28th December 2016
Christmas has come early for visitors to Vanuatu with four-star boutique resort Tamanu on the Beach reopening in December. While the name may not be new, almost everything else at the property is thanks to a full reconstruction and makeover. Following damage in 2015 caused by Cyclone Pam, the resort is looking better than ever however has managed to retain much of the original privacy and romance that made it such a favourite.
One of Vanuatu's hidden gems, the resort has now expanded its offerings to cater to a higher standard of traveller. One of the Pacific Island's best kept secrets, Tamanu on the Beach now offers more luxury amenities and has more than double its accommodation. Originally offering just 6 rooms, the resort now features 15 villas complete with stand-alone raised baths and private balconies. Some villas even enjoy access to their own private plunge pools.
Featuring one of the Pacific's best dining experiences, the onsite fine dining restaurant has returned with a distinct Melanesian twist on the fresh local produce that is showcased in every dish. Building on its reputation for outstanding local cuisine, the resort has also upgraded a whole range of its onsite facilities and boasts a brand new range of activities. The property-wide revamp includes a completely new swimming pool and the first purpose-built wedding chapel in Vanuatu.
It's just one of many exciting new experiences on offer in Vanuatu for 2017 including the opening of The Deli Kitchen, a new shop located on Port Vila's Mele Road and the addition of Rarru Rentapao River tours offering a rope swing from which to plunge into the refreshing waters amongst the resident local fish and a viewing platform from which to paddle up stream into a cascading waterfall.