Back 39 years ago I met my best friend at this hotel (back then it was the Intercontinental Island Inn), Jan and I have remained best friends ever since and have always said we MUST go back to
Now 39 years later and a hotel name change or two later, we finally returned. We found the magic of the hotel had remained, the staff were exceptional - efficient without being intrusive, friendly with big sincere smiles every time they saw us. The rooms were wonderful and well set out ( we were given an upgrade to a water view top floor room - MANY thanks Holiday Inn), the room was a good size as was the bathroom which included a bath and always spotlessly clean by the wonderful staff.
The dining room was large and airy and a section airconditioned, and due to the school holidays having ended a couple of weeks prior to our arrival - vertually had it all to ourselves. George the Chef and staff created for us culinary delights wheather it be breakfast lunch or dinner every day. The hotel put on wonderful local entertainment most nights, from fire twirlers to local singing and dancing and even dinner under the stars.
When our holiday came to an end, we were sad to leave, but huge thanks go to Chef George and staff, Hotel Manager Matthew who was always on hand (forgive us Matthew as we somehow always called you Robert !), Julia from the Spa who we both had a wonderful massage from by on the waters edge.
Also, thank you to the amazing staff at the pool bar, James and team who organised the aquatic activities, to the restaurant staff, housekeeping staff, front desk reception staff. We would not stay at any other hotel in Port Vila - we don't need to as we found paradise at the Holiday Inn....
Looking forward to seeing you all again, and we promise it won't take us another 39 years !. [Less]