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Accommodation Advice

hamilton
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Accommodation Advice

Hi can anyone advise on cheap (around $100 AU per room per night) accommodation for Port Vila. We want to be within walking distance from the town and also want to be able to walk to somewhere to swim either lagoon or beach. I usally find my own accommodation ok but am struggling to work out where the beach is in relation to town (I understand its not much of a beach). To be within walking distance of both a beach and the lagoon would be a bonus. Its only for 2 nights as we are spending most of our time on Santo, thats why we want to be in town. We are a mid 30's couple with a 1 year old. Thanks!

hamilton
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ps we are well travelled and not overly fussy about what the room looks like etc.

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Have a look at The Kaiviti - tripadvisor.com.au/Hotel_Review-g294144-d313…

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Also Coconut Palms Resort

hamilton
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Thanks for the replies, the Kaiviti was the one I was considering, just couldnt work out whether the swimming part of the beach was in the northern part of the town.

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The Kaiviti is at the top of the hill south of town before you get to Au Bon Marche at Numbatu. Brenton and Ashley Terry the owner operators are really nice people, I met them diving.

I don't know there IS a swimming area in the town itself really, though you can go across to Iririki Is to swim for sure.

The walk down to the Iririki ferry next to the Casino isn't far, so the Kaiviti is very accessible.

I'm planning on staying at the Kaiviti next trip. We walked past it every day of the 15 day stay last time, and if we hadn't prepaid our entire stay at another property, we'd have moved there.

Cheerz Wabster.

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We've stayed at the Kaiviti a number of years ago, and loved the position and the owners/managers were fantastic.

However I understand there are new owners and it's been partially renovated now and looks so much better. It's next to the Melanesian, where they have quite good cultural shows a couple of times a week.

Edited: 23 August 2012, 10:47
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We stayed at the grand hotel casino. It's very centrally located and every room has water views. It's the best hotel in town.

I have stayed at a few, but this is definitely better.

It's only slightly above the $100 mark but is really well worth it.

It's across the road from nambawan brewery and 100 metres to the market.

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