A Tropical Island Holiday Experience - Vanuatu



A Vanuatu Holiday Adventure in Quality Island Accomodation, Contrasting Activities & Modern Tropical Living.

By Greg Watt avid traveller and author of travel websites and blogs. You can read Greg's thoughts on World Destinations at www.traveller-info.com

The sandollar shell for which Sanddollar Holiday rental accomodation in Vanuatu is named after

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Tour of SandDollar Vanuatu:

small visual of Layout of Sanddollar Property showing all facilities - Sanddollar Holiday rentals, vanuatu



We have compiled a number of "FAQ's ?" regarding staying at Sanddollar Vanuatu, which are a combination of questions that intending guests have asked us in the past, along with information we think would be useful for your stay in Vanuatu.

In large, the information below would be relevant to any travel that you may undertake to Vanuatu, and apply to a good number of 'Holiday Rental' accommodations around Port Vila.

Experiences we highly recommend while staying at Sanddollar.

relaxing by the Swimming pool in the sun at Sanddollar

• Local Things to Do - Relaxing by the pool reading a good Book.

Diving and Snorkelling with Devils Point Dive next to Sanddollar Holiday Accommodation at Pangona, Vanuatu

• Devils Point Dive.

Kastom Dancing experienced at Sanddollar Vanuatu Holiday Experience

• 'Kastom' (Custom) Dancing at Sanddollar (Vanuatu).


And for those who want extended their Vanuatu Travel - Introducing 'Tanna Adventures'.



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  View alongside SeaFront Fare ti Kitchen Fare with glimpse of swimming Pool at Sanddollar Accommodation in Vanuatu  

Sanddollar (Vanuatu) Holiday Accomodation Rentals provide an Island Experience.

Sanddollar Holiday Rental Accomodation provides quality island accomodation, at Pangona, on the coast of Tuktuku Bay, Efate Island in Vanuatu.


'Sanddollar' is located outside of Port Vila, Vanuatu. Take a 25 minute journey from the township and you will arrive at the 3.5 acre property.

Sand Dollar has two accomodation Fare's, sleeping a maximum of 4 people each ( or a family of 5), plus a 'Haus Wind' Fare including an open kitchen and lounge.

Read about "Sanddollar's Features & Layout" ....

More on "What is Sandollar Holiday Rentals?" ......

More on "Who are We?" .......



See 'Sanddollar Overview' for more on
What is Sanddollar?





The Front Swimming Pool at Sanddollar Overlooks Tuktuku Bay along Pangona.

We look westward, over open ocean, into the setting sun from a 80 metre shore line.The main swimming pool is set on the foreshore in close proximity to the 'Haus Wind'.The property boasts large native trees with a growing coconut palms and lush tropical vegetation.

More on Sanddollar's Front Swimming Pool .....

  Sandollar has a large swimming pool placed at waters edge  with a with out over Tuktuku bay  
view of coral reef outside Sanddollar at Pangona in Tuktuku Bay

Go 'Coasteering' and Snorkelling along the Tuktuku Bay shore and adjacent reef.

The coastal reef has many treasures to show you. Whether you prefer to wander amongst the rockpools and shoreline, or to snorkel just a few metres of the coast, you will see diverse colourful coral and fish in abundance.


More on things to do at Sanddollar, Tuktuku Bay.


'SeaFront' Fare at Sanddollar Holiday Accomodation Rentals.

Accomodation at Sanddollar holiday rental accomodation, is based on traditional South Pacific Fare construction. The front of the Fare completely bifolds away so that you have a panoramic view of Tuktuku Bay, and sleep to the sound of waves on the shore.

More on the 'SeaFront Fare' Accomodation.

View of Seaside Fare  at Sanddollar Accomodation on Efate Island Vanuatu
Small private plunge swimming pool comes with Seaside Fare at Sanddollar Accomodation Vanuatu

Cool off in the ' Rear Plunge Pool' .

Enjoy a dip in the rear plunge pool, which has elevated views out over the Bay. Some days, particularly in the hotter months of the wet season, its nice to soak in the cooler waters of Sanddollar's rear plunge pool during midday. Alternatively, you can take a seat and sit and read a book under the shade of the large rainforest trees typical of Vanuatu forests.


More on the Rear Plunge Pool.


The seashore of 'Sandollar' encompasses the a special island experience

The area adjacent to the shore of Sanddollar is the ideal location to get together to be social, have a Martini, Mai Tai, Tusker or Orange Juice, with a view of the sun setting over the western sea. A game of patanque on the front sandy area is equally enjoyable to lounging the the various cape cod chairs.

more on the 'Outlook' from Sanddollar......

view of Kitchen Fare at Sanddollar overlooking Tuktuku Bay at Pangona
the Kitchen/lounge Fare at the beachfront of Sanddollar provides a comformfotable relaxation area as well as a large kitchen area fully equipped

The 'Haus Wind' introduces you to a truely idyllic setting that is Sanddollar (Vanuatu).

Unwind in the lounge of the 'Haus Wind' or Kitchen Fare, which is situated immediately beside the front swimming pool and directly overlooking the seashore. The 'Haus Wind' also has a fully equipped kitchen so that you can prepare a gourmet meal island style, or informal barbecue, depending on your mood.

more on the 'Haus Wind' or Kitchen Fare ......


Go 'Kayaking' and explore Tuktuku Bay immediately surrounding Sanddollar.

Even if you are a novice to kayaking, you will enjoy an hour of two immediately alongside of the Sanddollar foreshore, where you can view the coral through the clear water. For the more confident,spend half a day to explore Tuktuku Bay or further afield.

More on the coastline surrounding Sanddollar ...

Exploring Tuktuku Bay by
a view of the deck of the Seaview Fare Deck

Spend a Lazy Day on the deck of the 'SeaView' Fare doing absolutely nothing.

There is nothing beter to recharge your batteries, than sitting in one of the many cape cod chairs on the deck of the SeaView Fare, overlooking the Bay and gardens of Sanddollar. Alternatively, read a book in quiet, on chairs just outside of the Fare, so positioned to capture the superb surounding views.

more on the 'SeaView Fare' Accommodation .....


For some great information on Sanddollar Vanuatu go to the 'Sanddollar Blog' .....

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See what's happening at Sanddollar Vanuatu, check us out on 'Facebook' .....

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Vanuatu is one of the last emerging travel destinations where travellers and tourists can experience authentic 'island style' living. However, like all tourism destinations there are a wide range of accommodation 'types' available.

Even within the 'Holiday Home Rental' market, there is a broad selection .... So what are the things about Sanddollar Vanuatu which make it unique ? We have complied a selection of FAQ's which go someway to giving you a greater appreciation of Sanddollar and its immediate surroundings :

What is Vanuatu Sanddollar ?

How did Vanuatu Sanddollar come about ?

Why would I stay at Sanddollar rather than stay in Port Vila itself ?

Where is Vanuatu Sanddollar (in Tuk-Tuk Bay) ?

What is so good about 'Tuk-tuk' Bay, compared to Bukura and Mele ?

What is Pangona Estate ?

What is the size of Sanddollar ?

Are there Neighbours around Sanddollar ?






Introducing 'Flametree Bay" Holiday Accommodation.

  Logo of Flametree Bay Holiday Accommodation, Vanuatu consisting of a mosaic of images from Flametreebay


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to have at look at Flametree Bay's website


Introducing 'Flametree Bay' Holiday Accommodation, which is located approximately 150 metres along from 'Sanddollar' . 'Flametree Bay Holiday Rental Accommodation, offers a similar island experience to Sanddollar but has amore rustic 'Boathouse' style.

'Flametree Bay' has two bedrooms, a master bedroom ( Queen bed) and a second bedroom which can be configured as either a twin single, or a King bed.

'Flametree Bay' Holiday Accommodation caters for a maximum of four(4) people and is ideal for :-

  • A single couple.
  • Two couples.
  • A family of four.

And is particularly useful when a large group has more than 'Sanddollar' (Vanuatu) can cater for - with the overflow being able to be accommodated within a very short walk away . The total combined number of people that can then be booked using both 'sanddollar' and 'Flametree Bay' is twelve (12) people.



|•| Sanddollar is ? |•| Where is Sanddollar(Vanuatu)? |•| Who are We ? |•| Sanddollar Daily Rates ? |•| Sanddollar Booking Availability |•| Make a Booking at Sanddollar |•| Contact Us |

| Site Overview |•|Sea front Fare |•| Sea View Fare |•|Sanddollar 'Haus Wind' |•|Seaside Swimming Pool |•| Sanddollar Gardens |•| Outlook from Site |•| Ocean Channel |•| Coastline |

|•| Things to Do |•| Sanddollar Staff |•| Catering for Food and Supplies |•| Port Vila |•| Associate Organization Links |•| Links |•| 'Kastom' Dancing | •| Terms and Conditions

| Sanddollar and Vanuatu FAQ's|•|FAQ - Why Stay at Sanddollar ?|•| FAQ - What are our best transport options ?|•| FAQ - Booking your Stay at Sanddollar ?|•|

| FAQ-What type of Accommodation is vanuatu Sanddollar ?|•|FAQ-What are the building layouts at Sanddollar ?|•| FAQ-Practical considerations when staying at Sanddollar ?|•|

| FAQ-Bugs, Critters, Crabs, Cats and Dogs ?|•|FAQ-Sanddollar Staff, Room Cleaning and 'Make-Up' ?|•| FAQ-What do I need to know about the Swimming Pools ?|•|

| FAQ-Useful Information about the Weather ?|•|FAQ-Kayaking and Snorkeling at Tuk-tuk Bay ?|•|