The Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu is set to re-open its doors on 1 June after a major revitalisation and restoration program, nearly 15 months after its closure due to the damage inflicted by Tropical Cyclone Pam.

Located just minutes from Port Villa town, the resort is a quiet haven with exclusive lagoon frontage.  The resort’s family-style accommodation and overwater villas reflect the tropical beauty and Melanesian flavour of Vanuatu.

“We’re excited to ‘welkam’ and once again create special memories, for both those who have been before and also those who will experience our little piece of paradise for the first time. The tropical natural playground that is Vanuatu makes a stay here ‘nambawan’, as the locals say,” general manager Simon Douthett said.

Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu boasts 148 guest rooms, including 10 overwater villas on a private island ideal for weddings, families and groups.

It is kid-centric and children are well catered for, with kids 12-years-old and under staying and eating for free.

“This means that parents can have a relaxing holiday too as the Kids Club and Activities teams keep them happy and entertained.”

The resort boasts a spa, tennis court, two pool areas, kids club, golf course and water sports, with sophisticated furniture and local art.

Daily experiences on offer for teenagers include fish feeding, basket weaving, beach soccer, cooking classes, stand-up paddleboard lessons and a robust programme of cultural and outdoor experiences such as lessons on how to shimmy coconut trees, shuck and de-flesh coconuts and how to build a lovo oven.

When it reopens, the Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu will welcome back large numbers of its friendly team and the many leisure travelers who visit every year.

With an increased interest in group bookings, the overwater villas are ideally located as a private oasis with specially tailored menus, beverage and entertainment offerings.

“Whether you’re after a tropical holiday with your family or a romantic getaway, the Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu caters for your every need.”

From 1 June, Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu will have available Specialty Kids suites and villas, a nine-hole golf course, Verandah Restaurant and Lobby Bar, pool bar featuring a wood-fired pizza oven, complimentary use of non-motorised water sports, kayaks and catamarans, and flexible conference, events and meeting facilities catering for everything from intimate meetings to large corporate events of up to 250 guests.