Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu

Previously known as the Le Meridian Hotel and Palms Casino, the Holiday Inn Resort in Vanuatu is currently undergoing a major renovation in the wake of the ownership transfer. There are 10 Overwater Lagoon Villas that aren’t scheduled to reopen until at least September, 2011.

There are 148 total rooms here, but only one main restaurant. The list of included free activities is a long one so this resort could be ideal for active couples and families. We’ll update this once more information on the reopening is available.


The Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu is located on the Erakor Lagoon in the town of Port Vila on the southwestern coast of the main island of Vanuatu in the South Pacific.


10 Overwater Lagoon Villas

Beds: 1 Kingsize
Wi-Fi: Available
Entertainment system: 32 inch Satellite TV with premium channels
Room service: 24 hours

Special room features

  • Spacious lounge area
  • Private sundeck with outdoor furniture
  • Separate shower and toilet
  • Spa bath
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fans
  • In-room safe
  • Minibar
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Hair dryer
  • Alarm clock
  • ISDN telephone


  • Low season online specials from US$571 per night
  • High season online specials from US$615 per night

Restaurants and bars

  • La Verandah Restaurant
  • Lobby lounge & bar
  • Pool bar

Resort features

  • Beach
  • Pool
  • Sauna
  • Fitness Center
  • Casino
  • Tennis
  • Aerobic classes
  • Table tennis
  • Sailing
  • Kayaking
  • Wind surfing
  • Beach activities
  • Basketball
  • Snorkelling
  • Laundry service
  • Kids Club


The Namele Day Spa specializes in French therapies, and the Hot Rocks Massage is a local specialty.

Nearby activities

  • Golf
  • Shopping
  • Island tours
  • Waterfalls

What the reviews say

The Holiday Inn Resort in Vanuatu gets mostly very good reviews, but at press time quite a few of them reflect the large refurbishment project that has been going on during mid 2011. It would be best to check reviews once renovations are complete in September 2011 in order to get a feel for the sentiment. Many resorts that undergo such a large project tend to struggle for a bit as things are finishing up.

Getting there

To reach the Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu you’ll need to fly to Bauerfield International Airport in Vanuatu. From there you’ll have a wide choice of ground transportation for the 8-kilometer ride to the resort itself.

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