Vanuatu offers an excellent choice of boutique resorts that often sit on pristine white-sand beaches, including the following 5- and 4-star resorts…
Location: Efate Island
Prices: from AUD615 per room
Description: Situated on a private white sand beach, this boutique adult-only retreat features a lagoon-style swimming pool overlooking the ocean. Guests can indulge themselves at the resort’s luxury day spa. Each of these luxurious, air-conditioned villas at The Havannah Vanuatu features king-size beds, flat-screen TV, DVD player and an iPod docking station. Some villas have a private plunge pool, while others have direct access to the lagoon pool or private gardens. Free access to snorkelling equipment, kayaks and tennis courts are provided. The Point Restaurant offers international cuisine and a variety of French, Australian and New Zealand wines. Guests can dine on the beach, over the water, on the jetty or on their own private veranda. There is free daily shuttle service to Port Vila city centre, 30 minutes’ drive away. The tour desk can arrange trips to the World Heritage Site at Chief Roimata's Domain, which is 30 minutes’ away by boat.
Eratap Beach Resort
Location: Efate Island
Prices: from AUD600 per room
Description: Boasting beachfront villas with stunning ocean views, Eratap Beach Resort offers free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and free use of water sports equipment. Enjoy a day spa, restaurant, lounge bar and outdoor pool. Relax with a massage, manicure and pedicure or body scrub in the day spa. The tour desk books fishing trips, scuba diving and visits to local islands. Enjoy free access to motorised boats with an on-board driver. The restaurant offers beautiful ocean views and serves Vanuatu’s famous organic beef, fresh lobster and the unique deep sea “poulet fish”. You can also relax with a cocktail in the lounge bar. Each luxurious villa features a private terrace with lounge chairs and ocean views. All include a flat-screen TV, DVD player and iPod docking station. Some feature a private plunge pool. Guests at Eratap Beachfront Resort receive free airport transfers on request. The property is located 20 minutes’ drive from Port Vila city centre.
Hidden Cove Eco Retreat
Location: Champagne Coast, Luganville
Prices: from AUD495 per room
Description: Hidden Cove Eco Retreat offers a small, private accommodation on the waterfront featuring luxury tents designed for couples. Guests enjoy exclusive use of a plunge pool and marble bathroom with a French bathtub for two. The spacious tent villa features a romantic four-poster bed and a tropical garden shower. Offering direct access to the beach, it opens out to a large patio deck with stunning water views, outdoor furniture and BBQ facilities. The fully equipped kitchen is stocked with self-catering facilities. Breakfast provisions of freshly baked bread, cereal, fresh fruit and yoghurt are delivered daily. Gourmet in-room meals and picnics can be arranged. Guests have free use of electric bicycles and kayaks. Hidden Cove Eco Retreat also offers board games, a DVD library with DVD player, a flat-screen TV and an iPod docking station. Massages, local island tours and cultural activity arrangements can also be made. Situated on Espiritu Santo Island, Hidden Cove Retreat is 15 km from both Luganville and Pekoa International Airport. Restaurants, a bar and a day spa are all within 5 minutes’ drive.
Ratua Private Island
Prices: from AUD348 per room
Description: Set on 146 acres of tropical gardens and sandy beaches, this resort offers a day spa, live entertainment, kava tasting and island roasts. The Indonesian-style villas were built from 200-year-old teak wood and offer a private patio with garden and sea views. All villas feature rustic décor and have a refrigerator, wardrobe and an en suite bathroom with bathrobes, toiletries and towels provided. Guest enjoy free use of snorkelling gear, bicycles and canoes. Set over the water, the Sunny Spa offers treatments using organic products. Relax with a cocktail at the Yacht Club which serves dishes using local produce and offers a games room. The property also features a ranch with more than 20 horses, and guests can enjoy horse rides and swimming with horses. Free WiFi is provided at the Yacht Club. Ratua Private Island is a 30-minute boat trip from the mainland to the Ratua Private Island jetty or a 50-minute flight from Port-Vila. A private 700 m air-strip is located on-site.
Iririki Island Resort & Spa
Location: Iririki Island, Port Vila, Efate
Prices: from AUD280 per room
Description: Located in the heart of Port Vila and surrounded by native gardens, Iririki Island Resort & Spa boasts an outdoor swimming pool, a private beach and a luxurious spa and wellness centre. The tropical rooms boast panoramic sea or swimming pool views. Each features a private balcony and tea/coffee making facilities. The resort has 3 restaurants that serve a range of European, Middle Eastern and Asian cuisines. The Bali Hai Cafe and Bar offers light snacks and exotic cocktails. The Sunset Bar and Cafe is an ideal place for enjoying drinks and clear ocean views. Guests enjoy free use of all non-motorised watersports equipment. Local markets, shops and restaurants can be found in the town of Port Vila, just a 10-minute ferry ride from the hotel.
Paradise Cove Resort
Location: Port Vila, Efate
Prices: from AUD272 per room
Description: Located on a private beach facing some of Port Vila Bay’s best snorkelling and dive sites, Paradise Cove Resort offers self-contained bungalows in tropical gardens. Continental breakfast is included. All bungalows have a private shaded veranda with deck chairs and hammock. Each bungalow includes a kitchenette, tea/coffee making facilities, refrigerator and gas stove. Ceiling fans, large living spaces and bathrooms with shower are provided. Guests can relax by the outdoor pool or with an in-room massage. Free kayaks and snorkelling equipment are provided. Free Wi-Fi access is available in all public areas. Just a few steps from the beach, Nakamal Bar & Restaurant offers traditional and international cuisine using fresh seasonal produce, including the local daily catch from the sea. Port Vila city centre is only a 10-minute drive from Paradise Cove Resort Vanuatu.
Breakas Beach Resort Vanuatu
Location: Pango Bay, Efate Island
Prices: from AUD254 per room
Description: Surrounded by swaying palm trees, on a 500 m private beach, Breakas Beach Resort offers a relaxed, tropical retreat. Guests enjoy a 22 m infinity edge pool, a day spa and free continental breakfast. All rooms come with a private balcony. The rooms come with en suite bathrooms and tea and coffee making facilities. Some rooms come with a private pool and beautiful ocean views. Guests can indulge in a massage or relax with a cocktail on the beach. The concierge desk can arrange guided reef tours and snorkelling equipment rental. The beachfront restaurant offers magnificent ocean views and an extensive à la carte menu featuring seafood, steak and fresh local produce. There is free live entertainment every night including cultural performers, and fire dancers. Breakas Beach Resort Vanuatu is a 5-minute drive from the shops, restaurants and bars in Port Vila town centre. Port Vila Airport and Evergreen Cascades Waterfall are each just 15 minutes’ drive away.
Warwick Le Lagon Resort Vanuatu
Location: Erakor Lagoon, Port Vila, Efate
Prices: from AUD250 per room
Description: Situated on 75 acres of tropical gardens on the edge of Erakor Lagoon, this luxury resort features 3 restaurants, 2 bars, 2 swimming pools, plus a 12-hole golf course and a day spa. Each of the air-conditioned rooms and bungalows at Warwick Le Lagon Resort & Spa Vanuatu features a furnished patio or balcony with views across the Pacific Ocean and beyond. Guests have access to 2 tennis courts and a fully equipped fitness centre. Activities at Warwick Le Lagon Vanuatu include snorkelling, windsurfing, canoeing, and kayaking. Wild Ginger restaurant offers Asian cuisine with views of the landscaped gardens and Erakor Lagoon. Pool Grill & Bar serves light meals and drinks by the poolside. The "Reef Lady" glass-bottom boat offers daily tours and coral viewing trips around the lagoon. Massages on the beach are available. Port Vila Bauerfield Airport is 8 km away.
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Latest update: Vanuatu resorts: 23 January, 2019
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Vanuatu Resorts – Holiday resorts near Port Vila offering self-contained accommodation in Vanuatu.