We stayed at Nasama recently and had a wonderful break thanks to the location, accomodation and staff. 10 minutes out of Port Vila by local bus and a short walk or bus ride to other resorts is far enough away to provide added peace and quiet, but close enough to allow a wide range of options for activities and dining. The cooking facilities in the rooms (cooktop, microwave, toaster and kettle) and in the resort (BBQ) allow for good self catering if you wish, with supermarkets and local shops close by and a limited range of essentials at the reception shop. The starter pack of cooking oil, salt and pepper is a good idea and saves buying these when you only need small amounts. Alternatively, there are lots of restaurants in resorts close by if you want to avoid a ride into Vila. Nasama is on the smaller side and has large grounds with a number of different places to hang out; pool, kids pool, BBQ area, beach, or your balcony or patio all of which have great outlooks to the ocean which is just a few steps away from your room. The local busses are fantastic - wave your hand and they will pick you up and drop you wherever you like for a small fixed amount per person; sometimes with the added bonus of island music, interior disco lights, or conversation about good places to eat or things to see.
The Nasama staff are very helpful - particularly Elizabeth who recommended specific tour operators (not the big ones) for a more authentic island tour, and arranged airport transfers for us. Chanel also made sure we were pleasantly introduced to the room and facilities and made sure we had everything we needed. Being a new resort there was still a bit of work being done on the grounds but this is mainly tidying up and adding landscaping so shouldn't inconvenience anyone. Vanuatu itself is so handy to Sydney (except for the stupid flight times) that we will certainly return and when we do, I am sure we will be staying at Nasama.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Opened in April 2012, Nasama Resort is a serviced apartment complex that offers deluxe self-contained beachfront accommodation. Its location oceanfront in the southwest corner of Efate Island puts it in the path of cooling trade winds in the summer months. Just 10 minutes from Port Vila town centre, it is on Pango Road which is a tar sealed road with easy access to public transport. Every apartment is decorated with style and has its own veranda for guests to relax and enjoy the beautiful sunrises and panoramic ocean views. It offers the convenience of a fully equipped kitchen, air conditioner, fan, TV/iPod dock and free wireless internet. Select from 3 types of apartments: studio apartments sleep up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child; deluxe-on-the-water one bedroom apartments sleep up to 2 adults and one child; and spacious two bedroom apartments sleep up to six people. On the grounds of the resort is a beautiful infinity pool and children’s pool leading to a sandy beach with a natural rock pool in the ocean for safe swimming. Covered barbecue facilities offer an alternative to in-room dining. Guests can have fun in our complimentary kayaks, swimming, snorkeling or simply relaxing and soaking up the sun by the pool or on the beach. Reception can also advise and book guests on any of the 40 tours and activities offered in Vanuatu. Surfers will be pleased to know that there is surfing just 5 minutes up the road at Breakas beach. For those in need of pampering, we offer soothing massages to the sound of waves at our beach massage fare. Nasama Resort's own restaurant, Cafe Vila & Bar, was recently opened in December 2014 and is already acquiring a reputation for its wonderful ambiance and delicious meals. It is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner with brunch on offer till 3:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Happy Hour at the bar is from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm daily, extended to 7:00 pm on Fridays. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Nasama Resort Vanuatu/Port Vila