Monthly Archives: July 2010
Paradise awaits on Erakor Island, Vanuatu…. A few minutes from Port Vila and a thousand miles from care.
Located just off the mainland of Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu’s capital, Erakor is a true South Pacific Island Experience with the convenience of easy access to town.
Less than 3 hours flight from Australia and New Zealand, escape to the ‘Happiest Country on Earth’ today! Erakor Island is 16 acres of unspoilt tropical paradise perfectly positioned in the crystal blue waters of Erakor lagoon which flows to Pacific Ocean and beyond.
Erakor Island offers all the features of the big resorts, without the concrete and crowds. Enjoy the relaxation and seclusion of the Waterfront Accommodation and experience the Vanuatu culture with the friendly Ni-Vanuatu resort staff.
The resort has Aqua on Erakor Seafood Waterfront Restaurant, Calypso’s Juice Bar, Reflections Lounge, Watersports Hut, Essence Day Spa and lots of sunloungers and hammocks for lazy days. There is a wireless hot spot, guest computer, tour desk, babysitting, laundry service and a fun Guest Relations Team arranging onsite activities and outings – join them for volleyball or a trip across to the village kava bar.
The home of Erakor Villagers until 1959, the island is steeped in history with the open air chapel (known to be the first church built in the Pacific Islands), grave headstones from 1843, Chief’s memorials and original buildings of yesteryear including the old dispensary, missionary’s house and foundations of the original school. Wander through the lush tropical tracks to the many white sand beaches and immerse yourself in the days gone by along the way.
A short paddle across the lagoon, sits Erakor Village and a community proud of their smol alean (small island). The people of Erakor will welcome you to visit their homes, schools and churches and the Erakor Village Pikinini Choir love to join Erakor Island weddings and serenade the guests.
Relax & Rejuvenate! Essence of Erakor Day Spa brings you a part of the soul of beautiful Erakor Island. Here, you can be pampered with fresh tropical treatments of coconut oils, papaya lotions, cucumber, lime and many more island relaxants.
Make a day of it – catch up on goss with your friends and pamper yourselves with one of the great value Spa Packages and finish it off with a tropical lunch and a glass or two. Jeffrey and his lovely spa team will make your visit wonderful and revitalizing.
Erakor Island is idyllic for weddings and is one of the most beautiful wedding destinations in the South Pacific. From the soft white sand beaches to the unique outdoor chapel, Erakor offers the perfect location for your dream wedding.
Receptions from 2-100 people can be easily catered for with Beach Buffets or A La Carte dining in the waterfront restaurant and the resort chefs and pastrychefs can create a sumptuous meal, delicious desserts and beautiful wedding cakes.
Click here for more information on Erakor Island weddings
Can you see yourself kayaking around the blue crystal waters of Erakor Lagoon, snorkeling over schools of tropical fish or resting on a vu-board and watching the ocean life below? There’s waterports fun for everyone here and our friendly Watersports team grew up in these islands and know the wonders of the waters very well. It’s all free to use for guests staying on the island and day visitors are very welcome to hire and enjoy. Continue reading
Cascading waterfalls, turtle conservatories, tropical rainforests, sunset sails, off road buggies, cultural villages, kayaking, bushwalking and even a live volcano! Yes, Vanuatu has so much to offer and so many things to see and do. Our Guest Relations team will tell you about all of the tours and excursions on offer and book them for you. Our value-packed Accommodation Packages include some of our most popular tours so take a look and we will get you booked! Continue reading
Stay and party on the island or jump on the ferry to check out the night life, Vanuatu-style. Kava bars are around every corner and you can join the locals for a shell of this traditional drink for only 50 vatu but watch out, it’s got a kick! Then off to one of the nightclubs to boogie, maybe onto the casino to try your luck on the tables and if you’re feeling hungry in the early hours, the bakery is open all night long with fresh baguettes and even meat pies! Then back to our jetty and the 24hr ferry driver will bring you home. Continue reading
Directly across from Erakor Island are the happy, smiling people of Erakor Village. Working together with the resort, they share their heritage and culture. The Erakor Childrens Choir sings for our brides, the village churches hold Sunday services in the chapel with all visitors welcome, the mama’s bring their crafts and the Village Primary School kids are smiling with our ‘Help Educate a Pikinini’ fund. The people of Erakor are proud of their ‘smol aelan’ (small island) and the resort is proud to support them. Continue reading
Erakor Island is a 5 minute ferry ride back to mainland Port Vila so it’s easy to get out and about and see the sights in and around town. Try some of the fresh local fruits at the Market House – it’s open 24hrs! (Mon-Sat lunch). And for some sarongs, jewellery, carvings and souvenirs, the Mama’s Market on the seafront is a real treasure trove. See the sand drawing at the museum, the breathtaking view from Clem’s Hill Lookout, the yachts along the harbour or just sit on the seafront and take it all in! Continue reading