5 Best Resorts in Vanuatu
This gorgeous archipelago of 83 volcanic islands has to be seen to be believed. Rugged coastlines, verdant forest interiors and a warm Melanesian ‘welkam’ awaits—and all at only a short flight from Australia’s east coast. Read on for our top 5 Vanuatu resorts and start planning your dream getaway!
Warwick Le Lagon
Paradise becomes reality on the shores of Erakor Lagoon. This award-winning resort boasts a range of accommodation options—from garden and lagoon-view rooms perfect for family holidays, to bungalows and villas made for that romantic couples’ getaway or honeymoon. Set in 75-acres of lush gardens, caressed by tropical breezes and gifted with emerald lagoon views. From the complimentary kids’ club (with cooking classes and cinema events) to the 12-hole golf course, water sports, cultural fire nights, local food demonstrations or Erakor History Tour—you’ll find yourself with plenty of things to do at Warwick Le Lagon.
Basking in the tranquillity of exclusive lagoon frontage just minutes from town, the Holiday Inn is an oasis that provides the perfect balance between relaxation and adventure. Experience warm island hospitality where kids stay, play and eat FREE! From garden rooms to deluxe villas, with facilities including an international casino, golf course and day spa utilising French and traditional therapies. Spend your days exploring crystal waters and hiking through exotic rainforest, then cap it off with dinner and cocktails at the exclusive hilltop Verandah Restaurant, overlooking the lagoon and the resort’s private island.
Iririki Island Resort
This beachfront resort is ultimate luxury, set on 69-acres of private island overlooking the spectacular landscapes of Port Vila Harbor and Mele Bay. Iririki Island Resort was fully refurbished in 2016 with 8 accommodation types and the unique experience of a swim-up casino. The vast array of activities available includes a kids’ club with a full-time entertainer. Explore Snorkeler’s Cove, only 5-minutes’ walk from the main restaurant, where markers lead the way to intricate coral formations and bright tropical fish. The most difficult part of your day will be choosing between the 4-tier cascading pool and the oceanfront infinity pool!
A truly magical setting on the north-west coast of Efate, overlooking white-sand beaches and catering exclusively to adults. This family-owned boutique resort delivers friendly, personalised service. Immerse yourself in the beauty of natural surroundings and slow down to the peaceful pace of village life. The Havannah’s indulgent accommodation is perfect for couples, with facilities including a split-level infinity pool, water sports hut, spa, tennis courts and Point Restaurant overlooking the harbour.
Eratap Beach Resort
This boutique resort is actively involved in preserving the natural environment and community of Eratap, employing locals and sourcing locally-produced materials. Guest numbers are restricted to an intimate 14 private villas, all with uninterrupted ocean views and perfectly positioned to capture the sunset. Eratap Beach Resort’s peninsula forms a natural divide between great surfing waves and the calm, still waters of the lagoon, and boasts 3 private beaches along with spectacular reefs for diving and snorkeling. A unique experience in a rare slice of untouched paradise, perfect for couples and families.
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By Alana Eising
Alana is a writer and a wanderer who almost always wishes she were somewhere else. That’s why she writes about the fabulous places she’s been, and all the destinations left on her bucket list.