Honeymoon Resort Pick

Erakor Island Resort takes out our 2017 Honeymoon Resort pick but firstly, there are two potential negatives for some couples…

One – the resort doesn’t have a huge swimming pool with a swim-up bar – it has a lagoon off the beach. It had a pool once but no one used it so they turned it into rubble and now the restaurant and overwater deck sits where the pool was once.

Two – Erakor is not an adults only resort BUT the Honeymoon Spa Villas and new Honeymoon Pool Villas are down the ocean end of the island away from the family villas.

Three reasons the resort takes out our honeymoon resort for this year… romance, value and fun.

On the romance side the Honeymoon Spa Villas and Honeymoon Pool Villas are fabulous. The villas with private plunge pools and beach access were completed in July 2017 and are air-conditioned with an outside deck and day-bed. There is a Day Spa for massages and pampering, little extras like welcoming flowers, champagne and gift packs, champagne beach picnics and chef’s romance dinners in a private overwater hut.

The Pool and Spa villas offer excellent value with a nightly rate a couple of hundred dollars a night cheaper than similar accommodation at other resorts. There are Paradise Romance packages and Erakor has to be the most accessible tropical island in the Pacific. It is just five minutes across the lagoon on the free 24-hour ferry and then a five minute bus ride into Port Vila for shopping, sightseeing or dining out.

And the fun aspect? The island has terrific staff that give the place a lively vibe. Nothing is a hassle – they can book tours for you, take you on a tour of the island (history, missionary graves etc), invite you to visit their own village or just laugh with you and be part of the experience. They have two fun themed nights each week – Tuesday is Beach Movies and All-You-Can-Eat-Pizza night and Thursdays is the Melanesian Feast & Fire Show night on the beach.

And here’s a bonus. Book your honeymoon for five nights or more at Erakor Island Resort and we will shout couples either 2 x 60-minute hot stone massages or a champagne beach picnic! Just email us more info/details.