Welcome to Vanuatu’s newest and most stylish contemporary apartment resort. Set high on a cliff overlooking an ancient tree canopy to the sparkling waters of Erator Lagoon, just 10 minutes from Port Vila Harbour and township, The Terraces combines sleek boutique design with tropical style pampering.
Carefully planned to encourage languid, holiday lifestyles, The Terraces hospitably offers equally chic hotel accommodation and split-level apartments that also feature a fully fitted kitchen, inviting a choice of dining style, either at adjacent, highly praised Mangoes Restaurant or by creating scrumptious treats from the fabulous fresh fish, seafood and garden produce of Port Vila’s market; Spider Crab and lobster are great local favourites.
Studios at The Terraces are contemporary hotel rooms with a furnished balcony and stunning lagoon views. Each has daily maid service and is equipped with a safe, Wi-Fi, satellite TV, DVD player and iPod docking along with an enormous bed that can be split into twins; the light and airy bathroom features a spacious shower.
One bedroom apartments are split level, featuring all the above but very much more leisure room. Downstairs there’s generous living and dining space, a full designer kitchen plus furnished outdoor living including a private plunge pool with unforgettable lagoon views. The upstairs bedroom features another sensational sea view terrace, an enormous bed which can be split into two, a walk-in dressing room and a superb bathroom with a deep, free-standing bath with views to soak up for hours. Families, two couples or groups of friends can opt for expansive two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartments.
The Terraces unforgettable lagoon and coastline views and cooling sea breezes play an inescapable part in the creation of smart resort lifestyles day and night Acclaimed Mangoes Restaurant offers outstanding dining experiences and also provides room service from 7am to 9pm. A sumptuous tropical breakfast is included to leisurely start each day.
Perhaps by the sparkling free-form pool, perhaps some tennis, time in the gym, an indulgent massage or a whole day away exploring the island’s beaches and crystal clear waters – even some of the other islands, big and small. And then back home to The Terraces.
- Visit Port Vila’s covered market regularly for fresh tropical foods, fascinating handicrafts and hours of browsing and shopping; expect to find other pop up markets wherever you are, especially when cruise ships are in port.
- Efate Island’s white sand beaches and fascinating coastline make perfect goals for gentle exploration.
- Visit Cultural Villages that reveal the Melanesian culture of Vanuatu’s long past including the prehistoric Lapita people and pottery made centuries BC.
- Climb the stairs to discover the Mele Cascades Waterfall, perhaps Vanuatu’s most famous and beautiful natural attraction.
- For those who wish to experience our expert island massage our Ni Vanuatu trained staff will ease away your aches and pains in the surrounds of your own apartment.
- Enjoy a game of tennis on our on-site courts.
- Crystal clear lagoon waters invite diving excursions and diving lessons will increase your enjoyment.
- Snorkeling in shallow waters reveals an underwater wonderland
- Deep-sea fishing adventures and yacht charters also show you more of the region’s great beauty.
- Round Island tours with an entertaining local guide bring the island’s past and present to life.
- Parasailing and water skiing are widely available and professional instruction will help you shares their challenges.
- There’s a wide range of restaurants, many with great locations and views. From simple grills or barbecues of fish and meat, to Thai and other Asian styles and fascinating Fusion restaurants where new styles of food are being created.
- For golfers who can’t do without, there are a number of small courses at resorts around Port Vila as well as an established 18 hole championship course in Port Vila. Host to the PGA sanctioned Vanuatu Open, the Port Vila Country Club is the most professional course in Vanuatu.
- Superb organic coffee is produced on Vanuatu’s volcanic Tanna Island and is a must-taste.
- Stone and wood carvings in both ancient and modern styles make relevant and striking souvenirs.
- Wherever you go, you’ll be entranced by the colour and patterns of locally made sarongs, dresses, shirts, shorts, cotton beach bags or surf wallets, perfect partners for your holiday style.
- Bead jewellery is especially creative and makes excellent small gifts to take home with you.
- Woven goods and other traditional handicrafts from large and small Vanuatu islands are well worth exploring; find them at markets rather than in traditional shops.
- The glorious shells of Vanuatu’s shores and lagoon are fashioned into a host of fascinating trinkets and jewellery .
- And local cafes and bakeries often make excellent pastries and cakes.