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“Great spot for a total rest” 5 of 5 stars
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Sunset Bungalows Resort
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   Teouma Road, 2nd Lagoon, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu   |  
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Ranked #5 of 44 Hotels in Port Vila
Mackay, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Great spot for a total rest”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Audrey and Greg and all the staff could not do enough for you to make your stay just perfect. The location of the resort is fantastic (not far from Port Villa) and the way each room opens up to the lagoon is fabulous. You think you are in heaven even if just sitting on your balcony watching the water or the sun set. The room was presented well every day and was more than adequately furnished to make one comfortable. Plenty of storage space in both the bathroom and the main room allowed you to unpackwhich made it feel like home for a week. There was a lovely pool as well as the lagoon to swim when ever you wanted. The staff were so helpful when giving information about tours and always booked them for you and would ring them if the pickup wasn't on time.

The dining room area created the ongoing feeling of relaxation and breakfast included each day gave a great start to the day.

Room Tip: We were lucky to have a first floor room which gave a higher view of the lagoon however all rooms wi...
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  • Stayed January 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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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

For a change we had breakfast at Sunset Bungalows and found the staff very friendly, the food very affordable and the omelets very light and fluffy. Great Breakfast fruit somoothies.
View over the lagoon made it all the more enjoyable.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

We couldn't have asked for more. We were looking for a relaxing place to stay and we certainly found it. The property looks over the lagoon, a beautiful setting even in the pouring rain. We stayed in a Bungalow which were great. We had air con, a kitchenette and a balcony where we got to enjoy watching the marine life, particularly after dark. The staff were so friendly and helpful and the food was pretty good. We ate here a lot and asked for a few variations to the menu. Nothing was problem for them. I hope we get to return.

Room Tip: The Bungalows are the way to go
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
40 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012 via mobile

What a fantastic place to stay. We had a wonderful bungalow right on the water. Close to the pool and a easy bus into town! The staff here were so fantastic we are already looking to see when we can stay next!

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Stayed 5 days at Sunset Bungalows in a Lagoon View Room. The room was lovely, exactly like the pictures on the website. It was quite hot while we were there so it was great that there was air-con in every room. We were mostly looking to relax and Sunset Bungalows was perfect for this, the food was great, made even better by the view, we had breakfast and dinner here everyday and were more than satisfied every time! Close to town but far enough away to provide a sense of solitude and peace. The staff and management were really friendly and helpful which made our stay even better. If you are looking to have a quiet night in they have a good selection of dvds you can borrow, however some of them are in French so check before you get settled in! Overall our stay was fantastic, would definitely recommend Sunset Bungalows, and would stay there again if/when I return to Vanuatu!!!!!

Room Tip: All the rooms look like the pictures on the website, the bungalows are closer to the pool and slight...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Adelaide
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

When looking for accomodation in and around Port Vila, it was very hard to choose over the internet. Well once me and my fiance arrived at Sunset Bungalows we knew we had picked the right place. If you are looking for a small quiet place this is the right accomodation for you. Some other resorts we came across in our travels while there were run down and no where near as nice as Sunset Bungalows and some where so large (like 700 rooms) It depends what you are after.
Their omelettes at breakfast were delicious, and their dinner menu, although limited was very tasty. My finance had the coconut crab our first night and really enjoyed it. We ate in Port Vila 3 nights and at the resort 2 nights.
We were in the Bungalow accommodation which the balcony hangs over the Lagoon. It was so peaceful. The superior accomodation also was right on the water edge. Looked equally as nice, just would not be so private as they are in a block and attached. Once again it depends on what you are looking for.
The staff were extremely friendly and any request we made was no problem.
I would definitely recommend Sunset Bungalows to my friends.

  • Stayed November 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

I stayed here with my partner and 6 other friends. We all stayed in the bungalows and stayed for six days. Everyday we spent the day out of the resort and most nights had dinner out too. I think this is the best way to stay at Sunset Bungalows.

We found that the breakfast was outstanding here - recommend the bircher muesli! But the lunch and dinner was average. Recommend dining out. The food service is also quite slow but the service is always good and very polite!

We loved that SB had free wifi (the other place we stayed did not). The best part about the bungalows is enjoying the deck, reading a good book and listening to the water lap against the rocks.

All in all we really enjoyed our stay here - lovely people, great location and lovely rooms - ask for the four poster bed!! I'd go back :)

Room Tip: Request the four poster bed rooms - lovely! We stayed in Efate.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Sunset Bungalows Resort

Address: Teouma Road, 2nd Lagoon, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
Location: Vanuatu > Efate > Port Vila
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Port Vila
#3 Romantic Hotel in Port Vila
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Port Vila
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sunset Bungalows Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled quietly on the waters edge within a tropical setting and fantastic views across Emten Lagoon. Luxurious surrounds includes a swimming pool with waterfall, over-water restaurant and bar. Sunset Bungalows Resort is a peaceful tropical escape with its relaxing adults only status, ideal for honeymooners. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Sunset Bungalows Hotel Port Vila
Sunset Hotel Port Vila
Sunset Resort Port Vila
Sunset Bungalows Vanuatu
Sunset Bungalows Resort Vanuatu/Port Vila

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