Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday villa in Vanuatu - Pandanus Beach House
Magnificent four bedroom beach front villa sleeps 12+
This magnificent property is brand new and built and furnished by and for the owners to the very highest level. I t is absolutely beach front in fact the back terrace steps are in the sand and the warm azure water of the South Pacific Ocean is just ten metres beyond. The bustling city of Port Vila, capital of the Republic of Vanuatu is just a 10 minute drive, a brisk 30 minute walk or a 5 minute boat ride. The house is in a private gated estate of just 15 high end homes occupied by some of Port Vila's most notable identities. One of the most stunning features is the roof top Tiki Hut (or Nakamal) which offers 360o views of the Pacific, Ifira Island, Port Vila and Mele Bay, guest can even watch the cruise ships tie up just across the way from us. No superlatives can ever begin to do this property justice, from its proximity to the beach, mature shade trees, enchanting staff and the magical, musical Ni-Van island of Ifira across the bay.
Beware, you will not want to go home.
History: Vanuatu used to be known as the New Hebrides, it was a 'condominium' jointly administered by the French and the British until the Ni-Van people achieved their independence in 1986.
Vanuatu has retained the best of both it's French and British culture and most Ni-Van speak English French and Bislama (pigeon) and their own island dialects.
The Author James Michiner based his book South Pacific and the fabled Bali Hai on Vanuatu.
During WW11, Vanuatu was the assembly point for the US naval invasion fleet and many traces of this presence remain, for instance the airport, sunken warships, bits of planes and many, many Coke bottles and some suspiciously light skinned Ni-Van.
The Benjor Resort on Devil's Point Road still retains what was the officers club as it's lounge room and bar.
These days, Vanuatu's main industry is tourism, building and off-shore banking.....no tax!
Culture: Efate is the main island in the Vanuatu archipelago of 80 islands and Port Vila is the capital city. From Port Vila visitors can travel to other islands in the chain and experience volcanoes, dive sites, uninhabited islands and traditional culture which is still strong in the Islands.
The Vanuatu people ( the Ni-Van) are the most enchanting, friendly, funny, gentle folk you could ever wish to meet, not for nothing did the UN vote Vanuatu the 'happiest Place on Earth' two years ago.
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- pets considered
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair accessible