The Pacific Ocean has fascinated mariners and explorers for hundreds of years. The sheer natural beauty of the region, its natural resources and vibrant cultures have drawn those with a taste for adventure to its islands – and today that same wonder continues to attract those who want a taste of the Pacific enchantment. Pacific islands do not come any more enchanting than Vanuatu. The 80 islands that make up the archipelago are full to the brim with world class diving opportunities, sparkling water and pristine beaches. Combine these natural attractions with a fascinating cultural experience and friendly locals and you have a destination that will reward the adventurous.
However, in contrast to the experience of early explorers it is not necessary for the modern visitor to Vanuatu to suffer privation and discomfort. There are resorts in Vanuatu that offer the opportunity to immerse oneself the Pacific experience without giving up comfort and modern convenience.
Vanuatu has a resort for everyone, from couples looking for a romantic setting to families to groups looking for a destination that is off the beaten track.
Here are some of the best resort choices for those who want the authentic Vanuatu experience.
The Holiday Inn Resort – Vanuatu
On the tranquil shores of Erakor Lagoon, the Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu caters for visitors with diverse requirements and diverse budgets. With accommodation choices that range from Villas to ‘Garden rooms’ this is resort which is the perfect base to explore the great natural beauty and the delights of Melanesian culture. Tropical jungles and waters of enticing lagoons lie at your doorstep. For golf lovers the 18-hole course is a delight. The casino is the perfect place to unwind and fantastic cuisine lies waiting at the on-site restaurant. The Kids Club (and the kid’s menus) is a great addition for those who are traveling with families.
The Hideaway Island Resort.
If ever there was a slice of paradise it can be found at the Hideaway Island Resort. Only 15 minutes from Vanuatu’s airport this allows travellers to start relaxing without delay. With pristine coral reefs and sparkling waters with an easy stroll the natural attractions of this resort are hard to ignore. Aside from the wonderful assortment of accommodation the waters make Hideaway Island Resort a magnet for divers and snorkelers. The resort is also host to a marine sanctuary where guest can hand feed the myriad of species of fish on the reef. This is a place to simply relax and let calmness rush over you.
Bokissa Private Island Resort
Exclusivity twinned with natural wonder are the draw cards of this stunning resort which can be found on a private island. Luxurious beach front bungalows spaced to provide a feeling of both intimacy and privacy this is a place for those who want to escape the modern world but still enjoy all its comforts. The resort offers access to some of the best diving opportunities in Vanuatu – and the bar and dining area are perfect to relax after an underwater adventure.
For a walk on the wild side book your place on Vanuatu – you’ll be glad you did.