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Sunset Bungalows Resort
Ranked #8 of 47 Hotels in Port Vila
Certificate of Excellence
Gisborne, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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“Blown Away”
Reviewed 27 January 2014

From the moment we stepped foot into our room until the end of our 7 night stay we were impressed with the wonderful service, food, staff and our divine room!
The food is delicious from the breakfast menu right through to the dinner menu.
The pool is a perfect way to end a day of sight seeing or simply to relax & soak up the sheer beauty of the resort.
With fishing rods & kayaks available you don't need to leave the resort to enjoy your days there.
We simply did not want to leave! We will be back for sure!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 24 January 2014 via mobile

We stayed for 5 nights and enjoyed our stay.
The location is close to town which is useful but for us, it was no comparison to staying at one of the beach resorts (see review of Cocos).
Breakfast was good.
We has the chicken wings and beef skewers one night - they weren't so good!
Overall a very nice place and very relaxing.
Also note - in rainy season this part of Port Villa seems to get much more cloud and rain than some of the beaches as the clouds hand over the hills so do your research.

  • Stayed January 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 23 January 2014

Recently stayed for two weeks at Sunset Bungalows and still it was not long enough......
A fantastic resort.......From the minute we arrived at 3am we where welcomed and made to feel so at home. Managers Audrey and Greg are amazing, so very helpful and knowledgeable. All the staff where incredible. Nothing was too much trouble and always done with a beautiful smile. We had a studio room, which was beautiful,the view spectacular. Such a peaceful and relaxing place that we hope to go back next year. I would highly recommend staying at Sunset Bungalows... Heaven in Paradise.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 23 January 2014

This place is the most beautiful accommodation I have ever stayed at.

We were warmly welcomed to the resort by Bong at reception, and taken to our room. We stayed in one of the 9 over-water bungalows, it was amazing. I was blown away by the setting, beautiful cathedral style ceilings, fresh frangipane on the bed, and the view - wow, mind blowing. The entire front of the room opened onto a large deck over a beautiful lagoon. Truly amazing.

The Staff couldn't do enough for us, excellent service. They were friendly, efficient, and clearly loved working there - I would too!

The restaurant was great, great food, great service, and a beautiful place to sit back, relax, and take it all in.

The staff also organised any tours we wanted and offered advice on which operators to use. We booked everything through them, including 4 dives, and the jungle zipline (must do!)

All in all, a 5-star experience. Blown away by it.

Would definitely recommend.

Room Tip: Bungalows are well worth the little bit extra you will pay.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 11 January 2014

Recently stayed 1 week
Found food excellent,staff absolutely beautiful and some of the most helpful and informed people on Efate.
A fantastic resort for couples both new and vintage.
Fantastic location,terrific pool,4star accommodation
definitely staying there next trip

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Morayfield, Australia
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Reviewed 8 January 2014

Recent stay at Sunset Bungalows was great. Managers Audrey and Greg have great local knowledge for tours and things to do. A wonderful retreat for couples and we would highly recommend it. Easy bus commute into Port Vila. A very relaxing place for us to celebrate our twentieth wedding anniversary. Thanks!!!!

Room Tip: Bungalows are very comfortable and there is no street noise.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 5 January 2014 via mobile

We stayed at Sunset Bungalows for 6 nights in the honeymoon bungalow, and it was absolutely amazing!
The room was very spacious and the view was to die for. Even when it rained the view from our room was spectacular.
Housekeeping was very well organised and we were never left without anything.

The staff are amazing. Audrey and Greg are just lovely, with great advice and tips to get around the island. Bong was a gem booking all our tours for us (buggys, horse riding, island tour, Hideaway Island, NYE party, Cascades and more!) and helping us out with where to go and what to do, and Roy makes the best Pina Coladas I think I have ever had in my life!! Lily and the other ladies were always there to help with a smile too.

We met a few other couples who were staying there too, no one had a bad word to say about the place! We even went on a few of the same tours where we met people from other resorts, who were not very happy with their accommodation and service, and we just sat there smiling because we had only nice things to say :)

All in all, I would definitely recommend Sunset Bungalows to anyone heading over to Vanuatu. All the little things made our stay so much more memorable and special.
Hopefully we'll find ourselves back there for another amazing holiday one day!

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Sunset Bungalows Resort

Property: Sunset Bungalows Resort
Address: Teouma Road | 2nd Lagoon, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
Region: Vanuatu > Efate > Port Vila
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Port Vila
#7 Top resorts Hotel in Port Vila
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Port Vila
#15 Family Hotel in Port Vila
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sunset Bungalows Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled quietly on the waters edge within a tropical setting and fantastic views across Emten Lagoon. Luxurious surrounds includes a swimming pool with waterfall, over-water restaurant and bar. Sunset Bungalows Resort is a peaceful tropical escape with its relaxing adults only status, ideal for honeymooners. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Sunset Bungalows Hotel Port Vila
Sunset Hotel Port Vila
Sunset Resort Port Vila
Sunset Bungalows Vanuatu
Sunset Bungalows Resort Vanuatu/Port Vila

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