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Lower Plenty, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Firstly I would like to thank Sam and Joe - the resort managers and dive instructors. They absolutely made the trip amazing. Friendly advice and a real personable interaction made me feel like i was amongst friends even when surrounded by strangers at the dining table. These two truly are great people and in would return just to see them.... More 

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Tagbilaran City, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

On the one hand you cannot help but want to love this place, it is a staggeringly beautiful location, calm, peaceful and yes tranquil but in the end you realise its all a bit run down and in need of some love. Very basic budget rooms being sold as resort accommodation. Port Havannah is definitely worth some 2-3 days but... More 

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Southbridge Town District, null, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

A wonderful visit with a lovely guide - a simple and lovely island, deliberately uncommercial, just getting on with the business of saving turtles. We were able to touch the turtles and release one back into the sea. I loved it! And the snorkelling was terrific with a wonderful array of fish and corals. We didn't stay on the island... More 

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London
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Paradise par excellence, this place ticked all my boxes and more. Within fifteen minutes of arriving, I decided to cancel my ongoing flight to Santo and stay longer. Having planned to stay for 2 nights, I ended up staying 5... The bungalows are wonderfully situated, with your own little private beach from which you can snorkel and swim. When I... More 

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Tanzania
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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

I great way to spend a weekend away from Port Vila. It's close but seems remote. The coral was cool, with great visibility snorkeling out front on the Sunday. The diving well organised, good boats and staff. The fares are well placed/spaced; almost on the beach and very private, with your own bathroom, hot shower, when gennie is running. The... More 

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Owen D, Manager at Tranquillity Island Resort & Dive Base, responded to this review

Hi LizzzieR, thanks so much for such a lovely review. Im so glad you had a wonderful time with us here. We love to have the local Port-Vila ex-pats come over and stay with us, I hope you'll be back very soon. Awesome that you got involved with releasing a turtle too! Erica More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

We had a beautiful 5 days at Tranquility Island Resort. It was exactly the break we needed! Toby and Erica are the best hosts ever and we were able to People coming to this beautiful little spot need to know it's basic. Dont bring your hair straightener or hair dryer - you can't use them! But the relaxed vibe of... More 

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Owen D, Manager at Tranquillity Island Resort & Dive Base, responded to this review

Wow, Mandyz1, what an amazing review. I love your words 'relaxed vibe' because that's exactly how we want you to feel here at Tranquility. Im so glad that you enjoyed your PADI Advanced Open Water Dive Course and thank you for the lovely compliment. I feel very lucky to work here in such beautiful surroundings and train divers in such... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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25 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Our group of 3 friends recently stayed a week at Tranquillity, in one of the lodges. We had a wonderful week. The hosts Toby and Erica, and all of the other staff, were absolutely wonderful and accommodating in every way. Every day was an adventure, spoilt for choice with what to do, all in beautiful surroundings, a walk to Fred's... More 

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Owen D, Manager at Tranquillity Island Resort & Dive Base, responded to this review

Hey Cazoe, Erica here, thanks for a lovely review. I can honestly say that I will never forget your stay with us here at Tranquility. Such a great group of friends that really got stuck into every adventure we had to offer. What a beautiful moment it was with all of you, releasing one of our Hawksbills into the ocean,... More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

My first night on the island i was the only guest but the hosts Toby & Erica and staff made me feel super welcome. This is the kind of place you can really sit and chill, do as much or as little as you like. Every hut has a water view and its own beach privacy. The snorkelling is pretty... More 

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Owen D, Manager at Tranquillity Island Resort & Dive Base, responded to this review

Hi Maree323, Erica here, thank you for this wonderful review. The 'Castaway' experience sums up our Island beautifully. Im so glad you mentioned the beautiful night sky, as on clear nights I too stand in awe gazing up up the Milky Way, without the interference of city lights, it really is mother nature at its best. We absolutely loved having... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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15 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

We visited Tranquility as part of a day cruise on the Coongoola. The highlight was a visit to the Hawkesbill Turtle Hatchery. Here eggs collected from nearby villages are hatched and kept safe for twelve months before being released into the wild. This enterprise receives no government funding and is increasing the survival rate of the turtles

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Owen D, Manager at Tranquillity Island Resort & Dive Base, responded to this review

Hi Lapun, Erica here. Thank you for taking the time to write a review having visited our Island from the fabulous Coongoola Sailing Day Trip. Im so glad you enjoyed our Hawksbill Turtle Rookery. Here at Tranquility we actually don't 'hatch' the turtles within the resort, this is done the natural way on our Northern Beaches, the day-old hatch-lings are... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This place is unreal. Beautiful rooms which are made up with beautiful flowers as decorations, very secluded with your own bit of private beach outside your villa, there is even a hammock!. There was also great snorkelling right outside the resort as well as on other parts of the island which you could either get a boat to or walk... More 

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Owen D, Manager at Tranquillity Island Resort & Dive Base, responded to this review

Hi Else M, Erica here, thanks so much for such great feedback, we are thrilled you had a great time with us and we are both so looking forward to you both returning in a couple of months and finally getting you in the water for some dives! Thanks so much with all your help with the turtles, its really... More 

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  • Beachfront
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We do not offer luxury, but we do offer simplicity and the chance to get back to nature. Our beach huts are stylish yet basic and constructed from local materials using local methods. Each faces its own private beach and is equipped with western facilities. The island has no mains power so there are no flat screen television or mini bars, but we do stock cold drinks in the restaurant and our food is freshly delivered every day. We use solar panels to provide 24 hour lighting and we have a diesel generator that is on for several hours each day providing 200-240 volts to charge up your gadgets. We pump water from an underground lens and harvest rain water whenever possible. We aim to minimise our impact on the island land, cutting back trees and growth only where essential and leaving habitats intact. Free WIFI is available at our WIFI hotspot and local mobile phone networks cover the island. With no mains electricity, no cars or bikes and very little light pollution, Tranquillity offers you the chance to see, feel and listen to nature as nature intended. Campsite and private beach camping available as well. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tranquillity Island Resort & Dive Base

Address: P.O. Box 991, Port Havannah, Efate 940, Vanuatu
Location: Vanuatu > Efate > Port Havannah
Price Range: $102 - $215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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