This is our second trip to Vanuatu, our first to Santo and to Moyyan where we stayed for 5 nights in late January 2014. I can only agree with the previous overwhelmingly positive comments about Moyyan. It is in a stunningly, beautiful location, coral literally at the shore line. The physical buildings have been built around the existing trees. As there is a maximum of 5 couples, and all the wonderful staff are genuinely positive and greet you by name as their guest, you feel as is you are joining an extended holiday family. The rooms, whilst modest, have a comfortable king size bed and sheets and linen. Food is good. Moyyan will also book day trips to the various sights on the island with quality guides. The bottom line question is; would I recommend Moyyan or come back – the answer, without a doubt is, YES.
Finally, a general comment that will hopefully assist prospective travelers. This is not, at all, a comment against Moyyan or Santo, but when I do come back I will ONLY be travelling direct to and from Australia. Do not under ANY circumstances travel by domestic air to and from Efate (Port Villa) to Santo. If coming from Sydney, there is one flight per week direct to/from Santo – or fly via Brisbane. Before booking I would suggest you email Tracey the manager for general direct flight option details and book your holiday around direct flights. With direct flights you are assured of a great holiday.
Finally, Moyyan practically supports a local primary school and they desperately need home readers. If you are a chalky, please bring in your bag any home readers your school is culling.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Moyyan is located on Espiritu Santo, the largest island of the archipelago of Vanuatu. Moyyan sits on a white sand beach where the buildings entwine with large trees, all just twelve steps from the shoreline. Five spacious farés offer a contemporary feel for the tropics with the accent on understated luxury. The cool, open restaurant and bar opens out onto the beach and shares stunning sea views. Books and board games are provided for your enjoyment as you unwind into a completely relaxing holiday. We also have bicycles, clear bottom kayaks and snorkelling equipment available for our guests. Moyyan Day Spa offers hand, feet and body rituals, facials and massage indulgences using pure botanical and aromatic Waterlily products. Staying at Moyyan means you start the day as you end it - relaxed, rejuvenated, and looking forward to all that the next day will bring. Guests at Moyyan unpack their bags into contemporary beachfront farés. Each faré has a luxurious bathroom, modern furnishings, king sized bed and private deck. They are designed to capture the sea breezes and are continually shaded to provide a comfortable environment in the tropics. In line with Moyyan’s philosophy of treading lightly on this fragile environment, each faré is architecturally designed to work in harmony with the tropical climate. They are insect-proof and take full advantage of the sea breezes. Ceiling fans create a comfortable environment. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Moyyan - House By The Sea Hotel Espiritu Santo
- Moyyan House By The Sea Vanuatu/Espiritu Santo