Our family of 4 [with children 3 and 5] stayed for 5 nights in January this year. Everything met our expectations for the price we paid. Like some, we didn't go there expecting the 'Hilton' so like others we were not disappointed in the clean, tidy and comfortable accommodation that was on offer. The owners and staff were nothing but kind, friendly and accommodating. Its a relaxing environment where you can chose to do nothing or do many things. Our children fell in love with the lovely Nannies and were upset when we had to leave. They kindly entertained them for us so that we too could have a break and relax, or simply eat dinner in peace!
Everything we needed was on site and with children our age, we did not opt to do any tours but chose to stay by the resort and swim, kayak, relax and explore the local surrounds. We loved the sheltered bay that Aquana is set in and it gave us some stunning sun sets while there.
I have been to many South Pacific Islands before and would have no hesitation in recommending Vanuatu or Aquana to anyone I know. The only thing I would say is to be prepared to put on a kilo or two!! That's only because the food is so divine you can't help but indulge in the wonderful menu each lunch time and evening. There is much to choose from but some dishes you will taste and will want again. Breakfast was suitable and catered for those wanted a cooked selection such as bacon and eggs, corn fritters or pancakes, through to your basic cereals, toasts and many fruits. If you needed any menu item altered or changed, you just had to ask and they would do it. No request was too hard for the kind staff to make sure you got what you wanted and enjoyed your meal.
As for Vanuatu in general, we probably wouldn't chose to travel again in January as the humidity was very high at times, and the rain did amend our plans at times. It didn't dampen our stay though and we think its a fantastic place and we would love to go again when our children are older so we can comfortably explore the island and what it has to offer some more.
Aquana, we truly appreciated your kind hospitality and wish we were there sipping cocktails and having a wonderful chat with you all right now!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Opened in 2012, Aquana Beach Resort has become Vanuatu's leading three and a half star family friendly boutique Resort and this has largely been due to the unique childcare approach it has developed and the quality of the food from it's very popular casual dining restaurant. Located 25 minutes from the International Airport and only 15 minutes from the town centre, Aquana is situated in a large lagoon surrounded by groups of deserted islands and pristine reefs. Aquana has a 150 meter long man-made beach great for children to be able to play free from danger and for adults to relax on and soak up the sun. Aquana consists of 16 bungalows all located within 30 meters of the lagoon front and a hot a la carte and a continental breakfast are both included in the room rate and the resorts idyllic surroundings provides the perfect location for weddings and functions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Aquana Beach Resort Vanuatu/Port Vila