Saturday, December 7, 2013

Latest Reviews, Vila Chaumieres, Vanuatu Resort

“Great spot to relax and eat well” 4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile My friend and I stayed for 8 nights at the end of October this year and, while it wasn't what we were expecting (mind you, Vanuatu itself was not what we were expecting), we had a fabulous time and the hosts, Richard and Ursula were lovely. The restaurant was great, a little expensive and just about Australian prices, but this was pretty much the norm for most other restaurants as well. We had the lobster, chicken curry, vegetarian curry, Tahitian fish salad and, my absolute fave, the beef Wellington. It was amazing. The desserts are also fabulous - can't say enough good things about the coconut ice cream. The restaurant itself is over the water at the lagoon's edge so is outdoors, ie DEET up before you arrive of an evening.

There weren't too many mozzies about although that could just just been as we were bathing in insect spray. I just read another review complaining about not getting fresh fruit for breakfast. Maybe something happened on that day as for our entire stay we had a great selection of really fresh fruit, bananas, grapefruit (Vanuatu has the best tasting pamplemousse - French for grapefruit - I've ever tasted) coconut, papaya, and raspberries, etc served up each morning with a basket of with either toasted bread, baguettes and croissants with a yummy jam served wIth good coffee and an orange juice (this tasted like a concentrate). The room - a garden one near the pool - has everything you'd need, including a small fridge (with a welcome drink in there on arrival) coffee and tea making facilities, separate bathroom and air conditioner (half of a gecko spat out of ours the first time we turned it on but hey, it's the tropics and it worked afterwards. The second bed (a sofa bed) was not very comfortable but Ursula arranged for a regular mattress and that was much better. It's really easy to get to port Vila which is about 3km away via the fantastic bus system (stand on the street and wait for a mini van/people mover with a "B" on the licence plate to go buy, signal them, ask to go the the centre and agree a price - approx 300 vatu each. You get to see a bit of the area, it's really cheap and quick and you don't have to worry about driving on the wrong side of the road). All up, it was a great spot with only 6 rooms, so you're not surrounded by people but there's enough to not feel isolated. And free wifi only in the public areas. Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends

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