Mana - beautiful island above and below the water
Posted Feb 26, 2017
Stayed 8 days with my wife and kids aged 6 and 3.
Cons - hotel needs some renovations as it is quite old in areas. But while we were there we could see money been invested in renovations etc. Food quite expensive as expected being on an island. Vonu food was great as well as bistro. We only had breakfast twice as we don't like eating heaps and had some at backpackers.
Pros - the surroundings north beach, south beach, sunset beach all beautiful. Great snorkelling close to shore. Even saw white tip reef shark at north beach. Staff were amazing, kids club Va and Anna (aka big mumma) were excellent, my kids favourite part of the holiday. It was amazing the amount of staff who fussed over my kids and remembered their names and even ours. Special mention to Api and the duty manager (sorry I forgot your name) who changed our rooms as a result of air conditioning and was so apologetic and gifted us with a fruit platter. Diving with aquatrek highly recommended with Yoshi, Joe, Aggie and the team (see my review on their Facebook page) My kids also loved the band each night, the lead singer even gave my daughter a shell necklace, thanks again.
Overall stayed with the kids in Vanuatu and Fiji before and this would be our best family holiday to date. Great experience and enjoyable stay. It was a sad occasion boarding the boat transfer.