***A Journey Pacific Favorite***
White Grass Ocean Resort has fourteen island-style bures nestled into beautiful tropical gardens, 100m from pristine coral reef. Each has a private terrace with ocean views, en-suite bathroom with hot water, ceiling fans, fridge, tea & coffee making facilities and 24 hour electricity. The bedrooms and bathrooms have just been refurbished (early 2014), offering you an even more comfortable stay in this unique environment.
The restaurant, bar and lounge have beautiful uninterrupted views of the Ocean and are the perfect places to relax with a cocktail and to enjoy amazing sunsets. The menu changes daily, incorporating Tannaﾒs fresh organic seasonal vegetables & fruits and the renowned freshly caught fish and lobster.
Facilities include swimming pool, massage bure and a jetty for easy access to our spectacular reef.
Enjoy complimentary use of bikes, snorkeling equipment, grass tennis court, petanque, croquet & 6 holes pitch and putt golf.
Enjoy our amazing tours to Mt Yasur volcano and to kustom villages with our very experienced guides.
The resort is perfect for singles, couples and is family friendly – a resort that offers the relaxed ‘out of the way’ Vanuatu and the perfect base to explore the adventure activities this stunning island has to offer.
- Complimentary guided snorkel tour to Turtle Reef ﾖ operates daily.
- Enjoy pitch nﾒ putt golf
- Grass tennis
- Snorkel the pristine coastline teeming with all manner of sea-life
For those wanting to see Tanna island life and experience the culture, we offer a variety of activities through our tour desk:
- 4WD safaris run daily from the resort to Mount Yasur Volcano – AN ABSOLUTE MUST DO!!!!
- Traditional (Kustom) village tours – ANOTHER ABSOLUTE MUST DO!!!!
- Tours to crystal clear waterfalls and black sand beaches……after a day of exploring such a charming island,
- Perhaps indulge in an island style massage
- Black magic & Kava Tasting Tour
Unique to this resort
Mount Yasur Volcano and Safari Tour ***AN ABSOLUTE MUST DO*** Approx $140 USD pp
Takes you on a different route to all other tours offered on the island.ﾠ Our tour gives our guests the opportunity to have a true experience of what Tanna beholds as you travel by 4 wheel drive to the far side of Tanna through the mountain region known as ﾑMiddle Bushﾒ; passing by wild horses, coffee planations and remote villages before crossing Mt. Loanialu where you will stop for a photo opportunity of the distant volcano, black sand surf beaches and Sulphur Bay.ﾠ Trace your way across the moon like landscape of the ash plains and then a short 10 min walk will take you to the rim of the crater where you will be able to experience the awesome majesty of the mighty Mount Yasur Volcano. A guide will accompany you for informative and safety purposes.ﾠ This tour departs daily at 2:30pm (1.30pm in Winter), to ensure that you arrive at the volcano to experience the sun setting and the change in colour, as the molten lava lights up the sky.
Lokalangia Kustom Village Tour ***AN ABSOLUTE MUST DO*** Approc $70 USD pp
Departing at 8.30am, Lagalangia village is approximately a 45 minutes drive into the jungle where you have the opportunity to experience a way of life that has not changed in centuries. The villagers have resisted the trappings of Western culture and continue to embrace a subsistence way of life dominated by their belief in ﾓKastomﾔ. This tour allows our guests a brief and interesting insight into the daily life of a local tribe. Some handicrafts are available for purchase. You will pass through the main town of Lenakel.
Departs 8.30am return 11.30am (3 hour duration)
Black magic & Kava Tasting Tour – Approx. $70 USD pp – Departing at 1.00pm experience the rituals of Black Magic practised by a Warrior Tribe in the highlands of Tanna. Never before has this tribe, who still live the way they have for hundreds of years, shared its black magic secrets. The warriors will explain their practices and trickery which are still used today on rival villages. See the art of ambush in action. The warriors will challenge you with their traditional weapons (bows & arrows, spears etc). See the Kava plant before it is prepared and then taste the ﾓreal thingﾔ. See the coffee plant and see the process of harvesting it. All of your senses will be aroused and your adrenalin will pump on this special, spiritual tour. You will be surprised and amazed at the Kastom beliefs and practises. Not recommended for children under 7 years.
Surf Beach & Waterfall Safrai – Approx. $70 USD pp- A thrilling 4wd adventure to the magnificent Louniel waterfall, hidden deep in the forest. Then enjoy a picnic lunch (included) on the spectacular black sand surf beach on the east coast of Tanna before a swim or surf on body boards provided. Bathe in the fresh water spring before your afternoon return to the resort. Reasonable fitness is required to undertake path to waterfall & surf beach. Not recommended for children under 7 years.
Fourteen individual bures have sea views and lie within the manicured gardens of White Grass Ocean Resort. Each has unique decorative elements which reflects the distinctive South Pacific locale, yet incorporates the comforts of hot water showers in en-suite bathrooms, ceiling fans, bed canopy nets, mini bars, tea and coffee making facilities and private verandahs. Bures are available for singles and couples as well as family bures accommodating up to four people. Within the resort there is direct access to reef edge snorkeling or inner reef pools, a swimming pool, restaurant, pitch ﾑn putt golf course, petanque field, guest library, and massage hut, making the resort your idyllic home away from home.
Popular with travelers wishing to indulge whilst experiencing the real face of Vanuatu; the highly qualified ﾑNi-Vanﾒ chefs at White Grass Ocean Resort produce daily menus created from the local produce.ﾠ Wine and dine in the stunning restaurant overlooking the Pacific Ocean and indulge in a cocktail (or two) whilst experiencing the spectacular sunsets.
Children are considered as 4-11 years
Infants are considered as 3 years and under and stay free of charge. Porto cots also provided free of charge as required
Baby sitting services are available ﾖ to be booked directly with the resort
Weddings & Honeymooners
Tanna Island is a wonderful location to celebrate a wedding or visit whilst on honeymoon.ﾠ For those that prefer something ﾑa little bit off the beaten trackﾒ this is the place for you! As everyone has different expectations for their special day, we can tailor the arrangements according to the individual requirements.
- Receive a bottle of premium/sparkling wine on arrival ﾖ minimum 3-night stay
Nightly Resort Rates
Nightly rates include full breakfast and return airport transfers. Prices per room per night based on 2 people sharing unless indicated and inclusive of taxes.
Ocean View Bure ﾖ $312* USD – can sleep up to 2 adults and 2 children or 3 adults
*Minimum 2 nights stay required
THE ABOVE RATES WILL BE DISCOUNTED WHEN PACKAGED WITH OTHER VACATION COMPONENTS
Package Inclusions & Pricing
We strongly recommend you package the below package with one of the following:
3 nights in Tanna
3 nights in Port Vila
3-5 nights in Fiji
Please ask for more details and pricing
5 Night packages
- airfare from Los Angeles
- all airline taxes
- return airport transfers
- accommodation as detailed below
- daily full breakfast
Prices are in US Dollars and based on two people traveling together and sharing one room. Rates subject to change without notice and are based on availability.
Resort Stay Options and Pricing