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“HATS OFF TO AQUANA!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Aquana Beach Resort

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Aquana Beach Resort
Ranked #12 of 48 Hotels in Port Vila
Certificate of Excellence
Toronto, Canada
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20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“HATS OFF TO AQUANA!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2012

Sandra and I stayed at this delightful resort in the first week of March. It exceeded our expectations in every way. We were lucky to enjoy a lot of sun in what is called the rainy season.
This resort is very much a family affair. Hugo and his partner Birgit, and his son Marcel and wife Fabienne make a great team. We felt very much part of the family too.
Marcel is an excellent chef and we were delighted by his varied cuisine which we enjoyed by the beach, in the dining room or on our own patio. The staff are friendly, efficient and very professional.
The scenery is delightful and the beach front bungalows spacious and comfortable. We would highly recommend this quiet and beautiful resort and wish The Brugger Family every success for the future.
Nicholas Mitchell. Toronto Canada.

Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2012

My family of 2 adults and four children aged 5 months 8,10 and 12 years stayed at aquana We were met at the airport by the owner and two staff. When we arrived at aquana after about a 15 minute drive we were greeted by about five more staff (you certainly can't complain about lack off staff here). We were given cold towels to refresh ourselves and a fruit cocktail and then showen to our bungalow where our bags quickly followed. The kids headed straight of too the pool for a swim whilst us adults had a cocktail at the bar.
During our stay we could not fault a thing the friendly staff constantly going out of their way for us,the babysitters Susan and yasna were just so good with our kids we barely saw them, Maryann, Rutha and will just to name a few of the outstanding staff.
Hugo and Marcelle have to be commended on offering such a high quality family resort at such an affordable price(our whole family fitted in one 2 bedroom bure!)
And the good......well don't bother eating out of the resort as you won't get a better meal!!!!
There were lots of tears when it was time to leave and we will definitely be back!

  • Stayed March 2012
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2012

Where do I start?!?
Traveling as a family of 6 isn't always easy,with a 5 month old,8,10 and 12 year old but was aquana made our holiday to Vanuatu extremely enjoyable.
From the moment we stepped off the plane we were greated by friendly staff members given a pretty shell necklace and cold water for the short 20-30 minute drive to the resort.
Upon arrival we were greeted by all the smiling staff with a fruit cocktail and walked through the grounds of the resort to our room.....upon walking through my first thought was ok now I'm in paradise!
Our bure had beautiful water views surrounded by palm trees .
We had our dinner in the restaurant which was already set up beautifully just for us and our meals were all to die for!
After that night the whole rest of our trip we barely saw the children they spent every waking hour with the free babysitters with whom they fell in love and was so sad to leave.
All the girls entertained the kids wonderfully and yasna would continually take our baby so we could enjoy a meal or if she heard her cry would take her for a walk in the pram we even had a night out in town and the girls looked after out children in the room and we felt extremely comfortable doing so!
I would highly recommend Aquana resort nothing was ever a bother to Any staff and Marcelle went above and beyond to please us we definitely want to return!!

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2012

What a great find. Berket, Hugo, Marcel & all the staff spoiled us rotten. It felt like we were staying with long lost friends instead of guests at a resort. Breakfast under the palm trees, great food, stunning sunsets, and the warmest, friendliest & most genuine service made this an amazing week of relaxation in paradise. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2012

We had never been to Vanuatu before, but my partner and I decided to spend the week from Chistmas to New Years at Aquana Beach Resort. We enjoyed every aspect of our stay there! The staff treated us royally and they all waited on us hand and foot! They threw us a big party for our arrival and also had a huge party the night before we left! We felt truely special! We have many fond memories we've took back to New Zealand with us, like the wonderful beach bungalo with air conditioning we stayed at, the wonderful food by the best chef in Vanuatu, the drinks, the picnic on the island, champaign at sunset, massages on the beach, complementary use of the kayaks, canoe, etc. We really can't wait to return! The owners are very personable and friendly! We got a lot of special attention and pampering! It was so nice being out of the city, away from it all for a week in Paradise! Cheers to the team at Aquana Beach Resort! Chad & Zap :^)

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Aquana Beach Resort

Property: Aquana Beach Resort
Address: Eratap Road, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
Region: Vanuatu > Efate > Port Vila
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Port Vila
#6 Romantic Hotel in Port Vila
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Port Vila
Price range (per night): $269 - $417
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Aquana Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Opened in 2012, Aquana Beach Resort has become Vanuatu's leading three and a half star family friendly boutique Resort and this has largely been due to the unique childcare approach it has developed and the quality of the food from it's very popular casual dining restaurant. Located 25 minutes from the International Airport and only 15 minutes from the town centre, Aquana is situated in a large lagoon surrounded by groups of deserted islands and pristine reefs. Aquana has a 150 meter long man-made beach great for children to be able to play free from danger and for adults to relax on and soak up the sun. Aquana consists of 16 bungalows all located within 30 meters of the lagoon front and a hot a la carte and a continental breakfast are both included in the room rate and the resorts idyllic surroundings provides the perfect location for weddings and functions. ... more   less 
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