by Santorini Dave • Updated: July 29, 2018
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The Best Hotels for Families in Vanuatu
Probably the best on the main island for families, with genuine tropical vibe, adorable sandy bay and calm shallow waters. Also, engaging activities, free child-minding with gracious nannies, and children’s menus. 1-bedroom bungalows easily fit in 2 extra single beds; those with 2 bedrooms can sleep up to 6. And management will do almost anything to accommodate any family configuration. Kayaking, snorkelling and exploring uninhabited islets help guests forget the isolation.
Hotel phone: (678) 35532
Likeable tropical getaway, one of the best around Port Vila. 1-bedroom rooms and villas have space for an extra single; the self-catering two-bedroom apartments sleep up to 7. Younger ones would appreciate the modest games room, shady playground and movie nights. Massive supermarket and stadium very close by may also entice. But the beach is a little disappointing, and the resort is a little isolated.
Hotel phone: (678) 25505
The bad news: there’s no pool. The good news: most youngsters won’t care as they explore the tropical island, splash about the awesome beaches and clamber around the wooden playground. Abundant activities also offered: e.g. movie nights, beach bonfires and free water-sports. And a fantastic choice of rooms: 1-bedroom villas can accommodate a family of 4, while others have 2 or even 4 bedrooms (with a private beach).
Hotel phone: (678) 23098
The young ones would relish the tropical island vibe, with hidden beaches and pristine gardens. Some villas have a private pool, but there’s also a pool for everyone. Abundant activities (many free, such as village tours and boat trips), as well as rental of water-sports gear at no cost. Some bungalows have connecting doors, and can cater for up to 5. And all so accessible from the capital and airport.
Hotel phone: (678) 22963
Simply, no need to go anywhere else. Free snorkelling gear, kayaks and bicycles; tennis courts; loads of evening entertainment; and even more to do during the day. For children: a games room, playground and free kids’ club, with plenty of activities. Baby-sitting also available. And a wide range of suitable accommodation, including family bungalows and self-contained apartments. And, incredibly, all of this within a 3-minute boat ride of downtown Port Vila.
Hotel phone: (678) 35060
Not another charmless mega-resort. Plenty of space inside the bungalows and suites with 2 bedrooms, and massive villas and apartments with 3. Some are clustered tightly around the main pool; others are spread up the hill. Child-friendly, with nannies and baby-sitting service, games/DVD library and massive treehouse embracing an extraordinary banyan tree. Snorkelling, kayaking and canoeing, and a few daily activities for the young ones.
Hotel phone: (678) 23425
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