Iririki Island Resort

Iririki Island, Port Vila, Vanuatu
#3 of 48 hotels in Port-Vila
Excellent (4.5 out of 5.0) 5 reviews
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Iririki's best rooms

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on December 31, 2007

Super friendly, helpful & efficient staff - great food at Watermark restaurant (amazing super tender, tasty beef ribs), great value cocktails at Bali Hai pool bar happy hour (5-6) Would happily return again.

Unique Quality: Upon arrival we were offered a low cost upgrade to the new deluxe sunset suite. Wonderful room, self contained, big quiet air con unit, plasma, in house movies on demand (cricket on channel 9!), lovely bathroom and spa on the balcony overlooking the bay at sunset. Very nice room and well worth the money.

Directions: Iririki island, overlooking Port Vila - easy access by free 24 hr ferry

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Upscale, private accom

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on July 28, 2005

Iririki Island Resort is a private island just offshore from Vila, so it's really quiet and offers great views of the natural harbor surrounding the city. The resort caters to vacationing couples of all ages. They say you do need to be 21 to check in.

Take advantage of their activities on or around the island like parasailing, sindsurfing, kayaking, sunset cruises, and beach activities. There is also great snorkeling in the area, and if you like scuba diving, there are plenty of groups in the area that will take you out.

To get to the mainland, just hop on the free ferry that operates 24 hours a day. It only takes minutes (2-3) to get across to "downtown" Vila so you can check out the markets, shops, restaurants, etc.

Amenities in the rooms include high-speed Internet access, satellite television and music, air-conditioning and ceiling fans, minibars, coffeemakers, private alcove dining and room service.

Unique Quality: You can't get a bad view here! All the bungalows are separated from each other and are built on the slopes overlooking the water. There are about 70 right now, but there's a lot of construction to develop the far side of the island that will probably double the current occupancy, but things aren't cramped. Each bungalow is nicely decorated and overlooks the ocean and/or harbour. :)

On Tuesday evenings, there's a feast at Michener's Restaurant complete with tribal dancing. During the day, you can eat at the poolside café and bar that serves appetizers and cocktails. There are always waiters walking around the pool asking if you need a drink or anyting else.

Check out Spa Frangipani at the resort that offers everything from aromatherapy massages and spa treatments to pedicures and manicures.

Directions: Look for the private island in the center of town

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Large private island resort in Port Vila harbour

by written on October 30, 2004

As with Erakor Island Resort, I didn't stay here myself, but I did have a look around one afternoon and can positively say that it would be an incredible place to stay, particularly for a honeymoon or other romantic getaway. After coming over on the free ferry from town, I went straight up to an outside bar overlooking the harbour and enjoyed a Vanuatu Tusker beer (an excellent one at that). Following that, I went for a walk on the path which circles the island. For those visiting Port Vila looking for a pleasant way to get some light exercise, strolling around Iririki Island is a great choice.

Unique Quality: This is truly prime real estate. A great location on a private island across from downtown Port Vila makes this arguably the nicest place to stay in town. Of course, there are other contenders, but visit this place and you'll see what I mean. Last time I checked, visitors under 12 were not allowed. The resort seems to cater primarily to those looking for a romantic getaway or to businesspeople on very generous expense accounts. In fact, the resort's own website advertises their own wedding coordinator and goes to great lengths to reveal their romantic ambience. Definitely a couples resort. As a dust-caked backpacker in worn-out clothes, I felt a little out-of-place, but it you're looking for a place like what I've described above, give this island resort a serious look. You won't regret it.

Directions: Located in the harbour right across from downtown Port Vila. A free ferry operates from the wharf and will transport even non-resort guests to the island, but once evening comes around, it's strictly guests only.

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a boat ride away from Villa

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on July 27, 2004

A small island only a short ferry ride across from Villa, Iririki Island Resort was a former British Commissioners home until converted into the Resort. With Bungalows set over the water or hidden amongst the lush rainforrest, it is an island resort worth considering. Beaches arn't that great besides for a swim, but the resort still is great.

Unique Quality: pool is delightful and proximity to Villa is the tops.

Port Vilas Bungalows

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on January 27, 2004

Probably the best accomodation in Port Vila (we visited others and found Iririki had the best style of accomodation and a great view).
You get a ery comfortable bungalow with your own private balcony which overlooks Port Vila harbour.
The service like everywhere in Vanuatu is friendly with water facilities and a great restaurant.
A barge which operates 24 hours takes you to and from the main island which is only a 3 minute trip.

Directions: 3 minute barge ride from Port Vila

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Address: Iririki Island, Port Vila, Vanuatu

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  • Fitness Center
  • Free Parking
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Continental Breakfast
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