Lakatoro Oceanfront Villa

Paradise Cove (Pango)

Sal’s at LAKATORO is a one acre secluded waterfront property located at Paradise Cove, a sheltered coastline near the harbour entrance and a 15 minute drive from the vibrant township of Port Vila. The cool white studio has 180 degree water views,a high-pitched roof, large louvre windows, ceiling fans and air conditioning to ensure maximum air flow and coolness. Time stops as you are welcomed with a chilled coconut. This private sanctuary is flanked by jungle on three sides and fronts sparkling blue ocean. High tide swimming in sheltered, calm waters is 40 paces from your verandah, snorkelling amongst colourful coral and reef fish an easy swim out to the edge of the reef. The charming new studio completed in 2018 has a relaxed sophisticated style designed for tropical living. It is tastefully and lovingly furnished with carefully chosen pieces and quality linen to make you feel comfortable and special in your home away from home. The complimentary starter breakfast provisions make life easy. Showering using locally made organic ‘Volcanic Earth’ products in the tropical garden bathroom in the sunshine or under the stars will be a memorable experience. Spectacular sunset drinks and open fire cooking on the beach are a highlight, alternatively there are two beachside restaurants almost adjacent.

  • 2 + 1 infant
  • Non smoking

Check in from 2.00pmCheck out 10.00 am (Late check out can sometimes be offered)

AUD $180 per night

3 nights minimum stay

Seasonal Rate (20th December to 10th of January): AUD $220 per night

- Complimentary welcome drinks (Tusker local beer and fresh green coconuts).
- Complimentary fruit basket
- Fully serviced


Detailed Information

The property is suitable for a single person or couple, and can accommodate an infant. The air conditioned studio is situated next to the villa and has it's own private entrance. It includes a king bed, small lounge area, fully equipped kitchenette, ensuite and tropical outdoor garden shower. The verandah houses a cane daybed, round dining table and chairs and bbq. A sand beach area allows lounging in the sun, relaxing in a hammock or traditional daybed in the shade of huge trees. 

Being a tidal waterfront, the time to swim comfortably in front of the property is mid to high tide, however there are adjacent channels in the reef which enable a low tide swim. Beautiful Honeymoon Beach is only a 15 minute walk away.

There are 2 kayaks and a stand up paddle board for exploring the picturesque coastline. Rose our wonderful housekeeper will service the studio and can also introduce you to the world of island food and living. Cooking on the beach to the sound of lapping waves, often backlit by a spectacular sunset with drink in hand is a truly Vanuatu experience. For a comfortable, stress free holiday, vehicle hire is highly recommended as Paradise Cove is not on the regular bus routes. However, buses and water taxis can be arranged for travel to and from town.

The studio is closest to the water and has a barrier to ensure privacy from the Villa. When in residence, the owners Sallie and John, are respectul of your space and privacy, however are open to share a sunset drink.

Room in your suitcase?

Sal's at Lakatoro manage the WFF which provides scholarships for female high school students and a mentoring program. As a result, Sallie & John work with schools in the outer islands, which are desperate for infant school readers, books and stationary. Any help is much appreciated.

Reasons to stay

  • Affordable luxury
  • Attractive new studio, elegantly furnished in an open tropical style
  • Swim, snorkel, kayak, SUP from the waterfront
  • Sallie has unique insight into New Hebrides history - was raised on Malekula
  • Concierge service included

General Information

Bedroom configuration (1)

● King bed with ensuite/outdoor shower
● Quality linen & towels
● Generous wardrobe
● Ceiling fan
● Air conditioning
● Portable cot available

Bathroom (1)

● Indoor bathroom & outdoor garden shower (gas hot water)
● Shower has additional hand shower attachment
● Makeup mirror
● Hair dryer
● Locally made organic Volcanic Earth toiletries


● Generous kitchenette, bar fridge, microwave, coffee machine (Nespresso), bring your own pods
● Quality crockery & cutlery
● Generous sink
● Rainwater tank and town water
● High chair
● Outdoor dining


● Available onsite via housekeeping
● Clothes lines
● Iron & ironing board

Electronics & Entertainment

● Complimentary WiFi Internet
● Mobile phone coverage
● JBL portable speaker

Outdoor Living

● Generous verandah with ceiling fan
● Verandah cane daybed
● Round table and 2 cane chairs
● Large beachfront dining table
● Hammock, sun lounges, double day-bed
● 2 Kayaks & 1 SUP
● Snorkelling sets/flipper, Beach shoes
● Beachfront fireplace/Weber BBQ