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Island Magic Resort

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Devils Point Road, Mele Bay Mele Bay, Port Vila, Efate Vanuatu
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Doctors available 24/7
  • 24-hour minimum vacancy between guests
Updated 20-10-05 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20-10-05 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#8 of 51 hotels in Port Vila
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Luxury resort with self-contained apartment accommodation with ocean views, tropical gardens, restaurant, guest BBQ area, swimming pool, and jetty to access spectacular snorkeling. Ideal for wedding and family groups.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Wifi
Paid internet
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Kids' meals
Bicycles available
Game room
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Ironing service
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Safe
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Hidden Gem
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Dutch, German
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Azadeh Sanei wrote a review Dec. 2019
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I loved this place, we travelled with my 2 sons and my husband, It feels like being home, clean rooms, our room was close to the ocean and we could hear the sound of waves and also a cool breeze, close to hideaway, and there is place on the other side of the road called wet n wild which a nice place to visit too, very friendly staff, Geraldine and Joe will do everything to keep visitors happy, this place feels like home, if you are looking for a place to stay away from the crowd and you enjoy the nature, this is a must-visit place.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Responded Dec. 26, 2019
Thank you for the excellent review., we will pass your comments on to our staff. We are happy in the knowledge that we were able to make your stay in Vanuatu a wonderful one, and hope to see you back sometime in the future. Gerry and the IMR Team
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SamK wrote a review Nov. 2019
Melbourne, Australia124 contributions73 helpful votes
The restaurant at Island Magic is called CoCo De Mer. The setting is lovely but the food is average and the service is barely that. They have a specials board which is good for some extra options without such a high price tag. But like everywhere in Vanuatu, the price doesn't reflect the quality and it's really just ok. We asked about swimming from their beach and the waitress seemed about to say no; it was only for guests and diners, and realised we were diners. In the end we didn't stay anyhow because it's a bit rocky. The view over the bay was lovely and there was a nice breeze and not many people around. Apparently a lot of people stay there long term. They charge 4% credit card surcharge, so try to take cash.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Compass598470 wrote a review Nov. 2019
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Esme and I are a retired elderly couple who have visited Vanuatu about 20 time staying here for our 7th visit where we spent most of our time having visited all the spots many times and just needed time in the sun after a lousy NZ winter. The quiet relaxed atmosphere suits us well with the 1 bedroom bungalow meeting all our needs.Well appointed very clean and secure close to the sea. The staff treat us like family and all our thanks must go to them .We enjoyed the service of the restaurant Co Co De Mee and have returned home to an enforced diet the food is of a very high standard with very generous portions and any requests off the menu are met by the chef including Cheese cake and a beautiful Lemon meringue tart. When the restaurant is closed we enjoyed the frozen meals that we popped into the microwave Brian arrived with a couple of infected fingers that deteriorated so medical assistance ,transport was quickly put in place to remedy the situation many thanks Gerry and Jan now completely recovered. Yes it is a twenty or so minute travel into town but transport is quickly available and presents no problems at all so please read the resorts description prior to booking you will not be disappointed.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Responded Nov. 10, 2019
Hi Esme and Brian, Thank you for the excellent review., we will pass your comments on to our staff. We are happy in the knowledge that we were able to make your stay in Vanuatu a wonderful one, and hope to see you back sometime in the future. Gerry and the IMR Team
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Fairsjk wrote a review Oct. 2019
New South Wales7 contributions
Island Magic was the perfect location for relaxing and rest. The location has it's pros and cons. It is 20 minutes from town and the last 5 minutes is along a 2km dirt road which was very bumpy until it was graded in the last 2 days. But, it is away from all the hustle and bustle and right by the water (not the lagoon) and if the wind is down the snorkelling out the front of the jetty is pretty good (warning the wind is down early in the morning, so be prepared to get up around 6am). Gerry is a great manager who is great with the guests and only too happy to help with anything. The restaurant is better than the average resort hotel with many many tasty dishes and one Sunday we had the Indonesian Feast which was amazing. If you don't hire a car be prepared to pay a driver 400 vatu each person, but Nono is the most beautiful person, a great driver and is worth every cent and more. He is ever reliable too which is important. He got up at 4am to drive us to the airport. Also being self contained you save on eating out, which is not as cheap as you would expect, basically being around Aussie prices. Gardner Joe was also great, he took us to his home in Mele Village and showed us around, provided a great insight into how the locals lived. A wonderful man and tour. He is a credit to Island Magic.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Room Tip: Would choose an Oceanfront room as opposed to Oceanview as the views are pretty nice.
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Responded Oct. 12, 2019
Hi Guys, Thank you for the excellent review., we will pass your comments on to our staff. We are happy in the knowledge that we were able to make your stay in Vanuatu a wonderful one, and hope to see you back sometime in the future. Gerry and the IMR Team
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SLM961 wrote a review Sep. 2019
Traralgon, Australia4 contributions3 helpful votes
I was very happy with my stay here. I was here for a holiday and to experience some of what Vanuatu had to offer. I based my booking upon earlier reviews I had read. I value peace and quite when I travel and this is what I got which I would not have had if I stayed downtown. If you are like me and are looking for a place where you want to feel cared for and valued as a guest, then this a good place to book. Gerry went above and beyond to look after me. From organising transport, or organising meals in advance depending on arrival times/closures, to helping me seek treatment for an injury I acquired when out and about. It is the personal touch that makes the magic happen (Pun totally intended). I would much rather have an authentic experience at a place like Island Magic rather than in a big resort where you are just a number and no one knows you personally. The staff here all went above and beyond to look after me. Everyone would stop and chat if you wanted too. This sort of accommodation is best if you are staying for several days or even more long term. Having facilities in the bungalows is really helpful and not to be under rated. It is easy to organise a driver to get into town, so this was not much of an issue for me personally. Thanks to No-no for driving me about. Also thanks to Jo for taking me to Mele village to meet his family and share some Kava. I will remember this experience fondly. My stay was also good as I got to share several meals with other long term residents/guests in the area and to have a good chat about the island and learn from them (Hi Uncle Terry - thanks for the chinese food night). If you want to be right in the middle of it all, then this is not the place for you, but then that's what gives this location it intrinsic value. Would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Room Tip: Wifi works best on the Patio, the metal mosquito mesh on the windows blocks the signal somewhat...
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Response from Geraldine S, Manager at Island Magic Resort
Responded Sep. 28, 2019
Thank you so much for your great review. I will tell the staff too as they are all trying to do their best to make the guest as comfortable as possible. We really would like to have you back here again in the future. Have a great festive season back home. Geraldine
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US$87 - US$162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
VanuatuEfatePort Vila
NUMBER OF ROOMS
16
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Frequently Asked Questions about Island Magic Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Island Magic Resort?
Nearby attractions include Wet N Wild Adventure Park (0.5 km), Mele Cascades (1.9 km), and Hideaway Island Marine Reserve (2.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Island Magic Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Island Magic Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Island Magic Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Island Magic Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Island Magic Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Beach Bar, Back to Eden Vanuatu, and K2 Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Island Magic Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Island Magic Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Island Magic Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Island Magic Resort?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Island Magic Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, and Dutch.
Are there any historical sites close to Island Magic Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ekasup Village (11.6 km).