Press Releases

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Creating Memorable Events For Vanuatu

23 June 2018

Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu featured in our local 'Business Review' publication where our Director of Sales & Marketing, Seema Goundar, talks about some of the fantastic meeting and event features at the Resort.

Mum and Daughter Holiday Experience

2 May 2018

Having not traveled overseas before, my Mum was a little nervous about the trip. She soon realised that staying at the Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu meant she had nothing to worry about.

A Dream Mother's Day Escape

29 April 2018

Sometimes as a mum you just want to 'escape' and experience some downtime and what better time to do so than Mother's Day, or in this case 'Mother's 24 hours'.

'A Secret Slice of Paradise'

16 April 2018

Ramsey Qubein of the Business Traveller magazine recently visited the Resort. His verdict: 'While the resort is lovely, it is the staff that makes the place shine.'

Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu Review: The Best Family Resort In Efate!

28 March 2018

In January 2018, Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu welcomed the 'Wanderlust Storytellers' to experience a family holiday with us. Dad Andrzej, Mum Jolene, and kids Katie Lee, Lily and Avalee-Rose walked away stating we were the best family resort in Efate. Read on to learn why!

Pacific Romance 'Inside Word'

24 February 2018

Our talented and experienced Wedding Co-ordinator, Erinah Kalo, featured in the most recent edition of 'Pacific Romance'. Click through to learn why Erinah is the best person to help you plan your dream island wedding.

A Wedding Destination Like No Other

24 February 2018

When it comes to wedding planning, there are no boxes for you to conform to at Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu. We embrace the planning of your wedding day like it was our own.

Valentine's Day Top 5

8 February 2018

Valentine’s Day … a time to celebrate the ones we love.

Emmeline - a life dedicated to Vanuatu Table Tennis

10 December 2017

A previous Gold medal winner for her country and advocate for the sport, Emmeline Lulu is proud to support the Vanuatu Pacific Mini Games athletes within her role as a member of the Vanuatu Table Tennis Federation.

Ham - Vanuatu's Table Tennis Champion

7 December 2017

Ham Frexly Lulu, Vanuatu Table Tennis Champion – Offensive player, lover of the sport and his amazingly supportive family. When Ham is slamming those balls across the table, he's greeting guests at Reception at Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu. 


Vanessa, the voice of an angel

4 December 2017

As the Vanuatu 2017 Pacific Mini Games celebrates its official opening this evening, the voice of an angel will be heard as Vanessa Quai sings her own song as part of the opening ceremony.

Joe - our Pacific Mini Games Hero

28 November 2017

Joe Mahit is a National Judo Champion and he is part of the Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu family. We sat down with Joe for a chat in the lead up to the Vanuatu Pacific Mini Games.

Vanuatu Rugby League Sponsorship

20 October 2017

A huge congratulations to the The Pacific Advisory Vanuatu Rugby League team who defeated the Solomon Islands National Rugby League team, 40-20, in Honiara on Saturday October 21st 2017.

Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu is very pleased to be supporting the National Vanuatu Rugby League team this year, including the inaugural 'Head Coach' sponsorship. For all the details please refer to the press release below.

PRESS RELEASE: October 2017

Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu with Double Sponsorship of VRL


Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu has returned and increased sponsorship of the Pacific Advisory Vanuatu Rugby League (VRL) for the upcoming historic Test Match vs the Solomon Islands in Honiara, Solomon Islands on Saturday 21st October 2017. In addition to the team sponsorship, a sponsorship of the Head Coach will also be known as the Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu Head Coach.  

“The double sponsorship by the Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu will not only enable the team to travel to and tour the Solomon Islands but it has also allowed for the best possible preparation for the team and also do some much-needed community work” explains VRL President Tom Carlo. “The sponsorship of the Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu Head Coach Lionel Harbin has allowed him to travel to Port Vila to conduct a pre-camp with the Vanuatu based players in the evening and conduct community visits in the daytime.”

The Gold Sponsorship will see Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu, one of the leading resorts in Vanuatu and known as Vanuatu’s best family resort, where experiences are created and memories made, feature on the back of the players jersey and polo shirts in addition to the naming rights of the Head Coach. Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu was a Gold sponsor in 2016 and has increased investment in the VRL for 2017 with the double sponsorship.

“We are excited about the opportunity the sponsorship with the VRL brings from the perspective of both playing and promoting Vanuatu on the international stage to engaging with the local community within Vanuatu,” stated Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu’s General Manager Simon Douthett. “We’ve enjoyed hosting Head Coach Lionel Harbin to enable him to not only coach the team, but take rugby league into the local schools and community. We wish the team all the best in the Solomon Islands.”

Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu Head Coach Lionel Harbin was busy during his time in Port Vila, commencing training with the team on 11th October and conducting some school and community visits to promote rugby league. Lionel also took time out to run a combined sport training session with members of Vanuatu rugby league, netball and cricket teams. The team is now continuing preparations in the Solomon Islands having arrived on Wednesday 18thOctober

Further information for the Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu can be found at or they can be contacted on +678 22040 or

For the latest updates on the Vanuatu Rugby League please follow on Facebook ( and Twitter ( #VRL #YumiWan


Further Information or Quotes please contact:

Australia - Ben Howard (VRL Media Spokesperson): +61 414 775 703

Vanuatu – Seema Goundar (Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu |  Director of Sales & Marketing): +678 755 4031

Vanuatu – Glen Craig (VRL Board Member): +678 22404 or +678 5566 666

Vanuatu – Tom Carlo (VRL President): +678 555 0205


Vanuatu 2017 Pacific Games

28 September 2017

In December this year, Vanuatu is set to come alive with the launch of the 2017 Pacific Mini Games.

Christmas at Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu.

30 August 2017

Here are six (6) reasons why you should book your Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu Christmas escape now!

Destination Weddings Magazine - Real Wedding

7 August 2017

Deanna and Michael had fallen in love with Vanuatu, which is why they chose to marry in this island paradise. Enjoy reading about their stunning day in this recent article in Destination Weddings Magazine.

It's All About The Kids

6 July 2017

It’s all about the kids…

Family travel can be challenging and have its fair share of tears and tantrums - and that’s just the adults. But at Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu we ensure that there is something for every member of the family to do and t...

NEW Website

30 June 2017

Let Your Holiday Begin Before You Even Arrive

A Cut Above The Rest, Iconic Vanuatu Resort Appoints New Food & Beverage Team

16 May 2017

Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu is thrilled to welcome the Resorts’ newly appointed Food and Beverage Manager and Executive Chef.

Wake Up In Vanuatu

28 April 2017

WIN 50,000 IHG Rewards Points

Holiday Inn Resort Anniversary

21 October 2016

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Something Something Fruit

13 October 2016

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11 October 2016

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Charity Project 2016

2 August 2016

August 2nd, 2016 was our annual charity day. We organized various activities for the school in order to help more...

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