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“So peaceful”
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Tradewinds Villas
Ranked #34 of 47 Hotels in Port Vila
Mt Maunganui
1 review
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“So peaceful”
Reviewed January 25, 2008

My daughter and I stayed at Mitch's resort for 8 days. The accommodation was spotless thanks to the lovely Ni Vanuatuan staff. We had a two bedroom, two bathroom unit with air conditioning in the bedrooms, and a lovely deck overlooking the Erakor lagoon.
We used the pool every day, and it was always clean.
I really enjoyed the complete lack of city noise. There were no intrusive thumping stereos, and the only cars you heard from the resort were the airport pickups.
Recommmended highly for those who want a peaceful break.
If you wanted to go down to the "bright lights" of Vila, then there was a better local bus service- very decrepit mini van buses, but good drivers- than at home.
I might add that the local people are honest, friendly, did not expect tips, nor were there any touts. Touts are the bane of many tourist destinations.
Lovely holiday.

Linda from Mount Maunganui, New Zealand

  • Liked — The setting
  • Disliked — Hard beds for my aging back
  • Stayed January 2008
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Reviewed September 19, 2006

This is a great budget resort. If you get this on a cheap package deal it is worth it. I'd score the rooms 4 star and the general facilities 2 star.
Good things: The rooms are new, modern and spacious. We took our child and they put 2 queen beds in our room and there was still lots of space. Nice and clean. Well equpiied kitchen (but no oven - just elements and microwave), new fridge, large balcony, nice bathroom (no bath). DVD and CD palyer, TV tuned to Oz sport and childrens progs. Friendly staff, nice wee pool
Bad things: No restaurant. Not near the lagoon. No access through Poppys and not in a swimmable area. This was a bit of a major for us and really amounted to the ONLY problem. Located opposite a not very attractive village (about the only "slum" bit we saw).
But you can catch buses and taxis everywhere. Locals are dead friendly.

  • Liked — The rooms
  • Disliked — Not on the lagoon
  • Stayed August 2006, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 23, 2005

Stayed with Mitch and crew for a week , played golf , went fishing - caught and tagged a MARLIN had some great food and went home feeling like we had had a holiday. Resort is a great place to chill and Vanuatu is a great relatively unspoilt and uncomplicated destination. Will go back

Stayed August 2004
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Property: Tradewinds Villas
Address: Captain Cook Avenue, Port Vila, Efate 00000, Vanuatu
Location: Vanuatu > Efate > Port Vila
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#15 Top resorts Hotel in Port Vila
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Tradewinds Villas 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Serviced Air-conditioned Studio Bungalows Serviced 3 Bedroom Townhouse Serviced 2 Bedroom Apartment Experience the relaxed comfort of home while exploring the unique culture and beautiful lifestyle of Vanuatu. Overlooking the serene waters of Erakor Lagoon, Tradewinds Resort offers self-contained bungalows in the peace and quiet of the 'suburbs'. A 10 min walk will take you to the fresh fruit and vegetable markets in town, or a short stroll to the local restaurants when you feel like dining out. The air-conditioned bungalows also have ceiling fans and can be configured as twin share or double. The kitchenette is equipped with microwave, jug, toaster, and full-size refrigerator and includes crockery and cutlery and cooking utensils. For the family or small groups, the 3 bedroom Townhouse or 2 bedroom apartment overlooking Erakor Lagoon would be a great base for your Vanuatu adventure. ... more   less 
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Tradewinds Hotel Port Vila
Tradewinds Villas Vanuatu/Port Vila

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