Look at the homepage on the website; there's no photoshop tricks - it's truly like this...
This classic, well-managed establishment is a perennial favourite for its central location, salubrious yet unflashy rooms and professional service...
This welcoming abode obviously suffers from excessive self-esteem, but offers commanding views over the sea (with Simbo and Rendova islands seen on the horizon). It's perched on a hill in a quiet area, a 30-minute walk from downtown Gizo...
A place of easy bliss...
'Villa' is a pompous description for a simple house with ordinary rooms, but it's a safe bet for thrifty divers (it's almost next door to Dive Gizo). Cheapest rooms have shared bathrooms...
At Sepo island, a lovely retreat just 15 minutes from Gizo, in a beautiful traditional house (entirely rebuilt after the 2007 tsunami), is Oravae Cottage.
Kajoro Sunset Lodge
John Wein, the ebullient (some might opt for 'intense') owner, is a kind of local Che Guevara. He'll be more than happy to explain everything you ever wanted to know about the wrongdoings of local logging companies...
An honest-to-goodness outfit located right in the centre. It features spacious and quite comfortable rooms with access to a small balcony overlooking the main drag. Noisy? Yes, in the morning.
A short (uphill) walk from town, this family-run guesthouse features plain, functional but well-scrubbed rooms (the more expensive ones have good views)...
On a hill overlooking the town, this is the best place in town to meet crimson-faced British medical students who work at the hospital as part of their studies...
Seghe Rest House
There's absolutely no reason to stay here unless you get stranded in Seghe. Rooms are ultrabasic and the attached 'bar' is the focal point for a boozy crowd, seemingly any time of the day. It's just across the airstrip.
Located at North Marovo Lagoon, beside the Ramata airstrip, this well-regarded lodge specialises in fishing trips. Snorkelling excursions and cultural tours are also available. The three-bedroom house looks onto the open ocean.
Rekona Moamoa Lodge
Another budget option, with OK rooms. It was quite crowded when we visited; the three houses were occupied by the prison guards and their families, whose houses were washed away by the tsunami. It should be back to normal when you read this...
This venue run by chief Luton is a hit-and-miss affair...
Run by Ralph and his wife, who keep the place shipshape, this place eases you right into the peaceful lifestyle of Vangunu. The veranda overlooking the lagoon was rated as 'the best reading balcony in Marovo' by expat guests - we agree...