Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 15
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Clare40 Fantastic staff and kids facilities
My family and I had a lovely time. We particularly liked the range of activities for kids, both in the kids club and around the pool/beach. We barely left the resort.
The staff were welcoming and attentive and should be highly commended!
The meals were great - plentiful and good quality.
My only criticism would be the availability of 'healthy snacks' particularly for kids during the day. It would be great to have the option to pick up some fruit or yogurt during the day instead of having to resort to chips or sandwiches.
July 2, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by kiwipom great for kids
Great place for kids, lots of activities. Rooms are a bit worn, but very comfortable. Service at breakfast was top class, but at other times were a bit slow. Food selection at breakfast was great. The service during the day around the pool was great, and the entertainment was plentiful through the day. Food and beverages were a little expensive, but very enjoyable.
July 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by EdiTo friendly staff made us feel special
Arriving in the middle of the night we were greeting by friendly staff with smiles and a shell necklace for each of us. After a good nights sleep we enjoyed a marvellous breakfast buffet in the restaurant with a view of the resort and the lagoon.
Lots of free activities and a very short distance by taxi or bus into town as well as knowledgeable and efficient tour desk staff ensured that we were never bored. The PlayStation also helped entertain our teenager when he needed a break from paddling, swimming, being out on the catamaran or canoe, playing soccer or golf, learning about and tasting kava, using the gym, etc.
We stayed in a resort room first and upgraded halfway through our stay to a family villa. This was absolutely luxurious with king size bed, huge spa bath, bidet and a balcony over the water. A nice touch were the special soaps and dressing gowns. The location and design of the villas is stunning and so very 'South Pacific'. Tropical gardens and small private beaches with hammocks invited us to relax.
Food and drinks were excellent, so was evening live entertainment every night with happy hour at the bar.
This was one of the best holidays we have ever had and we will definitely come back!
June 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MalekulaML Great hotel and staff
Everything was great, just need to only allow smoking in areas away from all the rooms.
June 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ceeq Very friendly staff/Rooms comfortable
Had a wonderful week relaxing at holiday Inn.
The beach is lovely and facilities very good.
The amenties staff very helpful and had good knowledge of watersport equipment and happy to join in with guests playing volleyball.certainly kept my teenagers entertained.
Night time entertainment in the main area was good but would have liked more entertainment around the poolbar.
The rooms were adequate and comfortable.
The food was lovely and good variety.
June 22, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Antonina Nice place to chill ....
Generally a nice place for a resort holiday - great for families and couples. Breakfasts (included) were very good, but the dinner experience was something else - twice we had terrible meals, and the service was always on "island time". We even tried the infamous Wassy pizza at the pool bar but weren't impressed. Stopped having dinners there until later in our stay when they introduced a dinner buffet option which was far better.
Overall a good experience though, with the activities staff always helpful and some interesting entertainment available most evenings, and this along with local cultural activities available at the resort most days made for an enjoyable family stay. Kids club was a handy amenity; well staffed and utilized with incredibly long hours.
June 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mulcahys2014 Just what the doctor ordered.
We had a fabulous time at the Holiday Inn in Vanuatu and the staff there are totally amazing especially, Wilson, Harry, Jonah, Johnathan, Wassy, Freddie from the pool bar and Selina, Lily and Lilian in kids club. You all helped to make our stay lots of fun and very memorable.
We totally loved the facilities (especially the pools) although the golf course is a little bit of a mystery the 1st time you play as it is hard to tell the fairway from the rough...did make for a bit of adventure though. Our room was lovely and the "angles" did a great job of keeping them clean and fresh. Although the only thing to note is that you can't sit out on the balcony in the Garden View room...just enough room for your bathers and towels...which was a little disappointing.
Food was great but would like to see some other options added for the kids because when they removed the themed buffet nights both the pool bar and the restaurant offered the same thing for the kids. Also the activity sheet in the Restaurant for the kids was fantastic but perhaps you could have a couple of different versions?? Would have liked to see a bit more variation in the breakfast buffet too. After 10 nights it got a little "same, same".
Finally the only other thing that we where a little sad about was the changes to the "Happy Hour" at the pool bar. We totally enjoyed this for the first 7 nights of our stay until it was changed to just Tusker (local beer...which is great by the way) and certain cocktails on the list. We loved trying the cocktail of the day or having a wine and where sad when Gerrard changed this. Not everyone likes cocktails and with both pitchers having dark rum your choice is a little limiting. Remember variety is the spice of a great holiday!!!!
Overall we had an amazing holiday and are totally blown away by Vanuatu and it's people. The Holiday Inn was a fabulous place to stay with great facilities and a beautiful relaxed vibe that was hard not to be caught up in. Voted our best family holiday ever we cant wait to see you all again some day soon. Thanks for everything. The Mulcahy's
June 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CV2165 Quiet and beautiful atmosphere.
I really enjoyed my stay at the holiday inn. The food was excellent especially breakfast. The environment was quiet and beautiful, just what I was looking for. The service was excellent, the employees were friendly and very helpful. The entertainment was great. I've got nothing bad to say about the Holiday Inn Vanuatu. I will return to this excellent hotel.
June 7, 2014