Thinking of getting away to a tropical island for Christmas?
is a great choice. So forget about the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping and running around preparing food.
Just kick back, soak up the rays with the sound of the waves lapping at your feet on golden sand beaches. Let someone else do all the hard work for you and enjoy a Christmas feast – island style- under coconut palms where the weather is always guaranteed to be warm and sunny.
Not sure where to stay or which places still have availability? Well just relaaaaax because Jasons has done all the last-minute checking for you and we’ve picked out the best of the bunch:
LAVA VIEW BUNGALOWS TANNA
Whether you're escaping with the family for Christmas or just your other half for some much-needed chill-out time, check out the Lava View Bungalows Tanna, which has a special hot deal until the end of January.
Accommodation for couples is just 5000 vatu (NZ$67) per night with free meals including breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Or singles are 3000 vatu (NZ$40) per night including breakfast, lunch and dinner.
There are two bungalows which can accommodate two couples or the family and two bungalows which can fit four singles. So don't forget to pack the Christmas crackers and mince pies and enjoy!
TURTLE BAY RESORT
Calling all last-minute travellers with nothing planned for Christmas! Well you're in luck because Turtle Bay Resort still has accommodation available throughout Christmas/New Year and they have a great deal to stay seven nights and pay for six only.
Their oceanfront double rooms are 11,600 vatu (NZ$155) per night including breakfast and their family rooms (two adults and two children) are only 12,600 vatu (NZ$168). They are right on the water, on the east coast road of Santo, next to the blue holes and only 30 minutes from Champagne Beach.
The oceanfront double rooms and the oceanfront family rooms are available throughout the Christmas and New Year period and into January.
So don't delay in snapping up this great deal, and get it booked pronto!
Starfish Cove is now fully booked from 25-30 December with limited rooms available either side.
But if you fancy an early holiday before Christmas or a late holiday after the festivities, they have full availability from now to 23 December and then from 7 January onwards.
Great discounted rates apply for minimum stays of three nights.
Starfish Cove is a lagoon front property, just a five minute drive from the centre of Port Vila with 18 one bedroom apartments fully self contained including air-conditioning.
Their normal rate is NZ$364 - for stays of three nights and more - direct website bookings are NZ$240.00 per night based on double occupancy inclusive continental breakfast, VAT and bed levy. A maximum of two children (under 12 years) stay free when sharing the same room with two adults.
And check out their awesome facilities which include a restaurant, bar, swimming pool, free internet connection and wifi, complimentary non-motorized water activities (surf ski and kayaks).
LAGOON BEACH RESORT
The Lagoon Beach Resort has a Red Hot Deal special rate from now until the end of January which is a great option for families. Don't forget all your presents and you can open them in style by the beach with a cocktail in hand (just for Mums and Dads of course!).
Two bedroom fully self-contained holiday apartments (includes two adults and two children stay free) sleeps up to six guests. Extra guests are NZ$31 per night.
Normal Nightly Rate - approx NZ$375.
Red Hot Deal - approx NZ$245.
Deluxe Beachview Spa Villa (includes two adults).
Normal Nightly Rate - approx NZ$428.
Red Hot Deal - approx NZ$300.
Deluxe Waterfront Spa Villa (includes two adults)
Normal Nightly Rate - approx NZ$465.
Red Hot Deal - approx NZ$335.
These are great discounts for peak time travel so be in quick and head to Lagoon Beach Resort
for more info.
You're in luck! Waterfront Quays still has availability during December and January in their three two bedroom apartments at 15,000 vatu (NZ$200) per night.
Each apartment sleeps three to four people per apartment. Cooking facilities are available, if you feel like rustling up a turkey dinner, or maybe you'd prefer to let someone else do all the hard work? If so, head on down to the Waterfront Bar and Grill on Christmas Day or New Year's Eve, and you'll receive a complimentary bottle of Champagne. What a way to start the celebrations!