Kayaking for the whole familyMorning view
8 huéspedes
3 dormitorios
5 camas
2 baños
8 huéspedes
3 dormitorios
5 camas
2 baños
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Private holiday house in tropical gardens set on the sheltered shores of Havannah Harbour 35 min drive on highway from Vila. Your own family-safe beach access off the front to snorkel over pristine coral gardens teeming with sea life. Free kayak use.

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Perfect for snorkelling, diving or kayaking (free use of 5 adult and 2 children's kayaks and life jackets included), or just chilling on the deck or by the water with a good book and cold drink, waiting for the most spectacular sunsets you will ever see. The water's edge fare includes a large dining table for up to 10 and nearby is a fireplace in the shade. You have access to Dudley and his banana boat for inexpensive boat trips to secluded beaches, island village tours, fishing, scuba diving, snorkelling or just exploring, when available.
This stretch of shoreline is a marine sanctuary, but fishing can be done further off shore.

Disponible para huéspedes

Please note that the minimum stay is 3 nights.
You will get full run of the house and fenced garden property. The master bedroom has a king bed with wonderful views of the sea and three nearby islands. Bed 2 has a queen bed and the third bedroom has a double bed and a bunk bed. A pull-out couch sleeps 2 extra guests. The fully equipped open kitchen connects to the dining area on the deck. There are two full bathrooms as well as an outdoor shower for rinsing off. All bedding and bath towels are supplied.
All windows are shuttered and have security insect mesh, so you get a secure nights rest while enjoying the cooling breezes without mosquitoes. Ceiling fans in all rooms.
Phone reception on deck and master bedroom is good, but a bit iffy further inside. Reasonable internet is available by your own dongle (from Digicel kiosk at airport) or through your phone.

Atención a los huéspedes

We will email you a pre-arrival pack with maps and heaps of useful information. We are happy to arrange transfers to and from the airport at very fair rates, and the mini-bus driver is also available for day trips to the many attractions around the island, or just to pick you up from the local restaurants.
The house will be clean and readied for guests, and access is available any hour with keys in a lock box at the door. Our friendly groundsman and boatsman, Dudley, will have the gardens in great shape, the sun-lounges, kayaks and life jackets out, and he is also handy around the house if required, as well as being a great source of local knowledge. Dudley will also be able to assist with arranging mid-stay cleans and linen changes (if required) and even child minding, all at very reasonable prices.
The owners are available by phone or email as back-up.

Otros aspectos destacables

Snorkelling equipment, suncream and beach towels should be brought with you and don't forget your underwater camera. Close in shore is shallow and great for kids, and the reef starts only 10 metres from shore, and is anything from 1 - 6 metres deep with very little current and virtually no waves. Even the little ones can enjoy the colourful fish in the shallows, and the older ones can try hand feeding the plentiful nemos on the reef. The amazing variety and abundance of fish, clams, corals and other sea life is just mesmerising, and observing the different fish's antics will keep guests in the water for hours everyday. Experienced scuba divers also enjoy the reef, and are amazed at the drop offs to 100m just past the reef. Equipment and tank hire is available in Vila.
Snorkelling and kayaking can be done most of the time except during low tides and keep your eye out for the large turtles coming by.
Hiking through the escarpment just behind Havannah Blue will reward you with fantastic views, and exploring the nearby creek is also popular with guests. Excellent local licensed restaurants generally provide free guest pick up and return. The Havannah Store carries basic groceries, bread (be early) and fuel, but major grocery shopping should be done in Vila.
All locally-based tours will pick up from Havannah Blue, and you can choose from sailing, snorkelling, diving, fishing and sport fishing.
We explored much of the coastline of Efate and stayed at many holiday homes and resorts that promised great snorkelling and kayaking before deciding on Havannah Blue as our holiday destination. We found no other holiday home that offered the same combination of family safety, easy beach access, reef quality, fish variety and on a sealed all-weather highway with public transport to your door!
Keen fishermen (and women) have been having some excellent catches lately, including Yellowfin tuna, Wahoo, Mahi-mahi, Barracuda, Blue and Giant Trevally, and even Marlin!


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We expect guests to respect the property as if it were their own. No smoking indoors please. Preserving the condition of the reef must be a priority, and we trust that our guidelines will be followed. Treating the cheerful locals with respect will help maintain the excellent relationship the owners have with these wonderful people


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Perfil de usuario de David
Agosto de 2017
Clean, awesome location for snorkeling etc.
Perfil de usuario de Hans
Respuesta de Hans:
Thanks for the feedback and we are glad you enjoyed the snorkelling
Agosto de 2017

Perfil de usuario de Malcolm
Mayo de 2017
Havannah Blue Havannah Harbour, Efate, Vanuatu Hi Hans Thank you for “Havannah Blue” All went well from being picked up at the airport, by Emile in his mini bus, We’ve swum, snorkelled, paddled kayaks, fished then watched the sunset from the balcony with a few quiet drinks at the end of the day. Oops! Forgot to mention “lazing in the hammocks, reading a book or having a snooze down by the water was a necessary part of the day for some! That’s the beauty of Havannah Blue, you can be really busy and or just relax(URL HIDDEN)big thanks to your groundsman Dudley, the property was very well presented .We met him, as you advised shortly after our arrival. First thing on the guys agenda was “let’s go fishing” Early starts were arranged and we went out 5 times with him .We caught: barracuda, dog tooth tuna, giant & blue trevally, yellow fin and wahoo. The catch was shared so Dudley, his village and us, all had fish to feast on. I’d recommend that anyone wanting to do the same (catch fish) will need to prearrange it with Dudley (he’s a very good fisho!!) and go out at least 3 times .The conditions & fish biting can change a lot. He also took our group (5 adults) out to the Islands for a school & village visit, snorkelling & to walking tracks to view other points of interest. The snorkelling is amazing, so many different fish and great coral (I’ll send the GoPro footage to you) Our accommodation for 10 days “Havannah Blue” was as we expected, clean, comfortable and quite spacious. Being a totally solar energy home was new and an education for all of us. Your ‘handy hints/things to know guide’ was easy to follow. Having caught a lot of fish we did eat in most nights but we did go 2 local restaurants. The fish at “Eco Lodge “was excellent and the pizza at “Francesca’s nearly as good. (To be honest, a couple of selections at both places, were a little disappointing.) Transport as suggested was so easy, just stand outside the front gate and wait for a mini bus .The locals were so good, stopping to talk, help out wherever, making sure we were OK and give any information they could and that was before we got on a bus! , then the same thing when one stopped and we got in, everyone wanted to talk to us .Into Port Villa or around the island , transport wasn’t a problem.( we were thinking of hiring a car but you miss out on all the interaction with the locals if we had) We are all glad we did our research and found “Havannah Blue” a good time was had by all. Thanks to you, Dudley, Emile and Mike. Cheers Jo Anne & Mark Kathryn, Lachlan & Malcolm
Perfil de usuario de Hans
Respuesta de Hans:
Malcolm and party: thanks for the kind words, we are really pleased that you had such a good time. Looks like you took on almost everything that Havannah Blue offers, just missed out in the scuba diving! The interaction with the locals is one of many features that set Havannah Blue apart from other places. Cheers, Hans and Bronwyn
Mayo de 2017

Perfil de usuario de S&E
Noviembre de 2016
Great communications and good advice from Hans. Highly recommended.

Perfil de usuario de Tracey
Abril de 2016
Havannah Blue Nirvana! Our family group of 6 had a wonderful holiday at this beautiful place and would return in a heart beat. The house is a great design and in such a fantastic location with beautiful views across to Lelepa Island. The big central deck with dining and living area was such a great place to hang out and the snorkelling straight out the front was some of the best we saw. We were all in the water by 7.30 each morning snorkelling before breakfast of tropical fruits. When the tide was low we took the kayaks out (to avoid walking through the coral) and tethered them to the buoy so that we could swim and snorkel more. The kitchen was well equipped which was a delight with so many wonderful local ingredients to cook with. Delicious bananas, coconuts, & lychees could be bought at the stall just out the front gate. It was quite a long drive into Port Vila so we found that for a group it was definitely best to have a hire vehicle and we had a double cab ute for the week. Trips out in the boat with Dudley were a highlight with being able to explore the coastline and secluded beaches and more great snorkelling. Also recommended is the "Fire Show" at The Beach Hut on Friday nights - book in for dinner and watch the show for free. Driving right around Efate is a must and for the best views recommend doing the drive clockwise. The Blue Lagoon on the far side of Port Vila is fantastic swimming, as is Mele Falls, another 'must' with gorgeous fresh water pools to swim in. Overall we had a superb holiday, it was the perfect mix of relaxing and activity with a lot of time spent in the water but also lots of reading. We all loved watching the sun go down from the deck and also sitting down by the water in the moonlight - which is when we discovered the secret message.
Perfil de usuario de Hans
Respuesta de Hans:
We are so glad that you had such a great time Tracey, it was pleasure having you as our guest, and thank you for this review. Like many, you made use of a hire car, but now guests also have the option of making use of an excellent local minibus service for airport transfers, shopping excursions or private island tours, all at very reasonable rates.
Abril de 2016

Perfil de usuario de Keith
Enero de 2016
We've just returned from a most nurturing and and enjoyable holiday at Havannah Blue on North Efate. We have lots of photos even more striking than the one posted by Hans. The location is superb, away from the bustle of Port Vila and metres from great snorkeling at the bottom of the garden. The descriptions of the accommodation and further information from Hans, who was really helpful, are accurate and made our preparations easy. We were a party of six, with us parents, our two adult children, and their two friends. The house was very comfortable and well-designed, the superbly equipped kitchen/ outdoor area perfect for lovely meals and evenings filled with reading, games of cards, etc. Access to town was easy by hailing a bus from outside the house which enabled us to go to the markets, do shopping and get a feel for life in Vanuatu. Visits to markets in town, the Mele Falls, Blue Lagoon and various features around the island were great. Dudley was a source of much help; he provided wonderful information about the area and its history, and safely motored us around the islands in his boat for snorkeling and visits to his village (Lelepa) and nearby features (the cave on Lelepa Island with 3000 year old paintings being extraordinary). Although Efate has excellent mobile & internet connections, we chose to stay off the web (except for a few forays into town for coffee and WiFi). This worked for us as our lives at home are too connected. At the end of 10 days we had a chance to connect as a family that is hard to do in 2016. Thank you Hans and thank you also for showing that you've built an off-grid house that provides all the comforts and ease of our home in Sydney.
Perfil de usuario de Hans
Respuesta de Hans:
Hi Keith. Thank you for your kind words and we are so happy your family and friends made some great memories. Good to hear your laptops and mobile phones were given a rest! You would be welcome back anytime.
Enero de 2016

Perfil de usuario de Melissa
Octubre de 2015
We loved our stay at Havannah Blue! We stayed as 2 families - a family of 3 and a family of 5. The children were all very comfortable in their beds, playing in the yard and snorkeling. And there was plenty of room in the main bedroom for our portacot. The property was very safe for little kids. We made full use of the snorkeling equipment, life jackets and kayaks. Dudley was a great help and became like a member of the family. Our favourite things to do were kayaking to Lelepa island and visiting the local school there, sitting on the back deck for breakfast or an afternoon beer, and the kids loved snorkeling in the shallows just off the backyard. Just one tip for big groups staying - prepare with groceries and food well. The local shop has some things but you need to go to Vila for proper grocery shopping and this can take up to half a day for getting there, shopping and getting back.

Perfil de usuario de Michael
Septiembre de 2015
We were a group of six including two couples and a father and son who stayed at Havannah Blue for 12 days in September 2015. Everything went perfectly for us and the house is a dream. The house is very well appointed with everything we needed right down to the ever changing view to be had from the dining table on the balcony with every meal and nap on the daybed, and hanging out with a beer, and playing games, and reading and.....you get the idea! We particularly enjoyed that it was not a resort set up which allowed us to become friendly with the neighbours right next door who also allowed us to adopt their cat for the duration of our stay. The snorkelling on the reef which is just at the bottom of the garden on the absolute waterfront was an amazing experience. Everyone was so helpful and Hans' instructions on getting to the house were absolutely spot on. There we were in the middle of the night, driving on the opposite side of the road in a new country to us, and we arrived with out a hitch! Dudley took the boys out very early one morning fishing and they all caught fish which was perfect for a father/son adventure. Dudley also took us all over to Lelepa Island where we were able to drop off the box of books, footys etc to the school which went down a treat with the kids. The smiles on their faces and their laughter was wonderful to see. He also took us on a walk up an extremely steep slope to visit a special cave where he explained the history of it and the rock carvings. We made friends with the staff at the Wahoo Bar where they have terrific food and plenty of Tusker. A big tankyu tu maas to Hans & Bronwyn, Dudley & Nelson, Daisy, George, Christian, Olive, all the kids at Lelepa school & Starlin for making our trip the most enjoyable ever. We are already starting to plan when we can all come back again.

Gold Coast, AustraliaSe registró en Julio 2015
Perfil de usuario de Hans

Married, grandfather of 11, business owner. Keen skier, diver, bushwalker
Hobbies- woodworking, travelling
Favourite ski resort - Telluride, Colorado
Favourite dive location - Hat Island, Vanuatu

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