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Poppy's On The Lagoon

Captain Cook Av Seaside, Port Vila, Efate Vanuatu
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#25 of 51 hotels in Port Vila
Poppys on the Lagoon is an award winning boutique resort located on Erakor Lagoon. With private beachfront, a tropical oasis of gardens and only a 15 minute walk or 2 minute drive to Port Vila's town center, Poppys is the perfect getaway for friends, family and couples. Poppys on the Lagoon has a wide range of accommodation options, from unbeatable value lagoon view studios to freestanding luxury bungalows, 2 bedroom apartments and huge 3 bedroom villas. All accommodation options enjoy modern comforts and all have kitchen facilities, private balconies and are furnished with beautiful tropical style decor. As a privately owned and operated business, Poppys will feel like your home away from home in Paradise!
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Free parking
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Infinity pool
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Snack bar
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Horseback riding
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Shuttle bus service
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Head massage
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Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
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Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
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jason wrote a review Jun. 2020
Wagga Wagga, Australia1 contribution
very very nice small resort, nice ac room, very freindly and helpful staff,the mini bar was very reasonable priced,the gardens added a nice green "jungle"feel which gave me a nice exotic memory,the gardens also gave me a feeling of privatcy highly recomended
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Date of stay: February 2020
Daniel D wrote a review Mar. 2020
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The resort is lovely and the Ni Van staff are totally amazing. Helpful, friendly and great to share a laugh with. We enjoyed our stay immensely (our sixth time to Vanuatu) but management aren't good or just don't care... new owners we were informed. Out of seven days there I only had three warm showers, once I informed to management we had no hot water they said it'll be fixed. It wasn't. We paid up until Sunday the 22nd March, I settled the account on Friday the 20th as my flight had been moved forward to Saturday the 21st due to the Coronavirus. Once I paid the account the restaurant, reception, bar and sports hut closed. My fiancé is staying there until Sunday (he lives over there), we paid top dollar (AUD$4800 for seven nights/three bedroom villa) and he's sitting there, can't order breakfast which was included in the accomodation price, can't go to the bar, have a warm shower, etc.
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Date of stay: March 2020
danichan wrote a review Mar. 2020
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it was amazing and had such a lovely time here. the locals were the best and made the experience worth while. I was sad to see the manager tell off one of the staff in front of us and treat them so horribly after they were only trying to be helpful to us as guests. the local staff were what made our stay amazing plus the beautiful views. for some reason it seemed the manager didn't like the staff be friendly and helpful to the guests. the locals where nice to us which we loved. I would stay again and support the locals any day. best experience.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Sarah I wrote a review Feb. 2020
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(Just noticed previous review didn’t load properly so doing again). Our son & I left hubby at home and enjoyed a vacation in Vanuatu this January. We stayed at Poppy’s. Admittedly, I googled reviews before leaving & was getting a little stressed on the quality of the resort before arrival. However, our experience was much different to others. We found the staff, from receptionist, to gardeners & house keeping, ALL friendly, helpful & like part of the extended family. They remember your names from Day 1 & always great you with a huge beautiful smile. Yes, if you stay in the studios, there is a bit of a walk down/up a stair case to get to the restaurant/car park/main area of the resort. I think we counted 48 steps. If you aren’t good with steps, I suggest you book a room close to the main area when booking. We were fine. The days we had to carry our luggage, the friendly staff took picked us up in a golf cart to help us out. Our room was perfect to our needs. No issues with water heating/air con & room was clean & looked after well. Bedding was very comfortable. View was awesome! It’s a small, personal resort. So I guess that’s the big difference. That’s what we loved about it. If you are looking for all the things a massive 5 star resort offers, rather than a personal relaxing & calm experience, then perhaps Poppy’s is not right for you. Thank you Poppy’s for treating us so well. From the welcome drink on arrival, relaxing environment (when we weren’t out busily exploring Vanuatu), to the boat tour down the Lagoon, the non-motorised water equipment available, the cultural show and feast - we thought it all was fantastic. Sarah & Benji
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Claire H wrote a review Jan. 2020
Clontarf, Australia22 contributions5 helpful votes
I have to admit after reading some of the most recent reviews of Poppy's I was a little nervous about our stay. Gladly I can report that these fears were unfounded! We stayed as 2 mums with 5 teens between us, in a 3 bedroom villa which was equipped with 5 beds. We were told on arriving not to lift a finger - leave the dishes in the sink for the cleaner to do, and just relax - music to our ears! We thoroughly enjoyed the use of the adult and infinity pools, generally finding we were the only people at the pool when we were there. The view from the infinity pool is stunning, however the pool itself is a little tricky to find - ask a staff member to show you. Kayaking equipment was used daily and easy to access. Kayaking up and down the lagoon is a great experience. You'll see lots of locals going about their daily routine, with friendly smiles and waves shared. No the lagoon is not good for swimming /snorkeling so get out and catch a bus somewhere. Efate has many beautiful beaches and easily accessible islands to explore. The restaurant was good, the poulet fish and the banana crepes being particular favourites. The Chinese menu was comprehensive and well executed and seemed to come out quicker as well. Yes orders sometimes took a long time. And the pizzas were super cheesy. I never had a problem sourcing a member of staff when needed nor anything I required. One day I requested snorkels only to discover sets lent out to customers had not been returned. The next day there was a big box of newly purchased snorkels available. Yes the staff, particularly Alan, will talk to you about putting a tour together. My advice is to do it!!! We went to Pele Island as a group of 5 for 35,000 vatu. The cost of going through a tour company was 12000 per person. The only appreciable is us with equipment including full face snorkels and flippers. We also had a beautiful lunch, afternoon tea, and were taken out 400m from the shore by boat on a guided snorkel which was AMAZING! WiFi was available at the restaurant or sitting in reception. Could be slow at times but seriously, you're on holiday. The world will continue to function if you're not connected with super high speed. Yes there is a settlement/shanty of locals on the neighbouring land. This does not affect you in any way and guess what? It's their country! If you take the time to give a smile and a wave when you kayak past, which is the only time you'll see them, you'll be rewarded in spirit. Island night was interesting and fun, loads of food and kava tasting is always an experience. Poppy's is not a big international resort but it is a lovely place to relax and spend a holiday. Remember that Vanuatu is not a developed modern country, and keep this in context balanced with a little humility and patience and you'll have a great experience in this beautiful country.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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US$87 - US$191 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Poppy's On The Lagoon
Which popular attractions are close to Poppy's On The Lagoon?
Nearby attractions include Port Vila Markets (1.1 km), The Vanuatu Cultural Centre (0.7 km), and Vae Victis (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Poppy's On The Lagoon?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Poppy's On The Lagoon?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Poppy's On The Lagoon?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, barbeque facilities, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Poppy's On The Lagoon?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Poppy's On The Lagoon?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Blue Marlin Club, Le Cafe du Village, and Chill Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Poppy's On The Lagoon?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Poppy's On The Lagoon have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Poppy's On The Lagoon offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Poppy's On The Lagoon?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Poppy's On The Lagoon?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ekasup Village (1.4 km).
Does Poppy's On The Lagoon have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lagoon view available here.