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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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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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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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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 

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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 

Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We spent 7 days on the Island in late January and had an awesome time. We were looking for somewhere quiet to relax and Tranquility was the perfect place for this. The rooms were basic but at the same time comfortable and all that you needed. The Managers Bill and Lisa made us feel welcome right from the start and... More 

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

Thanks fro the review AG, The managers certainly try hard in looking after guests as well as our other staff. The cooks appreciate good feedback and do a pretty good job on the island. Snorkelling at tranquillity can be great fun and the vibrant coral growth on some of our spots is some of the best around. good to hear... More 

Ulladulla, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Spent Chrissy with Bill & Lisa solo. Cannot remember ever being so well looked after. Food was great. Stayed in the Dorm fare which was better than I expected and was quite comfortable. Dived every day and always found something that interested me. Both Bill & Lisa are excellent guides .The staff are very friendly and helpful and the resort... More 

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

Hello Pete, good to hear that you enjoyed Christmas with the team out at tranquillity. we tried to put on a few specials for the Christmas lunch etc., and good to hear that your stay in the dorm was better than expected. It is a special for the school groups which come regularly each year and they have a ton... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

Great place and great management. A great balance between adventure and relaxation! I would defiantly go back again! The rooms were great if you are up for a Eco resort style stay. A great way to get back to nature. Meals provided were also fantastic.

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

Great to hear of your awesome experience Andrea, We try hard to make tranquillity as compatible between the adventure side and relaxing, all eco with a rediscover nature change from modern lifestyle. Maybe we will see you again. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We spent 8 days at Tranquility on the week leading up to Christmas. As are large group of divers at different certification levels, the team managed to find interesting dives for all of us every day. Dive sites around the island are great and all within easy reach, special recommendation goes to Owen's Reef and the wreck of the MS... More 

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

Good to hear that you had a great Holiday. Owens reef is always a favourite no matter how many times you dive it, always something different to see. The Belama wreck, not Bulimba is a nice easy wreck dive. Easy to get the name mixed up a bit but the name Belama is a Solomon Island language name for the... More 

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