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Holidays in Iririki Island
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Iririki Island featuring a coastal town, tropical scenes and a bay or harbour

Famous for being home to the former British High Commissioner’s residence, Iririki Island is now a popular and luxurious tourist resort.

Sitting off the coast of Port Vila, the highest peak of Irirki Island was home to the British Residency right up until 1980, when Vanuatu gained independence. Covering 28 hectares, this island is now known for its beautiful luxury resort, where guests can sleep in oceanfront cabins, snorkel, and enjoy cultural events.

Even if you’re not a guest at the resort, you can visit for the day, and entrance is totally free. As the island is so small you needn’t worry about transport once you’re there – you can walk around the whole island in twenty minutes. Rent a bicycle from the resort and explore the small inland resorts. Take part in a hill walk that climbs the 179 steps all the way to the former British residency.

Fans of watersports will be in their element, with snorkelling, kayaking and jet-skis all available. If you head out to nearby Paradise Cove make sure you keep an eye out for local dolphins! Even if you’re not a fan of ocean-based activities there is plenty to do, with volley ball courts, sun loungers, and a selection of good massage and therapeutic treatments available at the resort.

There are four different restaurants to choose from, all of which offer a fusion of South Pacific and international cuisine. A must-visit is the beautiful Michener’s Restaurant, named after Pulitzer Prize-winning author James A. Michener. Join one of the Melanesian feasts, where you can enjoy local delicacies and enjoy a classical dance performance.

Those with children needn’t worry about keeping them entertained. A kids club for 3-12 year olds organises games, nature walks and painting activities. The resort also has swimming pools and a games room with table tennis and a football table.

Irirki Island is easily reached by ferry from Port Vila. Taking only five minutes, the ferry runs 24 hours a day and is free to guests of the resort. With over 130 rooms, the resort offers apartments, penthouses and garden and beachfront huts. Take a look at the resort’s website for more details.

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102 Cheap Hotels Near Iririki Island

Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
Tassiriki Park, Port Vila, Efate
The price is AU$247 per night from 19 May to 19 May
Located in Port Vila, this beachfront resort is on the riverwalk and within a 15-minute walk of University of the South Pacific and Ekasup Village. National ...
4.2/5Excellent! (191 reviews)
it was ok
"We were coming for meetings with the other missionaries in the area and our meetings were being hosted at the hotel. We’d been told how epic the hotel was so we paid to stay there vs staying somewhere less expensive. It was alright. We were greeted with a traditional custom greeting when we arrived ..."

Reviewed on 16 Feb. 2020

Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu, an IHG Hotel
Iririki Island Resort & Spa
Iririki Island Resort & Spa
4.5 out of 5
Iririki Island, Port Vila, Efate
The price is AU$359 per night from 14 May to 14 May
Located in Port Vila, this beachfront resort is in the city centre and within a 5-minute walk of Iririki Island and Port Vila Market. Parliament House and National ...
4.1/5Very Good! (468 reviews)
Beautiful resort and people
"I stayed for 4 nights, and had a great time. Rooms were clean and very comfortable. A lot of activities to do on the island and easy to take the ferry across to the main island. Only negative I have is the food at the resorts, it was very overpriced and not the best quality. I would have loved if ..."

Reviewed on 18 Feb. 2020

Iririki Island Resort & Spa
Amazing Ocean View Iririki Island Resort&spa
Amazing Ocean View Iririki Island Resort&spa
Port Vila, Shefa
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Situated in Port Vila, this romantic apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Iririki Island and Port Vila Market. Parliament House and National Museum ...
Amazing Ocean View Iririki Island Resort&spa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
Tassiriki Park, Port Vila, Efate
The price is AU$247 per night from 19 May to 19 May
Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu, an IHG Hotel
Iririki Island Resort & Spa
Iririki Island Resort & Spa
4.5 out of 5
Iririki Island, Port Vila, Efate
The price is AU$359 per night from 14 May to 14 May
Iririki Island Resort & Spa
Amazing Ocean View Iririki Island Resort&spa
Amazing Ocean View Iririki Island Resort&spa
Port Vila, Shefa
Amazing Ocean View Iririki Island Resort&spa
Grand Hotel and Casino
Grand Hotel and Casino
4 out of 5
Lini Highway, P.O Box 3061, Port Vila, Efate
The price is AU$180 per night from 10 May to 10 May
Grand Hotel and Casino
Mariner Apartments
Mariner Apartments
3 out of 5
Lini Highway, Port Vila, Efate
The price is AU$205 per night from 8 May to 8 May
Mariner Apartments
Coral Motel & Apartments
Coral Motel & Apartments
3 out of 5
Lini Highway, Port Vila
The price is AU$123 per night from 10 May to 10 May
Coral Motel & Apartments
The Melanesian Port Vila Hotel
The Melanesian Port Vila Hotel
3 out of 5
Rue Picarde, Lini Highway, Port Vila, Efate
The price is AU$131 per night from 8 May to 8 May
The Melanesian Port Vila Hotel
Kaiviti Motel
Kaiviti Motel
3 out of 5
Lini Highway, Port Vila, Efate
The price is AU$116 per night from 8 May to 8 May
Kaiviti Motel
Vanuatu Holiday Hotel
Vanuatu Holiday Hotel
2 out of 5
Bretagne Street, Port Vila, Efate
The price is AU$75 per night from 8 May to 8 May
Vanuatu Holiday Hotel
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