Independent review for Eratap Beach Resort on Efate Island in Vanuatu
Eratap Beach Resort Vanuatu is Efate’s most upmarket boutique hotel fronting a secluded and picturesque beachfront setting twenty minutes drive from Port Vila along the southern coastline of Efate. With 11 villas, this is a great choice for couples as well as families looking for a quiet retreat.
Eratap Beach Resort Information & Facts
- Hotel Location: Beachfront, South Coast of Efate Island
- Getting There: 30 mins by road from Bauerfield Airport
- Unique Qualities: Secluded beachfront, upmarket boutique resort
- Ideal for: Couples and Families,
- Hotel Features: 11 Villas, Swimming Pool
- Dining: Restaurant & Bar on site
- Children Policy: All ages welcome
- Local Attractions / Tours: Offshore Islands, Eton Beach
- The Beach: Excellent: deep soft white sand stretching along coastline
- The Ocean: Good for swimming at most times
- Snorkelling: Good from beachfront
- Other Activities: Kayaks, Deep-sea Fishing, Fibreglass Boat, Surfing
All villas at Eratap Beach Resort stretch out alongside the beachfront with a lawn area fronting the villas ensuring privacy. Interiors of all villas are similar in design with a light and airy contemporary atmosphere, King size beds in the master bedroom, extremely spacious en-suite bathrooms, LCD TV’s (DVD’s only) in the lounge, ceramic tiling throughout and wooden veranda’s with sun loungers.
The four deluxe spa villas are perched on the rocks overlooking the beach at the secluded south eastern end of the island have king size bed, separate lounge with Jacuzzi bath.
The Honeymoon Villa is similar in design to the 1-Bedroom Villas but have a private plunge pool and are located on a secluded point beyond the swimming pool and furthest away from the main resort area offering absolute privacy. These villas have an airy contemporary atmosphere, King size beds in the master bedroom, extremely spacious en-suite bathrooms, LCD TV’s (DVD’s only) in the lounge, ceramic tiling throughout and wooden veranda’s with sun loungers.
The 2-bedroom villas have two separate bedrooms each with an en-suite bathrooms. The master bedroom also has an outdoor shower courtyard and there is a separate lounge room with private deck. Each bedroom is air conditioned, the master bedroom has a king sized bed and the second bedroom can be set up as two single beds or one king sized bed.
The 3-bedroom villas are best suited for families or groups and have two wings linked to the central lounge room pavilion by enclosed corridors. The master bedroom pavilion is air conditioned with en-suite indoor bathroom and an outdoor shower courtyard. The second and third bedrooms share a second bathroom and contain a king size bed and two single beds and are also air conditioned.
A fine dining outdoor restaurant extends from the main reception and lounging area at one end of the property, with a swimming pool, spa and jetty for activities at the other end, and villas in-between. Activities include kayaking around the bays and inlets, good snorkelling in open sea thirty metres from the beachfront, fishing, surfing and deserted island picnic’s which you can be dropped off at, or navigate to using one of two resort fibre-glass boats with small engine.
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