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“could not be more happy” 5 of 5 stars
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Sunset Bungalows Resort
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   Teouma Road, 2nd Lagoon, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu   |  
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Ranked #3 of 46 Hotels in Port Vila
Certificate of Excellence
Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“could not be more happy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Well I think previous reviewers have said it all, great place, with bus at door every few minutes into town, lovely views across lagoon, quiet rooms, huge comfy beds, great meals in the restaurant, hot showers with plenty of pressure, lovely friendly staff , and so peaceful with no rug rats running around. managers Audry & Greg could not do enough to make sure you were happy and enjoying your stay, 2 so down to earth people. would highly recommended Sunset Bungalows. If you are changing Aust money to Vatu;s do it at Goodies in Port Vila you will get a much better rate than in Aust. in May in Aust some exchangers were paying 72V to 82V depending where you changed . in Port Vila Goodies were paying 92 Vatu to the Dollar . we exchanged enough in Aus to pay for taxi to accom then changed the remainder later at goodies, When we were there in May Taxi from Airport to Sunset cost 2700 Vatu, we organized a bus back and it cost 2500Vatu, spend all your Vatus' before you come home as you get nothing for them back in oz and put your small change into donation boxes at air port to help charities Bus into town cost 150 each way cheap hey, eating out is on par with oz but souvenirs seemed a bit over priced compared to Asian city's which is understandable. they are lovely friendly people in Vanuatu.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brisbane
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Having previously done the kids friendly Vanuatu my wife and I decided to steer clear of the tourist track and find a more locally flavoured location so we settled on the Sunset Bungalows.
We booked a lagoon bungalow which is perched right over the water with a spectacular uninterrupted outlook which was perfect to watch the evening set in.
The room was large, clean and air conditioned and the bed was very comfortable. The bathroom was spotless and the shower pressure and water temperature were excellent. I was even able to pick up some Aussie channels on the TV and surprisingly got my fix of AFL one afternoon when we returned from diving.
The resort is managed by Greg and Audrey who are seasoned travellers and are truly two of life's "nice people" - nothing was too much trouble, the food at the restaurant was excellent and they even opened up early for breakfast so we could eat before an early start dive trip.
The staff were friendly, informative and well trained and it was a pleasure booking restaurants and getting information about the many local attractions.
We were a little concerned about being ten minutes out of town however the local buses (which are really just Maxi Taxi type vans) go past the door every couple of minutes, (the longest we had to wait was three minutes).
The bus costs about $1.00 AUS per person into town and it is a great way to see how the locals live and to meet some of the real Vanuatu characters.
Overall we could not have hoped for a better accommodation experience and we will definitely be staying at the Sunset Bungalows whenever we return to Vanuatu (which we plan to do at every opportunity).

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013 via mobile

I was lucky enough to receive a holiday to Vanuatu for my birthday (thanks Dad) and the place he had organized was by far the best choice!
Our room was perfectly accommodating and the staff and owners were a fantastic help.
With the water literally below our toes on the balcony, you just felt like in the commercials!
But, in saying that, take insect repellent! If you are one of those people where mosquitoes LOVE your blood, be ready! There are curtains to prevent this around the bed, but the person I happened to be traveling with was claustrophobic... So I suffered.
Nonetheless go and enjoy Sunset Bungalows - such a treat!!

  • Stayed January 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

We had the perfect hineymoon experience here! The staff are brilliant; friendly, helpful and went above and beyond to help us out during our stay. The restaurant is beautiful and the food is fantastic! Easy travel into town and great location right on the lagoon, with large balconies right to the edge. We loved everything about this place and can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank Erin J
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

A very big thank you to Sunset Bungalows for the amazing week that my husband and I had staying at your resort. The bungalows are all perfectly positioned with large decks overlooking the water and so peaceful and quiet.

We loved the tropical Paradise of the swimming pool which we spent every day swimming in. Kayaking around the lagoon was a great adventure and so hassle free with the life-jackets and oars all ready to go.

We thoroughly enjoyed our breakfasts each morning, from the French Toast to the Bircher Muesli, Omeletes, platter of fresh fruit and so much more prepared especially made to order. Most importantly the staff were so polite and friendly which is credit to the Managers Greg and Audrey who go out of there way to ensure their guests have a truely memorable stay. We thank you all and we will be back.

Room Tip: All bunglows overlook the water so all superb
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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5 Thank NZJA
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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

A great place just out of town , the best adult resort to chill and relax ,bungalows over water are first class, clean and serviced daily . You could swim in clean lagoon or the lovely pool . A very quiet peaceful place to stay,the hosts Audrey and Greg and all staff are top class. The buses to town go past both ways about every 30 seconds and cost $1.50 AU to town 5 mins away. They will book any tours or trips you desire. Ate there most nights meals are excellent and served quickly ( not island time as some places ) Only tiny gripe being Aussie would like to see bacon served with eggs for breakfast as part of menu not an extra that you have to pay for. We will be back again if the hosts get the coffee machine fixed !!!!

Room Tip: You cant go past the over water bungalows
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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3 Thank Trevor366
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Lovely small place to relax, overwater bungalows on the lagoon have nice breeze. Rooms are very clean with tropical feel to them. We felt like we had the place to ourselves was so private. Nice pool to cool off in and an adequate if not inspired breakfast, only minor complaint, they need to get coffee machine fixed so can have tanna espresso rather than plunger coffee, we will be back.

Room Tip: Overwater definitely
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank pixi46
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Property: 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:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Port Vila
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Port Vila
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Port Vila
#15 Family Hotel in Port Vila
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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Sunset Bungalows Hotel Port Vila
Sunset Hotel Port Vila
Sunset Resort Port Vila
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