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Published: January 26th 2014
The resort is set in an established tropical garden and on a beautiful reef, which is great for snorkelling and swimming.
In September 2012, Paul and I had one of the most amazing holidays in Vanuatu. We had the pleasure of staying four nights in Port Vila
. We went to relax and chill out, yet we experienced so much more! Vanuatu has the friendliest people and beautiful, natural landscapes I've seen. In our time there we got to drive buggies through the jungle, spend time with local villagers, swim in the Cascades Waterfalls, visit the Secret Garden and eat at a Melanesian feast, plus much more!
We stayed in the most beautiful and secluded resort in Port Vila called Paradise Cove
. It was 25 minute drive from the centre of town and only had 10 bungalows.The resort is set in an established tropical garden and on a beautiful reef, which is great for snorkelling and swimming.
We explored our surroundings and were amazed by how beautiful, lush and green Vanuatu is and the islanders are so friendly and welcoming. We discovered Honeymoon Beach
, which was remote and romantic. We were the only people on the beach, along with a local dog that followed us and hung out with us for the day.
One of the most exciting ways to
We explored our surroundings and were amazed by how beautiful, lush and green Vanuatu is and the islanders are so friendly and welcoming. We discovered Honeymoon Beach, which was remote and romantic!
discover Port Vila and its surrounding area is by buggy. The Buggy Jungle Safari
was exciting and the best fun. We discovered the unspoiled parts of Port Vila as we drove along different roads and through the jungle, local villages and in the wet, muddy puddles.
Another highlight of Port Vila was the Mele Cascades Waterfalls
. A trip to these waterfalls is an experience all visitors should have. From the car park, we strolled up to the Mele Cascades Waterfalls through the lush, tropical Cascade Botanical Gardens.These were the most amazing waterfalls I’ve ever seen and we were very lucky as we had the entire waterfalls to ourselves. We relished our time there as we went for a refreshing dip to cool off from the hot sun while our tour guide took photos of us swimming in nature.
That night we visited the Secret Garden
which was a pleasant surprise as it turned out to be a culture experience far greater than our expectations. It was a night of fun as we dressed up in traditional grass skirts, danced with the locals and enjoyed delicious fish, meat, chicken cooked in the traditional way underground with local vegetables. We
Paul loved driving the buggy through the mud!
also got a chance to relax in a real chief’s nasara and tried some strong kava around a bonfire near the underground oven with lanterns twinkling in the trees.
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