Enjoy a romantic resort island in Vanuatu

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A South Pacific playground for romantics and adventurers, the private island of Iririki offers the complete holiday experience. Located in the turquoise waters of Mele Bay, just minutes from Vanuatu’s capital Port Vila, Iririki Island Resort & Spa combines convenience with an exclusive island location. The beautiful bay and glorious landscapes offer a sense of tranquillity, yet it’s just a five-minute journey across the bay to enjoy the vibrant rhythms of local island life. Couples will love the position-perfect accommodation, bars and restaurants, generous inclusions (daily breakfast, ferry transfers, and more) and endless resort activities and off-island excursions. Iririki invites you to enjoy a stress-free tropical escape.

Iririki Island Resort & Spa, Vanuatu

Soak up the sunset from your balcony

The lush 69-acre property features a range of newly renovated accommodation styles — from traditional thatch-roof Island Farés (Bungalows) and Premium Overwater Farés that reach into the bay, to spacious open-plan Deluxe Apartments.

Each freestanding Island Faré features warm timber accents and its own private balcony overlooking Mele Bay towards the mountain ranges of Efate island. A special place to relax and take in the daily rituals of life across the bay as the sun rises on another exciting adventure. The Deluxe Ocean View apartments frame the vast Coral Sea in floor-to-ceiling glass together with modern furnishings and your own balcony spa bath overlooking the island of Ifira in the foreground. It’s the best seat in the house for a soaking up a breathtaking Vanuatu sunset.

Romantic island dining

You’ll find Vanuatu’s “most romantic restaurant” right on your doorstep at Iririki Island Resort & Spa. Azure Restaurant showcases organic local produce, including superb Santo beef, fresh seafood, and delights from the resort’s own market garden, with views over Port Vila harbour and township. An absolute must. Couples will also love the romance of a private candlelight dinner on the beach or on your balcony. Raise a glass to another glorious sunset and settle in for dinner as the night sky fills with a sea of stars. For more relaxed fare, grab a poolside bite at Sunset Pool, Bar & Grill or indulge with classic Italian cuisine by candlelight at Little Italy, which has been designed as an adults-only dining experience.

Iririki Island Resort & Spa, Vanuatu

Pampering made for two

Unwind into island time at the resort’s new Iririki Day Spa. Located at the highest point of the island to capture stunning harbour views, the spa uses premium Thalgo products with a tempting menu of treatments to awaken body, mind & soul. The Just for Two package, combining a one-hour massage and 30-minute body scrub, has been designed for couples in need of a little R&R.

Adventure playground of the South Pacific

Known as the region’s adventure capital, Vanuatu offers a host of on-island and undersea activities. On Iririki you can meet the marine locals at Snorkeler’s Cove, enjoy complimentary non-motorised water sports, tennis, and cycling, and soak up the sun at the cascading four-tier swimming pool – one of the largest freshwater pools in the South Pacific. Off island, you can really indulge your adventurous spirit with horse riding, scuba diving, hiking, cycling, golf, surfing, jet-sking, and zip lining as well as the resort’s own Splash Tours to the beautiful Blue Lagoon, Cascades Waterfall and dazzling white-sand Eton Beach.

Iririki Island Resort & Spa, Vanuatu

The capital of Port Vila also offers vibrant shopping and dining, while a cultural village or coffee plantation tour will give you a taste of traditional Vanuatu. Looking for a unique souvenir? Snorkellers and divers can send their waterproof postcards in Vanuatu’s official Underwater Post Office, located in a marine sanctuary just off Efate. Or simply hire a car for the day and take off on a leisurely self-guided island tour — you can’t get lost!

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