Holiday Inn Resort, Vanuatu
Vanuatua is just 3.5 hours flight time from Sydney, and Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu is a true tropical oasis located mere minutes from the capital, Port Vila. Spanning magnificently over 1.5ha, this South Pacific resort offers exclusive lagoon frontage and unspoilt landscapes, as well as a vast array of indoor and outdoor activities to suit all ages.
The resort boasts 148 well-appointed rooms with either pool or garden views, all within strolling distance of the beach. For those looking to treat the family, look no further than the terrific family suites. With a private King room for the grown ups and an interconnecting Banyan treehouse-themed room for kids, these suites are the ultimate in family accommodation.
If you’re after something more private, you can’t beat the seclusion of the Resort Overwater Villas. With dedicated family and couples zones, you can enjoy some quality time with the troops, or a romantic tropical getaway, with direct access to the lagoon on the resort’s private Erongo Island.
Why we stayed there
Balance … Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu gave us the best of both worlds, with a range of activities at the resort, and in town, plus the opportunity to lie by the pool or lagoon and just relax. Everything you could possibly want is at your fingertips. SPRING 2016
An abundance of activities will keep the whole family entertained at Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu. Before the luggage had even reached our room, master eight had found his way to the complimentary Totel Kids Club, conveniently located next door to the day spa! The kids club stays open until 9.00pm and provides a range of activities such as arts and craft and games, and gives children a glimpse into the Vanuatu culture. The evening disco was also a big hit!
We spent much of our time around the lagoon pool and splash park – a kids’ paradise. The pool overlooks the private beach where you can enjoy a wide variety of on-water activities at your leisure, including kayaks, paddleboards and catamarans. For novices like us, the activities team were more than happy to help out and teach us the basics. Equally, if you’re looking to stay dry, the resort crew loves a game of beach soccer or volleyball and if you want a little grown-up time, there is also a gym overlooking the water as well as a picturesque nine-hole golf course. OAWK Tip: The kids discos run a few times a week from 6.30pm, keeping the younger set thoroughly entertained while you enjoy some quiet time or a romantic dinner!
The resort is ideally located just a short drive from town, where you can enjoy a great range of local experiences. A highlight for us was the Reef Cruise, where we explored the stunning aquatic life in a glass-sided boat, and enjoyed a secluded snorkelling session in the pristine waters. Master eight also loved