I have been very slow in writing this review as I wanted Villa 25 to sink in before I started writing about it. There are so many great things about this place. It is not far from town by taxi ($2). Kendrick our driver was a really nice guy and always on hand to pick you up on request using the mobile provided in the villa. The villas are in an idyllic location and are truly 5* in design and comfort. I loved putting all our dirty washing from our Tanna trip in the basket and finding it clean and folded on our bed at the end of the day and at no charge! The communal outdoor kitchen was a great place to keep wine and nibbles to watch the sun go down. The snorkelling right in front of the villas was great but a bit hard to get in the water with the rocky reef. No problem-walk out the front turn right past 2 houses and there is a jetty was was perfect and very close to some marked and first class snorkelling.
We had the villa with the view across the infinity pool to the ocean which was the best located. I would think that if you were a large group of friends or family and that you hired the entire place it would just be fantastic.
We were here for our anniversary and although only 2 of the villas were occupied at the time we were there I would think that if they are all occupied then some of the romance may be lost.
I am going to be very picky here and mention some very small negatives-no bathroom smellies provided at all which i was surpised at and the promised bottle of champagne never arrived.
One other thing to bear in mind if bringing kids(actually even for yourself) is that the tiling around the pool is VERY slippery when wet. I really do think that they should re-coat the area in anti slip finish. The owners may have fixed this already.
Aside from these pretty insignificant negatives, we absolutely loved Villa 25 for the luxury and isolation in a world class location. We would go back in a heart beat.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just five minutes drive from Port Vila’s bustling shops, food markets and exciting fusion of French, Pacific and Asian restaurant flavours you can enjoy the sumptuous seclusion of Villa 25, a boutique oasis where the sound of the sea laps on the warm white sand.The configuration of three spacious, beautifully-appointed two bedroom villas, a large swimming pool flanked by a pavilion on a sheltered beach, in an exclusive gated location, is tailor-made for groups of friends or a family celebration. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Villa 25 Hotel Port Vila
- Villa 25 Vanuatu/Port Vila