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Sunset Bungalows Resort
Ranked #9 of 47 Hotels in Port Vila
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 17, 2012

My wife and I spent a couple of days @ Sunset Bungalows after staying at a couple of other places and were happy with the place, but were surprised that it was the most expensive.

The staff (Manger "Pin" in particular) were friendly and helpful, but the facility did need a bit of an upgrade in our opinion.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Mark M
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Reviewed February 27, 2012

if you are looking for a relaxing place to stay then you cant go past this small resort. The staff are happy go lucky beautiful people.Because it was quiet in February all around Vila we had the place really to ourselves. The food was great just a little warning everything is imported to Vanuatu so sometimes they do not always have what is on the menu, but chill out and you wont mind that you have to have another option. We left the sunset bungalows with great sadness as my husband and myself could of just stayed forever.

Room Tip: Over looking the lagoon then you can hear the barramundi splashing about
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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank vegas51
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Reviewed February 23, 2012

Absolutely loved this place. So much better than expected, large bungalow with marine life right to your balcony, very romantic.

  • Stayed: February 2012
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4  Thank Kyrstwyn
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Reviewed January 4, 2012

Just returned from a magical 11 night trip to Vanuatu. The Resort was perfect with a great location, amazing staff who could not do enough for you and peace and tranquility when you wanted it.
The breakfasts (included in our package) and all the other meals we had at the resort (ate in for about 95% of our meals) were excellent with lots of options and great fresh food.
There is lots to do and the resort staff were really helpfull booking our tours around the Island and also a day trip to see the volcano on Tanner Island (a must do if you have the time).
Thanks to Pin and her dedicated team (too many to name but you were all excellent) for a truly memorable holiday.

We willdefinitely be back.

Thank you to much.

Rory & Katherine

Room Tip: We stayed in one of the 8 units and it was great.Bungalows are a bit larger and some have a kitchene...
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  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank Rory F
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Reviewed December 11, 2011

Sunset Bungalows is the perfect place to stay if you want peace and tranquillity- the whole place is themed in island style but has all the mod cons. We stayed here for a week in November 2011 – got married at the resort- definitely recommend a bungalow over the water for the view and privacy- we hardly noticed that there was anyone else staying. The resort is pretty much what it says and shows on the website, better in some areas – the restaurant serves great food and is right over the water, clean, great atmosphere(for romance) and no mosquitos at all. The pool and gardens are immaculate. Yes there is a main road right by the resort but it is hardly busy compared to Australian standards – occasional noise from the odd truck when by the pool, but not in your room – it didn’t bother us at all. The lapping water under your personal deck is all you can hear when in the room- and you can sleep with the entire room open overlooking the lagoon – wake up with the sunrise – awesome!. The bus service to town (10mins) was easy and always interesting, as you travel with the locals – all part of the experience of being in Vanuatu. The staff at Sunset were always friendly and helpful. We booked several tours from here – Jungle Safari and Zilos Village tour – both fantastic and great value for money. The only thing that made this resort feel like a 3 star rather than a 4 star was the worn out towels and bed linen – they were clean but thread bare. We would definitely stay here again – perfect for romance, relaxation and experiencing the culture of the Island. We went to 4 other 3-4 star resorts while we were there and they all felt like a Spanish holiday camps from the 1980’s – we knew we had chosen the best resort for us – no kids, mature, well-travelled couple wanting a relaxing, romantic, authentic accommodation.

Room Tip: choose one with a deck over the water
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  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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8  Thank NatHarvey
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Reviewed October 14, 2011

Great location, clean and beautiful rooms. Friendly service and great food! You will not regret staying here. Its a little out of town but the bus system becomes a high light of your trip

  • Stayed: August 2011
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3  Thank Jumbody
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Reviewed September 26, 2011

We stayed in an overwater bungalow and it was perfect. Very relaxing! The room is enormous and with the extension onto the balcony it gives the feeling of going forever! Yes, some of the fittings in the room are getting a little tired and it is not the 5* property that you can stay in anywhere in the world but this is Vanuatu and it is true to character of the Pacific Islands and not over the top to make you feel uncomfortable when you go out of the property and into the township of Vila and observe the living conditions of the ni-Vanuatu. I personally would find it difficult to stay in a glitzy property with all the bells and whistles. This property has character, very friendly, helpful staff and a restaurant which offers good food at a very affordable price. It is just out of town on the Lagoon so very peaceful but still easy access to the town for shopping or other activities. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: The rooms which are not over water bungalows still look out over the water but it is nice to sit out...
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  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with friends
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4  Thank 60PlusAdelaide_SA
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Additional Information about Sunset Bungalows Resort

Address: Teouma Road | 2nd Lagoon, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
Location: Vanuatu > Efate > Port Vila
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Port Vila
#7 Top resorts Hotel in Port Vila
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Port Vila
Price Range: $101 - $222 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sunset Bungalows Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled quietly on the waters edge within a tropical setting and fantastic views across Emten Lagoon. Luxurious surrounds includes a swimming pool with waterfall, over-water restaurant and bar. Sunset Bungalows Resort is a peaceful tropical escape with its relaxing adults only status, ideal for honeymooners. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Sunset Bungalows Hotel Port Vila
Sunset Hotel Port Vila
Sunset Resort Port Vila
Sunset Bungalows Vanuatu
Sunset Bungalows Resort Vanuatu/Port Vila

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