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“Romantic, peaceful, beautiful!” 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 #6 of 46 Hotels in Port Vila
Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Romantic, peaceful, beautiful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

My partner and I stayed here for our first and last night in Vanuatu, and I think it was the best choice for it!

I arrived a few days early, so I went out looking for a place for us. I wanted a bungalow over the water, Air-conditioning and romantic. This was certainly the best value I found! The 4 post bed and furniture were beautiful solid hard wood and the balcony doors open all the way to give you an uninterrupted view of the peaceful lagoon. We had a lovely time sitting on the balcony drinking our duty free bubbly and watching the fish jump about as the sunset. No kids guarantees that your time will be very peaceful!

The accompanying restaurant served some of the best food we had in Vanuatu and the managers and staff were friendly and cheerful. The included breakfast were also excellent and hot!

Both times we stayed we had a bar fridge and the second time we stayed we got a simple kitchenette, which certainly comes in handy because you have to buy some fresh fruit from the market!

It's only a quick and cheep bus ride into town, so it's nice if you want to do tours.

I was advised against swimming in the lagoon, and there isn't a swimming beach in this resort. The pool was a bit murky when we saw it, so we opted out of using it during our short stay.

I would certainly recommend Sunset Bungalows for at least a romantic night!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
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  • Rooms
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Auckland
1 review
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Staff are so friendly and helpful, grounds are kept very tidy.
The daily Breakfast is great, large selection.
The resort is not really walking distance from town but the taxi service is so cheap.. its a great place to sit and relax..

Room Tip: Get a Bungalow!! Walking out every day to watch the sunset and sun rise is amazing!
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  • Stayed December 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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Mackay, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Melbourne, Australia
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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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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
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67 reviews 67 reviews
40 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
34 helpful votes 34 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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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 Romantic Hotel in Port Vila
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Port Vila
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Port Vila
#16 Family 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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