Why isnt 'good' an option? Have chosen 'very good' as the resort is not average but really it was only good.
We stayed at Le Lagon in November 2010 and had such a wonderful time we went back again this year for exactly the same dates. Unfortunately the weather this time was overcast and raining most days. Although we still got out and did a trip to the Cascades and also back again to Hideaway Island rainy weather did put a dampener on things.
I still really enjoyed the resort, clean rooms, well maintained gardens, staff were friendly.
Check in was much faster this time, there were no discrepancies with our account at the end of our stay, buffet meals were the same as last year. We knew which nights to avoid. The cost of an all you can eat buffet dinner is approx $50pp. We decided that trying a few restaurants that were not attached to resorts might give us the best value...... but no. The Waterfront Restaurant was one that had been recommended but it was very average. We ate less food and it cost us over $50+pp plus the cost of the taxi there and back which is about $10.00 each way.
A big disappointment was the ferry to Erakor Island from Le Lagon (5min ride to a beautiful sandy beach with good coral for snorkeling)which has been free for many years is now VT10,000 - I think about $12 or $14 before 4.30pm and then free after that. It can be redeemed on food/drinks while you are over there. Unfortunately this year we were trying to keep costs down and had decided to skip lunches. Due to the bad weather we only went on one day. If it was sunny we would have gone every day which would have added up over our 7 days. Erakor had new owners back in January 11 and they had quickly realised that people came over from Le Lagon used their beach and then left.
While the ferry is out of Le Lagon's control the water sports is definitely not and it was a huge disappointment. The lack of flippers and in particular goggles and snorkels is disgusting for a resort this size. Maybe 10 sets..... Although there was one day I signed the book for snorkel gear just to get some flippers - I was the only one registered yet somehow all the goggles and snorkels were gone....... A staff member did offer to organise a all day round island tour and we could take snorkeling gear in a bag with us. I assume something like that doesnt go on record as its a 3 hour limit........ Still 10 sets is pathetic.
We did have dinner at the Erakor Restaurant one night and 3 out of 4 of us had what we believe was food poisoning the next day. Also heard someone in the pool calling it "poison island" so I dont think we were the first to suffer.
I still love the place, the setting is beautiful, regardless of the cost of the ferry the swimming at Erakor really makes this resort as the beach on the Le Lagon side doesnt have the coral.
I would definitely go back again for the same book 6nts pay 3nts deal.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Warwick Le Lagon - Vanuatu is situated on 75 acres of exotic tropical gardens on the edge of the pristine Erakor Lagoon. Promising some of the finest accommodations in Vanuatu, Warwick Le Lagon - Vanuatu is the ideal place for your Vanuatu Holiday. The resort offers 140 guest rooms ranging from classic rooms, garden & lagoon superior rooms, garden and lagoon bungalows, to four luxurious over-water island suites. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Warwick Le Lagon Resort & Spa, Vanuatu Hotel Port Vila
- Warwick Le Lagon Resort And Spa, Vanuatu
- Le Lagon Hotel Vanuatu
- Vanuatu Le Lagon
- Le Lagon Vanuatu Resort
- Lagon Le Resort Vanuatu
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- Port Vila Le Lagon
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