sunrise Private Island


Lying serenely, out in front of the Beach Cabanas...  is Maltinerava - Sunrise Private Island, a designated conservation area for marine life, featuring a variety of indigenous plants and trees ... a home to the living coral reefs, coastal birds and protected colonies of honeybees who help to pollinate the flowers, fruits and agriculture of the surrounding coastal areas.   

Botanists from the Vanuatu Department of Forestry have helped to identify the island's native trees and have provided  information about their care - some are very old! - 


The small, private island is owned and managed by the original developers of the Sunrise Beach Cabanas Eco-Resort, Michael and Clare Joslin, and is also their private residence..     


In honor of the very delicate marine life: the native fish and coral reefs, and the Chief-designated marine sanctuary here, Resort Guests are encouraged to avoid bringing toxic chemical products into the shallow waters here, such as any commercial Sunscreen Products that have not been designated as Marine-safe.    



Watch for native birds and aquatic wildlife, and enjoy your stay in this beautiful, scenic locale!  






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