This was our fourth trip to Port Vila and our first time staying at The Moorings.
We had booked an ocean view room which gave us a view of the Harbour. We had a ground floor room which gave us an area with deck chairs and we could open-up our shutters to have a view of the harbour from our bed.
We had read previous reviews before choosing this site and we had prevously stayed at Le legon and Irriki Resorts.
The location of the Moorings was perfect for us as it is a 5-10 min walk threw a roadside reserve to the main shopping centre. The Hotel has a pool, bar and restaurant. The front has a nightclub which seems to only operate on Friday & Sat nights. Noise was not an issue as we had read other reviews that suggested the ocean view if concerned about noise.
We enjoyed our stay at the Moorings, the staff were friendly and obliging for any requests. They have a travel desk which you can book activities through and it is easy to catch a bus or taxi from out the front.
The restaurant was average, there are better places to eat at such as: Chill, La Tentation, Chantillys and this time, Watermark on Iririki.
For a cheap lunch: The chicken shop under Chill ( I think it is owned by the supermarket), you can get chicken & chips for 500vt and the Anchor Inn bar for a burger for around 450 vt.
The best Activity/trip is the Coongoola Boat Trip which goes to a turtle breeding centre at Tranquility Island then goes around to where they filmed some of Survivour Vanuatu (Moso) where you go ashore have a nice BBQ lunch and go to two great snorkel locations throughout the day. On our way back we had 5-6 dolphins swimming in the bow of the boat which was great.
Next best is the Hideaway Island trip including the snorkel boat which is only 500vt more and again you are taken out to some excellent areas where there are plenty of fish and coral formations.
We also did the waterfalls, horse riding and buggys.
When we did the Buggys we went to Tara Beach where there is a resort and meet the new manager that had only started that week.
The snorkelling there was great too!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Moorings Hotel is Port Vila's latest Hotel accommodation offering to the tourist market on the harbour, with amazing views, all ensuite rooms, pool & Moo's Bar & Grill, and more! With a gorgeous harbourfront location and only 5 minutes walk to town, The Moorings is the perfect spot to relax in tropical paradise! Moorings comprises 26 air conditioned rooms 8 of which are absolute harbourfront and 18 opening onto balconies or the pool deck. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Moorings Hotel Port Vila
- Moorings Hotel Vanuatu/Port Vila