Chez Troppo is for you if:
you prefer peace and tranquillity to a busy resort,you would rather mix with the local people than other travellers, enjoy fully self contained rather than a hotel room. We spent a wonderful 7 days at Annie and Archies special retreat set in the village of Erakor.Its relatively undiscovered, most locals dont know it exists! They have built 3 modern units on the waterfront but only one is currently available for short stays, the other two being occupied by permanent residents, so the property is always peaceful. Apart from the laughter of the local children in the neighbouring village houses.
On arrival you are welcomed by a transfer and then a cool coconut milk drink.They thoughfully provide a range of basic food in the fridge and pantry, but the transfer driver will willingly stop at the supermarket on the way from the airport so you ca stock up for the week. The units are comfortably furnished with very good beds and excellent enormous shower. A range of books and DVDs to while away holiday time are in the lounge. A BBQ on the deck overlooking the lagoon makes dining a pleasure. The kitchen has every untensil you could ever need and a coffee plunger for the excellent Tanna coffee. Ceiling fans for cooling, much better than aircon which stop you from acclimatising to the temperature. Sarah the housekeeper comes every day to keep the unit spotless and if you happen to be lazy one day she even does the dishes.
Set in a lovely garden with beautiful views over Erakor lagoon you can gaze at the resorts across the water and muse on the fact that they are paying twice the nightly rate for a similar view.
The property is approximately 15 minutes drive from town and we opted to hire a car from World rentals (Best rate, tru).There is the novel local bus service if you prefer, an interesting way to meet the people and see places you might not otherwise visit.
The fabulous extra with Chez Troppo is the owners. They are there if you need them but unobtrusive otherwise. A mine of information,personable and passionate about their property and location. Thanks Archie for making our stay memorable, the beers on the deck were fun and the village kava walk is a must do.
If you crave nightlife,restaurants, casino and shopping they are just a short drive away,then you can return to peace and tranqullity.
We had a well priced, relaxed, fabulous holiday at a memorable location.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Imagine waking up to this ?? A picture postcard! Swim ....snorkle....kayak....or just kick back! Three recently built,boutique styled residential, waterfront villas. Stylishly, fully furnished, with expansive self-catering kitchen. Spectacular sunsets, gentle ocean breezes with exceptional island views."Troppo Mystique's" friendly boutique styled,private short & long term residential accommodation, is nestled on a sensational aquamarine lagoon, amidst picturesque tropical gardens.Only 10 mins from Port Villa. A gorgeous slice of paradise - doesn't get better than this! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Chez Troppo Hotel Port Vila
- Troppo Mystique Vanuatu/Port Vila