We Work Together to Build a Brighter Future
Tranquillity Island and Tassariki Village
Tranquillity and Tassariki Village on Moso Island work closely providing support to each other in a number of ways. Tranquillity Island Eco and Dive Resort is owned by Owen & Lydia Drew and has been welcoming guests here for over 30 years, both Owen and Lydia are Vanuatu citizens and Owen still a keen diver who know everything about these water around Moso. Owen and Lydia also own a minority share by the customary owner representing the village.
Tranquility Island Resort is situated on the southern section of Moso Island near facing Lelapa and a 4km distance from the Tassariki village by bush walk. The island is blessed to have no traffic or roads only the green and sand walks taking you from one place to the next.
Working Together !!
Since the Development of the resort, various innovations have been created and developed at Tranquillity Island Resort have been introduced into Tassariki village. Including the transfer of experience for fresh water supply by tapping wells into the fresh water lens floating on salt water very close to shore. Prior to this water was transferred from the mainland since ancient times.
Tassariki villagers have being employed at the resort gaining and we have been encouraging skills in the construction of traditional style housing using local materials. Sadly many of these skills have been lost to the younger generations of the village, due to the introduction of corrugated iron and brick houses over the last few century's.
Solar power was a novel system when Tranquillity Island Resort first started over 30 years ago, but this has fast been introduced in the village and adopted widely for many years now and has become the mainstay of power instead of Kerosene and generators by most people at Tassariki Village.
A number of special projects have been undertaken by Tranquillity Island Resort for the village of Tassariki either directly by Tranquillity or with some of our frequent guests. This has included installation by our team from Tranquillity. Some Solar power unit's for the school were installed and this helps the school in so many ways which hosts around 100 students and supports numerous computers, laptops and I-pads and other materials donated to the school through Tranquillity’s regular guests.
Local Fresh Organic Fruit and Vegetables
Most of the organic fruit and vegetables that we use here at also comes from the villages gardens which are all naturally organic. The fish are also caught locally by village fishermen and for our Turtle Conservation Program, the project buys fish from the village fishermen to feed the turtles,which pays for school fees and basic necessaries for the villagers.
Some of our guests ask about village and school visits but as any visit has to be arranged through the chiefs and the Headmaster of the school, we do not really encourage this unless on very special arranged occasions. School life here in Vanuatu is so very important and visits tends to disrupt Tassariki village life and the school time that is so very important to the kids here.