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“Best value s/c accommodation on Efate” 4 of 5 stars
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Island Magic Resort
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Devils Point Road | Mele Bay, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu   |  
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Ranked #10 of 46 Hotels in Port Vila
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“Best value s/c accommodation on Efate”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2009

Island magic would have to be one of the best resorts we have stayed at, the managers Jane & Dave are brilliant ,very laid back and friendly but run the resort really well, they are always there to help whether it is advice, booking trips & tours, or a lift into town.
The cleaning and garden staff also do a great job, everything is lovely and clean and tidy and well maintained.
The bungalows are very roomy and airy with comfy beds and huge showers, well laid out and easy to live in.
The foreshore and jetty are a great place to sit with an early morning cuppa and watch the sun come up, and the snorkelling off the jetty is fantastic, better coral than Hideaway Island but less fish.
Hideaway Island is about 30 mins walk along the beach to the ferry, Mele cascades are about 45 mins walk and Secret garden is about 30 mins walk, Port Vila is about 15 mins by car/bus, so for a resort out of town it is close to many of the islands main attractions.
For an easy going, laid back resort for people who are not into organised activities or night life but who want a peaceful, comfortable base to explore the island from I could not recomend it more highly.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2009

We just got back from a weeks' holiday to Vanuatu. Island Magic resort offered second-to-none self contained accomodation in a most appealing location. We know that we would have had an absolute HOOT of a time had it not been for our three young children (4, 3 and 1). As I was looking for advice on good accom for kids in Vanuatu before we left, I thought I'd leave my two bob's worth now. Island Magic is the ideal place to stay in Vanuatu for singles, couples and possibly couples with one small child. But it ain't good for little ones. The decks off the villas are unfenced and a hazard to toddlers, the pool is unfenced, the pathways are all stone and ouchy for little feet and the sea is immediately deep with no beach for playing.

This is not a bad review as the resort is LOVELY, just a warning for people with littlies.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2008


We have just come back from spending a week
at Island Magic Resort, Vanuatu with two friends.
This resort is truly named so well as it is truly
Magic. If you want to go to a special place this is
truly it. If you like staying in your own bungalow, with 2 bedrooms, 2 ensuites, with your own kitchen and laundry facilites you have it all.If you love to snorkel by just walking
into the water at your front door and see a water garden in
full coral, so many colours,so many varieties of beautiful
tropical fish swimming around you, little nemo's looking
into your face, then when you just cant swim any more, what better way to relax laying under a shaded tree looking across at hideaway island and the entrance to vanuatu harbour across the way, reading a book an enjoying a glass of wine in this most peaceful surroundings.The pool is near the b.b.q hut where all
get together for happy hour. We did not want to leave island
magic and only went into vanuatu for our weekly groceries and
to do shopping to take back home. You have everything at your
doorstep, but if you want to go on tours or special outing, or
out for dinner, all arrangements can be made for you by the
friendly managers that live onsite there..
This is our 4th trip to Island Magic Resort and each time it
is a truly new experience..The local people of Vanuatu are so
friendly and make you so welcome. For a totally relaxing and magical experience we recommend you visit Island Magic Resort and enjoy the Magic of Vanuatu.

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Address: Devils Point Road | Mele Bay, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
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Location: Vanuatu > Efate > Port Vila
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Port Vila
#9 Family Hotel in Port Vila
#17 Romantic Hotel in Port Vila
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Island Magic Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxury resort with self-contained apartment accommodation with ocean views, tropical gardens, guest bbq areas, swimming pool, and jetty to access spectacular snorkeling. Ideal for wedding and family groups. ... more   less 
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Island Magic Hotel Port Vila
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