The Best Hotels in Vanuatu

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Updated: November 3, 2020

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The 7 Best Hotels in Vanuatu

1. Erakor Island Resort

Erakor Island Resort's restaurant is perched right over the water.
Hotel phone: (678) 23098
Marvelous tropical island ambience among lush gardens. Most villas are steps from the sea; some with a plunge pool, others with an outdoor spa. No resort pool, but a superb beach. And so much to do: snorkeling, nightly entertainment, treatments at the renowned spa, and numerous activities for all. A Crusoe-like getaway – yet remarkably within 10 minutes of Port Vila and 30 minutes from the airport.

2. Hideaway Island Resort

The jetty of the Hideaway Island Resort is rustic and welcoming.
Hotel phone: (678) 22963
Stunning, serene island getaway with flourishing gardens. Bungalows face the sea, some with direct beach access. Others feature private pools and jacuzzis. More rustic options also available for families. Plenty of coral and marine life, and the world’s only underwater post office is just offshore. Yet all of this is only 15 minutes from Port Vila.

3. Iririki Island Resort & Spa

Multi-tiered swimming pool at Iririki Island Resort.
Hotel phone: (678) 35060
A tropical island paradise with so much to do: glorious beaches, wonderful snorkeling, numerous pools, and even a casino. Without being overcrowded, it caters to children (e.g. an engaging kids club) and couples (with probably Vanuatu’s most romantic restaurant). Wide range of accommodations include farés (bungalows) above the water for adults only and self-contained apartments for families, all within a 3-minute boat ride of the capital.

4. Aquana Beach Resort

Swimming pool with water views at Aquana Beach Resort.
Hotel phone: (678) 35532
Oozing personality, tradition, and style, with delightful and spacious bungalows facing a knee-deep lagoon. The tropical feel bursts with a cute cove, calm waters, swinging hammocks, and traditional music nights. And the isolation is offset by the vast selection of activities, including kayaking, snorkeling, and exploring mangrove islets.

5. Ramada Resort Port Vila

Some apartments overlook the large pool at Ramada Resort.
Hotel phone: (678) 28000
Classy, tranquil, and sparkling-new, the only large-ish resort in the suburbs of Port Vila. A very rare beach, and walkable to downtown. Most rooms face the sparkling pool and lagoon (which resembles a river). All are spacious inside, with kitchens/kitchenettes and extended balconies. An adults-only feel, but caters well for families with water-sports and daily activities.

6. Vanuatu Mangoes Resort

Multi-tiered swimming pool at Mangoes Resort.
Hotel phone: (678) 24923
Adults only, so it’s perfect for those who don’t have children or want to hear anyone else’s. Lovable, secluded, and spacious bungalows dotted among fruit gardens. A little colonial in design and a lot of Melanesia in décor. All are self-contained and a few feature plunge pools. The broad views and trio of communal pools add to the appeal, but it’s a little isolated, with nothing much nearby.

7. Paradise Cove Resort

The pool at Paradise Cover Resort is surrounded by tropical foliage.
Hotel phone: (678) 777 3398
Only 10 traditional-style villas in large tropical grounds. The serenity is enhanced by the deliberate absence of TVs. Villas are spacious, with 1 or 2 bedrooms, kitchenettes, and lots of arts and crafts – but no air-conditioning (overhead fans only). No sandy beach either, but there’s an attractive pool alongside a gorgeous café in the massive nakamal hut. The main drawback is the isolation, with no public transport outside or facilities nearby.

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