Paradise Cove Resort
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Paradise Cove Resort

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#1 of 17 resorts in Port Vila
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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This private and intimate small resort is located 15 minutes from downtown Port Vila. It offers 10 self contained One and Two Bedroom villas in a well established tropical garden by the ocean. The reef in front of the resort offers great snorkeling and diving opportunities with an easy access from the private beach and jetty. The restaurant serves the best fresh local ingredients prepared with a Mediterranean touch.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycles available
Babysitting
Airport transportation
Public wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Saltwater pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Canoeing
Diving
Snorkelling
Board games / puzzles
Shuttle bus service
Full body massage
Massage
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
24-hour check-in
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
Room service
Seating area
Sofa
Tile / marble floor
Microwave
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Hidden Gem
Languages Spoken
English, French, German
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Sydney_Traveler_68 wrote a review Jan 2020
Sydney, Australia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Staff and management are more than accommodating, patient and will bend over backwards to make guests happy. Well thought out resort setting, with the “Nakamal” at the centre of the resort. Very impressed with the amazing New Year’s Eve dinner and celebrations that took place (for the extra cost of the event, it was good value).

A beach strip with character where one can escape looking out at the peaceful sea past the pretty pier. Only issue is beach strip area can get crowded if restaurant only guests decide to use the beach. Otherwise the beach strip is adequate in accomodating the ten villas of hotel guests. The pool is well maintained but not huge, nonetheless it blends in beautifully between the “Nakamal “ and beach strip.

Overall, rate the resort highly for this price bracket and would recommend. Rooms were clean and the restaurant food was awesome. Constance and Marc really make this place work and are great at creating a relaxed vibe for stressed out travelers looking to unwind. I would go back.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Craig d wrote a review Feb 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I can highly recommend Paradise Cove Resort. If you want a relaxing and peaceful holiday that feels twice as long as the time you stayed, this is the place to go.

The staff are incredibly friendly and the owners Marc and Constance make sure all your holidays needs are catered for and that the resort is well run.

Everything is done to make your holiday experience a memorable one. We will definitely go back after exploring Vanuatu.

There are plenty of activities cycling, canoeing and snorkelling which is available at the resort with amazing coral and varied fish species. You can feed them and the water literally boils there are so many of them. Equipment is supplied as part of your stay and its all in good condition and free to use.

External activities are also easy to organise and day visits from this location are in striking distance by taxi or bus. The resort is not too big and busy so you can relax on the beach or in a hammock and just chill without the need to go anywhere.

The acommodation is clean and comfortable and there is aircon for the heat of summer. The cabins have a fridge and stove if you want a meal away from the restaurant which also offers a wide range of excellent food to suit most tastes. The bar is also well stocked if you after a cocktail. There is a happy hour everyday for
a scenic sundowner

The resort is great for kids and my son and daughter aged 11 and 15 just loved the place.

If you considering a visit to Vanuatu don't overlook this hidden gem.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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360tessk wrote a review Jan 2020
Brisbane, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The photos don't do the property justice! Paradise Cove is a stunning, small and private resort located in front of a spectacular reef and only 15 minutes from Port Vila. The staff were wonderful and warm, including the owners Constance and Mark who made us feel so welcome during our stay. Our bungalow was beautifully maintained, modern and comfortable. While you can relax, eat, snorkel, kayak and bike ride at the resort, the staff are also generous with their knowledge about the best places on Efate to see its incredible unspoiled beauty and engage with the unique local culture. Can't recommend Paradise Cove highly enough.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Roxy wrote a review Jan 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My family and I went to Vanuatu for my mums 50th Birthday and due to some difficulties with a previous resort which we had originally booked, we decided to leave and then we found Paradise cove. We walked in without a booking and was welcomed by the owners and the staff with open arms. The owner Constance arranged accommodation on the spot for us. We had the most amazing time there, they provided free snorkelling. kayaks and lots of games to play. The place is set up so beautifully, you could easily spend the whole day there relaxing by the crystal clear water, snorkelling with the many different colour fish and even lay by the pool.
My mums birthday was made extra special by the friendly kind staff who brought breakfast to our huts in the morning and even sang happy birthday when we celebrated dinner by the water later that evening. They have created a beautiful entertainment area where you can eat play games and swim by the pool. Some morning Constance and Mark the owner would also be in that area and we would have many good conversation with them. They are wonderful people and have a beautiful family. We felt so welcome there and nothing was ever a hassle for them. The only problem, it was too short a stay. We highly recommend Paradise cove to everyone. The staff are so friendly and you are always greeted with the sweetest smile.
Thank you for making this an unforgettable stay.
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Matthew Manger wrote a review Nov 2023
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Marc and Constance have done a superb job in creating this wonderful place. The place is beautiful and is positioned in a great location that you are far enough from Port Vila that it is quiet and peaceful and has stunning beaches such as honeymoon beach close by, but also close enough that you can get into town quickly and easily if you ant/need.
Vanuatu's people are amazingly friendly, however the staff at the resort take a notch above and are very welcoming and helpful! A special thanks to Edna and Noelyn who were awesome!
The resort for us was perfect, the accommodation you get is spacious, high quality and has everything you might need. The restaurant/bar made some amazing food and drinks which you can enjoy with a great sea view. It was also great to be able to use the on sight bikes and kayaks to explore the local area. Also the snorkeling is a must! The coral isn't the best however the marine life is fantastic, we saw huge amounts of different fish including a few lion fish which I have always wanted to see, a large moray eel and some sea snakes!
Marc and Constance were great hosts throughout the stay and were very friendly and welcoming and were a great balance of social but also gave you space as you wanted. We stayed for 5 days but I wish we stayed longer! We were lucky enough to get engaged here and it was such an amazing spot to do it, Constance was great at helping me make the perfect evening to propose! I genuinely couldn't recommend this place enough! We will be back for sure! Matt and Scarlet
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Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Make sure you bring swimwear & also let Constance know your flight details prior to departure so...
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michael p wrote a review Nov 2023
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 10 days at Paradise Cove, it was not Paradise (we are not ready to go there yet) but it is close to it.
If you want to enjoy a lazy, sunny, uncluttered, beautiful tropical beach environment in a single or two bed-room villa set in an immaculate garden setting, this should be very high on your list.
The well-appointed and furnished palm thatch roofed villas are set in the garden to provide a sense of privacy. All are a very short walk from the private beach.
A dining gazebo right on the beach, with a good menu and kind, gentle and attentive staff means breakfast, lunch and dinner are a pleasure.
The owners and managers are a delightful, capable couple who care for their guests' comfort and enjoyment at the resort.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jock1956 wrote a review Jan 2020
Lane Cove, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Constance, Marc and their team of dedicated and friendly local staff have managed to create a resort which is exceptional. From arriving to an extremely comfortable villa bedecked with local flowers, to the 'jungle drum' call to happy hour, and the relaxed, informal and welcoming feel of everyone made us instantly 'at home'. If you snorkel, the jetty provides easy and immediate access to coral reefs teeming with a huge variety of fish and sea life. Absolutely magical, and among the best we've seen in extensive travels. We'd without reservation recommend a stay at Paradise Cove.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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yns_10 wrote a review Feb 2023
Sydney, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent a wonderful, relaxing week in a comfortable 2 bedroom villa, with a terrace with beach chairs, hammock and a bench. It rained most afternoons for a bit - the covered terrace was a great place to enjoy the tropical weather without getting wet.

Constance and Marc are marvellous hosts, nothing was too much trouble. The engaging staff were welcoming and quickly remembered our preferences. We ate magnificently at Beach Fare, The Nakamal and most evenings took advantage of in Villa dining (no additional charge), and the cocktails were excellent. The breakfast (included) had small changes every other day so that even after a week we were still enjoying it.

Wifi is a bit patchy especially in the villa (hurricane proof buildings are just more solid!) but this was not an issue as we were always able to connect at Nakamal.

We had some days where the water of beautiful Mele Bay was still and snorkelling from the jetty was wonderful. Snorkelling equipment, reef shoes, paddle boards and kayaks are available for guest to use. We also went scuba diving with Big Blue Dive and they were able to do pick up and drop off from the jetty. The small sandy beach was lovely to relax and read a book.

Constance organised a car/driver for us so that we could explore the island. On departure when our driver was a bit late, she made certain that we were relaxed by telling us that someone from the resort would drive us if the car did not arrive in time.

A perfect resort to cocoon and recharge.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Trotters wrote a review Sept 2023
Heatherton
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This has to be one of the best resorts I’ve ever stayed at. The resort is located down a very bumpy road which is typical of many areas in Vanuatu…. It’s just part of the experience. Just 15 minutes from Port Villa or alternatively you can take a water taxi directly from the jetty.
We travelled with our adult children and partners. We booked 2 villas and they were as beach front as you can get. Constance and Marc were attentive and very knowledgeable about the area. The staff were all friendly, impeccable, well trained and went the extra mile, it only took a day to get all our drink preferences!
Under Constance’s leadership every member of staff treated you like you were the only guest there.
Villas are well appointed and immaculate. The food is excellent and well presented.
There are heaps of non motorised water sports, kayaks, snorkelling, kayaking and cycling with all equipment provided which is in good order. I also noticed plenty of buckets and spades for the kids.
If you are looking for a boutique experience in a tranquil, beautiful area this is the place for you. It was a great place to relax, recharge and get out and about with the locals.
If you want to be constantly hooked to your digital media and have your kids in the kids club… then it’s not for you.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Avoid the big attractions when there’s a cruise ship in town. The docking timetables can be...
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Annabelle W wrote a review Feb 2023
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had the distinct pleasure of staying at Paradise Cove for Christmas 2022 and absolutely loved it. The owners Marc and Constance are cultured and sophisticated hosts who bring their European finesse to a tropical paradise. It’s a rare and joyous mix! We stayed with our two young children and were surprised at how effortless and relaxing it was. The food is absolutely heavenly and the staff are kind and welcoming. We are already planning our next trip to this wonderful slice of heaven! Thanks for having us Marc & Constance. We will be back. The Radcliffe Family x
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Dita R asked a question Nov 2018
Brisbane, Australia183 contributions39 helpful votes
Hey just wondering if the beach is a white sandy beach and if popular for swimming?
Answer from mgraul19
Sydney, Australia8 contributions7 helpful votes
No, the beach isn’t a typical white sandy beach. It’s easiest to enter the water off of the dock due to the coral. There are chairs to sunbathe however and I wouldn’t have changed a thing. A white sandy beach is just a short bike ride away (10 minutes I think).
Madeleine S asked a question Apr 2018
Sydney, Australia2 contributions2 helpful votes
Hi, Do you allow children under 1 year old at your resort? Thank you!
Answer from gillianlf
Melbourne, Australia316 contributions139 helpful votes
Am quite sure babies are allowed by Paradise Cove .....as a parent I'm not sure I'd take a baby here, especially if they are mobile at all. The beach is quite accessible, as is the pool. Also, the bungalows have no air-con so if it's hot your little one could be quite uncomfortable making for disturbed sleep for you as well. Hope this helps.
Answer from ROAMING9
Aussie tripping around65 contributions63 helpful votes
Hi Barbara no you can eat either at paradise cove or go into town. They have little buses you can get. We used to get picked up by a little bus which paradise cove organised there and back. All reasonably priced. Town is about a 10-15 minute drive hope that helps
Answer from larapierra
Port Vila, Vanuatu23 contributions1 helpful vote
Hi Peter B, As suggested by Symone74, we also cater for special diet requirements. We offer soy milk, lactose free milk and also gluten free bread and cereals. Let us know before your arrival. Constance & Marc
Answer from larapierra
Port Vila, Vanuatu23 contributions1 helpful vote
Hi Peter B, Paradise Cove is located 2.7 km from Breakas, down the road after Pango village. The road leading to the resort is a dead end hence a very tranquil and peaceful environment. A bus is coming to the resort four times a day and will drive you wherever you want in town for VT 200. You will easily find a bus in town to drive you back to the resort for the same fare. We can organise a bus for you outside these trips, it will be more costly as it will come from town just for you. Constance & Marc
John U wrote a tip 6 Jun
Kihei, Hawaii3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Tanna and Pentecost were wonderful. So sorry we couldn't get to Santo and Malekula. We really liked Rockwater on Tanna also. "
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A H wrote a tip Nov 2023
2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Great snorkeling spot with clown fish, lion fish and loads more."
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Matthew Manger wrote a tip Nov 2023
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make sure you bring swimwear & also let Constance know your flight details prior to departure so they can arrange transport from airport"
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cicmil wrote a tip Oct 2023
melbourne27 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"It’s good to rent a car if you want to go around the island. "
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travelmarnie wrote a tip Sept 2023
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you're like me and would rather avoid the risk of tap water while overseas, stock up on bottled water before arriving at the resort."
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PRICE RANGE
$498 - $583 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
paradise cove hotel port vila, paradise cove port vila
LOCATION
VanuatuEfatePort Vila
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Paradise Cove Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Paradise Cove Resort?
Nearby attractions include Ekasup Village (5.2 km), Club Hippique Adventure Park (5.4 km), and Port Vila Market (4.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Paradise Cove Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Paradise Cove Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Paradise Cove Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Paradise Cove Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Paradise Cove Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Vila Restaurant & Bar, Paradise Cove Restaurant, and Stonegrill Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Paradise Cove Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Paradise Cove Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Paradise Cove Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Paradise Cove Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and German.
Are there any historical sites close to Paradise Cove Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ekasup Village (5.2 km).
Does Paradise Cove Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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