My flights with Air Vanuatu, were clean and comfy with great food for such a short flight. No back of seat entertainment but you can download the Air Vanuatu entertainment app for free to your phone/ipad and use the free entertainment Wi-Fi onboard to access the movies and shows.
We stayed at the Holiday Inn Port Vila is which is only about 15 mins from the airport. This has just reopened after renovations from the cyclone last year. I was in a garden view room which had nice seating area outside and a bit of a view over the lagoon. The staff were really lovely and helpful and I didn’t see my son except for meal times as he was always off with the activities staff doing things. There are a lot of things for kids to do with 2 pools, one of them being for kids with a separate kid’s area of the beach pool. The resort had different theme dinners on most nights, the first night we enjoyed a buffet on the beach with a fire dancing show.
We did a tour to the Blue Lagoon and Marine Sanctuary. Blue Lagoon they had swing ropes to jump off into the water which the kids absolutely loved, along with searching for crabs and fish. Then at the Marine Sanctuary we were able to swim with the giant sea turtles and reef sharks, help feed the turtles, see where the baby turtles stay until they get big enough to release and see the coconut crabs. It was fabulous!
TIP: L’Houstalet French restaurant just out of Port Vila has amazing food and history with great prices. This was where Vanuatu’s independence from France and England was signed and is still run by the same people. Lots of fresh seafood on the menu and more exotic items like stuffed flying fox. For little ones travelling with you, if they are a little fussy with their food they are more than happy to accommodate them.