We loved the peace, tranquillity and small scale of Vale Vale, but if you are looking for the facilities of a larger resort, this may not be for you. While a light breakfast is supplied, there is no bar or restaurant.
A perfect place to unwind, Vale Vale villas are absolute beachfront in a secluded paradise, just 15 minutes from Port Vila. With only 8 private villas and no other resorts on the bay, you are in a tranquil haven.
Each villa is spacious, comfortable (the beds are wonderful), fully self contained and spotlessly clean. Opening out onto a private deck and plunge pool, just 2 metres from the calm waters of the bay, they optimise the wonderful view and the cooling zephyrs off the water.
Kayaks and snorkel gear are provided and you are usually the only ones on the water.
Swimming out from the beach, you find a reef that is home to pretty tropical fish, seahorses and starfish. You can paddle kayaks to the outer reef, where you can spot the occasional turtle. We were extremely lucky to find a shy dugong grazing on the sea grass in the shallows.
Joy, the manager, is kind and generous and very happy to help in any way. The staff is delightful - very friendly with willing smiles.
Buses pass the door every few minutes, so transport to other resorts or into Port Vila for meals or supplies is easy. The "buses" are minivans with a red "B" in front of their number plates. You just flag them down and tell them where you want to go. They can be booked for adventures further afield, just as you would book a taxi.
We absolutely loved our stay.