Ratings based on 8 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.1 Room cleanliness
4.2 Service & staff
4.5 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby Caz and Gab from Auckland, New Zealand
Fish galorePosted Jun 9, 2013
Pros: Fish feeding off the jetty. Nice rooms and gardens. Lovely pool and BBQ area. Lovely snorkelling off the jetty (swell dependant). Working kitchen.
Cons: Not easy access to water. Noisy garden maintenance. Ensuite doors louvred. No restaurant so not really a resort.
Location: Lovely views of water. Nice walks to nearby beaches and other resort. Time consuming access via buses/taxis to the city for groceries.
This accommodation has great potential. It's more a holiday let rather than a resort as there is no restaurant on site, but it is away from the noise of the city centre, it is near a fabulous clean beach (3 min walk) and snorkelling and fish feeding is available off the jetty on site. Snorkelling is wonderful on a calm day as entering and exiting the ladder is reliant on timing the water swells right to avoid hitting sharp corals, but once in the fish are all there to see. The pool area is lovely with BBQ area for all to use. Allow about 2000 Vatu from the airport by Taxi per car, allow about 300 Vatu each way/each person into the city for groceries if you want to self cater in the fully fitted kitchen, otherwise there is a restaurant about 10 mins walk from the accommodation. The rooms are well presented, but be aware the ensuites have louvre doors! Allow 2000 Vatu for internet for your full stay and it's really slow! We walked to the Summit Garden which is a 200m high hill for a nice coffee and cake at the café and very close by. The gardens at the accommodation are very well maintained, the downside is that they are always working on it with noisy machinery. Should a hire car be made available to guests and the jetty extended for easy access into the water the place would be fantastic. An early morning trip back to the airport costs about 2800 Vatu door to door. Be aware you can't change your money back from Vatu at the airport at about 6am. We had a lovely relaxing stay.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Port Macquarie NSW 2444, Australia
Brilliant ServicePosted Apr 27, 2013
Pros: Outstanding service and snorkeling
Cons: Distance along a bad road.
The service from the relieving hotel managers (Anne & Brian) was outstanding. They went out of their way to make our Vanuatu holiday memorable. Thanks guys!
Posted Jan 13, 2013 on Hotels.com
for Everyoneby Ivan from Gold Coast QLD, Australia
Island magic resortPosted Jan 1, 2013
Cons: The coral road to get to the resort was rough.
Location: The overall location was very picturesque on a beautiful bay.
A very comfortable cottage with great ventilation. The resort grounds were well maintained and bar -b- q facilities excellent. Good snorkelling from their jetty with coral and fish. A very relaxing and quiet location. The hosts Jane and David were helpful and welcoming.
for Everyoneby Gary from Blenheim NZ
Satisfied customerPosted Aug 13, 2012
Location: Slightly out of town but who needs to go there.
Island Majic is a very nice quite place to stay,the units are clean well equiped. Grounds are kept in imaculate condition as well as the pool and deck areas down by the sea. There has been nothing spared when these were built and fitted out right down to a DVD libary.
for Everyoneby Val and John from Australia
Island MagicPosted May 11, 2012
Pros: The amazing coral reef on the doorstep for snorkeling with its torquise water and abundant fish.
Cons: Distance from Port Vila.
Location: Once there, the location is perfect with nothing but grass between bungalow and water.
We have no complaints at all about Island Magic. The bungalows are beautiful, the gardens are a pleasure to walk around, the staff are friendly and super helpful. We made good use of the swimming pool, coral reef and barbeques. We loved our stay here.
for Familiesby A verified traveler
Fabulous Island Magic ResortPosted Apr 26, 2012
We have just come back from staying a week at Island Magic. The location is great. It's away from town, which we thought was good, and close to Mele Cascades, Hideaway island and Black sandy beach. There is no sandy beach in the resort but snorkeling from the jetty is fantastic. Sometimes though the sea was too choppy due to strong wind so getting in and out of water was close to dangerous. On such days we went to the nearby Black sandy beach for a swim. It's a 5-10 minute walk down the road. From our experience there are not many sandy beaches on Efate island, so having that beach nearby is very advantageous. Our bungalow was perfect for a family with a child, very spacious, clean and 'as new'. Relieve managers Brian and Anne were very helpful and friendly, as well as the staff and locals. There are 2 BBQ areas at the resort and BBQ facilities are in perfect state. There are a few restaurants around, the closest is about 5-10 minutes of walking, couple of them are a bit further, within a short bus ride. We liked War Horse saloon with it's beer brewery and Beach Bar that has fire show each Friday. We would strongly recommend Island Magic for your next holiday!
Recommendedby A verified traveler from NSW Central Coast, Aust
Fantastic SnorkellingPosted Apr 5, 2012 on Hotels.com
Island Magic is a bit out from town, but extremely close to the Cascades, Secret Garden, Tanna Coffee, the Beach Bar where they have Fire Dancing on Friday nights and Hideaway Island. Zorbing is across the road, plus there is another Garden just down the road. The snorkelling is fantastic straight out the front. We all had a ball jumping in off the wharf. Jane and David who manage the Bungalows are fantastic (probably would be better called Bungalows than a Resort). Took us in the back of their truck up to Cascades one day and down to the Beach Bar Friday Night for the Fire Dance. We really appreciated the space after spending 5 nights at Le Lagon, which was also really nice, but Island Magic was much more personal. Vanuatu was a perfect family holiday (kids 14 and 10) a bit like stepping back in time.