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“Little piece of paradise...!”
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Nasama Resort
Ranked #7 of 47 Hotels in Port Vila
Certificate of Excellence
Opotiki, New Zealand
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“Little piece of paradise...!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2014

We've just returned back to NZ after a great 7 nights at the Nasama. It certainly lived up to and beyond all previous reviews. Location was excellent. Plenty of friendly public bus/vans passing outside the resort to take you to town. Apartment was fantastic as was pool, staff, facilities and cleanliness. We would highly recommend the Nasama and will certainly stay there again if back in Port Vila.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Paul V, Owner at Nasama Resort, responded to this review, March 30, 2014
Thank you Colette for your review, glad you've enjoyed your stay and hope to Welcome you again soon!
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2014

The room was a studio with a king bed and single. Nice and clean and tidy but beautifully laid out with flowers when we checked in. Infinity Pool was fantastic with the view. Hotel staff where friendly and helpful and nothing was too hard for them. Room was cleaned every day when we went out.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2014

When I first looked into a trip to Vanuatu I was told that dining in this country was very expensive. Staying at Nasama Resort was a great way to stretch our money farther. Our room had a kitchen with stove, fridge, microwave, and it was well stocked with the necessities to cook our own food. Having breakfasts and lunches this way saved us heaps. We just took the bus to the market to stock up on food and drinks. There is no restaurant on site so for dinners we'd either walk down the road to Breakas, which had great food, or take the cheap buses that drive by every 5 minutes into town. We took a day trip to Erakor Island where we had excellent baguettes for lunch and then lounged on the beach before enjoying their feast and fire show. We also took kayaks out and paddled around. The starfish were amazing. Another day we walked to the golf course down the road and enjoyed a nice quiet round. Wifi worked great and we really had no complaints. Just know going in that this is a quieter place away from the main drag with no restaurants. As easy as it is to get around Port Vila though don't let this discourage you.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2014

My 2 friends and I stayed at Nasama resort for 4 nights in February. The service was excellent and the reception and security were lovely. Our room was clean and comfortable.
I read other reviews saying there were cockroaches, I'd just like to say we DUH! Cockroaches are all over the world. Don't let their reviews deter you from this lovely resort.
The pool area is beautiful and well kept.
Nasama is a lovely, peaceful place.
If you are looking for a place to unwind, it is perfect. Only a 5 minute bus ride to town.
Nasama does not have a restaurant, however, Breakas resort is less than a 10 minute walk in the opposite direction of town.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Darwin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2014

The rooms and resort is exactly like the photos. The rooms are huge and so clean. All the staff are so friendly and Ashley in reception is so helpful and couldn't do enough. The pool is fantastic and overlooks the ocean. The beach is not the best for swimming (lots of coral) but it was so relaxing just sitting in the chairs looking at the waves. The rooms are self contained but Breakas resort is a 10 minute walk and they serve food and drinks. Everything in Port Villa is so expensive so cooking is a good option as the restaurants do not serve good quality food. Transport is so easy, buses go past the resort every couple of minutes and cost just under AUS$2 each way. Definitely recommend this resort.
Don't be put off with it being the wet season, the weather is absolutely amazing and I could not have asked for a better start to my trip.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2014

We have just returned from two wonderful weeks at Nasama. We are a family of two adults and two teenage boys. We have traveled extensively through Europe, America and have spent quite a few summer holidays in Egypt (the boys all dive). Nasama Resort was certainly as good as, if not better, than the Mediterranean resorts we have stayed in. Nettie, Mathilde and Chanel at Reception answered our endless questions with a smile and very good advice. We had a two bedroom apartment which was enormous. Very clean, bright and no problems with hot water or any appliances. Our only suggestion would be to air condition the bedrooms as we found it very difficult to sleep. We are from Brisbane, so are used to the heat and humidity, but still found it very hot. There is a large air conditioner in the main living space and I imagine that for the smaller apartments it is perfectly adequate. We would consider two studio apartments (depending on cost) for our return visit. Food - Bon Marche as per other reviews. Big Blue Diving were excellent. Big Blue have trained and employ ni-Vanuatu instructors. Husband and boys said they were outstanding. Turtle Bay. Turtle Bay has received some very bad reviews - we went and it was one of the most wonderful days. We had a vet in our party who was happy with the condition of the animals. If you go, you must take the option to swim with the turtles. Our boys were in the water for over an hour. We loved Vanuatu, the ni-Vanuatu are the most wonderful people. We will be back!!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Paul V, Owner at Nasama Resort, responded to this review, January 28, 2014
Hello Georgie,
Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review. We are very pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable stay at Nasama Resort. Regarding the air-conditioning - generally, the air-conditioning in the two bedroom apartments is adequate when all the window louvres are shut and the doors to the bedrooms are left open. However, it has been unusually hot and humid over the past few weeks. We hope that this did not affect your holiday too much and look forward to welcoming you back to Nasama Resort!
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2014

Picture it... an 18 hour layover in Vanuatu. Never heard of the country before... No idea where to stay. Thankfully, TripAdvisor steered us to Nasama. They were so kind to us before we even set foot on the island. They put up with my incessant emailing, asking questions about how to get there and cabs to restaurants and all sorts of things.

We arrived late in the day. They were closed but our new best friend Chanel stayed to get us settled. Then the cab they had arraigned for us was waiting to take us to dinner. Chanel came too, to make sure we got there easily. We had a lovely dinner and low and behold, the cab and Chanel had been waiting for us the whole time. This man gave up his whole evening to make sure that we were taken care of. It was very kind and very appreciated, especially since this was such a out of the way spot.

The next morning Chanel was back at work with Ashley and they helped us catch the 'bus' to 'downtown.' We walked around the market and got breakfast. On the way back we brought tons of fruit to try then caught the cab to the airport.

The facilities are nice. Unfortunately, we had just finished staying at a super lux 5 star resort in New Caledonia so there was no way this place could live up to that at that moment. However, it is a BEAUTIFUL location with great facilities. I only wish we had a bit more time to enjoy the pool and ocean and resort. A total highlight was the little banana tree outside our door that we found in the morning.

I highly recommend this location. Not just because it's beautiful but because the service is OUTSTANDING!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Nasama Resort
Address: Pango Road | PO Box 1035, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
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Location: Vanuatu > Efate > Port Vila
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Port Vila
#6 Top resorts Hotel in Port Vila
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Port Vila
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Nasama Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 50
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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