Tip: Shop around and try to pre-book your activities. Otherwise, if it’s that once in a lifetime trip, go with it and you’ll be rewarded with epic scenery like the Mele and Rarru Cascades. Erakor Island is also a quality option for the cost conscious.
Vanuatu is good! If you’re going to get picky, it doesn’t quite have the kids agenda of a Fiji. If you’re really into your scenery and adventures, it falls short of NZ on that scale. All in all it was a nice escape, but considering the vast Island alternatives in the Pacific Ocean rim, we’d find it hard to choose Vanuatu again.
Overall Family Friendly Rating: 7
Port Villa. The Island is a short taxi from the airport with a relaxing 3-minute boat ride
Brad & Sar's Final Thoughts
Whilst this is a beautiful resort, we’d have to say it’s more suited to couples than families. The layout isn’t optimal for families with the kid’s pool and activities set away from the main restaurants, ferry, swim up bar… everything really! It feels like Iririki have this layout to satisfy those without little uns.
Whichever room you choose, prepare to cover some ground! It’s a long walk/buggy ride to the kids swimming pool or if you stay near the swimming pool, it’s a long walk to breakfast and dinner each day.
We’d unlikely go back to Vanuatu despite the convenience factor. If we do, it won’t be to Iririki Island.
Family Friendly Rating: 6.5