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The Havannah

Port Vila, Efate Is., Vanuatu (VLI)

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Room & Rates
Garden Villa

Garden Villa

1 king bed
603-sq-foot (56-sq-meter) room, furnished balcony/patio with garden views

Layout - Dining area and sitting area
Entertainment - Free WiFi, 40-inch LCD TV with satellite channels, and iPod dock
Food & Drink - Refrigerator, minibar, coffee/tea maker, and room service
Sleep - Premium bedding, blackout drapes/curtains, and turndown service
Bathroom - Private bathroom, bathrobes, and a shower with a rainfall showerhead
Practical - Day bed, phone, and safe
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking, renovated in July 2015
Room is accessed via exterior corridors
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Lagoon Pool Villa

Lagoon Pool Villa

1 king bed
581-sq-foot (54-sq-meter) room, furnished balcony/patio with bay views

Layout - Dining area and sitting area
Entertainment - Free WiFi, 40-inch LCD TV with satellite channels, and iPod dock
Food & Drink - Refrigerator, minibar, coffee/tea maker, and room service
Sleep - Premium bedding, blackout drapes/curtains, and turndown service
Bathroom - Private bathroom, bathrobes, and a shower with a rainfall showerhead
Practical - Day bed, phone, and safe
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking, renovated in July 2015
Room is accessed via exterior corridors
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Waterfront Villa

Waterfront Villa

1 king bed
926-sq-foot (86-sq-meter) room, furnished balcony/patio with ocean views

Layout - Separate sitting area
Relax - Private plunge pool
Entertainment - Free WiFi, 40-inch LCD TV with satellite channels, and iPod dock
Food & Drink - Refrigerator, minibar, coffee/tea maker, and room service
Sleep - Premium bedding, blackout drapes/curtains, and turndown service
Bathroom - Private bathroom, deep soaking bathtub, and separate shower with a rainfall showerhead
Practical - Day bed, phone, and safe
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking
Room is accessed via exterior corridors
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Deluxe Waterfront Villa

Deluxe Waterfront Villa

1 king bed
1862-sq-foot (173-sq-meter) room, furnished balcony/patio with ocean views

Layout - Dining area and sitting area
Relax - Private pool
Entertainment - Free WiFi, 40-inch LCD TV with satellite channels, and iPod dock
Food & Drink - Refrigerator, minibar, espresso maker, and room service
Sleep - Premium bedding, blackout drapes/curtains, and turndown service
Bathroom - Private bathroom, deep soaking bathtub, and separate shower with a rainfall showerhead
Practical - Day bed, safe, and iron/ironing board
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking
Room is accessed via exterior corridors
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The Havannah
Samoa Point Port Vila, Samoa Point, Vanuatu

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 17 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and LCD televisions. Rooms have private furnished balconies or patios. Satellite programming and iPod docking stations are provided for your entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Bathrooms have rainfall showerheads and designer toiletries.

Amenities
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers body treatments and facials. After a day at the private beach, you can enjoy other recreational amenities including an outdoor pool and a spa tub. Additional amenities at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands. If you'd like to spend the day shopping, you can hop on the complimentary shuttle.

Dining
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel's beachfront restaurant, where you can enjoy drinks at a bar and dine alfresco (weather permitting). Or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. A complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast is served daily.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include multilingual staff, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.

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Know Before You Go

  • Guests must transfer via required shuttle to the property. Guests must contact the property at least 72 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking.
  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Guests under 16 years old are not permitted at this adults-only property.
  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
  • Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Fees

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: AUD 30 per person (one way)
  • Onsite credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

AMENITIES:
  • Complimentary Coffee
  • Concierge Desk
  • Exterior Corridors
  • Free Breakfast
  • Gift Shop on Property
  • Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
  • Laundry Services/Laundry Facility
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Picnic Area
  • Private Beach
  • Room Service
  • Shuttle To Airport (surcharge)
  • Wedding Services
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 472 reviews
from Sydney, Australia
Submitted on 11-05-2016
This place exceeded all expectations. The staff were warm, professional and nothing was too much trouble. They went out of their way to make my birthday special: from private dinner on the jetty, to a cake presented by 3 singing waiters, to the happy birthday spelt out on my bed in palm leaves by the cleaning staff. Food was great, room (waterfront with plunge pool) was luxurious without being excessive. The water sports equipment was high quality and included. One of the best trips I have had- ... Read more
from Surfers Paradise, Australia
Submitted on 18-05-2016
The Staff: Talei, Frederick and all the staff at the Havannah went out of their way to make sure our experience was perfect. This was the first hotel we have ever stayed in that at the end of the trip, we didn't miss our own bed! The Service: Nothing was too hard, no matter the request. All the staff in the restaurant, together with their beautiful big smiles and island charm made every meal there enjoyable and entertaining. We had plenty of on going jokes each time we saw them and we were sad ... Read more
from Whangarei, New Zealand
Submitted on 21-05-2016
The Havannah is a lovely place to stay. The staff are very accommodating. Our oceanfront rooms were very well kept - thanks to the cleaning staff :) The food was also excellent! There is plenty to see in the water. Snorkeling is very good there. We saw lots of different tropical fish & turtles. We went on the small hobie catamaran for an afternoon and chased dolphins around the bay. A lovely relaxing place to stay. Note: We had a few tours booked while we were on the mainland. I asked ... Read more
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Submitted on 22-05-2016
We went for Easter to Vanuatu and we stayed only 2 nights in The Havannah. We never left the hotel. First night we had a romantic dinner at the beach, only for us with the fire in the middle. Very friendly service! Second day we did a little trip around the lagoon in a catamaran and we saw the sunset from there, it was beautiful! we also did snorkelling and kayaking! amazing experience! food was great, room was very clean and the best of all was the staff! all of them were super nice with us. De... Read more
from Kauai
Submitted on 23-05-2016
We recently spent a week at The Havannah. It was a perfect week. The Havannah is set in beautiful grounds that are perfectly tended; the bungalows are modern and attractive, very spacious, extremely well maintained and comfortable and designed to maximise the view over the beautiful harbour. We enjoyed drinks sitting on our private jetty and watching the sunset; a BBQ especially cooked for us at our own BBQ; and jumped into our private plunge pool whenever the urge took us. The open air restaura... Read more
from Melbourne
Submitted on 31-05-2016
The Havannah will exceed your expectations. ALL Managers and Staff were welcoming and friendly which made you feel like you were part of one big happy family. They can organize tours or day trips with your own personal driver/tour guide. The food was excellent and in the evening you could have your meal either in the restaurant, on the beach, on the jetty or in the privacy of your villa (the ones with a BBQ). We chose the Deluxe Waterfront Villa as we like a bit of privacy on our holiday and... Read more
from Sydney, Australia
Submitted on 15-06-2016
A lot of the reviews of this resort have focussed on tiny negatives. If you're going to resent the lost pennies of every bottle of water you drink, then resorts of this calibre may be beyond your budget. This isn't to say it's over-priced: my wife is a great bargain-hunter and we thought it was excellent value. It certainly compares favourably with the Tokoriki Island Resort in Fiji, which is a pretty decent yardstick. We found the Havannah to be a wonderful place with friendly staff, a relaxed... Read more
from Brisbane Region, Australia
Submitted on 16-06-2016
What a fantastic and magical place to stay. The food was outstanding and the facilities were breath taking. Our ocean view room was such a beautiful sanctuary and we were so relaxed and legitimately lost all concept of time. The people were so lovely and no request was too big of an ask. The only con I have is that we had to go home. We will always return to this hotel whenever we visit Vanuatu in future.
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Submitted on 18-06-2016
Firstly, thanks again to everyone at The Havannah for making both my partner and I feel so welcome and looking after us. My partner and I wanted a holiday where there were no kids and away from the general "riff-raff" from other tourists. The Havannah is about a 30 min drive from town. You have an unbelievable view of the beach and you sit back and watch the sunset not looking at other resorts. On our first day we planned our week and made bookings on various activities via Joshua. He sorted ... Read more
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Submitted on 23-06-2016
2nd visit to this fabulous resort Total relaxation as well as amazing diving and fabulous food Totally recommend for a couples getaway Staff fantastic Menu choice incredible Very private and tranquill Beachfront villa private with incredible view over Havannah harbour A rare gem
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Submitted on 27-06-2016
The Ultimate Paradise!! We loved every second of it. Our deluxe waterfront villa was stunning, Frederick and his beautiful team were so warm and caring. They made our 25th Anniversary so special we will never forget it. If I could I would give 10 stars!! Thank you all for everything, 7 nights wasn't long enough we will definitely be back!! And highly recommend it to everyone.... Such a dream come true, thanks again.
from Gold Coast, Australia
Submitted on 05-07-2016
During March my partner and I travelled to the Havannah and had the most beautiful experience. With every detail perfect.... From our stunning room and views, all the way through to the wonderful staff who are all so personable and do there best to get to know you. Highlight was certainly the amazing meals in the restaurant including the breakfast which is included in the cost of staying and is an a la carte menu instead of your usual buffet!!! Highly recommend so worth the extra splurge. A must... Read more
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Submitted on 09-07-2016
This hotel is absolutely incredible ! From the friendly staff to the glorious views you won't go wrong staying here. Upon my stay we enjoyed a day out at a secluded island to go snorkelling and to have a picnic which we organised by the hotel, this was such a beautiful experience. I would also recommend dinning at the hotel restaurant and asking the staff to arrange your meal on the beach and/or on the jetty. The hotel also offers a sunset cruise which is lovely. Overall, if you are looking for ... Read more
from Christmas Island, Australia
Submitted on 14-07-2016
We have just returned from a 7 night stay at The Havannah, for our honeymoon. This hotel is a luxurious paradise. ACCOMMODATION We stayed in a Waterfront Villa (number 12). The room was very generous in size, with a double vanity, double bath and single shower and separate toilet. King sized bed (very comfortable) and a nice lounge area/TV. French doors opened to an amazing view of our private outdoor area and the ocean! Our private outdoor area consisted of 2 sun loungers, a plunge poo... Read more
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Submitted on 20-07-2016
Overview: My partner and I stayed here for 9 nights. Honestly, there wasn't a fault at this resort. Definitely stay here again and definitely recommend to family and friends. The resort is very quiet and relaxing. We were greeted with smiles and a beverage which was yum! The general manager, Frederick, gave us an overview of the resort with the activities we can enjoy while staying there. He was extremely helpful and a really lovely Frenchman. The resort was about a 30 minute drive into town, a... Read more
from Sydney
Submitted on 24-07-2016
If you need to run away from your children and recoup the romance this is the place - without the stress of worrying about what to wear, about being seen ... it's just all about you and breathing deeply away from the city smog
from Perth, Australia
Submitted on 25-07-2016
The Garden Villa we stayed in was lovely, clean and well appointed. The staff were all extremely welcoming and helpful. We arrived after lunch on a Wednesday and the staff greeted us by name on Thursday morning at breakfast. The Manager Frederick welcomes each guest, he follows up every morning at breakfast to ensure each guest is happy. The secluded location is wonderful for getting away from everything, the setting very romantic with a complementary sunset cruise available every night. Th... Read more
from New York City, New York
Submitted on 30-07-2016
We traveled to The Havannah from New York City for our 8-night honeymoon, and man, it was worth every mile traveled and penny spent! Collectively, we have traveled to many destinations, but this tops them all. We feel like we found a slice of paradise that we didn't know existed a few months ago. If I can give two reasons to stay, it would boil down to 1) exceptional staff and 2) gorgeous views. Service/Staff - The friendly service was the highlight of our stay. The staff took such good care of ... Read more
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Submitted on 30-07-2016
Have just returned from a wonderful week staying at the Havannah. One word.... Bliss. If you want to escape it all, relax and unwind then this is the perfect place. All the staff are wonderful, knowing your names by day 2. The highlight for me was the Villa. We stayed in an Ocean View villa which offered amazing luxury and privacy. The food was great, dinner on the beach and the jetty was a highlight. We cannot recommend the Havannah enough. Will be back for sure. Thanks to Frederich and all... Read more
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Submitted on 31-07-2016
On the virgin flight today Brisbane to port Vila set to spend time at the resort and virgin cancels the flight mid flight due to the condition of the runway. Something needs to be done as these areas rely on tourism. I am so disappointed that I can't spend my holiday.
from Corlette
Submitted on 01-08-2016
We have just returned from The Havannah and are missing it already.It was the most relaxing holiday we have had and a perfect place to celebrate my husband's 70th birthday.Our garden villa was very comfortable and was kept in pristine condition by the lovely cleaning ladies.The meals at The Point restaurant were,on the whole,very good and well priced.Frederick and the staff were amazing and made the birthday meal on the jetty a wonderful occasion.Also special thanks for the excellent care I rece... Read more
from Havelock North, New Zealand
Submitted on 05-08-2016
From the moment we arrived until we sadly departed we found every aspect of this haven in paradise to be outstanding! Congratulations to Frederick and his amazingly talented and attentive team for getting everything right! Simply the best!
from Auckland Region, New Zealand
Submitted on 05-08-2016
The resort is approx 35-40 min from Port Villa, or 30min from airport, and in a secluded location. The resort has only 37 rooms, of 3 types, so is lovely and quiet intended for people who want to relax. The Lagoon View rooms are the best (there are 5 of them) where you walk straight out from your room into a private pool for these 5 rooms - with stunning views. The restaurant is amazing, with the quality of all the food is as good, if not better, than 5 star restaurants in NZ. Staff are so frien... Read more
from Sydney
Submitted on 08-08-2016
We spent 5 nights here as a couple for my husband's birthday in July. The location is stunning and the personal welcome by Frederick was appreciated. Our beachfront villa was comfortable and clean with everything we could want. The daybed was a particular favourite for a relaxing afternoon nap. I would return in a heartbeat, if only for that!. We snorkelled in the clear water amongst the colourful tropical fish, canoed, sailed on the catamarans, tried our hand at paddleboarding and enjoyed 5 sta... Read more
from Adelaide, Australia
Submitted on 14-08-2016
We had an amazing time again coming back for our honeymoon after staying at the Havannah for our engagement in 2014. The place is just beautiful and the staff are lovely. We stayed in Villa 17 again and we find this location to be the most private of the waterfront villas. The food and cocktails are fantastic. Snorkelling is good, when you snorkell further up from the water sports hut look out for the sea turtles - swimming with them was amazing. For better coral or fish the watersports can o... Read more
from Brisbane, Australia
Submitted on 21-08-2016
This is a very well managed resort in a prime location with friendly staff who do everything possible to make your stay an enjoyable one. An added bonus (for some) is that it is adults only. It is relatively isolated if you don't have your own transport but there is a daily free shuttle to Port Vila if you need to get supplies.
from sydney
Submitted on 23-08-2016
My husband and I had an amazing time at The Havannah. We booked a waterfront villa for 6 nights. This is our first visit to Vanuatu and I'm sure it won't be our last all thanks to Frederick and his wonderful team.
from Auckland
Submitted on 28-08-2016
We had a weeks stay in the deluxe waterfront with infinity pool. From the moment we set foot in the resort the staff were amazing; friendly, warm and accommodating. The villa is beautiful - spacious, clean, with great indoor/outdoor flow and of course a lovely pool looking straight out to the water and a lower deck area over the water. The restaurant was excellent, good selection and very fresh. Dining options include on the beach with a beach fire, in the restaurant or on the jetty - all ar... Read more
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Submitted on 30-08-2016
The Havannah describes itself as "an oasis in the Pacific". We stayed in a Deluxe Waterfront Villa, and at over $1000 per night, we expected a peaceful and tranquil stay. This was not the case. What fails to appear in the resort's promotional materials is the fact they have a neighbour who makes excessive noise with power tools on a daily basis. All day, every day, our peace and tranquillity was disturbed by the sound of ear-piercing sawing, relentless hammering, and lawn-mowing that seemed to ... Read more
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Submitted on 31-08-2016
After researching a few resort locations my husband and I decided on The Havannah as it looked beautiful and had great reviews. We were not disappointed one bit and spent four glorious nights in this luxurious retreat. From the moment we arrived the service was impeccable. We were greeted at the entrance and ushered to a seating area overlooking the water where we were given cool face towels and a welcome drink while we met the resort manager, Frederick, who made us feel at home and gave us an o... Read more
from Auckland Region, New Zealand
Submitted on 09-09-2016
We've only stayed in a Pacific island resort once before and without transport you are very dependent on everything being "just so". Fortunately the Havannah is such a place. We booked a waterfront villa for a week and we were not disappointed, indeed on several days we only emerged for the breakfast and dinner. The reception did book us several excursions all of which went off without a hitch. Inevitably there were some details that didn't work but the General Manager, Frederick was on han... Read more
from Auckland, New Zealand
Submitted on 09-09-2016
If you are looking for a beautiful destination with delicious food and great service, the Havannah is the place to go to. We stayed in a Lagoon Pool Villa and enjoyed every minute. The view is amazing. You can just relax and enjoy the beautiful facilities, go snorkeling in front of the hotel or go on one of the many tours. I was really surprised how much there was on offer (visit the turtle sanctuary, go on a sunset cruise, flight to Tanna to see the very active vulcano - absolutely amazing, vis... Read more
from Queenstown, New Zealand
Submitted on 09-09-2016
We got exactly what we were looking for at the Havannah. The accommodation was gorgeous, a villa with its own plunge pool and day bed. Perfect! So well serviced morning and evening. Comfortable, spacious and very peaceful even though it was close to the restaurant, loved it. The food was seriously fantastic. A great selection, plenty of variety. We did not get bored with the menu during our week especially with great daily specials as well. Love that breakfast is not a buffet. Also two really... Read more
from Melbourne, Australia
Submitted on 10-09-2016
The Havannah Resort lived up to all expectations. The Staff couldn't do enough for us and their friendly smiles greeted us wherever we went. The resort's amenities were readily accessible. Frederick, the Manager, ensured all our needs were met as we had chosen The Havannah to have a well-earned rest and this was the perfect place because it was for adults only. It was peaceful and quiet and we were at our leisure to sail, snorkel etc. The food was wonderful given that Vanuatu is still recove... Read more
from Essen, Germany
Submitted on 10-09-2016
The Havannah is a quiet paradise with everything you need to relax. The pool villa was comfortable, the restaurant had a huge range of food and extra wishes were always fulfilled with a smile. The staff make this place a unique spot where friendliness is a great plus.
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Submitted on 12-09-2016
Amazing place to stay. The resort is away from the "bustle" of Port Villa, around 50 minutes drive to the north western end of the island. From the start we were made to feel very welcome and at home. From the sandy white beach you look across the cobalt blue waters of Port Havannah to Lelepa and Moso Islands. Whilst there we had 2 great weather days, one rainy the rest overcast, but there is still so much to do. Highly suggest the Lelepa Day Tour if you enjoy snorkelling. Frederick and ... Read more
from adelaide
Submitted on 13-09-2016
Frederick and his staff should be commended for offering such fantastic service in this tropical paradise. So many of them looked after us and it's hard to remember all the names but Anita, Kathy, John, Steve, Matu, Betty, Lily, Annie are just a few we'd like to thank. Whilst the weather was up and down for the week we stayed, this part of the island was gorgeous and conveniently located to Lelapa (our best snorkeling and fish feeding) & Moso islands for the turtle tour. The waterfront room was... Read more
from Auckland, New Zealand
Submitted on 13-09-2016
Fabulous resort, beautiful location, wonderful staff that are helpful and friendly. The food was fantastic with a huge variety to choose from. The villa we stayed in was spacious well appointed with an outstanding view. Highly recommended and we will be back!!
from Brisbane, Australia
Submitted on 17-09-2016
I have never before written a TripAdvisor review (and I am embarrassed not to have done so for the many wonderful places in which I have stayed) but I am moved to do so by my recent experience at The Havannah in Port Vila, Vanuatu. We chose the top-end villa, paying around 750 GB pounds per night, and we felt that for that much, we were entitled to expect a superb experience. Unfortunately, we left feeling that we had not had value for money and that many of our experiences would have been unacc... Read more
from Wellington, New Zealand
Submitted on 22-09-2016
We thoroughly enjoyed our short stay here. The staff really are exceptional, making you feel welcomed the moment you arrive. We've been to Vanuatu before and decided on a 5 star resort for our second trip and highly recommend The Havannah.
from Sydney, Australia
Submitted on 22-09-2016
This is a truly lovely resort, beautifully quiet right next to the sea with only a few villas so never too busy. (It's quite a way from Port Vila but given there's not much to do there, that isn't a problem.) On our arrival we were greeted warmly, and taken to the outdoor cafe for complementary juices and overview, then to our villa. The Vanuatu staff (many from Lelepe island) are so, so lovely, friendly, attentive, super relaxed but professional. Frederic the manager is always ready with assi... Read more
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