White Grass Ocean Resort Rating: 3

Swimming Pool Dining Bar

White Grass Ocean Resort offers a true Vanuatu island ambience and is set amongst tropical gardens, thriving on volcanic soil from Tanna Island's famous live Yasur Volcano, the world's most accessible volcano.

White Grass Ocean Resort offers tours to get you up close and personal with its volcano. There are also many other relaxing activities and facilities to enjoy at this Vanuatu accommodation along with the wonderful reef and ocean experiences.

White Grass Ocean Resort is only a 35 minute flight from Vanuatu's capital Port Vila followed by a short 2 kilometre drive from the airport, Tanna Island is the perfect location for travellers wanting to get a real feel for the culture and natural beauty of Vanuatu.

White Grass Ocean Resort is the perfect place to base yourself on Tanna Island. Laze the day away under a swaying palm tree, or take part in one of the day tours available.

Currently closed until 07 April 2015 for repairs to the resort for damage that was caused by Cyclone Pam.


White Grass Ocean Resort offers 14 Bures set amongst 6 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens with direct beach access.

All Bures Feature:

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Tea & Coffee making facilities
  • Mini refrigerator
  • Bed canopy nets
  • Covered verandah with comfortable furniture

Bure: Surrounded by lush tropical gardens most with sea views. Bedding is 1 Queen Bed OR 1 Double Bed OR 1 Double Bed + 1 Single Bed. Maximum room is 3 Adults & Children.

Family Bure: Surrounded by lush tropical gardens most with sea views. Bedding is 1 Double Bed + 2 Single Beds. Maximum room capacity is 4 Adults & Children.


White Grass Ocean Resort Restaurant & Bar: From your seat you will be able to enjoy some of Vanuatu's freshest seafood. Sip on a glass of Australian or French wine from the well stocked bar, or try Tanna Coffee from the plantations on the island. Enjoy locally grown organic vegetables and fruits and watch the sunset or just enjoy the views over the ocean with the chance of catching a glimpse of dolphins, turtles and whales.


  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Swimming pool
  • Kayak hire
  • Guest library
  • Airport transfer service
  • Tour Desk
  • Free Wifi in the lounge & bar area
  • Gift Shop


The following activities are free of charge:

  • Kayaking
  • Snorkelling
  • Trekking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Badminton
  • Petanque
  • Croquet
  • Volleyball
  • Board Games
  • Pitch and putt golf
  • 300m of private white sand beach with large rock pools to explore and swim in

The following activities are available at a charge:

  • Coffee plantation visits
  • Mountain biking
  • 4 fully maintained 4WD safari vehicles
  • Fishing excursions

A taste of White Grass Ocean Resort's Tours:

Yasur Volcano & Tanna Highlands Safari: This safari will take you through the Middle Bush area, past the wild horses on the White Grass plains, coffee plantations, many highland villages reaching Mt. Loanialu at 552 metres. Across the ash plain moonscape Isiwi area, terminating at the peak of Mt. Yasur. A further 15-minute walk will place you at the crater's edge (dependant on volcano activity at the time) where one can ponder over the awesome power of nature. Depart 2.30pm return approx. 8.00pm (5.5 hour duration).

Lagalangia Kustom Village (Lowinio) Tour: This safari will take you into the forest where you will find a unique custom village. Experience a way of life that has not changed in centuries. Locally made authentic handicrafts available to purchase. If time permits you will also visit the main town of Lenakel on the return journey. Departs 8.30am return 11.30am (3 hour duration).

Surf Beach and Waterfall Safari: A thrilling 4wd adventure to the magnificent Louniel waterfall, deep in the forest. Enjoy a picnic lunch (included) on the black sand surf beach before a swim or surf on body boards provided. Bathe in the fresh water spring before your afternoon return to the resort.


White Grass Ocean Resort is situated on a shallow bluff above a coral coastline dotted with fascinating rockpools and sandy coves. Beyond the deep reef edge lies stunning and pristine snorkelling for experienced snorkellers. It has been described as amongst the best snorkelling of natural reef in the South Pacific.

TopDay Spa

Enjoy a relaxing island massage at White Grass's private ocean front massage bure to fully unwind. While at White Grass why not indulge in a hot stone massage experience that is unforgettable and totally soothing. Traditional massage is also available.

TopAdditional Information

Children: 11 years and under are charged at the child rate. Cots are available free of charge.
Check In: 2.00pm
Check Out: 10.00am
Reception: 9.00am - 5.00pm
Address: Lenakel Highway, Lenakel, Tanna Island Vanuatu

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