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Tranquillity Island Resort & Dive Base

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent four weeks on the gorgeous Islands of Vanuatu. I was lucky enough to see many many wonderful things. Tranquility Island Resort has been my highlight. Hands down. Don't expect a five star hotel. Connect with nature and yourself. Escape the world, the stress and unplug. Tranquility is the keyword here. The hosts, Joe and Sun are very professional...

Thank Gü K
Darwin, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing place. We visited today for our first ever scuba experience and had an amazing time. Our instructor was extremely helpful and had us at ease in no time. The island is very environmentally minded and is missing most of the modern day apparel but I found that this just added to my enjoyment and was able to...

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We went as a group of 9, 2 families and a couple. Our family got the shuttle bus from Port Vila to get the boat. There was some miscommunication and resulted in a 2 hour delay with 2 kids waiting at the office, which was not fun. However, management and staff both dealt with it professionally, apologised and offered discounted...

Thank Rocky L
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Tranquillity is an oasis of accommodation and quiet about an hour's travel from Port Vila. Anyone considering staying at Tranquillity needs to understand that it is not a 5 star resort. Facilities are basically, but they are all that you need to have a wonderful, relaxed time, especially if you want to indulge in diving, snorkelling, swimming, kayaking, lying on...

Thank julie g
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We did a day trip on the Coongoola to visit the turtles at Tranquility, and dive Owen's reef. had a bbq lunch on a remote beach, and snorkelled the reef at Moso island in the afternoon. What a fantastic day. dolphins played in the bow wave on the way to the island, Olive shared her knowledge of the turtles, was...

Thank Diana M
Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We tripped over to Moso to see the turtle sanctuary at Tranquility and it was so cool to see and hear how they're protecting the turtles and the release program. A very helpful Aussie visitor showed us around. It would have been nice if the manager had been there as we wanted to adopt two turtles, but no one was...

Thank Krissy M
Torquay, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We spent New Years with Joe, Sun, Socks and crew and I can honestly say it was the highlight of my Vanuatu trip. Neither my wife or I dive but we wanted to remote place we could relax but with Tranquility we got more besides. As there was room on the dive boat in the afternoon we we're invited to...

Thank Swiftyf1
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Loved my 3 night stay here - so peaceful and fantastic reefs! All the staff are so lovely, but especially Tommy, who is a fantastic dive guide, and Douglas is a great chef! Sun and Joe are great managers and dive instructors. The accommodation is basic but comfortable - loved the hammock by my bure and would have loved to...

Thank ani_rambles
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 2 January 2017

OK...we get "island time" is a real thing but waiting an hour in the sun for a bus to turn up just plain sucks. Jammed in with a bunch of other annoyed clients and their gear we endured the 40 minute trip to the harbour. Transferred across to the island, showed our dive cards and back out for the first...

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Owen D, Owner at Tranquillity Island Resort & Dive Base, responded to this review

Very sorry to hear how you had problems with the transport. We had a few major issues that day as Port Vila Council had closed off a few roads due to a major project which is underway with Australian Aid. It caused chaos with our morning pickups. We are often a little late with pickups but an hour to wait...

Hervey Bay, Australia
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Our group continues to return to Tranquility for the amazing all round experience that it provides and once again we were not disappointed. Sun and Joe were fantastic resort managers who left no stone unturned in providing experiences for our group. These included traditional cooking, beach bonfire, turtle talk and release (Sun is passionate about marine conservation and was great...

Thank Quaidos

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  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Public Wifi
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We do not offer luxury, but we do offer simplicity and the chance to get back to nature. Our beach huts are stylish yet basic and constructed from local materials using local methods. Each faces its own private beach and is equipped with western facilities. The island has no mains power so there are no flat screen television or mini bars, but we do stock cold drinks in the restaurant and our food is freshly delivered every day. We use solar panels to provide 24 hour lighting and we have a diesel generator that is on for several hours each day providing 200-240 volts to charge up your gadgets. We pump water from an underground lens and harvest rain water whenever possible. We aim to minimise our impact on the island land, cutting back trees and growth only where essential and leaving habitats intact. Free WIFI is available at our WIFI hotspot and local mobile phone networks cover the island. With no mains electricity, no cars or bikes and very little light pollution, Tranquillity offers you the chance to see, feel and listen to nature as nature intended. Campsite and private beach camping available as well. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tranquillity Island Resort & Dive Base

Address: P.O. Box 991, Port Havannah, Efate 940, Vanuatu
Region: Vanuatu > Efate > Port Havannah
Price Range: €60 - €91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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Tranquillity Island Resort & Dive Base Hotel Port Vila
Tranquillity Island Resort And Dive Base
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“going to sleep with the noise of the ocean lapping on your own bit of beach is a delight”
juliegF9746AQ, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Fare 7 was private and a great view.”
Swiftyf1, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Good luck. I hope that the owner corrects these issues.”
AzmoNewMexico, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We didn't stay over but inspected the accommodation and will visit next time. ”
rodc185, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Beach huts were great ”
671julians, 8 Aug 2016 | Read review
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