Reviews of Accommodations in Vanuatu
You'll find plenty of hotels and family orientated beach resorts around the capital town of Port Vila, a scattering of smaller boutique beach resorts around Efate and Santo with a handful of traditional style bungalows on Tanna.
Aore Island Resort is beach front property on a peaceful offshore island, ten minutes by boat from Luganville Town. With a pretty beachside setting and good snorkelling, Aore is a great value holiday resort for couples and families or a comfortable island base for scuba diving the Coolidge Wreck and other nearby dive sites.
Beachfront Resort is located on a coarse sand beach just 3-km to the west of Luganville Town and offers a variety of budget style accommodations with spacious lawn areas, a restaurant and an outlook overlooking the yacht-filled bay and Aore Island. Good base for discerning travellers on a budget looking to dive and explore.
Benjor Beach Club is a boutique style resort with 1- and 2-bedroom self catering apartments set amongst 23-acres of landscaped gardens. Benjor faces the ocean good snorkelling and it's a short coastal walk to Mele Beach (black sands) and close Cascades Waterfall and to the Port Vila Golf Club (18-holes).
Bokissa is a secluded private island resort off the southern tip of Santo with a delightful white sandy beachfront, fabulous snorkelling lagoon and laid back atmosphere. With just sixteen bungalows Bokissa makes an ideal honeymoon beach retreat offers a private PADI scuba diving set up for the Coolidge and reef dives.
Breakas Beach Resort is primarily a romantic retreat for couples on the breezy Pango Peninsula on Efate Island. With 36 studio style bungalows set amongst sandy gardens and facing the ocean, Breakas is a quiet beach resort with a no child policy and just ten minutes drive from downtown Port Vila.
Chantilly’s on the Bay is a small hotel overlooking Fatumaru Bay five on the outskirts of downtown Port Vila. All rooms are self-catering and have balconies and views over the harbour. There's a picturesque swimming pool and jetty making it a decent option for holiday-makers visiting Port Vila.
Coconut Palms Resort is a budget accommodation close to the National Museum, ten minutes walk from downtown Port Vila. Coconut Palms makes an affordable base for exploring Port Vila whilst having a resort atmosphere with a lovely swimming pool, good restaurant and central bar.
Coral Quays Resort is a small retreat in a peaceful tropical environment with ocean views, ten minutes drive to Luganville Town. Coral Quays is a popular base for divers as well as attracting couples looking to explore Santo’s scenic attractions.
Deco Stop Lodge is a budget resort aimed primarily at scuba divers and located on a hillside suburb overlooking Luganville Town. The lodge is a ten minute walk to town and has cleaning facilities and storage for dive equipment There's an attractive pool surrounded by wooden decking and a cosy restaurant with views.
Erakor Island Resort is a boutique island resort with a distinct holiday atmosphere yet just five minutes drive from downtown Port Vila, Erakor offers 22 bungalows and is popular with both families and couples wanting to relax by the beach, do a little sightseeing and have easy access to Port Vila’s nightlife and shopping.
Eratap Beach Resort is Efate’s most upmarket boutique hotel fronting a secluded and picturesque beachfront setting 20- minutes drive from Port Vila along the southern coastline of Efate. With eleven villas, this is a great choice for couples as well as families looking for a quiet retreat.
Fatumaru Lodge is a small boutique hotel located directly on the waterfront midway between the airport and downtown Port Vila. With ten modern studio apartments with sea views, a swimming pool and BBQ area, plus good swimming lagoon and kayaking, this is a great choice for those visiting Port Vila on holiday or business.
Friendly Bungalows is a delightful beachfront accommodation on the east coast of Tanna, close to the islands premier attraction, Mt Yasur volcano. This traditional style resort has eight hand-crafted bungalows and a nice restaurant serving home-cooked meals overlooking the black sand beach.
The Grand Hotel is the only upmarket accommodation in downtown Port Vila. This central hotel offers fantastic views of the town, harbour and Iririki Island from all rooms and suites, exceptional service and a contemporary designed half moon swimming pool and sun deck overlooking the waterfront.
The Havannah Resort is a boutique beach resort set on the secluded north coast of Efate Island in a beautiful lagoon surrounded by offshore islands. With just 16 bungalows with traditionally influenced exteriors but modern and contemporary interiors, this is a great retreat for couples only to enjoy a relaxing and pampered beach holiday.
Hideaway Island Resort is the liveliest budget accommodation in Vanuatu set on a private coral island three minutes by small boat off Mele Bay on Efate’s southern coast. With a coarse sand beach, fantastic snorkelling and an on-site PADI dive centre, Hideaway is a popular island for a holiday or day-trip from Port Vila.
The Holiday Inn Port Vila is the largest resort in Vanuatu and set in 60 acres of tropical gardens with a man-made white sandy beach fronting the lagoon. It is popular with both families and couples with lots of activities and a tranquil deep lagoon setting ideal for swimming or exploring by kayak or catamaran.
Hotel Olympic is Port Vila’s most central hotel offering excellent value for money with clean and spacious rooms all with wireless internet access, phones and air-conditioning. If you don't need the modern furnishings and services of larger hotels, Olympic makes a practical base for every type of traveller.
Hotel Santo is located in the heart of Luganville Town and offers simply furnished rooms in a courtyard setting around a swimming pool plus an atmospheric restaurant with a tinge of history. It's a short stroll to the sea-front and market, cafes, craft shops and restaurants making this a great choice for the exploring holiday-maker.
Iririki Island Resort is a 69 acre private island facing downtown Port Vila with two upmarket resorts: Iririki has 70 bungalows for adults only ; Snorkellers Cove has 61 spacious contemporary apartments for couples and families. Both resorts have access to a huge swimming pool, tennis courts and a 24-hr ferry into downtown.
The Kaiviti Motel offers very affordable yet comfortable units in the heart of downtown Port Vila and a short walk to the bars and restaurants along the waterfront. This is friendly motel makes a very convenient base for exploring Port Vila and venturing around the island on day excursions.
Le Lagon Resort is a large resort with standard hotel rooms overlooking Erakor Lagoon but without a beach setting - there is a man-made beach fronting the lagoon for sunbathing. The hotel has plenty of activities including tennis and golf as well as water sports in the lagoon.
Mangoes Resort is a cosy boutique resort aimed at couples only and perched on a cliff top overlooking Erakor Lagoon about 20 minutes walk into downtown. With 29 bungalows, some with kitchenettes, others with private plunge pools, Mangoes is one the most peaceful accommodations around Port Vila.
The Melanesian Hotel is close to downtown Port Vila with 82 simply furnished good value rooms enclosing a central swimming pool and bar and offers excellent service. Suiting both holiday-makers and business travellers and with two restaurants and a Casino, the Melanesian is a convenient full service hotel.
Moorings Hotel offers 29 modern rooms overlooking Port Vila harbour and centred round an infinity pool with decking and sun loungers. With a spacious and lively open air café and the adjoining Rumours Nightclub, Moorings is a hip choice for young couples looking for good value rooms close to downtown.
Motel Nemo offers excellent value budget accommodation in Luganville Town, Santo. With an exceptional and popular French restaurant downstairs, this French owned property offers simple but spacious rooms overlooking the main street making it a convenient spot for exploring the island.
Moyyan Villas is an intimate property with just four contemporary styled villas hidden under giant 300-year old tropical trees beside a fine white-sand cove beach. With good swimming and snorkelling, and offshore islands to explore by kayak, Moyyan is ideal for couples and honeymooners.
Pacific Lagoon Apartments offers 11 self-catering apartments facing the lagoon on the outskirts of Port Vila. These 2-bedroom air-con units beside the lagoon can sleep up to six people making it a great base for those exploring Efate Island and offer excellent value for money for families or longer stays.
Paradise Cove is a small boutique resort on a peninsula south of Port Vila town. With just ten spacious bungalows in a landscaped gardens, an impressive traditionally designed restaurant, swimming pool and hammocks strung out between coconut trees overlooking the water, this place has a distinct holiday atmosphere yet close to Port Vila.
Poppy’s on the Lagoon offers self-catering accommodation beside Erakor Lagoon, 20-minutes walk into downtown Port Vila. With a peaceful ambience and beautiful gardens, Poppy’s makes an excellent choice for holiday-makers looking for a boutique-style holiday atmosphere beside the ocean.
Port Resolution Bungalows sit on a rocky cliff top overlooking the stunning Port Resolution Bay on the remote east coast of Tanna Island. With simple traditional style bungalows and walking distance to a rural village, this is a quiet spot for relaxing and guests can easily visit Yasur volcano on a day tour.
Sunrise Bungalows offers traditional thatch and bamboo bungalows in a stunning tropical cliff-side setting. The hand crafted bungalows are just a 15-minute drive to the active volcano of Mt Yasur and it's a 10-minute walk down the hill to the long sweeping white sand beach alongside Turtle Bay.
Sunset Resort is an intimate lagoon-front resort on the outskirts of Port Vila. With comfortable and spacious accommodation boasting large wooden veranda’s perched at the water’s edge and tranquil views across the bay, this is a good choice for a relaxing holiday but with easy access to Port Vila and the island’s sightseeing attractions.
Tamanu on the Beach is a boutique beach resort on the south east coast of Efate Island, 20-minutes drive from Port Vila. With just six white washed bungalows overlooking a long stretch of wild beachfront, this is a romantic spot for holidaymakers looking for peace and solitude.
Tanna Evergreen Resort offers traditional style bungalows five minutes drive north of Tanna Airport. With ten bungalows set in tropical vegetation and a restaurant with a la carte dining, this locally owned property makes an affordable but adequately comfortable base to explore the island, its custom villages and the Volcano.
Turtle Bay Resort offers budget ocean front accommodation along the quiet east coast of Santo about 30-minutes drive to beautiful Champagne Beach. With regular circus workshops, good snorkelling offshore and a small swimming pool, this is a good spot for both budget travellers and families.
Vila Chaumieres is a charming converted residential home on the edge of Erakor Lagoon surrounded by tropical landscaped gardens. With just two rooms and three bungalows and one of Vila's best restaurants, this is a delightful retreat and a great base for exploring Port Vila and Efate's sights.
Village de Santo offers 18 rooms in tropical gardens on the outskirts of Luganville Town within a small village environment. There's an atmospheric Chief's bar located next to the swimming pool where you can try Kava or connect to the Internet. This is a village style hotel for exploring and diving the nearby WWII wreck sites.
White Grass Resort is the only up-market resort on Tanna Island and is located on the west coast close to the island airstrip. The resort is set in beautifully landscaped gardens overlooking a coral lagoon and deep ocean. There are plenty of organised activities including day and night trips to the volcano and and an atmospheric fine dining restaurant.