Uepi Island is located as a barrier reef island on the edge of the Marovo Lagoon. One side of the island is fringed with sandy beaches lapped by clear lagoonal waters, whilst the other side has a wall of uplifted volcanic rock encrusted with corals, forming a fringing reef and a “drop-off” of approximately 2,000m depth. Uepi Resort is situated among cultivated gardens at the eastern end of the 2.5km long island and the remainder of the island is covered with pristine jungle, traversable via walking paths.
Uepi accommodation is bungalow style, 6 detached dwellings, 2 semi detached units and 2 semi-detached guest rooms. The maximum number of beds is 32, however 20 guests is considered a full house. Four bungalows are absolute beachfront, two bungalows are set back a few metres in the gardens and the semi-detached accommodations have excellent views of the lagoon. All accommodations are within immediate walking distance from the sandy beaches and the fringing reef areas. Other activities available are sea kayaking expeditions and day trips, snorkelling, fishing, cultural activities, bushwalking and relaxing!
Uepi offers the unique opportunity to dive first-class sites that are only minutes away from the dive shop; conveniently located either off the edge of the island or just a short boat trip away. Diving is based on multi-level planning, beginning at 30 metres or less and ascending slowly throughout the dive, so Dive Computers are required. It is common for divers to stay in the water for an hour or so on each dive because the top 5-10 metres have endless species to discover, allowing a diver to get maximum value from each dive. Rarely will you view such diverse concentrations of marine-life in such a varied environment, ranging from lagoonal coral gardens to vertical drop-offs into 2000 metres of ocean (The Slot), mostly within the confines of a three kilometre stretch of reef. Expedition diving also available to 3 WWII wrecks and a wreck of a fishing boat and many other beautiful reefs and drop-offs. Exploritory diving also available.