Went away for a relaxing holiday with the family, picked the right place and had a ball. The resort had everything we wanted including a kids club, restaurants, pools, lagoon, gold course, spas etc. We will be going back.
A very relaxing atmosphere close to a beautiful beach, with glorious sunsets, sand up to the beachfront villas and the wonderful sound of the ocean. The dinners -chefs specials of the day-were the best we've had - with tropical infusions and a very delicious seafood platter.
Lovely and very helpful staff.
Sharma's from Nelson Bay
Nestled amid swaying palms, fringing a 2km sandy beach on the natural beauty of a private cove on the Pango Peninsula …More
"Lovely location under New Management 1st Sept 2014"
The new manager of 2 weeks met us on arrival and apologised & explained there was a lot of upgrading & refurbishing taking place as new owners had just taken over on 1st Sept 2014. This was evident during the 3 days we stayed there with servicemen going about their business which didn't hinder us at all.
We booked a Harbour View room which was well worth the extra money although they could do with more outdoor furniture. This will probably arrive under new owners. We enjoyed the friendly atmosphere of this small hotel and to be able to enjoy a drink or a meal out over the water and watch cruise ships going in & out the harbour was a real bonus... Very pretty at night. The restaurant service was slow but I'm sure that will improve in time. We used the swimming pool a lot rather than the sea but that was choice.
Possibly a bit cramped for families but OK for couples.
We enjoyed being so close to town.... 5 minutes walk along the waterfront took us to the centre of Port Vila.
Thoroughly enjoyed and would highly recommend.
Villa 25 actually looks like the pictures.
Picked up by Abel from the airport, swung by the dive shop to confirm arrangements, the village fruit/vegatable market and the 'supermarche', then on to Villa 25.
We spent the time unwinding, reading, sleeping, swimming in the infinity pool, snorkelling in the coral off the beach and using the kayaks. A few restaurants, fire twirling and a half day trip to a few locations.
We did some diving with 'Big Blue', including the Advanced Open Water Course. When it suited us we got them to pull up a 100m or so of the beach around 8.30-9am and swam out to the boat. We were then dropped off later and swam back in.
We largely self catered but when you want to go out to restaurants or the fire twirling Shaz (covering for Kris who was on holidays) made bookings and the driver would drop you off and pick you up for a fee - V30k airport pick up, V20k town and return, V50k to firetwirling and return, V70k for various half day trips. They are reliable, safe and living in a 'gated' area it is simpler. I had a minor ear issue from diving and Shaz drove me straight in to a french doctor and it was quickly remedied.
You can eat and relax in your Vila or use the 'luana' (a great common area next to the pool). We had great people in the other two villas and tended to have an evening drink and eat in the common area.
If you just want to unwind for a week you could almost not leave Villa 25 at all.
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