White Grass Ocean Resort (Tanna)

Monday, June 17th, 2013

White Grass Ocean ResortWhite Grass Ocean Resort is the ‘upmarket’ choice of accommodation on Tanna for couples and is on the airport side of the island. White Grass gives you a welcome drink five minutes after arriving and is handy for departures.

The bungalows are comfortable with en suites (there are honeymoon bungalows), there’s a swimming pool and you can watch the sunset from your balcony or the restaurant/bar/library.

Volcano safaris depart after lunch and go via the White Grass wild horses to get to the rim of Mt Yasur before sunset and returns by around 8:30 for dinner. There are a number of other excellent day tours from White Grass.

Aore Island Resort (Santo)

Monday, June 17th, 2013

Aore Island ResortThe hardest thing about Aore Island Resort is the pronunciation – ‘ow-ree’. This is a laid-back boutique island resort just 3km across the channel from Luganville on Santo. It is 10 minutes by launch across the channel to Aore.  There are 16 bungalows (3 garden and 13 beachfront) and all have private bathrooms, hot showers, refrigerators, tea/coffee making facilities and fans. It is a very casual resort with a terrific restaurant.

The friendly staff will make you feel welcome and look after your every need and while there’s excellent snorkelling, handy world-famous diving plus kayaking and caves to explore. But perhaps the most memorable experience will be sitting on your balcony, looking across to Santo to the sounds of waves lapping and fish skimming.

Iririki Island Resort

Monday, June 17th, 2013

IririkiIririki Island Resort has long been a favourite for romantic breaks and is often called the ‘Island of Romance’. The resort has been recently refurbished and offers relaxed elegance.

Located in Port Vila Harbour there are 136 rooms in eight room categories offering Island Fare Garden View, Island Fare, Waterfront Fare, Premium Waterfront Fare, Deluxe Family Fare, Deluxe Pool View, Deluxe Ocean View and  Deluxe Penthouse Suites. Snorkeler’s Cove area accommodates Deluxe Ocean View and Deluxe Penthouse rooms suitable for families and couples with each room providing a balcony spa.

Iririki_Island_Resort_Deluxe_Ocean_ViewIririki has all facilities you would expect from a quality resort including swimming pools, bars, room service, watersports and choice of dining spots including the signature restaurant, Michener’s. There’s also the Watermark Restaurant and the Sunset Café & Bar.

The resort features Spa Frangipani for a range of beauty services including facials, massages, waxing and nails. Facilities include tennis courts, a gymnasium and pool with cascades and swim-up bar.

Cocomo Resort

Monday, June 17th, 2013

Lagoon Beach Resort 1Cocomo Resort is located only a few minutes from Port Vila by bus and has luxury waterfront and lagoon spa villas, resort spa rooms, self-contained apartments and a pool with poolside café.

The four spa villas are totally suited for a romantic honeymoon. All have a lounge area, a mezzanine bedroom with spa and the two Waterfront Villas have their own private beach area. This resort really suits honeymooners wanting luxury on a budget.

The atmosphere is very relaxed with wonderful staff your affordable stylish accommodation is handy to town for shopping, activities, sightseeing and restaurants.

Le Lagon Resort and Spa

Monday, June 17th, 2013

Le Lagon Resort and SpaLe Lagon Resort and Spa is a popular large resort near the mouth of Erakor Lagoon. There’s a range of accommodation from Garden Rooms to bungalows to Island Suites.

The resort is set in well-manicured gardens and you’ll find all the facilities you would expect from a large resort (141 air-conditioned rooms) – there are two swimming pools (one with swim-up bar), a choice of restaurants and bars, golf, tennis and watersports like catamarans, windsurfing and kayaks. There are also a number of restaurants a walk or short bus or ferry ride away.

Le Lagon Resort and SpaThis is also the only resort to offer an all-inclusive meal and beverage package (3 meals plus wine, soft drink, local beer and spirits). This can be excellent value if you are just looking for a ‘laze by the pool’ resort type holiday, but if you are planning on sightseeing you can, if effect, end up paying for lunch twice.

The lobby area was recently upgraded, all rooms refurbished and there is now the Oasis Day Spa for pampering/massage.

Eratap Beach Resort

Monday, June 17th, 2013

Eratap Beach Resort 2Eratap Beach Resort is a stunning romantic resort about 25 minutes from Port Vila. To get there you will be taken off-road to a Pacific paradise.

Travelling slowly along the bumpy, unsealed access road guests no doubt wonder what lies in store… and what lies in store is a fabulous resort with both lagoon and beach ambience, lovely villas, pool, great restaurant and attentive, friendly staff.

Don’t be surprised to see spinner dolphins frollicking in the lagoon or a huge school of fish breaking the water surface in front of the restaurant.

Eratap Beach Resort The one, two and three-bedroom villas are very comfortable and there are Honeymoon Villas with private plunge pools. The resort offers snorkelling, diving, surfing, horse riding and private island picnics.

The atmosphere is casual and romantic and the restaurant gets great reviews. The resort is adults only outside school holiday periods and they offer honeymoon bonuses and a daily shuttle to town.

The Havannah Resort

Monday, June 17th, 2013

The Havannah Resort 2The Havannah Resort is located on the beach at Samoa Point, overlooking Havannah Harbour, The Havannah is the most recent addition to Vanuatu’s choice of adults only luxury resorts.

There is a range of accommodation including the Sunset Villas, Lagoon Villas and Waterfront Villas with private plunge pools. Being on the western side of Efate island, there can be some sensational sunsets.

The resort is located where the Survivor television series were made, which explains the setting on the beach for guests who would like a relaxed ‘tribal council’ drink while the sun sets over the bay.

The HavannahThere is an excellent restaurant and couples may choose to have a special table on the jetty for a romantic dinner.

It is very casual, very classy and with the new sealed road is only 20 minutes from Port Vila (or a few minutes for a helicopter transfer to drop you right on the beach).

Erakor Island Resort

Monday, June 17th, 2013

Erakor Island ResortA few minutes on the ferry and a thousand miles from care, Erakor Island Resort offers quality boutique accommodation on an unspoiled 16-acre island.

A change of ownership in July 2010 saw total refurbishment of the bungalows and restaurant as well as landscaping and attention to the beach areas.

The Aqua on Erakor restaurant is excellent and specialises in seafood.

Erakor 3While only minutes from Port Vila, Erakor’s white sand beaches and crystal waters take you to tropical paradise. Relaxed and secluded, Erakor also offers fine dining and watersports.

There are garden villas, lagoon villas and private waterfront spa villas. They also have a Day Spa facility for massages and beauty treatments.

For those wishing to be married or renew their vows, there’s no more romantic place than the open-air historic chapel, or any of the beaches around the island. The resort also offers an excellent Romance Package.