Angelfish Cove Villas in Vanuatu

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Updated: January 6, 2021
By Santorini Dave

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Review of Angelfish Cove Villas in Vanuatu

Angelfish Cove Villas – Modern and functional, but 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 come with one or two bedrooms and well-equipped kitchens. Some are surprisingly spacious, with sizable living rooms extending to the expansive outdoor entertaining areas with barbecues and tiny plunge pools. The only places to eat are neighboring resorts, 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 15 km from the airport.
  • Guests: Caters well for families, especially in the larger villas, but most guests seem to be older couples relishing the tranquility and isolation.
  • Beach: The beach is okay: sandy in parts, but rocky as it meets the sea. The water is blue-green and calm – perfect for snorkeling, 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: Free and unlimited throughout the resort.
  • Parking: Plenty of free and secure parking at the entrance.
  • How to Book: will have the best rates.
  • Phone: (678) 552 2180
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Angelfish Cove Villas – Amenities

  • Pool: Although some villas feature private plunge pools, 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 private plunge pools – nice for soaking but not swimming.
  • Activities: Free kayak hire.

Angelfish Cove Villas – Food and Drink

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

Angelfish Cove Villas – Rooms

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

Angelfish Cove Villas – What’s Nearby?

Best 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. The classy but pricey restaurant at the Paradise Cove Resort, another 200m along the road from CoCo Beach, is better. Otherwise, charter a minibus at the resort and head into Pango (about 3.5 km) for:

  • Breakas Restaurant – In the Breakas Beach Resort. Offers a lovable tropical ambience, with happy hours and an imaginative Pacific-flavored menu.
  • Café Vila – 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.
  • Alternatively, hop on a minibus to the main road through Port Vila (8 km) for Le Café du Village (idyllic Mediterranean-style bistro), the Brewery Bar & Restaurant (imposing street-side setting for burgers, wraps, and pizzas), or Jill’s Cafe (popular, specializing in Mexican food).

Nearby 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 1 km away, from where public minibuses head to Port Vila. 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 sizable common 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 water.

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 neighbors.

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 private plunge pools, but it’s not large enough for swimming,

Main bedrooms are colourful but sparse.

The main bedrooms are colorful, but could use 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 a nice breeze.

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 sizable 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 3.5 km 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 harbor.

The harbourside pathway is delightful to walk on.

Strolling along the harborside 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 center.

Centrally-located produce market is popular.

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

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