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: UK • USA • Français • Deutsch • Nederlands.
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.
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
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