In 2015 Filippo and Nix partnered with the Mailalu clan on Gonubalabala island (pop. 20) to help support their home stay eco-tourism project.
Gonubalabala is an idyllic island in the Samarai Archipelago, just off the coast of Alotau. The island is famous for its coral reef and Manta Rays natural cleaning station. The island is so small you can't even find it on google maps!
For one year we supported the local community, building two bungalows, a kitchen, bucket showers, compost toilets and rain water harvesting.
In November 2015 we brought a pilot group of 20 guests to the island to immerse themselves in the local culture.
After the incredible experience we were asked by local residents Nydia and Nelson to continue to supported their home stay project. The project is not managed by Tribewanted. If you are keen to visit Nydia, Nelson and entire Mailalu clan, and immerse yourself in a truly once in a lifetime off the beaten track island experience you can contact Nydia here (tel: +675 721 37033 or +675 727 19047)