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“Relax and get away from the rest of the world” 4 of 5 stars
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Breakas Beach Resort Vanuatu
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   Pango Bay Road, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu   |  
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Ranked #18 of 46 Hotels in Port Vila
Canberra, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Relax and get away from the rest of the world”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

We wanted to get away and that is exactly what Breakas offers, the staff are very friendly and always saying hello.
Accommodation was clean and well presented, with a King-size bed and an overhead fan for sleeping, and the outdoor shower was a nice novelty. Like others have said the middle of the resort is the best if you can get it as you are away from the noise of either the bar, the road or the village.
The restaurant (breakfast, lunch & dinner) plus the bar menu had a very good range of dishes at reasonable prices.
The bar, pool area, paths etc. were kept clean and tidy all day and security helps with getting a bus or making sure you are safe out the front of the resort
For relaxing there are outdoor lounges, hammocks, umbrellas, beach pillows etc. and a beautiful infinity pool - note you can really only swim at high tide otherwise there is too much coral.
Nightly entertainment was good and had variety but be aware if you go for dinner and a show it may be better to eat/order late as they can get 'overbooked' early and you may wait a while for your food.

Room Tip: Middle of the resort is the best
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BreakasVanuatu, Guest Relations Manager at Breakas Beach Resort Vanuatu, responded to this review, September 21, 2013
Thanks for your lovely review Rob. Great feedback about the restaurant and arriving a little later. Not many people realise our little resort restaurant is one of the busiest in Vila and we acknowledge in the past service can be a little "island time" on those extra busy nights( sometimes we get over 70 people order within 10 mins of each other). Our new team have just made some big improvements to this to ensure guests get great fast service. Thanks again and we hope to see you back again soon! Tropical regards Breakas Beach Resort
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Hamilton
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

We just stayed at Breakas for 7 days, flew back to NZ today (18th). As with some of the latest reveiws we too went in with an open mind. Some people are just too picky!!! T.Vs in your own room???, I sugest maybe staying at the Raddison on the Goldy next time.
Remember as soon as you step off the plane your on Island time, relax, breathe a little slower & relax again. Breakas exceeded our expectations, the accom was great, the beds are "HUGE", the food was supperb & no diff to the same price you would pay at your local restaurant, breakfast was was all good for continental, I orderd/payed for Bacon & eggs with thick toast & mushrooms & tomatoes....YUM. Remember others have said it's cheaper for food else where witch is true if you don't take into the fact you gotta add 600vt return(couple) for your bus, more if you take a taxi.
The staff were excellant & really helped us enjoy our stay. The wooden blinds do have a small gap approx 1/2 inch at the bottom, we had no probs with any one looking in!, thats if they can see past the mossy mesh & the fact the rooms are semi dark all day round fo your comfort. They do have a tv room which is in an open fale with couches, we watched the AB's play & then some AFL!, awesome. Spent 90 min in there in 7 days!.
The staff will help you to acheive any thing you wanna do in Vanuatu, heli rides ( highly reccommend) fishing, dirt buggys, swimming, etc.

Room Tip: Ask to be away from the restaurant if you want peace, from about 8.30 is pretty quite. - Buy a bo...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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BreakasVanuatu, Public Relations Manager at Breakas Beach Resort Vanuatu, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
Thanks for your review. We appreciate your great feedback. We are "feet in the sand and relax" resort. TV fare for those that want to catch up with world events or watch the footy and good reliable internet onsite ( although slightly slower in the tropics) for those that want to email and tell friends and family how great their holiday is going. We work hard on ensuring a relaxed tropical holiday with exceptional food, great food, good entertainment for guests at night and all delivered with friendly smiles. Thanks again and hope to see you back
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Shepparton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

I was a little worried after reading some of the reviews, however, I am very pleased we ignored them and went with an open mind. The resort and people were fantastic, and I really can't fault a thing. Our expectations may have helped with this, it isn't a five star resort, but I'd say a very solid four. Food was fantastic, as were the drinks, basically the same price as you'd expect to pay in Australia, however the location is slightly more impressive! We loved the outdoor shower and the closeness to the town centre. Very relaxing holiday.
At night you can hear a few dogs barking, however a few wines certainly helps with a good night sleep. Loved it, loved it, loved it!

Room Tip: Go with a relax attitude, don't stress the small stuff - after all you are on holidays!
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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BreakasVanuatu, Guest Relations Manager at Breakas Beach Resort Vanuatu, responded to this review, September 16, 2013
Thanks Rebecca for a wonderful review. Our new team at Breakas has been working very hard over the last 3 months on making improvements around our little piece of paradise. Whilst we can't do anything about some of the older reviews where may not have met expectations of some guests, we are working very hard to make every guests experience a truly special occasion.Thanks again and please come back and visit us. Breakas Beach Resort
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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

We had 7 nights at Breakas. It was a beautiful location and very peaceful with no children at the resort. We were not offered any of the advertised activities, but were happy to amuse ourselves. The food was delicious and overall well priced, alcohol at the resort expensive, but can be purchased at the nearby supermarket at reasonable prices. The staff were helpful and friendly. We had a beachfront Fare which was very comfortable and it was lovely to go to sleep listening to the ocean and the wind in the trees. We really enjoyed the break from TV and did loads of reading. The Wi-Fi available was reasonably priced and worked reasonably well. You definitely need Reef shoes to go in the water at any time and I would recommend taking your own mask and snorkel as the equipment at the resort is way past its use by and basically unusable....if there is any left when you want it. Breakfast was a little disappointing with cereal, fruit, toast and pancakes the basic offering. We did feel very relaxed by the end and enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

We recently stayed at Breakers and loved it! It was quite a strange thing with how quite and peaceful the resort was, this mainly due to it being adults only.

We stayed in a beach Fare which we highly recommend! Sleeping to the sound of the waves was great. The Bathroom was a cute touch with the wall being made from coral and the shower has an open roof so you can see outside.
The bed was very comfortable and the room was very clean.

The only negative i can say would be that the windows are all shutters so if u bend down you can peep in. Some of the males that work at the resort know this and try and have a peep when they walk past. As soon and i noticed i was a bit more careful.

The resort grounds are in great condition, with the staff members up early raking the sand everyday so it is in immaculate condition. There are also sun beds and hammocks everywhere so there is more then enough room to find your own little spot to sunbath.

We hired a rental car and drove around the whole island, a nifty little hyundai getz The hole island is only 130km so its not to big of a drive. So nice not worrying about taxis or transfers.

Over all is is a great resort, perfect for couples that want a romantic getaway. The rooms and cleaned to a very high standard and the resort and so tidy so the price is very fair.

A handy tip, if you are an Australian just bring aussie dollars. They take it everywhere and i mean everywhere.

I could go on about it for days so better stop now

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

14 family and friends arrived at Breakas for a 4 night stay, we were tired and a little crabby when we arrived. However after we were checked in, taken to our huts and had a shower and changed, all that floated away. I don't know how anyone couldn't warm immediately to the shy, modest native staff, and I wasn't there for the hustle and bustle of an Aussie city hotel. I was there to enjoy my son's wedding and relax. The room was lovely, the food was great, all my sons' and their friends were able to jump on the bus right outside the resort and be taken almost anywhere for 150 Vatu. I loved no TV, didn't miss it a bit, and would, given that I wasn't on a business trip be happy to pay a little for internet connection.Breakfast is a quiet, enjoyable experience, plenty of fruit, croissants, toasts, jam etc., refillable coffee or tea, while you sit back and watch the view.If you want to do lazing by a beautiful pool, watching the sea, and relaxing it's perfect. Great eating places in Vila are a 10 minute busride if you don't want to eat at Breakas everyday. Take a sense of humour and a humble attitude and you'll reward your self by staying here.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Nelson, New Zealand
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Have just returned from staying at Breakas for 7 nights and had a fantastic time. Was a little concerned after booking as many reviews unfavourable but I did not experience any of this.

The resort is in a beautiful setting, very peaceful and relaxing with no children around!
We stayed in a garden fare, did find the rooms a little dark but overall fine and just a couple of minutes walk from the restaurant and beach.

The staff were all friendly and helpful, the food was okay, pretty standard stuff for the islands and found the dinner menu a little pricey but around what you would expect for a resort.

Location was great, right on the beach although it is very rocky when swimming so recommend reef shoes. It is very easy to get the bus into town, you can hail them outside with no problem.

Room Tip: Some garden/beach rooms are right on the walking paths to beach and restaurant, avoid these ones as...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Breakas Beach Resort Vanuatu

Address: Pango Bay Road, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
Location: Vanuatu > Efate > Port Vila
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#7 Luxury Hotel in Port Vila
#9 Business Hotel in Port Vila
#10 Top resorts Hotel in Port Vila
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Port Vila
#12 Romantic Hotel in Port Vila
#14 Family Hotel in Port Vila
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Breakas Beach Resort Vanuatu 4*
Number of rooms: 66
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled amidst swaying palms fringed on it's own private beach, Breakas Beach Resort is an intimate 3.5 Star tropical resort in a 5 star location for adults only welcoming guests over the age of 15 years. Enhanced by individual garden & beachfront Fares (Bungalows), Breakas Beach Resort is the ultimate relaxed "feet in the sand" beach holiday. Slip into a world of tranquility. The Resort features a stunning 22 metre infinity pool which falls into the horizon of the Pacific Ocean. The natural beauty of a private cove on the Pango peninsular provides an unrivalled backdrop in Port Vila. Fares (Bungalows) are scattered along the shoreline and throughout manicured tropical gardens ensuring privacy, intimacy and seclusion. With spectacular views to Port Vila's best surfing beach break, the restaurant provides a unique setting for a unique dining experience. The executive chef has created one of the finest menus using fresh, local produce, seafoods and world class Santo beef and we are famous for our beachside dining with stars above and sand underfoot.... It does not get much better than this. ... more   less 
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