Eratap Beach Resort - Vanuatu

From US$1,073

for 7 nights


Couples or Honeymooners
Group - Land Based
Solo Travellers

Stand-up Paddleboarding trip
Intermediate Waves
Family Surf Holidays

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Advanced

Star Rating

Luxury Surf Trip

Price Range

US$153 - US$221 per night


April, May, June, July, August, September, October



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. At Eratap Beach Resort, you’ll be surrounded by a mixture of mangroves, lagoons and mangroves, with the turquoise ocean right on your doorstep. The villas are comfortable and tastefully decorated to have you feeling right at home upon arrival. The peaceful surroundings provide for a good night’s rest so that guests feel refreshed each morning before they have the option to partake in the resort’s many exciting activities which include surfing, snorkelling and kayaking.


Quick Facts
    • Luxury Villas
    • Snorkelling
    • Surfing
    • Kayaking
    • Stand Up Paddleboards
    •  Fishing
    • Cycling

Eratap Beach Resort could not be a more ideal setting for a relaxed and fun-filled getaway. It is surrounded by coral reefs, mangroves, a lagoon and coastal forests; making it the ideal location to explore the nature that Efate has to offer.


All of Eratap’s modern and comfortable villas offer breathtaking views of either the ocean or the lagoon. The dining area and restaurant, which is open from 7 am to 10 pm, also offer stunning sea views as the perfect backdrop for your meals.


Eratap is a great location for the adventurous, offering amazing snorkelling and near-perfect waves for surfing right on its doorstep. All equipment for surfing, snorkelling, kayaking, cycling and SUPing is free of charge, giving you endless options as to how to spend your days.


For those who need some extra relaxation, there is a luxury spa available that has a range of natural and professional treatments.


Eratap Beach Resort is the perfect mixture of adventure and relaxation, thrill and calm, making it the ideal destination for families, couples and friends alike.


Eratap Beach Resort has 14 luxury villas. All are absolute beachfront or waterfront with separate lounge and bedroom pavilions. All bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms and are air conditioned. Each villa is elegantly furnished in modern Asian and Melanesian style.


Accommodation makeup:

  • 4 x 1 bedroom beachfront villas
  • 1 x 1 bedroom villa with pool
  • 3 x 2 bedroom beachfront villas
  • 1 x 2 bedroom villa with pool
  • 1 x The Point Villa
  • 2 x Honeymoon Villas with pools
  • 2 x Deluxe beachfront villas with pools


1 bedroom beachfront villa (Villa #’s, 2, 3, 4 & 7)

The one bed villa is ideally suited to couples or singles looking for space and privacy.  This villa has a separate lounge and master bedroom pavilion and is 70m2 in size (excluding decks and outdoor shower). The master bedroom features a large bedroom with fixed king size bed and air conditioning and two sets of double French doors opening out onto private decks for uninterrupted ocean views. A large ensuite bathroom includes a generous bath and choice of an internal shower or an external courtyard shower.


The separate lounge room pavilion features lounge chairs, tea and coffee making facilities, bar fridge, TV and DVD player. This pavilion opens out onto a vast deck, with sun lounges, and lawn stretching out to the beach and private beach pavilion just metres from the door.


Maximum occupancy: 2 adults in existing bedding. An extra child can be accommodated in a rollaway during high season


2 bedroom beachfront villa (Villa #’s 1, 5, 6)

The resort has three two bedroom beachfront villas ideally suited for 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 fixed king sized bed and the second bedroom has a split king that can be set up as two single beds or one king sized bed. There is also a single bed in the 2nd bedroom.

The lounge room has a TV and 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.  Villa size - 95m² (excluding decks & outdoor shower courtyard)

Maximum occupancy: 4 adults or 2 adults & 3 children in existing bedding during high season


The Point Villa (Villa # 8)

The Point Villa is a three bedroom villa situated on the main point of the resort. This is a large commanding villa with three separate pavilions, each facing a different direction to fully utilize the 180 degree views - surely one of the most beautiful views in the Pacific.

The central lounge room pavilion has a large deck area and a TV and DVD player, tea and coffee making facilities and bar fridge. 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 has a fixed king bed, is air conditioned with ensuite indoor bathroom and an outdoor shower courtyard. The second and third bedrooms share a second bathroom and contain a king size bed and two single beds and are also air conditioned.

While ideally suited to larger families or two couples this villa is available to anyone wanting a very special experience.

Villa size - 110m² (excluding decks & outdoor shower)

Maximum Occupancy: Up to 6 persons.


One Bedroom Villa with Pool (Villa # 9) 

Villa 9 is a one bedroom villa situated on the point overlooking the two islands offshore from the resort, a wonderful north facing villa with excellent sunsets. It has its own beautiful private pool and it’s location provides a quiet and very romantic setting.


It has the same configuration as a one bedroom villa and also has its own waterfront lounge pavilion.


Maximum occupancy: 2 adults – no children allowed


Two Bedroom Villa with Pool (Villa # 10)

Villa 10 is a two bedroom villa situated next to Honeymoon beach. This is a stunning location with very similar views to Honeymoon Villa 11, which sits at the other end of the beach.


This is the only 2 bedroom villa that has a plunge pool. It is ideal for couples, friends & families wanting their own pool and privacy.


Only available to children during the high season and only for children 10 and over.


It has exactly the same configuration as other 2 bedroom villas.


Honeymoon villa 11 with pool

Situated on its own point this villa enjoys spectacular sunrises and sunsets all year round. With views of all four offshore islands and its very own covered outdoor lounge area it holds a premium position in the resort.


The configuration is the same as the one bed villa and has a separate lounge and master bed pavilion and is 70m2 in size (excluding decks and outdoor shower courtyard)


In addition to the master bedroom, ensuite bathroom and lounge the honeymoon villa also has a plunge pool by the waters edge for the ultimate romantic dip.


Maximum occupancy: 2 adults – no children allowed


Honeymoon villa 12 with pool

Situated on Etlau Lagoon facing north to Eratap island this villa is extremely private with wonderful views across the lagoon. With a beautiful outdoor lounge pavilion and a romantic plunge pool on the water’s edge this is a perfect couples villa.


The configuration is the same as the one bed villa and has a separate lounge and master bed pavilion and is 70m2 in size (excluding decks and outdoor shower courtyard)


Maximum occupancy: 2 adults – no children allowed


Deluxe Beachfront villa with Pool (new in 2018) 

We are pleased to introduce our 2 newest Villas, available from 1 April 2018. Situated on the main beach these two deluxe villas provide superb luxury and space. These villas are unique in that they offer two master bedroom wings each with ensuite and outdoor showers. Attached to both these wings is the main lounge room building providing a wonderful space to relax and enjoy the sweeping westerly views.


Each villa has its own private pool, beach pavilion and covered lounge decks all just metres from the beach and waves.


The deluxe villas are designed to be ideally suited to either a couple, friends travelling together or a family.
Surf & Other Activities

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.


The reef creates a wave that is perfect for surfing and Eratap provides a variety of beginner boards for you to learn on. It does not, however, have short boards on hand so it is advised that you bring your favourite short board with you if you are a more advanced surfer. 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 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.

Room type
Travel dates
7 nights One Bedroom Beachfront Villa (Based on 2 pax) Package US$1,395 Per person 01 Apr-05 Apr, 30 Apr-22 Jun, 23 Jul-20 Sep, 14 Oct-07 Dec, 28 Jan-01 Apr
7 nights One Bedroom Beachfront Villa (Based on 2 pax) Package US$1,548 Per person 05 Apr-30 Apr, 22 Jun-23 Jul, 20 Sep-14 Oct, 07 Dec-28 Jan
7 nights Two Bedroom Villa with Pool (Based on 4 pax) Package US$1,073 Per person 01 Apr-05 Apr, 30 Apr-22 Jun, 23 Jul-20 Sep, 14 Oct-07 Dec, 28 Jan-01 Apr
7 nights Two Bedroom Villa with Pool (Based on 4 pax) Package US$1,132 Per person 05 Apr-30 Apr, 22 Jun-23 Jul, 20 Sep-14 Oct, 07 Dec-28 Jan
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  • Full cooked gourmet breakfast
  • Arrival & departure transfers
  • Daily shuttle bus to Port Vila (Out 10.00am, back 1.00pm)
  • Use of motorised boats with driver, kayaks,  snorkelling & surf equipment
  • Use of wireless internet
  • Fresh fruit punch and bottled water on arrival
  • All resort activities run by activities staff
  • Evening entertainment in Restaurant 3 nights a week
  • Free use of Resort's Island - named Castaway Island, boat transfers also free.
  • Use of DVD library & in house movie streaming
  • Vanuatu Tourism Levy
  • 12.5% V.A.T 

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Other Surf Experiences

Wheathouse (November 2017)

We have been to Eratap a few times and the overall experience is consistently above and beyond expectation. 
The staff are engaging, helpful, professional, relaxed and encourage the guests to relax and be on holiday. 
The meals are prepared by professional staff, and are tasty and very filling.
The villas are clean and very comfortable. We stay in Villa 11 which is very private. 
The resort is quite small - 12 villas, and is quiet - the noisiest aspects are the birds and the surf.
If you want stress free, this is the place. Consistently better than expectation. 

Bela (November 2017)

Delicious food, and decent sized meals. The wine menu is extensive in so far as Vanuatu options go. Spectacular location, and absolutely worth the drive to enjoy a slice of luxury. If you are lucky enough to stay the night I would recommend.