Stayed for a week outside of Australian school holidays and almost had the whole place to ourselves. Plenty of activities at no extra cost such as sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding, and swimming pools, tennis courts, golf course and basketball. Casino and restaurant for buffet breakfast each morning, al fresco dining other times, and nice views of the lagoon and resort surrounds.
Rooms were clean, albeit a little dated, and free wifi was a plus.
The staff were friendly and helpful, at times went out of their way to surprise us with some nice touches. A big thumbs up to Benjamin and his team. Only a short drive from the main town, wonderful weather and waterways.
Great place to stay. Will suit both families and couples. Pleasent holiday by all
Awesome resort!!! Even got upgraded room thank you very very much!!!
Great customer service great facilities great entertainment!!!!
Very pleasant stay with friendly & efficient staff from managers down. A few cloudy days but still pleasant, flights good, transfers good. A quiet time for bookings which was good as there less noisy kids.. All in all an enjoyable stay.
Everyone was very friendly. I would definetly go back one day.
Great value, perfect for fams with young kids
Loved the room, the location, the view was amazing, food was great for the kids, staff were lovely. Thankyou
A good overall experience
The staff at the Holiday Inn are absolutely awesome, nothing was too much trouble. They were always smiling which made us feel welcome. The accommodation was clean and comfortable. We will be back!
The resort needs improvement on accuracy of the bills and a faster service. Everything else was very good.
The location of this hotel is good as it is close enough to the town centre to walk in for dinner (2 km) or to visit the shops. The staff are helpful. The best feature of this hotel is the activities on offer which include sailing boats (5), kayaks (about 10), stand-up paddle boards, games for the kids, golf, tennis, ping pong, basketball etc. The night fire show was good. The included breakfast is adequate but not as extensive as some other hotels we have stayed in. The hotel and grounds are fairly well maintained although we had a few minor issues in the room. The rooms are not too bad but the bathroom was smallish and in need of a little maintenance (we had issues with the shower). The kids had a great time. Overall good value for money. After considering a number of hotels in the area we were happy with our selection and would return.
Perfect for relaxing, families and culture. Highly recommended!
Lots of kids activities. Great pool with area for little kids also. Fire show is a "Must See" - Awesome.
Small property but with all the great features that families want in a holiday resort.
Beautiful setting on the lagoon with kayaks, SUPs, all boats etc ready for you (free) anytime.
Amazing family pool (huge & warm) & kids pool (shaded, fountains etc) & secluded adults pool (no bar or view though).
Extensive kids menu to eat by the pool or in the Restaurant (more adults' choices in the restaurant)
Kids club was great & flexible. Included an outdoor area with trampoline & sandpit. Staff were excellent & helpful for babysitting in room at night too ($10/hr).
Can't walk anywhere from resort & there is no shuttle to town. It's a flat rate $7 for a taxi to town.
Conveniently located, helpful staff- Robert made the holiday even more enjoyable for teenagers...lots of fun.
Utterly fantastic. Wonderful staff and the service superb. Could not fault this Resort at all. Food wonderful and the activities were for everyone, no exclusions. Kids club was outstanding. Didn't want to come home! Will definitely be going back.
Great resort, friendly staff, excellent service, good value for money. stayed in overwater villa which was just fantastic....so quiet and peaceful.
Great place to stay. Little disappointed in kids club after being at a smaller resort whos nannies were amazing. Activities team and pool bar staff are second to none, helping entertain my fussy kids at meal times and just being super friendly and accommodating. Rooms were lovely and housekeeping kept my little girl amused setting her toys up different each day. Plenty to do onsite and grounds are lovely. Management were very visible and approachable so if you were to have any concerns it would be addressed. Will definitely stay here again.
Great kids club and pool for families with young children.
The Holiday Inn resort at Vanuatu was a great one stop destination for our family. All the water sports, dining and entertaining that you expect in a world class resort. A great place for young and old alike!
Nothing was an issue. Kids loved it, best pool ever. Food was great, good choices for kids, cocktails flowing, good food, great service, couldn't fault it. Nice room, beautiful surroundings, plenty to see and do. Ahhhh I want to go back.....
Great value holiday. Very scenic tropical setting. We really enjoyed all the facilities of the resort. The resort was fairly quiet for most of our stay but was getting busier as we left. Great for families, but we preferred the quieter times as we are empty nesters. Will definitely revisit, but will go in a quiet period.
Good value for money, with overwater Villas which were the attraction for us. Be prepared for a bit of a walk to get back to the main resort buildings..but a golf buggy can be called for to collect you! Close to Pt Vila town ($5 taxi). Note- frequented by families too.
Great place to holiday. Make sure you negotiate with a local cab driver and you can see as much as the island you like at great prices. Must check out the waterfront bar and grill........excellent food and good drink prices.
Hotel is one of the few with its own white sand beach. Safe lagoon for swimming and water sports activities all day. Entertainment provided most afternoons around the pool with happy hour from 4 - 6pm. Staff very friendly and very helpful.
Plenty of activities to keep you entertained. Very friendly and helpful staff. Resort is very popular with families but my new wife and I were able to have an undisturbed romantic honeymoon.
Wonderful clean friendly great food
Staff were excellent and very happy to assist with all requests. Pool area and beach great. Close to town if you want to dine out.
We stayed at the Holiday Inn for 13 nights, with a 2 and 4 year old. I was surprised at the amount of facilities on offer at the resort (the resort's own website isn't the best and doesn't reflect all that is on offer). From beach toys on the sand and board games in the lobbby, through trampoline, basketball, table tennis table and PS3 facilities, we had plenty to keep us busy and entertained. There are also music and activities of various sorts throughout the week. Best fire show we've seen. Proximity to town (500Vt/10 minutes in a cab) was also a big plus.
The downside to our holiday was that the family suite we were in (one of 3 at the hotel) was right next to the lobby and right opposite stairs to the other floors. We had some very noisy nights and got pretty annoyed at times. The room itself was, however, very thoughtfully equipped and lovely for the kids.
Resort very relaxed and friendly. A good time.
My wife and I stayed with our 4 year old daughter for 1 week and really enjoyed our stay at holiday inn. The staff were very friendly and the rooms were clean. Our daughter loved the kids club and kids pool. I would highly recommend the holiday inn.
We stayed at the Holiday Inn Port Vila. Could not fault this property at all. The staff were so helpful and friendly. We befriended two of the bar staff (Florence & Jessica) as they were particularly nice. The only regret we had with our holiday was that we did not bring our 3 year old daughter with us. Will definately be going back!
Wow this place is awesome we loved it and our kids loved it especially the awesome kids club . Thankyou Holiday inn Vanuatu
We all had a fantastic time. The kids loved the 'Kids Club'. Great place to stay with a family or as a couple
Our stay with Holiday was wonderful with fantastic service, fun and safe kids club and convenient location!!
We had a wonderful time as a family and enjoyed the lagoon, pool and resort activities a great deal- all being included in the price.
Breakfasts were yummy and very filling and the kids eat free was so great for us!!
We had a great time at the new years celebrations too!
My girls spent hours and hours in the pool most days, loved the kids club activities and were always well fed. They also loved kayaking and hunting for hermit crabs.
Holiday Inn will always be a special place for us with wonderful memories! We hope we can make it there again one day!
Thanks once again!
Steve and Cindy Shirley
The hotel was beautiful, the view from the restaurant / breakfast area was like a postcard. It was our first overseas holiday with our 3 kids, and it was perfect. Our youngest loved the kids club. The private beach and pools were great. There was no need to even leave the resort. It was relaxing, but if you wanted to join in on activities there was always something to do.
Could not ask for a more beautiful location. It was a perfect beach holiday with our children and grand children.
Cannot fault the Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu.
The resort was very quiet when we went so lacked atmosphere and was a bit too quiet for us. However, ALL of the staff were extremely friendly, helpful and nothing was too much trouble. The rooms were nice and appropriate for star rating we were shown, the food was very tasty. All in all, a great holiday for us and pretty close to perfect for what we were looking for.
We would recommend Holiday Inn Resort to anyone. The staff were friendly & always there to help. The room was superb, a villa on the water, what more could you want.
good as expected.