This review is overdue, we stayed here in July for 1 week. My husband and 2 sons, 3 and 1 year old.
The unit was clean, simple but beautiful and welcoming with a couple of nice touches to settle in, fresh coffee from Tanna, milk and kitchen basics. The cot was set up all ready to go for the little one (free of charge) that was awesome. We had a small plumbing problem when we arrived but it was sorted straight way and we were also offered the chance to move but we had already unpacked evrything so just stayed put which was fine once the leak was sorted :) the only other thing we had to request was an extra mat to prevent the boys from slipping over on the tiled foor in the main living area. We were on the ground level and had a nice view of the beach from our little courtyard which offers a little privacy from the neighbours, you must take a pair of flipflops or reef shoes for children as the shell/coral ground cover is horrible underfoot and the kids just couldnt manage to walk barefoot anywhere around the resort let alone myself.
The pool is lovely for adults and kids, as is the man made lagoon and the bbq area all great areas to hang out with the whole family. You can use the kayaks free and take a little look around, highly reccommend this activity.
We spent most of our days out and about exploring the Island and only 1 day at the resort relaxing which is great for just that! Evenings at the resort were mellow and peaceful around the bbq and back at the unit we could sit outside and listen to the ocean with our cocktails just how we like it :)
The kitchen utensils could be upgraded, a few of the utensils where cheap and just useless not the best but i managed. The units could also do with a table or at least a couple of stools at the bar end to eat at as there is no where to sit down for a meal. Perhaps there are bar stools now though?
Our room was serviced every day, fresh towels, room swept out mopped etc... Perfect!!
The location is great, you can get the bus right out front just wave your hand out and they are passing all the time we only ever waited a minute or two. To get to Port Villa, the supermarket or surrounding areas its 150V and the boys were free, so easy getting arround! Everyone is super helpful, i had 1 day on my own with my 2 boys a pushcahir and a backpack and everyone i encountered was more than happy to help me on/off the bus and getting around.
The Nivan staff were amazing, what lovely people! Dan who was one of the staff was so helpful and friendly it was nice to chat with him and get local insight about the area and culture :) Tahnks Dan!
Oh and i have to mention the babysitting service, Stephanie looked after our 2 boys for a few hours one night so we could go out. She was great! Our boys loved her and her daughter who came with her as well (Both NiVan and just gorgeous people!) When we got back the boys were tucked up fast asleep (the first early night since we had arrived) and the place was immaculate! What a treat!
Over all i wonderful holiday and wonderful place!
We will come back for our next holiday and look forward to seeing the finished resort!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Opened in April 2012, Nasama Resort is a serviced apartment complex that offers deluxe self-contained beachfront accommodation. Its location oceanfront in the southwest corner of Efate Island puts it in the path of cooling trade winds in the summer months. Just 10 minutes from Port Vila town centre, it is on Pango Road which is a tar sealed road with easy access to public transport. Every apartment is decorated with style and has its own veranda for guests to relax and enjoy the beautiful sunrises and panoramic ocean views. It offers the convenience of a fully equipped kitchen, air conditioner, fan, TV/iPod dock and free wireless internet. Select from 3 types of apartments: studio apartments sleep up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child; deluxe-on-the-water one bedroom apartments sleep up to 2 adults and one child; and spacious two bedroom apartments sleep up to six people. On the grounds of the resort is a beautiful infinity pool and children’s pool leading to a sandy beach with a natural rock pool in the ocean for safe swimming. Covered barbecue facilities offer an alternative to in-room dining. Guests can have fun in our complimentary kayaks, swimming, snorkeling or simply relaxing and soaking up the sun by the pool or on the beach. Reception can also advise and book guests on any of the 40 tours and activities offered in Vanuatu. Surfers will be pleased to know that there is surfing just 5 minutes up the road at Breakas beach. For those in need of pampering, we offer soothing massages to the sound of waves at our beach massage fare. Nasama Resort's own restaurant, Cafe Vila & Bar, was recently opened in December 2014 and is already acquiring a reputation for its wonderful ambiance and delicious meals. It is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner with brunch on offer till 3:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Happy Hour at the bar is from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm daily, extended to 7:00 pm on Fridays. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Nasama Resort Vanuatu/Port Vila