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Aquana Beach Resort

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   PO Box 238, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
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Ranked #3 of 43 hotels in Port Vila
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

We have been to Vanuatu before having kids and have done all the sightseeing. This time around it was about having a relaxing break with 1.5 and 3,5 year old and a 6 months pregnant wife :) Vanuatu came on sale with Air NZ and after booking the flights I went straight on to trip advisor to look for the... More

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

Aquana is a new property built where mangroves once stood and feels out of place. If you look at aerial imagery, you really get a sense of how much of the environment was changed to build this resort. The resort itself feels like it could be anywhere; there are even two jetties built from trucked-in sand. The bungalows are very... More

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Ashhurst
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

We were delighted that we chose Aquana. It's a beautiful setting, spotlessly clean and the food is divine. The staff couldn't be more friendly and helpful. The weather wasn't ideal while we were there, but I can imagine not wanting to go anywhere else when the sun shines. As someone else commented, you just run out of superlatives!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

We visited Aquana for 2 weeks in August with our three small children (ages 5, 3, 1). All aspects of our trip were fantastic, the rooms are spacious, spotless and great for families. Our little man slept on a mattress on the floor and there was room for this in either bedroom. There is a selection of kids movies and... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

I don't think I've cried at the end of a holiday since I was 12 years old, but i will admit to shedding a tear when we had to depart Aquana Beach Resort. I spent months searching for a hotel/resort in the South Pacific that met my family's needs. We wanted a suite/fare/bungalow that had 2 bedrooms, on the beach... More

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Dalby Queensland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

Staying at Aquana was like being invited into a large family home, where the hosts were delighted that you were staying and any request was attended to immediately with a minimum of fuss. From the informative welcome, the spotless modern accommodation, the fabulous meals and menu, the attentive cheerful staff, the on-hand babysitters, the quiet scenic location, the extra special... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

We have just gotten back from a fantastic 9 night stay at Aquana and can say that all the reviews about this place are true. We were a little worried that somewhere so new and relatively distant from town might become a bit boring. Let me say all our fears were allayed within a couple of hours of arriving. From... More

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Taupo, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Aquana would be one of the best places i have ever stayed! The staff are so friendly and nothing is ever a problem.The rooms were clean and tidy with air conditioning which was great on those hot days that us kiwis aren't used to! The food was great and had a large selection which is good as we were staying... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

My boyfriend and I just spent 4 blissful days at Aquana and didn't want to leave! I didn't understand how anyplace could have so many 5-star reviews, but now that I've been there, it's obvious. At Aquana, they strive to give you the experience you want, not just sell you their product. From the second we arrived the staff was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

Thanks to Tripadvisor, we found out about Aquana Beach Resort while in the planning stages of the holiday. We were looking at many different destinations, and an island holiday wasn't really top of the list due to previous trips having average food, basic accommodation and hit-and-miss service. After reading all of the reviews about the resort, I was smitten and... More

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Additional Information about Aquana Beach Resort

Address: PO Box 238, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
Location: Vanuatu > Efate > Port Vila
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Aquana Beach Resort 3.5*
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Amenities

Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style
#2 Family Hotel in Port Vila #3 On the Beach Hotel in Port Vila #5 Romantic Hotel in Port Vila
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Opened in 2012,Aquana Beach Resort is causing somewhat of a sensation with its popular restaurant and the unique child care approach it has developed. Located in a small bay,sheltered by a group of islands,Aquana provides great snorkeling and kayaking experiences. Town center is 15 minutes away and a free shuttle bus is provided to and from the city center daily. Aquana boasts 14 bungalows with modern furniture powerful airconditioning,TV,DVD,fridge,free wifi and much more.A hot a la carte and continental breakfast are both included in the room rate. The resorts idillic surrounds provide the perfect location for weddingsand functions. ... more   less 
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