Many anglers would know the simple anglers lodge at Rana Beach back from when Ocean Blue founder, Remy Frouin, put gamefishing Vanuatu on the map almost 2 decades ago.
With the winning combination of great fishing, a stunning location & superb hospitality, for years this trip was an annual pilgrimage for countless anglers drawn to Vanuatu from all around the globe.
In the old days the trip to Rana from Port Vila town was a 90 minute bone jarring ride, today it’s a 30 minute cruise on a sealed road. Back then there was little infrastructure on this side of the island. Other than the villages, Remy’s simple cabin was all that fronted the shores of sleepy Port Havannah.
The rainforest & sea has consumed most visible remnants of what was a prominent US Naval Base that hosted thousands of troops & over a dozen US ships during it’s peak. Today the collection of vintage Coke bottles & worn glass seen around the lodge are an insight into the colourful history of this area.
Rana Beach underwent a total transformation in late 2011, new accommodation was built, a private jetty now provides access to your waiting vessel, a sit down bar serves ample refreshments while the kitchen creates dish after dish of mouth watering meals. Angele’s locally inspired signature dishes include green jobfish curry, dogtooth sashimi, Vanuatu prime beef & local lobster, add some good French wine & now the experience is complete.
Reopening in January 2012, Trees & Fishes Anglers Retreat welcomed its first groups of anglers. It’s hard to convey in words the service & attention to detail guests enjoy during their stay here, though fishing journalist and landscape photographer Warren Keelan’s images are the best way to get a taste of what is in store on your next Vanuatu fishing adventure…
Tree’s & Fishes has the unique balance of personalized service, comfort, ambience, location, genuine hospitality & easy access to incredible waters which makes a fishing adventure here an experience for all the senses! Ocean Blue anglers can experience Trees & Fishes Anglers Retreat exclusively on the following adventures!
Blue Water Game & Sportfishing Adventure – View More
Vanuatu Extreme Dogtooth & GT Popping Safari – View More
Photo’s courtesy of Warren Keelan