On arrival at Tropicana Lagoon Apartments we were greeted by Flora who was wonderful during our stay. We were offered complimentary fruit drinks and shown to our upstairs studio apartment by Albie. The room had wifi (as we were to confirm later the fastest in town, the competition was average and unreliable), cooking (double gas cooker) microwave, TV, balcony with chairs and table, all clean and a good size. Others have described that the rooms can be a little noisy at times with soundproofing not very good, (high ceilings and wooden floors) this is true but not too bad. The rooms were serviced daily. Breakfast was tropical fruit and toast with coffee or tea. You could order other breakfast option at your expense. The restaurant was overlooking a narrowing of the lagoon, a lovely setting. The restaurant was popular for all meals of the day and night; we had a very good lunch there. Tours and airline checks as well as information could be arranged from reception with Meri Lu who was very helpful. Swimming pool and deck chairs around were good in the sun. Kayaks were available at no cost to explore the lagoon as well as a local tour of the lagoon on a pontoon boat (included in our package). Town was only a short bumpy ride (roads in Port Vila are not in great condition at the moment) in a taxi or van. Vans you hailed, (plenty of them day and night) told the driver where you wanted to go and it was 150 vatu each to town sharing with other tourists and locals along the way. Same price back, you can identify the vans for hire as they have a red B at the start of their number plate, red T for taxi but they cost a lot more. 3 -4 minutes walk down the road towards town is a small shop with some food items for sale and a further 3-4 minutes walk is a modest supermarket and fuel station. The better supermarket (for selection and price) we found is the Au Bon Marche slightly out of town. Overall a quiet location to stay at and we would happily stay again. Thanks to Pascal of Ride On tours for a great round the island tour we stopped anywhere we wanted to and had the van to ourselves, for this we were charged 15000vt, we even went grocery shopping before returning to our accommodation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- TROPICANA LAGOON Beach ApartmentsTROPICANA LAGOON Apartments comprise 12 self contained studio apartments and 6 two bedroom apartments and 4 Villas. each Villa has their own plunge pool. All apartments are luxury and stylish built with this typically Vanuatu flair.LocationSituated on Second Lagoon, overlooking magical emerald waters and lush tropical vegetation on the opposite shore. TROPICANA LAGOON Beach Apartments is a peaceful and friendly tropical escape in the most romantic location of Efate, yet only 5 minutes away from down town Port Vila.The property is nicely landscaped with lots of tropical palms, plants and flowers. With your own private beach on your doorstep TROPICANA LAGOON Beach Apartments creates a wonderful ambience for your perfect holiday. Enjoy the tropical atmosphere while you swim in the pool, read a book in a hammock or enjoy a cocktail at our over-water-Fare while watching a romantic sunset. Room FacilitiesAll apartments have splendid views over the tranquil emerald waters of the lagoon. They are modern, spacious, self-contained, fan-cooled and/or air condition. Each apartment is beautifully finished with tropical style interiors, warm timber flooring, deluxe bathrooms, well equipped kitchen and all modern amenities such as flat-screen satellite TV , DVD player, high speed secure internet, private BBQ (subject to availability) and in-room-safe. The studio apartments ideally cater for two persons. On request we can provide an additional single bed. All apartments have private balconies or verandas with awesome views. Ground floor apartments have their own direct beach access. Resort-& Service Facilities: Rooms are serviced daily for our - Swimming pool- 24 hours service and security- Laundry service, free tropical breakfast - airport transfer on request.- You can book tours at our tour desk/ reception. We also organize car hire for you.- Drinks and snacks available throughout the day at the Beach Bar.- Free use of kayaks, and snorkel equipment.- Free DVD library- On site parking ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tropicana Lagoon Apartments Resort Vanuatu/Port Vila