Eratap Beach Resort
Per night from USD $420
Efate Island in Vanuatu is a little piece of heaven on earth and Eratap Beach Resort showcases the island’s beauty in the best possible way. Wrapping around Ewormet point with views of the entire Eratap region, this idyllic waterfront resort allows guests to takes in breathtaking views and provides the perfect place to enjoy a sunset drink with family and friends You’ll experience the service in a luxurious villa whilst sitting on a private piece of paradise. Each villa is tastefully decorated, the peaceful surroundings providing an excellent night’s rest so thatyou’ll feel refreshed each morning before embarking on the myriad of activities available to partake.
Eratap Island provides both a right and a left and is a wave that provides for all levels. The Right at Eretap can be world class with long barrels and walls. A pulse of SE groundswell and light winds will see it turn on, best at higher tides. The left at Eretap is more user friendly and can be surfed on all tides and is offshore in trade windsThere is a beautiful place to stay on this island – Eratap Surf Resort.
Also known as Pounders, this left and right on Efate Island breaks on a sharp reef for more experienced surfers.
One of most consistent waves in Vanuatu, a consistent long left best at low-tide.
Can get busy on weekends. Coral reef bottom. Intermediate + left-hander. Located on the south side of the island. A classic Tahitian reef pass waves without the heavy fear factor. An easy take-off leads to a long wall and the odd barrel section.
Lenakil is probably Vanuatu’s most famous left. The wave breaks on a shallow reef and offers rides as long as 90 metres.
Pricing & Packages
One Bedroom Beachfront Villa
7 nights from USD $2940
Eratap Beach Resort has four one bedroom 70 square metre villas, ideally suited to couples or singles looking for space and privacy. The master bedroom pavilion features a large bedroom with king size bed, air conditioning and two sets of double French doors opening onto private decks for uninterrupted ocean views. An ensuite bathroom allows you to soak in the bath, watching waves lap over the reef outside your door. There is a choice of an internal shower or an external courtyard shower for a more tropical feel. The separate lounge room pavilion features lounge chairs, tea and coffee making facilities, bar fridge, TV & DVD player. These pavilions opens out onto a vast deck, just a short stroll to the beach.
Two Bedroom Beachfront Villa
7 nights from USD $2940
Eratap Beach Resort has three 95 square metre two bedroom villas ideally suited for either friends, two couples or a family. These villas have two separate bedrooms each with ensuite bathrooms. The master bedroom also has an outdoor shower courtyard and there is a separate lounge room with private deck. Each bedroom is air conditioned, the master bedroom has a king sized bed and the second bedroom can be set up as two single beds or one king sized bed, a rollaway can also be added if required. The lounge room has a TV & DVD player, tea and coffee making facilities and bar fridge. As the villas have separate pavilions with each bedroom located on either side, privacy is maintained. Enjoy the feeling of being in your own home, on our private piece of paradise.
One Bedroom Villa With Pool
7 nights from USD $3430
Enjoy the sunsets from this beautifully located 70 square metre Villa featuring its own private plunge pool in which to enjoy the stunning views across to Castaway Island. This Villa faces directly north and enjoys spectacular views of the Eratap islands and the perfect waves that peel across the fringing reef. A very private villa with the plunge pool built on the edge of the lounge room deck for easy access. A waterfront lounge pavilion completes this idyllic location and allows guests to enjoy the stunning Eratap sunsets year round.
Two Bedroom Villa With Pool
7 nights from USD $3780
The only 2 bedroom Villa with its own plunge pool, ideally suited for either friends, two couples or a family. Villa 10 has always been a favourite among guests. It has a similar position to Honeymoon Villa 11 and sits at the other end of the beach to this villa. Villa 10 is a 2 bedroom villa and so provides the opportunity for a family or group of friends to experience this private and stunning setting. Now with a new large plunge pool, leveled lawns and same relaxed feel, it will provide guests with a truly memorable experience.
Honeymoon Villa 12
7 nights from USD $3640
Honeymoon Villa 12 is in a stunning location overlooking Etlau Lagoon. With it’s own private plunge pool and lounge pavilion set on the waters edge, couples can enjoy complete privacy in this tranquil and picturesque setting. Swim out from your 70 square metre villa into the calm lagoon waters, relax in your private pool or share a romantic meal in your thatched pavilion. With all the features of our other villas, Honeymoon Villa 12 provides the perfect private retreat.
Honeymoon Villa 11
7 nights from USD $3850
It is hard to imagine a more romantic setting. With the stunning Eworentpat beach a few steps from your bedroom and Etlau lagoon spread out from your lounge room window the honeymoon villa is quite simply – beautiful. Situated on its own peninsula, this 70 square metre villa enjoys spectacular sunrises and sunsets all year round. With views of all four offshore islands and its very own covered outdoor lounge area you won’t want to leave. With it’s stunning waterfront plunge pool, couples can enjoy total privacy in an idyllic setting. Lie in your king sized bed just metres from the white sand of Eworentpat beach. Watch the waves roll perfectly along the fringing outer reef or snorkel through the purple tipped staghorn coral just a few strokes from your lounge room. Of course you don’t have to be on your honeymoon to enjoy this villa, it is for anyone wanting to completely escape and enjoy nature at its best.
Deluxe Two Bedroom Beachfront Villas With Beachside Pool
7 nights from USD $3850
Situated directly on the main beach of the Resort these stunning two bedroom deluxe villas each have their own private pools just metres from the sea. These 120 sqaure metre Villas are large and offer two master bedroom wings and a separate loungeroom building, two covered decks and a foyer. Each bedroom wing is ensuite with a bath, indoor and outdoor shower. The separate lounge room has leather lounges, satellite TV and movie channel, bar fridge, sink and beautiful views across the ocean. All three buildings are air conditioned. The design of these Villas make them ideal for couples, families or friends travelling together. Suitable up to 5 pax.
The Point Three Bedroom Villla
7 nights from USD $4263
Wrapping around Ewormet point with views of virtually the entire Eratap region sits The Point, the resorts three bedroom 115 square metre villa. A large commanding villa with three separate pavilions each facing a different direction to fully utilize the 180 degree views – one of the most beautiful views in the Pacific. The central lounge room pavilion also has a large deck area and all the usual amenities. It has sweeping views of Eratap beach and Castaway island. The bedroom wings are linked to the central lounge room pavilion by enclosed corridors. The master bedroom pavilion is air conditioned with ensuite indoor bathroom and an outdoor shower courtyard. The second and third bedrooms share a second bathroom and each have a king bed that can be split into two singles, they are also both air conditioned. A large nakamal sits on the waters edge outside the three bedroom villa and takes in the breathtaking views and provide the perfect place to enjoy a sunset drink with family and friends. While ideally suited to larger families or two couples this villa is available to anyone wanting a very special experience.
Eratap beach resort is less than 20 minutes drive south east of Port Vila. Situated on the most seaward peninsula of Eratap, six km off the main round island road, they're just 30 minutes from Port Vila’s international airport making for an easy transition between the plane and your villa. Facing north west the resort is protected from the brunt of the trade winds and is perfectly positioned to watch the sun set at any time of the year. The resort peninsula forms a natural divide between the ocean and lagoon providing direct access to either waves or still waters. With three private beaches, lagoon waterways and offshore islands to explore, the beauty of Eratap is absolutely unrivaled.
Set on Eratap beach with views out to the Big Island sits the resort’s restaurant. With lounge areas, bar, open verandah and terrace it is a great place to watch the day unfold or the sunset of an evening. Enjoy a pre dinner drink, dine under the stars on the terrace or kick off your shoes and have a meal on the beach. The Chef will create a daily selection of local and international cuisine prepared using the freshest locally grown produce. Sample Vanuatu’s famous organic beef, fresh lobster or the superb flesh of the deep sea “poulet” fish. Enjoy organic fruit and vegetables grown in the red volcanic soil of Vanuatu. Select from a wide range of fine Australian, New Zealand and French wines or sample the island cocktails. For a more intimate occasion have dinner by candlelight on your villa deck or your beach side lounge pavilion.
It is rare to find a slice of paradise so untouched yet so close to a major town. The community of Eratap still exist on a largely subsistence level and the natural environment has been protected from the pressures of population growth. By restricting guest numbers, actively employing locals from Eratap, and sourcing materials and produce locally, we have made reasonable progress in practising responsible tourism. Furthermore, their aim is to provide guests with a unique holiday experience that has a limited impact on the natural environment and a positive impact on the surrounding community.
Vanuatu, the South Pacific archipelago of 83 small islands, can rival its sister island nations of Fiji and Samoa for wave quality, with half the crowds. Known for its variety and tropical perfection, rather than size, most surfing is on the Southern reefs of Efate Island. Theses reefs create a wave that is easy and fun for surfing. Eratap Beach Resort provides a variety of beginner boards for you to learn on, however it does not have short boards available. There is both a lefthander and a righthander within paddling distance from Eratap. When the waves are good, they are very good, but it is not consistent throughout the year.
Eratap offers a myriad of exciting activities from the resort itself, giving you something to look forward to each morning when you wake up in your luxury villa. Vanuatu is famed for its coral reefs so it comes as no surprise that one of Eratap’s most popular activities is snorkelling, where you can expect to see beautiful corals, fish and even turtles. Eratap also has kayaks and SUPs at the resort if you are feeling up to a paddle out to sea or through the lagoon and mangroves. There are some wonderful places to explore nearby, even deserted islands! Efate is known for its fishing and Eratap has fishing options aplenty. Guests can fish inshore with their own equipment, go trolling in one of Eratap’s boats with professional equipment or even go big game fishing from Port Vila. Eratap also has bicycles that guests can use free of charge to explore the beautiful island of Efate.