Vanuatu Angelfish Cove Villas

Updated: July 16, 2018

Angelfish Cove Villas – Modern, functional but fairly bland and out-of-the-way.

These self-catering villas among lovely gardens are contemporary and practical, but there’s nothing really Melanesian about the layout or décor. Facing an isolated beach, with some bright-white sand among the rocks, at the far end of the peninsula, the villas contain 1 or 2 bedrooms and a well-equipped kitchen. Some are surprisingly spacious, with a sizeable living room extending to the expansive outdoor entertaining area with a barbeque and tiny plunge pool (some of which need upkeep). The only places to eat are neighbouring resorts, only accessible across the beach; otherwise, come prepared if self-catering.

Angelfish Cove Villas – The Basics

  • Location: On the main island, Efate. At the end of an isolated track along Pango Peninsula, about 15 minutes’ drive from Port Vila and 14km from the airport.
  • Guests: Caters well for families, especially in the larger villas, but most guests seem to be older couples relishing the tranquillity and isolation.
  • Beach: The beach is OK: sandy in parts, but rocky as it meets the sea. The water is blue-green and calm – perfect for snorkelling, swimming and kayaking.
  • Views: A few villas directly face the sea, but most are a little further back, with glimpses of the ocean at best.
  • Wi-Fi Internet: Free and unlimited throughout the resort.
  • Parking: Plenty of free and secure parking at the entrance.
  • Phone: (678) 552 2180
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website: https://www.angelfishcovevillas.com/
  • How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates. Use the website specific to your language, currency, and home-country for easiest use: UKUSAFrançaisDeutschNederlands.

Angelfish Cove Villas – Amenities

  • Pool: Although some villas feature a private plunge pool, there is also a communal pool, but it needs some maintenance.
  • Spa & Fitness Center: Not expected or provided in this sort of resort.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: Some villas have a private plunge pool – nice for soaking, but not for swimming.
  • Activities: Free kayak hire.

Angelfish Cove Villas – Food and Drink

  • Restaurant & Bar: There is no restaurant or bar onsite because all villas are equipped with a kitchen.
  • Breakfast: Not provided, as guests are expected to self-cater.
  • Room Service: Not provided because there is no restaurant onsite.

Angelfish Cove Villas – Rooms

  • Room Types: Studio Villas • 2 Bedroom Villas • 3 Bedroom Villa (1 only) • 2 Bedroom Duplexes
  • Smoking Rooms: Smoking is not permitted inside the rooms, but allowed on the verandas.
  • Best Room: The solitary 3 Bedroom Villa boasts the finest position, facing the beach only metres away. Adding to the tropical feel are the shady trees, private plunge pool and outdoor decking.

Angelfish Cove Villas – What’s Nearby?

Restaurants & Bars

    There’s nowhere to eat or drink along the access road. The only option is to walk 200m across the rocky beach (there is no road connection) to the modest seaside café at the CoCo Beach Resort. Better is the classy but pricey restaurant at the Paradise Cove Resort, another 200m along the road from CoCo Beach. Otherwise, charter a minibus at the resort and head into Pango (about 3.5km) for:

  • Breakas Restaurant – in the resort of the same name. Offers a lovable tropical ambience, with happy hours and an imaginative Pacific-flavoured menu. 9-minute drive.
  • Café Vila (772 8028) – chic bistro at the Nasama Resort about 700m further towards town. For delicious meals, shakes, pastries and tapas in a pleasant open-air setting. Try the Malaysian Chicken Curry. 10-minute drive.
  • Alternatively, hop on a minibus to the main road through Port Vila (8km) for Le Café du Village (idyllic Mediterranean-style bistro); the Brewery Bar & Restaurant (imposing street-side setting for burgers, wraps and pizzas) (17-minute drive); or Jill’s Cafe (popular, specialising in Mexican food) (18-minute drive).
  • Market or Grocery: The hut at the entrance sells very basic supplies. Otherwise come prepared, because the closest shops are in Port Villa.

Local Transport

    There is no public transport along this isolated road. So, get a lift or walk to the junction about 1km away, from where public minibuses head to Port Vila, 15 minutes away. Or charter a minibus from the lobby.

Angelfish Cove Villas – The Hotel

Villas are located about 15 minutes away by mini bus from Port Vila.

The villas are at the end of a minor road along a peninsula about 15 minutes by minibus from Port Vila.

The resort is serene with plenty of greenery.

The general area is pleasant, with some private villas among plentiful trees.

The main pool is decent and shaded.

Although some villas feature private plunge pools, there is a sizeable communal pool with some shade.

Gardens are well-maintained with tropical plants.

The gardens are stylish, with abundant tropical plants.

Free kayaks are a fun activity.

One bonus is the free rental of kayaks, which are ideal in the shallow calm waters.

The beach is small and becomes rocky near the sea.

Villas face a smallish patch of white sand that soon becomes rocky as the beach merges into the sea.

Wonderful sea views are sometimes blocked by trees.

Views of the sea can be blocked by the tropical trees.

Villas are spaced out and private.

Villas are fairly secluded, often quite distant from neighbours.

Villas have an appealing patio for relaxing.

All villas have an extended and shady entertaining area at the front.

Some villas have small private plunge pools.

Some villas feature a private plunge pool, but it’s not large enough for swimming,

Main bedrooms are colourful but sparse.

The main bedrooms are colourful, but lack some furniture.

Second bedrooms have traditional decor and small windows.

The second bedrooms also feature traditional art, but the windows are small, allowing limited light.

Lounge rooms are spacious and airy.

The lounge rooms are substantial, with shuttered windows providing breezes.

Extended villa patios feature lots of wooden furniture.

The extended patios are packed with outdoor furniture.

Large villas feature fully-equipped kitchens.

Kitchens in the larger villas are sizeable, and fully equipped.

Cafe at Coco Beach Resort is nearby.

The closest café is at the Coco Beach Resort, about 200m away via the beach.

Restaurant is Paradise Cove Resort nearby is elegant.

A better place to eat and drink is the elegant restaurant at the Paradise Cove Resort, about 400m away via the beach.

Paradise Cove Resort features a magnificent nakamal hut restaurant.

The restaurant/bar at the Paradise Cove Resort is built within a magnificent nakamal hut.

Breakas Resort's restaurant has a wonderful tropical vibe.

The restaurant at the Breakas Resort, about 3.5km from Angelfish Cove Villas in Pango village, offers a perfect tropical resort setting.

Breaks Resort features the stylish Salt Bar.

The Salt Bar at the Breakas is stylish.

Café Vila near Breakas is stylish and pricey.

Within walking distance of the Breakas, Café Vila is chic but pricey.

Café Vila offers pleasant meals, drinks and views.

Café Vila offers all sorts of meals and drinks in a pleasant location.

Port Vila is located by the harbour and can be reached by minibus.

About 15 minutes from the resort by minibus, Port Vila is nicely located alongside the harbour.

The harbourside pathway is delightful to walk on.

Strolling along the harbourside at Port Vila is delightful.

Le Café du Village in the capital is delightful.

There are plenty of delightful cafés in the capital, Port Villa, including Le Café du Village.

Locally-brewed beer and pub meals at Brewery Bar & Restaurant.

The Brewery Bar & Restaurant along the main street serves locally-brewed beer and pub meals.

Jill’s Café with sea and parks views is very popular.

Jill’s Café is between the main street and park facing the sea in the town centre.

Centrally-located produce market is popular.

One attraction of visiting Port Vila is the produce market in the centre of the capital.

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