I stayed at CoCo Beach late July - early August and had the great privilege and honour of being one of their first guests.
This place is truly breathtaking! My bungalow was right on the beach and waking up each morning to hear the sounds of the ocean was really relaxing; as was sitting on the beach reading my book in what I can only describe to be fantastic weather and an amazing setting of beach, sand and ocean..........The bungalows are well appointed and have been tastefully decorated. The coral feature wall in the bathroom just adds to the quality of the rooms. The tropical surrounds of the resort made me feel as if I was in the middle of nature!
I remember waking up on one day just before dawn and sitting on the beach and watching the full moon set over the horizon to the west and then watching the sun rise in the east. Absolutely breathtaking!!!!........
Location wise the resort is circa 15 minutes out of town. Taking the water taxi direct from the resort to the town I found was a quick and very scenic way to travel around ....I only hope that on a future trip I have the opportunity to see Vila via a sunset - night boat cruise. I reckon that would be kinda special...... I understand cruises are now being offered by Steve and his boat team from CoCo Beach.
Gerry (resort manager) and her team went out of their way to make sure that I was well looked after; to the point were on the day I left to travel home I forgot something and Gerry came to the airport to give it to me. Now in my book, that is service above and beyond!!!
The food at the restaurant was exceptional! The lobster dish is just stunning and there is only one word to sum it up: YUM!!!!!!! The outlook at the restaurant (being on the waters edge) was stunning and the water was crystal blue. Ask Gerry or the chef for some bread to feed the schools of fish which hang around (particularly at night)!
Gerry and the team can assist with organising day tours around Vila and the island or with visiting the local village at Pango. There is a market at Pango - I think it's every Friday - with locals selling arts and crafts and island clothing etc.
Unfortunately I was involved in an accident in town at Vila. It left me shaken up and in quite a bit of pain and delayed my departure home. The team at CoCo - and in particular the owners Cal, Jorg and Martina and Gerry as the manager were all amazing! Cal in particular went out of his way to take me to the doctor (which Martina had arranged) and then took me to get x-rays and also medication. Balanced against his already busy schedule I was (and still am) extremely grateful. It's another example of service going above and beyond!!!!!
I spent time in Vanuatu earlier this year and have some fond memories of that first trip. With my second trip I have walked away with a new set of memories........I do look forward to returning again sometime in the new year......I have the absolute pleasure in recommending this new resort.....it's paradise!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- CoCo Beach Resort is one of Vanuatu's top boutique resorts. Situated on a beautiful private white sand beach with crystal clear waters and surrounded by lush tropical gardens, CoCo Beach Resort offers 15 luxurious bungalows and a 3-bedroom Villa, stunning views of the calm Pacific Ocean, delicious over-water dining, fantastic swimming and snorkelling in warm crystal clear waters right on your doorstep. CoCo Beach Resort features a swimming pool surrounded by a timber deck with sun lounges and one of Port Vila's finest restaurants right on the water. Activities include kayaking, snorkelling, swimming, nature walks to villages and deserted beaches. Enjoy happy days full of activities or pure relaxation in one of the island's most beautiful locations. All 15 Deluxe Bungalows are beautifully furnished with handcrafted, tropical style interiors, screened hardwood louvered windows, ceiling fan and air conditioning, high speed internet, SAT TV, DVD, in-room safe, sofa bed, wicker lounge chairs with coffee table, minibar, outdoor settings and a beautiful coral & hardwood bathroom with hairdryer.CoCo Beach Resort provides 24 hour security. There is also a taxi service to Port-Vila by local boat driver. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- CoCo Beach Resort Vanuatu/Port Vila