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Tranquillity Island Resort & Dive Base

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P.O. Box 991, Port Havannah, Efate 940, Vanuatu
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

I great way to spend a weekend away from Port Vila. It's close but seems remote. The coral was cool, with great visibility snorkeling out front on the Sunday. The diving well organised, good boats and staff. The fares are well placed/spaced; almost on the beach and very private, with your own bathroom, hot shower, when gennie is running. The... More 

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Owen D, Manager at Tranquillity Island Resort & Dive Base, responded to this review

Hi LizzzieR, thanks so much for such a lovely review. Im so glad you had a wonderful time with us here. We love to have the local Port-Vila ex-pats come over and stay with us, I hope you'll be back very soon. Awesome that you got involved with releasing a turtle too! Erica More 

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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

We had a beautiful 5 days at Tranquility Island Resort. It was exactly the break we needed! Toby and Erica are the best hosts ever and we were able to People coming to this beautiful little spot need to know it's basic. Dont bring your hair straightener or hair dryer - you can't use them! But the relaxed vibe of... More 

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Owen D, Manager at Tranquillity Island Resort & Dive Base, responded to this review

Wow, Mandyz1, what an amazing review. I love your words 'relaxed vibe' because that's exactly how we want you to feel here at Tranquility. Im so glad that you enjoyed your PADI Advanced Open Water Dive Course and thank you for the lovely compliment. I feel very lucky to work here in such beautiful surroundings and train divers in such... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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25 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Our group of 3 friends recently stayed a week at Tranquillity, in one of the lodges. We had a wonderful week. The hosts Toby and Erica, and all of the other staff, were absolutely wonderful and accommodating in every way. Every day was an adventure, spoilt for choice with what to do, all in beautiful surroundings, a walk to Fred's... More 

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Owen D, Manager at Tranquillity Island Resort & Dive Base, responded to this review

Hey Cazoe, Erica here, thanks for a lovely review. I can honestly say that I will never forget your stay with us here at Tranquility. Such a great group of friends that really got stuck into every adventure we had to offer. What a beautiful moment it was with all of you, releasing one of our Hawksbills into the ocean,... More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

My first night on the island i was the only guest but the hosts Toby & Erica and staff made me feel super welcome. This is the kind of place you can really sit and chill, do as much or as little as you like. Every hut has a water view and its own beach privacy. The snorkelling is pretty... More 

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Owen D, Manager at Tranquillity Island Resort & Dive Base, responded to this review

Hi Maree323, Erica here, thank you for this wonderful review. The 'Castaway' experience sums up our Island beautifully. Im so glad you mentioned the beautiful night sky, as on clear nights I too stand in awe gazing up up the Milky Way, without the interference of city lights, it really is mother nature at its best. We absolutely loved having... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

We visited Tranquility as part of a day cruise on the Coongoola. The highlight was a visit to the Hawkesbill Turtle Hatchery. Here eggs collected from nearby villages are hatched and kept safe for twelve months before being released into the wild. This enterprise receives no government funding and is increasing the survival rate of the turtles

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Owen D, Manager at Tranquillity Island Resort & Dive Base, responded to this review

Hi Lapun, Erica here. Thank you for taking the time to write a review having visited our Island from the fabulous Coongoola Sailing Day Trip. Im so glad you enjoyed our Hawksbill Turtle Rookery. Here at Tranquility we actually don't 'hatch' the turtles within the resort, this is done the natural way on our Northern Beaches, the day-old hatch-lings are... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This place is unreal. Beautiful rooms which are made up with beautiful flowers as decorations, very secluded with your own bit of private beach outside your villa, there is even a hammock!. There was also great snorkelling right outside the resort as well as on other parts of the island which you could either get a boat to or walk... More 

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Owen D, Manager at Tranquillity Island Resort & Dive Base, responded to this review

Hi Else M, Erica here, thanks so much for such great feedback, we are thrilled you had a great time with us and we are both so looking forward to you both returning in a couple of months and finally getting you in the water for some dives! Thanks so much with all your help with the turtles, its really... More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We recently spent 7 days on Tranquillity Island and the experience was FABULOUS. Sleeping in a fare metres from the ocean, relaxing on our private beach, snorkelling & diving from the boat or beach, hiking to Fred's Beach for a private picnic, and releasing a turtle were just a few highlights of our stay at this eco-resort. We have two... More 

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Owen D, Manager at Tranquillity Island Resort & Dive Base, responded to this review

Hi there kayfamily. Erica here, it was really lovely having you all stay with us. Thank you so much for a lovely review and we hope to see you return to Tranquility for more adventures with us. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Owen Drew the owner has established a truly Eco experience that meets all the criteria for sustainability including minimal environmental impact, community engagement, and a genuine desire and commitment to environmental sustainability. This is achieved however without too much compromise in terms of comfort. It is not four or five star, but it is comfortable and most importantly based on... More 

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Owen D, Owner at Tranquillity Island Resort & Dive Base, responded to this review

Thank you philliptub for your most welcome review, I can now interpret your phrase " walk the talk" as this is something that we just do naturally with Tranquillity. In creating the Resort we know that what we have does not fit everyone's expectations but as being sustainable as much as possible means that we do not have five star... More 

Adelaide
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We stayed here in August 2013 (despite the other date posted) and our daughters, then aged 11 and 15 completed their PADI OW Dive course. Nadine and Michael managed the resort at that time and were superb and gracious hosts and instructors. The local staff were brilliant and generous with their time and the baby turtle hatchling programme was successful... More 

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Owen D, Owner at Tranquillity Island Resort & Dive Base, responded to this review

Pleased to be able to say that Tranquillity is still as you experienced it , we have new managers now and the service and diving is as you would expect it. Our bush walks to Freds beach as you mentioned are still very popular. We are very pleased that you have fond memories of Tranquillity More 

wollongong, australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We were due to arrive at Tranquillity the day before the cyclone, but on their advice delayed in Port Vila til it passed and they were able to clear up a bit. So a few days post-Pam we were transported across Havannah Harbour to a resort that was in some ways very changed, and in other ways exactly as we... More 

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Owen D, Owner at Tranquillity Island Resort & Dive Base, responded to this review

Hello Jagray, Great to here that you enjoyed your stay with us particularly that you were in Port Vila and experienced cyclone Pam yourselves first hand but were still wanting to have your time with us at Tranquillity afterwards. We were so pleased that our coral reef was not really affected and that you enjoyed your snorkelling and that your... More 

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