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Vanuatu Beachfront Apartments
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Reviewed 14 September 2013

Great hosts, great staff and luxury rooms. It's got everything you need to have great relaxing island holiday. Highly recommend the place and will definitely be back next time I am in Vanuatu. Location is magnificent right on the beach in the heart of Mele Bay. Mele cascades is just down the road and terrific snorkelling is right out the front.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled solo
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Damien I, Owner at Vanuatu Beachfront Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2013

Thanks for the positive review. Over and over we hear guests tell us that our location is terrific being right in the heart of everything and is one of the major reasons we chose this location. It is terrific you found time to experience the real Vanuatu and also enjoyed some quiet time on the deck in the afternoon. It was a pleasure meeting you and having you here and would love to see you back here.

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Reviewed 27 August 2013

This place is brand new, and I guess the owners are eager to please. The service is fantastic and the amenaties are luxurious, no expense has been spared. The location is heavinly, right on the beach with an unbelievable view. But best of all the room rates are really reasonable and everything is included in one flat rate so there are no hidden extra charges. A great affordable location for an intimate holiday of for the whole family. So good, I'm coming back again next month.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled solo
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Damien I, Owner at Vanuatu Beachfront Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2013

Value for money and packaging as much as possible into our guests' holidays is a priority for us at Vanuatu Beachfront Apartments. We understand how important it is to unwind and rejuvenate when you are on holidays, and do everything we can to make sure that happens. We take pride in the quality of our rooms and resort appearance and are constantly making improvements to make everyone's stays better. Our location in the sightseeing area of Mele is one of our strong points and puts everything at your door step. Looking forward to seeing you back here real soon.

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Reviewed 7 August 2013

From the location to the excellent hosts of this boutique beachfront setting, nothing will fall short of your expectations. You have all activities at your finger tips, located in the sheltered Mele Cove in close proximity to Mele Cascades, The Beach Bar (fire show), Zip line, Hideaway island and only 10 minute ($1.50 bus ride) from town. A short walk around the point will lead you to one of the popular kitesurfing spots of Villa or you could just stay by the pool/Oceans bar and Café and take in the sun sets or a quiet lunch. Plenty of activities for the kids if you are bringing them along. By far the best value absolute beachfront accommodation on the island.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Damien I, Owner at Vanuatu Beachfront Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2013

Thanks for taking the time to write a review, as you mention, our location close to all these activities make us a great place to stay. We are glad you found time to get some quality kite surfing in. We thoroughly enjoyed having you here throughout your stay. You certainly soaked up everything Vanuatu had to offer and I hope you get a chance to come back and experience it again some day.

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Reviewed 6 August 2013

As a recent visitor to Vanuatu and the Island of Effate I cannot recommend Vanuatu Beachfront Apartments highly enough. The location at Mele Beach is superb.Your hosts Damien and Michelle have put their collective hearts into this property and will do there utmost to make your stay a relaxing and enjoyable one. The suites are new, tastefully decorated and furnished with luxurious cotton bed sheets. This is the place to relax and unwind. A short 10 minute bus ride into town if you need to grab some supplies or simply have something to eat or drink from the in house Oceans Bar and Cafe. A short stroll will lead you to the Beach Bar, the Friday evening Fire Show a must, or wander over to Hideaway Island for a change of scenery. I recommend that you relax and revitalise at Vanuatu Beachfront Aprtments.

Room Tip: Try for an Ocean View room.
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled solo
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Damien I, Owner at Vanuatu Beachfront Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2013

It was an absolute pleasure having you here, and thank you for your kind comments. It was an absolute pleasure having you here and cant wait to see you back soon. A few cocktails watching the sunset on the deck and the conversation was greatly appreciated. The fire show at the Beach Bar is definitely a must see in Vanuatu and its convenient with only a 100 metre walk down the beach. We are glad you had a relaxing stay here, you certainly deserved it.

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Reviewed 3 August 2013

Our recent 'escape' to Efate in Vanuatu was made both memorable and extremely pleasant by Michelle and Damien, the wonderful hosts at Vanuatu Beachfront apartments. We had a beautiful, clean and spacious apartment meters from the white sands of the beach and water's edge. The water was eminently swimmable! The service was gracious, friendly, unobtrusive and always first rate. The cocktails at night as the sun set were always memorable! Everything was laid on -like kayaks and bikes- breakfasts and dinners were always really good value I cannot recommend this too highly and we cannot wait to get back as soon as possible.

Room Tip: I would recommend an early booking and use the email to check availablility.
  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Damien I, Owner at Vanuatu Beachfront Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2013

We are glad you had an enjoyable trip. We try our best to make sure all our guests enjoy themselves every day and also they have plenty to do if they feel up to it. As you experienced, Vanuatu is a terrific place to unwind and relax, but there is plenty to do if you want culture or adventure. We loved having you here and can't wait to see you back here soon.

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Reviewed 2 August 2013

The Vanuatu Beachfront Apartments is where you want to stay if your aim is to rest up and recover in what is close to paradise. Ten minutes from Port Villa (which I would get out of as soon as possible), this little spot is a gem.
Only recently opened its right on the beach front, its simple, modern and clean accommodation. We had a great front room overlooking the pool, the beach and bay. We could walk out of the room straight on to a deck. That is where we spent many an hour just sitting around, reading, writing and talking and watching the yachts passing by.

You can eat at the bar, or walk up the beach 5 minutes to another café- bar for a meal or drink. There are plenty of restaurants in Port Villa, but I would certainly take advise from the locals about where to go and out to get there. Getting around is best done by car or bus that can be easily organised through the (VBA).

A young Australian couple manage the Apartments and they are very friendly, good fun and genuinely nice people. They have two children who are a delight and the family is intimately connected with the local community. If you have children of your own this is the place to go, the locals adore them, its very safe and there are heaps of fun things for young children to do (eg net fishing in the shallow waters with the locals, petting friendly lizards, playing with local children, swings, bikes you name it).

There are plenty of adventures for all, from gentle shell collecting walks along the beach, ventures up into the estuary, visits the local waterfall, or the local community. Canoes are available for the more energetic visitor enticed by the idea of a paddle around the bay, down the beach are ski hires for those wanting speed and to make a noise. There is also the option of hiring a car for the day and driving around the island.

Its also a 15 minute drive from the airport and you can get to Vanuatu on direct flights from most major cities in Australia.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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Damien I, Owner at Vanuatu Beachfront Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2013

Thanks for taking time to write this kind review. It was an absolute pleasure getting yo know you and look forward to having you back here again shortly. We strive to make sure all our guests have a wonderful holiday and our small but intimate size gives us the opportunity to do that. We are delighted you found plenty to do when you that suited you and spent hours by the pool overlooking the ocean when you needed time out. I am glad that you mentioned the children as we are very dedicated to making sure children have a great time in our kids club giving parents a well earned break. See you back here soon I hope.

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Reviewed 30 July 2013

The postion was excellent, beautiful beach for swimming and watersports, just far enough from Port Vila and really close the cascades, zipline, kitesurfing, snorkelling, coffee house, etc. My children loved the Pikinini Paradise especially the Iguana's. Jetski, kayaks, outrigger canoe and bikes were available or we walked down the beach to the Beach Bar with a fire show and circus on every weekend. The staff were absolutely lovely, they really looked after the whole family and nothing was too much trouble. The rooms were spotless, the restaurant and poolside bar were inviting and friendly. We will be back!

Room Tip: Some rooms open right onto the pool area, we loved it but if you prefer something quieter there are...
  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Damien I, Owner at Vanuatu Beachfront Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2013

Thanks heaps for your review. It was an absolute pleasure having your family here and getting to know you. We are very happy that your children enjoyed pikinini paradise, We believe its very important for parents to have their own time out when they are on holiday to relax and rejuvenate and our kids club allows parents that opportunity. The fire show and the circus on the beach are certainly enjoyed by everyone that visits and are a definite must-see. The staff here thoroughly enjoyed having you here and especially loved the children. We would love to see you back here next year and will make sure you have another wonderful relaxing holiday.

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Address: Lot 6 Mele Cove, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
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Region: Vanuatu > Efate > Port Vila
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 29 Speciality Lodging in Port Vila
Price Range: £88 - £238 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Vanuatu Beachfront Apartments 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
6 self-contained apartments built into a beach-front resort complex with onsite pool/bar and cafe. Kids club onsite with volleyball court and daily activities including water sports and jet ski hire. Port Vila, Vanuatu ... more   less 
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