Benjor Beach Club
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Time: 9:30pm Weather: Sunny 31C
This morning we woke up to beautiful blue skies and not a cloud in sight. After a quick weet-bix breakfast we decided to go and try out the resorts mini-golf course. It turned out to be the most difficult miniature golf I have ever played due to it being composed entirely of concrete and as anyone who has …
This morning I woke up at 5am to the sounds of thunder rolling around the hills and rain hitting the roof. I figured that since I was up I may as well get some reading done before everyone else rose so I settled down with my second book for the trip 'The Clockwork Angel".
We had a nice slow start to the …
This mornings snorkel was completed with the absence of dad because he had sadly been stuck down by a bout of travellers diarrhoea probably caused by the crayfish he worked his way through last night. I must admit I felt kind of bad getting on the bus and riding into town without him but we don't have very long here and we really wanted to fit in a …
Time: 8:40pm Weather: Sunny & Rainy Periods 29C
Another 5am start had not been my plan for my first full day in Vanuatu but apparently my body had other ideas because that was the time it decided to wake up. Because everyone else in the house was asleep I spent a couple of hours reading my book before wandering out into the living area …
Time: 8:00pm Weather: Wet & Humid 28C
This morning began at 5am when the 4 alarms we had set before going to sleep last night went off. My brother wanted a shower so it was another 45 minutes before we started to make a move to the airport. At the Virgin Blue desk we swayed the airline worker to allow us all to sit together even …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Benjor Beach Club Port Vila
We have just come back from a sensational trip to Vanuatu - it was a last minute decision due to the problems in Fiji where we had originally booked. I am so pleased we changed. Vanuatu is simply beautiful - truly an untouched paradise as it is described. The people are delightful and the staff at Benjor were particularly outstanding - always ready to help and to explain local traditions. Part of our deal was that we had to have at least two meals in the Resort's main restaurant (we got a great last minute special but contacting them direct on their website) - the food was so great that we actually ate all our meeals there except for a visit to town and dinner at Chantillies (also very good food). All the accommodation is villa style and ocean front. I also know they have larger self contained Villas for groups which would be fun for a whole lot of friends or family. Anyway - I have not problems in recommending Benjor. keep up the good work David and Jane.
The moment we arrived at the lovely welcoming Benjor beach resort we were welcomed with a delicious fruit punch in the restaurant overlooking the beautiful mele bay.
We stayed there first as a stopover when we arrived in the country, and were to return for a few more nights after a couple of weeks of outer-island-hopping and sightseeing. We loved it so much, we cancelled a 2-night stay at another place just so we could relax some more at Benjor.
Hi All, I have just returned from a week in Vanuatu on the island Efate (main island), My family and myself (6) stayed at the Benjor Beach Club which is on Devils Point Road, near the Mele Village.
Can't wait to return!!
we had a weekend "without kids" staying at Benjor our first time without them for a very very long time. It was fantastic. The rooms were lovely, the views out to the bay amazing and the staff awesome!! We loved that it was out of town very quiet and relaxing. Happy hour at the bar ($5.00 cocktails!! yummy) turned into a few "happy hours!!. We did go into town for 1 meal but it was nothing compared to what we had eaten at the restaurant. We are booking again for nov/dec but alas must take the kids!!
I was lucky enough to spend my first time on a tropical island at friendly and beautiful Benjor Resort, an amazing ocean front property offering great snorkelling and beaches perfect for relaxing in the sun. My girlfriend and I stayed in one of their one bedroom villas with a stunning view of the ocean from the balcony over coffee in the morning or an evening drink. The room itself was very comfortable, tiled floors adding a welcome touch of coolness in the warm evenings. Having a fridge in the room meant that the fresh fruit we bought in the Port Vila markets was always cold and inviting (not to mention the local "Tusker" beer brewed just down the road). The staff were so friendly and welcoming, always ready to help and the food and drinks menu at the restaurant left us very satisfied. Morning snorkelling (at least as good as elsewhere on the island) followed by a stroll around the property amongst the pawpaw and coconut trees was a magic way to start the day and one of my favourite aspects of our stay. Snorkelling gear is available for use at reception if you don't have your own. The local wildlife was fascinating too; flying foxes swooping at dusk, hermit crabs of all sizes revealing themselves to the patient observer on the beach, and sneaky geckoes spying form the walls. Don't worry though, there are no poisonous land animals in Vanuatu. I definately recommend this piece of paradise.
I have been to Benjor previously about 4 years ago when it was quite new and enjoyed my stay so much then that when the opportunity came up to travel with my boyfriend this year, Benjor was the first place we thought of. My boyfriend has never been to an island before and from the moment we walked off the plane into the warm air of Port Vila, he was smitten. We arrived at the resort after being picked up by a driver and van sent from them, to receive the best tasting welcome fruit juice ever!.
We travelled to Benjor with our two year old which can be stressful. The facilities and staff made it a trip to rave about. We stayed in one of the houses so that we could cook for and put our daughter to bed when we needed to. The house we stayed in (at the far end of the resort) was spacious and well appointed, We had our own beach which was private and safe to paddle and swim, but the swimming pool is fantastic so we got the best of both worlds. The grounds are huge and there is heaps of room for kids to run around.
Thought I would kick this off with my experience a year or so ago. At the time we were the only guests there other than one permanent letting. My brother and I were going to share a one bedroom villa but management gave us a villa each. The resort comprising 23 acres is a quarter of an hour out of town with its own security on the road leading to it. It has its own beachfront with a great renowned restaurant and bar (Officers Club). Once a week a local band plays during lunch which entices expats' and locals over. The staff were all very friendly and went out of their way at all times. The rooms are attended to each day including the replacement of fresh flowers. This is a very quite resort with a small number of villas ranging from one bed up to five bed scattered over the whole area. There is a cooling breeze blowing most days which negates the need for A/C. A bus into Villa is only a few dollars or you may be lucky to catch a lift by walking to the main road. The best part of our stay was because the young Australian/NZ couple who managed the resort at the time made us welcome and feel at home the whole time.
We had stayed at Benjor Beach Resort in July 2005 and enjoyed it so much we returned in October. It was like visiting old friends again. The staff of this resort are lovely, which was a big part of our decision to return. The resort itself suits us as it's not crowded with loads of people and the units are well spaced apart ensuring a level of privacy that is unusual in a resort. Our unit was spacious and very comfortable although not what we would call luxurious, only small details detracting from the luxury level.