Planning your Holiday
Unlike its South Pacific neighbours, the islands of Vanuatu have only a few good beaches and just a handful of beach resorts appealing for honeymoons or romantic holidays. There are however a couple of gems noted below. The following selection of resorts for Vanuatu beach holidays are recommended by Beautiful Pacific and have won a Beautiful Pacific gold award.
The following selection of resorts for Vanuatu wedding packages are highly recommended by Beautiful Pacific and have won either a Beautiful Pacific gold or silver award. Please note wedding applications should be lodged at least 28 days before the date of wedding which means posting application forms before you leave home. Couples getting married must be in Vanuatu at least three days prior to the wedding ceremony. Most resorts offer beach weddings, but village weddings or ceremonies at Cascades Waterfall in Efate can also be organised.
Port Vila & Efate Island
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.