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What is the local currency and where can I exchange money?

The local currency is Vatu (VT or VUV). You can change your money at the resort, at one of the local banks, at currency exchange kiosks in town or at the airport.

 

How do I get from the airport to the resort?

You can either book an airport transfer with the resort or catch a taxi or local bus at the airport. The taxi ride costs a little more than the bus. Please contact the resort if you would like to book a transfer.

  • Taxi: Approximately 2,000 vatu per taxi/way from the airport to the resort
  • Private transfer: Approximately 1,500 vatu per person/way from the airport to the resort.

 

How much does it cost for a round of golf at the resort?

It’s free for resort guests as is the rental of golf clubs.

 

How much are the water activities at the resort?

All resort activities are free for our guests.

 

Can the chef cater to dietary requirements? What about allergies and intolerances?

Absolutely. It would be best if you could let us know before you arrive so we can prepare beforehand.

 

Is it easy to get into town from the resort?

Yes it is. We have taxis on standby in front of the hotel. A trip to town costs around 700 vatu. The public bus costs about 150 vatu per person for most trips around town.

 

Is Wi-Fi available at the hotel? How much does it cost?

Yes we do have Wi-Fi although Internet speed on the island can be variable more than in other countries. We charge 500 vatu for 30 minutes, 750 vatu for one hour or 1,000 vatu for a week.

Wi-Fi is complimentary for IHG Rewards members.

 

What language is spoken in Vanuatu and how do you say 'hello'?

The native language spoken in Vanuatu is Bislama, a pidgin form of English, so if you listen carefully, it’s likely you’ll pick up some of the words. For example, 'hello' is 'halo' in Bislama and 'thank you very much' is ‘tanku tumus’.

 

Where is the nearest supermarket?

There are a few large supermarkets in town where you will be able to find most things. Freshwata Au Bon Marche supermarket is only about a 10-minute walk or a five-minute bus ride away.

 

Is it safe to walk into and around town?

It is safe to walk around town during the day.

 

What is the weather like?

Summer in Vanuatu falls between November to March with average temperatures reaching 28°C. The summer months can be warm and we experience humidity which is generally well cooled by the sea breezes.

Winter occurs during April to September and even then, temperatures still average 23°C or higher. Swimming can be enjoyed year round as the water temperature only varies slightly from 22°C to 28°C.

 

Is it safe to swim in the lagoon?

Yes.

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