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Testimonials From Our Past Travellers
While it may seem like bragging, we get a lot of email feedback and thought we would share some of those emails with you.
We just wanted to drop you a note to thank you for organizing our trip and wedding arrangements. The wedding went perfectly and Jenny and her fabulous staff are just amazing. Once we understood we were on “Vanuatu time” , there was no need to worry about anything. We had such a fabulous time and cannot thank you and your staff, Jenny and the staff at Sunset Bungalows enough. If everyone only made one trip in their lifetime, it should be to Vanuatu and to Sunset Bungalows!! Thank you so much for everything!
Belinda & Peter
Leigh and I can’t thank you enough for everything that you organised for us to make our wedding the most beautiful day ever. The whole holiday was awesome we loved every minute of it.
The ceremony at Tamanu was absolutely beautiful. When we arrived out there on the Tuesday to meet Gerry we knew than that you had put us onto the most beautiful place in Vanuatu. It started pouring rain on Friday night, scattered showers all day Saturday and most of Sunday morning, then about 1pm it cleared up to be the most perfect weather as Gerry assured me it would. Gerry was absolutely wonderful.
For the reception at La Tentation, well we would recommend it to anyone. Nick was awesome, he is such a nice guy he was extremely helpful anything we wanted he bent over backwards to make sure we had it. He set the whole wedding reception up for us and it looked amazing it was everything we have hoped for and more, the food was great and the service was outstanding and we weren’t the only ones that thought that – nearly every guest at our wedding commented on the great service and staff.
So thanks again for everything you helped us organise the most perfect wedding day that we had dreamed of for years.
Laurie & Leigh
We would like to thank you and the team at Small Guide for this wonderful week in Vanuatu and for the perfect organisation of our wedding. Even the weather was fine on that day.
Also to suggest Sunset Bungalows was perfect. These guys there are great and we hadn’t to care about anything, just enjoying our stay and relax. The food was excellent and the facilities and bungalows were great, too. A big thank you to them as well.
Thanks very much again for all your efforts and for making our honeymoon unforgettable.
Daniela & Karsten
Well where do I start?!!!
WOW!! What an amazing, perfect wedding and holiday! Cris, her family and her wonderful staff made our wedding and our stay so special and memorable. Thank you so very much for recommending Lagoon Beach Resort – it suited us in everyway. All of the guests who also came and stayed at Lagoon Beach were all also very thrilled with the resort and especially with the friendly service we received! The children just loved the resort and we as parents were very confident in giving them some freedom of not having to be watched like hawks all of the time. The playground situated in the middle of the resort meant we could see the children from our rooms or Nakamal – since they were all out in the playground from the moment the sun rose in the morning sky until it went dark!!!! The lagoon was so safe for the children to play in and with so many things for them to explore and discover.
The staff at Lagoon Beach are absolutely wonderful! If you ask them for any information they get back to you straight away! The smiles, the positive attitudes and the warm family feeling were just fantastic! The resort facilities were also great. The children’s area was brilliant, the pool and Nakamal area was relaxing and inviting and the rooms were also great. Cris and her staff provided friendly and very professional service and we all felt extremely welcome.
The Wedding – well that truly blew us all away!
The setting on the beach by the lagoon was perfect! It was sheltered and quiet and so picturesque! From first light on the wedding morning the staff began to set everything up. There was excitement in the air! I was able to see all of the preparations – like the marquee being set up, the traditional wedding flower arch being beautifully created by hand, all of the preparation for creating our frangipani bouquets and of course all of the decorating of the Nakamal area where we had our reception. They really made a huge effort and it all looked so wonderful. As we had about 25 guests for the wedding they booked the whole Nakamal area out for us that night – it was so private that we really felt like we were on a private island!!! Cris gave Nicole, Lola and myself another room on the resort to get ready in which was greatly appreciated and then I was whisked away with my daughter Lola on a bus over to Villa Chaumieres where we got into the wedding canoe and made our way down the lagoon towards Lagoon Beach resort. WOW – that was great! Lola and I felt like island princesses arriving like that! Not many people knew we were arriving that way so it was a great surprise!!! Pastor Gideon was fantastic! He made the service entertaining! Basically the party then really started! My family and friends were all getting into the traditional music and dancing and were all dancing on the beach with their shoes off! It was magical to witness this as we were on the other side having our photos taken on the lagoon! After most of the traditional photos were taken we then joined everyone for drinks and dancing and fun!
The reception was wonderful – the seafood buffet was sensational and the service truly 5 star! Eddie, I and all of our guests had such a fantastic time! We danced into the night (in fact I think I started dancing from when I woke up to when I went to bed I was so happy!)
I would highly recommend Lagoon Beach Resort as a gorgeous holiday resort and also as a beautiful wedding location. Everything all fell into place perfectly. I believe my day could not have gone more perfect. Thank you thank you thank you Ian for recommending Lagoon Beach Resort – It was perfect in everyway!!!!
I would also like to thank you Ian and all of your wonderful staff for helping me create such a wonderful wedding and holiday. You made organising the holiday and the wedding easy over the net from Perth. Everything exceeded all of our expectations! Thank you for all of your recommendations in regards to the wedding – I can honestly say it was our dream wedding day. We look forward to returning to Vanuatu one day soon so will be back in touch to use your services again! Please pass on all of our thanks to all of your staff – from the bottom of our hearts – thanks for helping us create such beautiful life long memories.
Lana & Eddie
FOOTNOTE: Lana and Eddie also fell in love with Vanuatu. In May 2010 they relocated to Port Vila to live there and bring up the kids after purchasing Off-Road Adventure Buggies!
Tamanu and Gerry – I cannot say enough about Gerry. Fantastic place, by far the best food we had in Vanuatu. Easily the best service we had. The location is beautiful and the restaurant very stylish. As you can see by the pics the sand on the beach is very white and clean. Gerry has a great sense of style and did a bloody good job bringing it all together. I would not recommend anyone get married anywhere else but here in Vanuatu. The wine and champers were very good and very reasonably priced.
The Travel Agent – Jenny you did a fantastic job. There were just about no problems at all which is a miracle given you organised a wedding with 42 guests in Vanuatu from Australia. Everyone raved about the wedding and raved about the service they got from you and your team. We truly could not have hoped to have got this done without you. If ever anyone wants to ask questions about a wedding over there we are more than happy to help in any way we can.
Thanks for all of your efforts as I know we were more than a little difficult at times.
Steve & Cass
Just wanted to let you know we are home safe and sound and we had the most wonderful time imaginable!! Thank you so much for everything you did for us and everything you organised there is no way I could have done it without your help. The wedding was perfect, actually the whole holiday was more than perfect!! We could not get over how friendly everybody was and they go completely out of their way to be nice…like our bus driver, Harry, for instance, he found out where we were having dinner after the wedding just to come down and congratulate us!
We did so many amazing things while we were there from helicopter flights to scuba diving, jungle buggy safaris to jet boating and a completely relaxing all over body massage! And I ate my very first steak in about 8 years and it was divine!! (was from the Flaming Bull Steakhouse) The whole thing was simply amazing and our resort and room (and the view) was just unbelievable! We were quite disappointed when it was time to come home and spent hours pouring over the Vila real estate brochures!
Thank you so much again, it was the most magical and memorable 2 weeks of our lives, so thank you.
Erin & Jamie
Just wanted to say thank you for making our wedding everything we ever dreamed of. Our entire trip was just wonderful. We have fallen in love with Vanuatu and are already planning our next trip. The effort that you put into planning our holiday made the whole experience so relaxing and unforgettable, for this we will never be able to thank you enough.
Our Wedding day was beautiful, Connie is so professional and friendly, nothing was to much trouble for her, she put us so much at ease, the day went smoothly. Lunch at Sunset Bungalows was spectacular and our photos have captured the day so perfectly.
Once again, Jenny, we thank you very much for everything that you did for us, we will definitely be seeing you in the future to plan another holiday. You are a true professional, who truly loves what you are doing, we have recommended you to all our friends and one is now even reconsidering her wedding after seeing our photos. Thanks Heaps!
Leonie & Rod
Thank you for helping to make my wedding day so special. It certainly turned out like a fantasy wedding. We were very happy with everything and so were our guests, thank you!
Natalie & Craig
We would just like to say a BIG thank you for all your help in planning our trip to Vanuatu, we had a fabulous time. The wedding also went well, it was exactly what we had pictured, even the weather behaved itself for the majority of the time! As our trip concluded we were already talking about when will be able to go back again, next time visiting some of the outer islands too. So we should be in touch as soon as our desire to go back to experience the beauties of Vanuatu and its people.
Nicole & Ricko
This is just a note to say a VERY BIG THANKYOU for your tireless effort, genuine concern, attention to detail and meticulous planning in our Vanuatu wedding. We had the MOST AMAZINGLY WONDERFUL DAY! It was just perfect… the surroundings, the people, the weather, the relaxed feel……everything went so smoothly… just like a well-oiled machine! Stress free!
You are wonderful co-ordinators of such an adventure… all our friends and relatives were blown away about how we could organise such a thing! And they loved the photos too!. Our mum’s were particularly happy that we were married in the ‘Chapel’, our friends couldn’t believe I had a real wedding dress (although that was a bit stressful… and there were some interesting things that happened on getting it there… like it going through the X-Ray machine!!!!!), people were amazed with the beauty and that we looked so relaxed and happy!!! All thanks to you guys!!!
We truly appreciate the fine effort you made in helping our wedding to be the most memorable day of our lives! Well Done!
Kate & Mat