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Poppy's On The Lagoon

Captain Cook Av Seaside, Port Vila, Efate Vanuatu
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#22 of 49 hotels in Port Vila
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Poppys on the Lagoon is an award winning boutique resort located on Erakor Lagoon. With private beachfront, a tropical oasis of gardens and only a 15 minute walk or 2 minute drive to Port Vila's town center, Poppys is the perfect getaway for friends, family and couples. Poppys on the Lagoon has a wide range of accommodation options, from unbeatable value lagoon view studios to freestanding luxury bungalows, 2 bedroom apartments and huge 3 bedroom villas. All accommodation options enjoy modern comforts and all have kitchen facilities, private balconies and are furnished with beautiful tropical style decor. As a privately owned and operated business, Poppys will feel like your home away from home in Paradise!
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Free parking
Wifi
Pool
Restaurant
Beach
Bowling
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Paid wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Canoeing
Diving
Hiking
Horseback riding
Snorkelling
Fishing
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Private beach
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Private balcony
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Refrigerator
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Lagoon View
Quiet

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Captain Cook Av Seaside, Port Vila, Efate Vanuatu
Poppy's On The Lagoon
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jodie h wrote a review Jan 2024
Brisbane, Australia21 contributions29 helpful votes
Poppys was fabulous. Would recommend for a family holiday. The grounds and gardens are beautiful. It is a 20 min walk into town but this gives you an opportunity to see Port Vila. Our villa was down near the family pool and was well appointed, clean and very comfortable. The only down side is that they do not explain that the lagoon is not swimmable (it is contaminated so not Poppys fault) you can kayak but no snorkeling or swimming. The staff are amazing, so helpful, friendly and truly wonderful. We actually left all my husbands cards he took out of his wallet (for safety) and the staff found them in the cupboard when we left, they kindly posted them to us in Brisbane for which we were very grateful.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Room Tip: There are 3 pools so no need to worry about crowding! The food at the restaurant was fabulous.
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Michael K wrote a review Oct 2023
Hobart, Australia55 contributions16 helpful votes
This is the 3rd visit to Poppys for me and first for my mates. We had 3 room villa which suited us just perfectly. The staff were super friendly as they have been every visit and the location is perfect to access everything. The only down 2 downsides are 1 (and this is outside the resorts control) is the dogs and roosters on the neighbouring property that woke us without fail everyday between 3 and 4 am. and (2) the food is average compared to a lot of other places so we chose to eat out most nights. The breakfast trays delivered to room each morning were great however missed the previous visits were it used to all be down in eating area and you got to mix with other guests.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Gayle M wrote a review May 2023
Port Macquarie, Australia90 contributions52 helpful votes
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Poppy’s is a perfect resort for a visit to Vanuatu. The staff couldn’t be more welcoming and helpful. The garden bungalows are great and have everything you need. It’s around a 15 minute walk to town but be aware of the very steep long driveway to walk up to reach the road. Kayaks are readily available to paddle on the lagoon. It’s a beautiful location.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Garden bungalows have the best privacy Spaces available to park a hire car
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bill b wrote a review Apr 2023
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Would not stay again. Stayed at many places in Port Vila, all have pro's & cons. We booked with breakfast included, the restaurant was closed & we were given bread, butter, cereal, jam at our door. Would have been nice just to tell the truth on the site that there was no sit down breakfast. The cold 'breakfast' that was given was terrible.The road out of the resort is just impossible, very very long & extremely steep so outside of young people you can forget walking to get food (which you will have to do) Place was very run down.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Room Tip: I do not like to say this but there a lot better places to stay in Port Vila for the same or less...
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Serena Y wrote a review Jan 2023
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Would recommend. The rooms, although a bit dated were clean and tidy, the staff very helpful and kind, nothing was a problem for them. The pool was lovely on a hot day. The restaurant area was cool in the evenings, we enjoyed a meal and beers on several nights, although be aware it closes at 7pm. The gardens were lovely and well kept, giving a private feel to each apartment.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Room Tip: Just that the restaurant and bar closes early at 7pm
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jason wrote a review June 2020
Wagga Wagga, Australia1 contribution2 helpful votes
very very nice small resort, nice ac room, very freindly and helpful staff,the mini bar was very reasonable priced,the gardens added a nice green "jungle"feel which gave me a nice exotic memory,the gardens also gave me a feeling of privatcy highly recomended
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Daniel D wrote a review Mar 2020
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The resort is lovely and the Ni Van staff are totally amazing. Helpful, friendly and great to share a laugh with. We enjoyed our stay immensely (our sixth time to Vanuatu) but management aren't good or just don't care... new owners we were informed. Out of seven days there I only had three warm showers, once I informed to management we had no hot water they said it'll be fixed. It wasn't. We paid up until Sunday the 22nd March, I settled the account on Friday the 20th as my flight had been moved forward to Saturday the 21st due to the Coronavirus. Once I paid the account the restaurant, reception, bar and sports hut closed. My fiancé is staying there until Sunday (he lives over there), we paid top dollar (AUD$4800 for seven nights/three bedroom villa) and he's sitting there, can't order breakfast which was included in the accomodation price, can't go to the bar, have a warm shower, etc.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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danichan wrote a review Mar 2020
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it was amazing and had such a lovely time here. the locals were the best and made the experience worth while. I was sad to see the manager tell off one of the staff in front of us and treat them so horribly after they were only trying to be helpful to us as guests. the local staff were what made our stay amazing plus the beautiful views. for some reason it seemed the manager didn't like the staff be friendly and helpful to the guests. the locals where nice to us which we loved. I would stay again and support the locals any day. best experience.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Sarah I wrote a review Feb 2020
4 contributions1 helpful vote
(Just noticed previous review didn’t load properly so doing again). Our son & I left hubby at home and enjoyed a vacation in Vanuatu this January. We stayed at Poppy’s. Admittedly, I googled reviews before leaving & was getting a little stressed on the quality of the resort before arrival. However, our experience was much different to others. We found the staff, from receptionist, to gardeners & house keeping, ALL friendly, helpful & like part of the extended family. They remember your names from Day 1 & always great you with a huge beautiful smile. Yes, if you stay in the studios, there is a bit of a walk down/up a stair case to get to the restaurant/car park/main area of the resort. I think we counted 48 steps. If you aren’t good with steps, I suggest you book a room close to the main area when booking. We were fine. The days we had to carry our luggage, the friendly staff took picked us up in a golf cart to help us out. Our room was perfect to our needs. No issues with water heating/air con & room was clean & looked after well. Bedding was very comfortable. View was awesome! It’s a small, personal resort. So I guess that’s the big difference. That’s what we loved about it. If you are looking for all the things a massive 5 star resort offers, rather than a personal relaxing & calm experience, then perhaps Poppy’s is not right for you. Thank you Poppy’s for treating us so well. From the welcome drink on arrival, relaxing environment (when we weren’t out busily exploring Vanuatu), to the boat tour down the Lagoon, the non-motorised water equipment available, the cultural show and feast - we thought it all was fantastic. Sarah & Benji
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Claire H wrote a review Jan 2020
Clontarf, Australia22 contributions6 helpful votes
I have to admit after reading some of the most recent reviews of Poppy's I was a little nervous about our stay. Gladly I can report that these fears were unfounded! We stayed as 2 mums with 5 teens between us, in a 3 bedroom villa which was equipped with 5 beds. We were told on arriving not to lift a finger - leave the dishes in the sink for the cleaner to do, and just relax - music to our ears! We thoroughly enjoyed the use of the adult and infinity pools, generally finding we were the only people at the pool when we were there. The view from the infinity pool is stunning, however the pool itself is a little tricky to find - ask a staff member to show you. Kayaking equipment was used daily and easy to access. Kayaking up and down the lagoon is a great experience. You'll see lots of locals going about their daily routine, with friendly smiles and waves shared. No the lagoon is not good for swimming /snorkeling so get out and catch a bus somewhere. Efate has many beautiful beaches and easily accessible islands to explore. The restaurant was good, the poulet fish and the banana crepes being particular favourites. The Chinese menu was comprehensive and well executed and seemed to come out quicker as well. Yes orders sometimes took a long time. And the pizzas were super cheesy. I never had a problem sourcing a member of staff when needed nor anything I required. One day I requested snorkels only to discover sets lent out to customers had not been returned. The next day there was a big box of newly purchased snorkels available. Yes the staff, particularly Alan, will talk to you about putting a tour together. My advice is to do it!!! We went to Pele Island as a group of 5 for 35,000 vatu. The cost of going through a tour company was 12000 per person. The only appreciable is us with equipment including full face snorkels and flippers. We also had a beautiful lunch, afternoon tea, and were taken out 400m from the shore by boat on a guided snorkel which was AMAZING! WiFi was available at the restaurant or sitting in reception. Could be slow at times but seriously, you're on holiday. The world will continue to function if you're not connected with super high speed. Yes there is a settlement/shanty of locals on the neighbouring land. This does not affect you in any way and guess what? It's their country! If you take the time to give a smile and a wave when you kayak past, which is the only time you'll see them, you'll be rewarded in spirit. Island night was interesting and fun, loads of food and kava tasting is always an experience. Poppy's is not a big international resort but it is a lovely place to relax and spend a holiday. Remember that Vanuatu is not a developed modern country, and keep this in context balanced with a little humility and patience and you'll have a great experience in this beautiful country.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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AU$172 - AU$351 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Poppy's On The Lagoon
Which popular attractions are close to Poppy's On The Lagoon?
Nearby attractions include Port Vila Market (1.1 km), The Vanuatu Cultural Centre (0.7 km), and Vae Victis (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Poppy's On The Lagoon?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Poppy's On The Lagoon?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Poppy's On The Lagoon?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, barbeque facilities, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Poppy's On The Lagoon?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Poppy's On The Lagoon?
Conveniently located restaurants include Chill Restaurant, Mangoes Resort Restaurant & Bar, and Waterfront Bar and Grill Port Vila.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Poppy's On The Lagoon?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Poppy's On The Lagoon have airport transportation?
Yes, Poppy's On The Lagoon offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Poppy's On The Lagoon?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ekasup Village (1.4 km).
Does Poppy's On The Lagoon have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lagoon view available here.