Tropicana is a nicely appointed, comfortable, clean apartment complex 10 mins drive out of town. It is self contained, which suits people wanting to save money on eating out (which can be expensive in port Vila), and families with young kids. Overall we enjoyed our time at Tropicana.
We stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment, which was well set up, clean and comfy. Plenty of storage space for suitcases etc. The kitchen was minimally appointed with cooking implements, one bonus was that the staff provided us with a bigger fridge which was excellent. No curtains on windows which made for some early wake ups from children!
Tropicana is on the lagoon, and has a man-made beach. Its not really great for swimming - water gets deep quickly and has a strong current. But its nice for kayaking. Its lovely to interact with the local people who live on the other side of the lagoon - the kids from the village regularly came over to play with our kids. The pool is nice, but it is small. Internet access was excellent, and free. There is an awesome nakamal (covered deck) over the lagoon which is so nice to sit and relax on.
Hospitality was generally good. At the front office, Nessan was lovely and really helpful, as were the other local staff. The owners Martina and Jorg were also helpful and generous, but at times hard to track down!
Lovely, scenic, quiet spot. Only 10 mins to town in a bus, and lots of buses pass by on the main road. Quite a few mozzies around the lagoon - take repellent! But otherwise, great location.
We arrived at the hotel at 730pm, having come straight from the airport. We were exhausted and hungry, but there was nothing available at Tropicana to buy and eat. There is a small shop, but it was closed. Would be great if the shop could open when guests arrive late at night so that they can get supplies.
It would be useful if Tropicana could update the information folders in rooms to contain information about cyclone and earthquake preparedness. There was a cyclone when we stayed, and it was tricky to find info about what to do, where to evacuate to, etc.
Overall, a great experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- TROPICANA LAGOON Beach ApartmentsTROPICANA LAGOON Apartments comprise 12 self contained studio apartments and 6 two bedroom apartments and 4 Villas. each Villa has their own plunge pool. All apartments are luxury and stylish built with this typically Vanuatu flair.LocationSituated on Second Lagoon, overlooking magical emerald waters and lush tropical vegetation on the opposite shore. TROPICANA LAGOON Beach Apartments is a peaceful and friendly tropical escape in the most romantic location of Efate, yet only 5 minutes away from down town Port Vila.The property is nicely landscaped with lots of tropical palms, plants and flowers. With your own private beach on your doorstep TROPICANA LAGOON Beach Apartments creates a wonderful ambience for your perfect holiday. Enjoy the tropical atmosphere while you swim in the pool, read a book in a hammock or enjoy a cocktail at our over-water-Fare while watching a romantic sunset. Room FacilitiesAll apartments have splendid views over the tranquil emerald waters of the lagoon. They are modern, spacious, self-contained, fan-cooled and/or air condition. Each apartment is beautifully finished with tropical style interiors, warm timber flooring, deluxe bathrooms, well equipped kitchen and all modern amenities such as flat-screen satellite TV , DVD player, high speed secure internet, private BBQ (subject to availability) and in-room-safe. The studio apartments ideally cater for two persons. On request we can provide an additional single bed. All apartments have private balconies or verandas with awesome views. Ground floor apartments have their own direct beach access. Resort-& Service Facilities: Rooms are serviced daily for our - Swimming pool- 24 hours service and security- Laundry service, free tropical breakfast - airport transfer on request.- You can book tours at our tour desk/ reception. We also organize car hire for you.- Drinks and snacks available throughout the day at the Beach Bar.- Free use of kayaks, and snorkel equipment.- Free DVD library- On site parking ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tropicana Lagoon Apartments Resort Vanuatu/Port Vila