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Tropicana Lagoon Apartments Resort
Ranked #32 of 47 Hotels in Port Vila
Certificate of Excellence
Coolum Beach, Australia
1 review
“Hard to Leave”
Reviewed October 15, 2012

The location of this resort is ideal, situated on the crystal clear lagoon and only 5 minutes into town. The food is quality and the staff are very friendly and trustworthy. I will come back to Vanuatu to stay here.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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Brisbane, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

My family & I had the pleasure to stay here in advance of the School Holiday crowds which I am sure would descend from Australia & NZ on a regular basis.
The staff were welcoming & helpful. Without any hesitation, any need we addressed was accomodated accompanied by smiles & a rapid response. Kel (The Owner/Operator) was fantastic with assisting on the local information as well as making us feel welcome from the minute we arrived.
Only concerns were with a lack of High Chair (an 8 month old needs this to free up Mum/Dads hands!) but as we took our own Bill & Teds pop up buggy, we were able to manage.
Great to have toys (Kayaks/Fishing Rods/DVDS etc) & a Pool for the older kids as they are hard to occupy at the best of times but they fully enjoyed this experience.
We tried the newly opened Restaurant & were most impressed on both quality of produce (last time you managed to have Tuna as the Fish selection for the humble Fish & Chips??) and service.
Many thanks to all involved.

Room Tip: Get a room away from the pool as kids can make a ton of noise when splashing about!!! Nothing worse...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Narrabeen, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed October 1, 2012

Have found a hidden Gem of a Resort in vanuatu ,the staff and managers are so helpfull and the rooms clean and modern ,the reataurant is open air and sits over the Lagoon and the food is excellant and not over priced ,the beer is ice cold and the cocktails are very moorish, the lagoon beach is virtually at your front door and the pool clean and well maintained .The little Kiosk shop has everything you left at home and is also reasonably priced ,
Deffinately recommened this resort and i will be back.

Room Tip: For couples try and book lower level on the Lagoon ,and for familys book a 2 bedroom apartment self...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Wagga Wagga, Australia
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50 reviews
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

This establishment has just opened up its breakfast dining area as a restaurant. The restaurant is open with an excellent lagoon view. I dined there twice and enjoyed the experience. Had fillet steak that melted in my mouth. It was stuffed with calamari which is unusual. Sheila, the senior waitress was very attentive and helpful.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
Reviewed September 21, 2012

My mother and i decided to take a girly 10 day getaway to vanuatu in september 2012, upon arriving at 2am we were greeted by security and a 'woken' yet 'welcoming' manager 'Cal'.
Cal couldnt have been more accommodating during out stay at the tropicana. He was always making sure we were happy and having a friendly chat every day with us, and helping out wherever he could.

The staff at the tropicana are just wonderful. During my travels to Thailand and other various countries i have never experienced the kind of hospitality and genuine friendliness from any other resort employees EVER. They remember your name and always are happy to have a chat with you and help you in any way you can.

One of the chef's named Roco is just gorgeous, he is such a kind man who tries his best in the kitchen to make you the happiest customer you could be! We had some minor complications with our quad bike which we hired from town which resulted in it breaking down near the airport and Cal was there to help us out of our sticky situation.

Tropicana is a fantastic resort, clean, tidy, great location, your further enough away from main street of Port villa to engage with locals and lay back and relax, yet close enough to get a 5 minute bus into town or walk to the main grocery shop. My mother and i thoroughly enjoyed our 10 day stay at the Tropicana and it will be a holiday not forgotten.

On our last day i felt sadden by the fact that i would no longer get to see our friends from the Tropicana. The manager Cal, the girls (housekeepers), the chefs you will be solely missed, thank you for making our stay so so enjoyable :)

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Brisbane, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

""WOW"" what can I say the resort is well maintained the beautiful people that work there are so helpful and friendly the location is super ,special mention to CALVIN who went out of his way to make our stay special he made us feel as if we were the only guests at the resort .
His attention to detail was evident with the opening of the beach restaurant the meals are to say the least amongst the best and value for money the rooms are well presented and serviced I have
no hesitation in recommending this resort to all our friends in fact we intend to use this piece of paradise for our future wedding guest accommodation .
Again Calvin Thank You so much for making our stay the most memorable experience in Port Vila Vanuatu

Room Tip: Room 7 in the middle of everything but all rooms have a great view of the lagoon ......beware of the...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed September 6, 2012

We took our 8 month over for a week and stayed at Tropicana Lagoon. The rooms were very tidy with fabulous views over the lagoon. The kitchen was well equipped. We had a lovely tropical breakfast every morning and such wonderful service and friendly smiles throughout our whole stay. The ladies who work there are all so great with children and our baby grew very fond of them in the short period we were there.

We found the local buses convenient and cheap to get around town. You can catch one easily just on the main road outside the resort.

Out of the 8 days we were there unfortunately it rained 3 whole days but this did not stop us from having a good time at the resort. We spent most of our time outside on the nakamal sitting and chatting to other guests and friendly staff. Management also provided us with DVDs to pass the time.

Overall a fabulous holiday for us and I would like to take the time to especially thank Calvin and the girls for such excellent service, I would highly recommend the resort to all families who wish to spend quality time with their loved ones away from the typically loud and busy resorts.

Aman, Nima & Veerav (NZ)

Room Tip: The one bedroom studios down the bottom have an instant access to the lawn, sand and lagoon just foo...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Tropicana Lagoon Apartments Resort

Property: Tropicana Lagoon Apartments Resort
Address: Teouma Rd. | PO Box 7021, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
Location: Vanuatu > Efate > Port Vila
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#16 Luxury Hotel in Port Vila
#20 On the Beach Hotel in Port Vila
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Tropicana Lagoon Apartments Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 17
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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