Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Vanuatu... an amazing trip of a lifetime!

Family at the Blue Lagoon, on Efate.
VTO has received excellent feedback below from Ms Kim Walker who won the Australia Geographic Christmas store promotion. Here is her story, received 22nd April.
Well just how lucky was my family to experience such an amazing trip overseas!! We’ve been back since Friday lunchtime and we are well and truly still coming down. The whole experience surpassed our expectations by such a big measure that even on our last day, soaking up the amazing view from Holiday Inn restaurant onto the lagoon for our breakfast, we were still pinching ourselves. The staff on our Air Vanuatu flight over & back were lovely and Holiday Inn was just so amazing on so many levels that it is quite difficult to know where to begin.  

The rooms we stayed in were great!  The staff were always amazing!  The food was so delicious I’m sure we’ve all gained about 2 kg during out stay!  The views from anywhere in the resort – sublime!  The weather was absolutely perfect!  The pools were gorgeous – the kids swam each day for at least 6 hours and then it was still a struggle to get them out!  The activities around the resort were always fun & we loved all the water craft that we could use, kayaks, stand-up paddle boards & the catamaran – we had a go at all of them, some more successfully than others!!  Happy hour each day for 2 hours – what a brilliant idea!

We went into Port Villa a couple of times and checked out the markets, shops and restaurants which we all also enjoyed. We did a big day trip in a taxi from the resort – we went to Cascade Falls, Hideaway island for snorkelling & then to the blue lagoon.  They were all beautiful and we all thoroughly enjoyed experiencing other aspects of the island & island life. All of our senses were indulged during our time away and we have all come back refreshed and very relaxed.

Please pass on my entire families heartfelt thanks to all the people and companies involved in us winning this amazing trip and having the privilege of being able to experience Vanuatu.
It was such a magnificent prize and one that I’m so grateful for winning. Many thanks again – we absolutely had the most amazing time...."