Solos Only

Escape to Vila, Vanuatu for six days doing as much as you want or as little as you like.... all in the company of a bunch of like-minded solo holiday makers.  

We've chosen The Warwick Le Lagon Resort and Spa, Vanuatu, with tropical breezes and emerald waters, located along the edge of Erakor Lagoon, an award-winning resort in a true tropical setting.

Hosted by your Encounter Travel group coordinator, we’ve included five superb evening meals. Our resort dining features a relaxed Melanesian buffet, an la carte dinner at Wild Ginger and a special private group arrangement.  Plus, local dining features at two of the island’s favourite restaurants.

Experience some of the best the island has to offer with a superb snorkeling day trip on ‘Golden Wing’; water lovers will be in awe of the snorkeling experience, enjoy a visit to the renowned Mele Cascades and take in a Fire Dance show.

There’s a whole lot value packed into your resort escape to Vanuatu. See you in Vanuatu!

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Take a peak at The Warwick Le Lagon Vanuatu.


  • 5 nights of quality four star hotel accommodation at The Warwick, Le Lagon, Vanuatu
  • Daily full buffet hotel breakfast
  • 1 casual lunch included with the sailing trip
  • 5 group dinners including highlight evenings
  • A fire dancing show at the resort hotel
  • A day out snorkelling trip on the tropical waters of Vanuatu
  • A half day excursion visiting the beautiful Mele Cascades
  • 5 day wifi package for group dates
  • An Encounter Travel group coordinator
  • Arrival and departure hotel room porterage
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers to/from the resort hotel*

    * included when you have booked all your nights of stay with us as part of your package.


  • Enjoy the resort location on the edge of the beautiful Erakor Lagoon
  • Relax with the low key pace of Vanuatu and friendly welcome from the people
  • Group dining each evening, with a new venue each evening
  • An age-matched holiday just for solo holiday makers
  • Experience some of the best snorkeling the island has to offer
  • Visit the Mele Cascades, one of Vanuatu’s highlight attractions
  • Hosted by an Encounter Travel group co-ordinator, kick back and relax while all the arrangements are taken care of for you.

Pre Group Stay
You may like to consider arriving a day before the start date or staying on after the group dates.  The cost of the additional night/s of stay applies. Ask our travel team about this option, and the additional costs. The airport transfer is included for pre group date arrivals.

DAY 1 -  MONDAY 11 JUNE 2018
Arrive to Vila, Vanuatu

Arrive on your flight of choice to Vila, Vanuatu.   An airport to hotel transfer is included with your package. It’s a short transfer of about 15-20 minutes to our group hotel, located not far from the main town of Port Vila.

Tonight, meet with your group and group co ordinator for pre dinner drinks* and then dinner at the resorts a la carte restaurant, Wild Ginger.

Meals: Dinner

* drinks are at your own expense 

DAY 2 -  TUESDAY 12 JUNE 2018
North Efate Sailaway ‘Snorkel’ Cruise

This morning, get ready for your highlight Sailaway Cruise from North Efate, Vanuatu featuring some of the best of the island’s snorkel spots.

The group is collected this morning for our 40 minute transfer to North Efate to Havannah Harbour, from where we set sail on our the trimaran “Golden Wing“.

The regular stops are Turtle Reef (colourful coral reefs), Survivor Beach (women’s camp) and Paul’s Rock (fish feeding & if lucky, spot a turtle). But the ultimate destinations are weather dependent and alternatives may be required.

Snorkel, hand feed schools of big fish, explore the beaches on the nearby islands, or simply relax on deck. This is a relaxed, casual day out. It’s for adventure minded holiday makers who love the water. 

Included with our day on the water are morning and afternoon teas, a casual lunch, and use of snorkeling equipment.  Soft drinks are available for purchase on board.

What to bring: bring money for drink purchases, or bring water with you, swimwear, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, clothes for sun protection, beach towel (can borrow from resort), camera, and you may like to bring your own snorkel equipment.

About The Catamaran
Golden Wing” is a sailing trimaran with a big, clear deck area, providing room to spread out and enjoying your day on the water. The deck is designed so that passengers can sit on the cabin ‘roof’ spanning the main hull and wing decks.

There is a deck awning for protection from the sun, and the boat has the ability to anchor directly over all reefs so access for snorkelling is as easy as just jumping in. An experienced Australian skipper and friendly, helpful  ni-Vanuatu crew, all add up to making you cruise a magical experience.

An inflatable dinghy is used for getting to and from shore. All snorkeling gear, including life vests for non-swimmers is provided.

We return to the resort at the end of the day. There’s time to refresh before we head out for dinner tonight at a local spot for a delicious evening of Thai food.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Note for non swimmers: The trip is a true snorkeling experience with a focus on being in the water - there is always the option to opt out and relax at the resort.


Relax at the resort buffet restaurant for breakfast at your leisure.

Enjoy your day at leisure doing as much or as little as you wish. Enjoy a day poolside, take your pick of water sports including kayaking or taking a small catamaran out for a sail.

This morning there’s an optional village visit to the nearby Erakor village,  to attend the primary school and meet the children. A small contribution of 1500 Vatu applies (approximately AUD20). For any group members that wish to contribute further, school supplies such as colouring pencils, exercise books and alike are welcomed.

Tonight, enjoy a fire dance show by the talented team from Mele Beach, the Vanua Fire Show. The performers left school at a young age and established their show which performs in the resorts around Port Vila.

Dinner tonight is at The Lagoon Terrace restaurant with a Melanesian buffet feast. 

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 

Visit Mele Cascades Waterfall | Private Dining Highlight

Enjoy the resort buffet restaurant for breakfast.

This morning we make a visit to the Mele Cascades.  Enjoy the lush surroundings of the Mele Cascades Waterfalls as your guide teaches about the environment and culture. On this visit your guide will take you on a guided walk of the waterfall. There’s time to swim and get under the waterfall for a unique massage. At the falls, facilities include a bar, restaurant, deck area, toilets, showers and picnic area.

Afterwards, the group transfers back to our resort for an afternoon at your leisure.

Dinner tonight is beautiful private dining at our resort. 

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5 – FRIDAY 15 JUNE 2018

Relax at the resort buffet restaurant for breakfast at your leisure. Chill time or make a plan for some more discoveries of the island.

Tonight, a highlight dinner at a local fine dining restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 


Your holiday comes to an end and a morning check out is required.  A hotel to airport transfer is provided as part of your holiday package.

Still need more resort time? Take the option to extend your holiday – ask us about this at the time of booking.

Meals: Breakfast 


Itineraries are subject to change, due to circumstances outside of our control. If there is any itinerary change prior to departure of significance we aim to inform you prior to travel.  Itinerary changes while on tour will be informed by your tour leader/guide while on tour.

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Hotel Name

Nights of Stay


The Warwick Le Lagon Resort


Hotels are subject to change, due to circumstances outside of our control. Should this occur, a hotel of a similar standard will be provided.


With tropical breezes and emerald waters, the welcoming comforts of Warwick Le Lagon - Vanuatu make paradise a reality in Port Vila, Vanuatu. Located along the edge of Erakor Lagoon, lush gardens, cascading water features and meandering pathways illuminate the award-winning resort in a true tropical setting. But paradise doesn’t simply serve as the backdrop; it permeates every aspect of Warwick Le Lagon resort & spa. The soothing touch at Oasis Spa, two tennis courts, three pools, the local and international flavors at Wild Ginger Restaurant & Bar, the private sanctuaries of the Villa Collection resting on the shores of Erakor Lagoon are highlights sprinkled throughout the resort – it’s all designed to create the most comfortable and pristine accommodations and memorable experiences possible.  Experience the natural beauty.


Hotel descriptions are taken from the hotel website and edited to suit our page.

More About Accommodation


Per Person in AUD Twin Share (2 person) Own Room (1 person)
Garden View - Standard  $1825  $2395
Lagoon View - Standard  $1895  $2,575

Roommate matching available in Garden View room


Like to stay a little longer, before or after the group dates?  Send your request before finalizing your booking.  All additional nights of stay are on a request basis and subject to availability.


Twin Share (2 person)

Own Room (1 person)

Garden View



Lagoon View




The airfare is not included with the price. Quotes are provided on request, and are indicative only. Prices are subject to variation until tickets are issued. Tickets are issued once the tour is a guaranteed departure, you have paid the airfare in full and accepted the airfare booking terms in writing. Once the ticket is issued penalties are incurred for changes, and in some cases airfares may be non-refundable. Reservation are made in the name you provide to us with your booking form – this name must match your passport. Failure to provide your name as per your passport may result in an invalid ticket.

Due to airline flight schedules and availability, day of arrival and day of departure may vary depending on your city of departure. If additional nights of stay are required, the cost of any additional night/s of stay applies.

The airfare included in a package, or otherwise purchased separately may not allow the use of flyer points to upgrade. However, there is the option of paying a surcharge where we would book the airfare which does allow you to upgrade. The surcharge can be quoted at time of requesting quote and is subject to availability.

The airfare offered may not permit frequent flyer points to be accrued. If you wish to accrue frequent flyers points please check with us at the time of booking. We will advise the status and if any airfare supplement applies to book an airfare class that permits the accrual of frequent flyer points.

Prices and itineraries correct at current time but are subject to change. 

Not included: 

  • Airfares
  • Airport Transfers
  • Travel insurance
  • Excess baggage
  • Visa fees
  • Any tips or porterage at airports, hotels, drivers & local staff
  • Meals and beverages not specified on itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry & medical expenses
  • Incidental expenses such as taxi fares, telecommunications

Share and save with our roommate match option.

On your request and subject to availability, we will match you with another group member (same gender) so that you can share a room and take advantage of the twin share price.

Reduced Single Supplement:
If we are not able to offer you a roommate match, a 'Reduced Single Supplement' price will be offered. This represents a $200 saving on the standard single supplement price. Alternatively, you have the option to decline and receive a full refund of your tour deposit.

If you are not prepared to pay for a Reduced Single Supplement we recommend you should not pay for the airfare until you have a guaranteed roommate match and this is advised by us in writing.

This supplement becomes due after we finalise the group and before departure.  The Reduced Single Supplement offer only applies to bookings secured with a deposit by Friday 9 March 2018.

Please note: if a roommate becomes available after receiving advice of a Reduce Single Supplement rate, your booking automatically reverts to the twin share price and any monies paid for the Reduced Single Supplement will be refunded.


Arrive to:                 Port Vila, Vanuatu
Depart from:            Port Vila, Vanuatu  

You must hold a valid passport with a minimum of six 6 months validity from your return date to your home country. Ensure you have at least two blank pages in your passport. See 'VISA' information in our MORE INFORMATION section below.

Consider the hotel check in time on arrival and the hotel check out time on departure.

Resort check-in:  after 2pm
Resort check-out:  by 11am

Late check out can be requested but without payment cannot be guaranteed.

Early Check In
If your flight arrives well in advance of the hotel check in time, then we recommend travellers consider booking an additional night at the hotel the evening prior to guarantee a morning check-in. Early check in without payment can be requested, and is at the discretion of the hotel, but cannot be guaranteed.

Late Check Out
If your flight departs after the hotel check out time we recommend that you make an enquiry with us about securing a late check out with payment.  Some hotels will require payment in full of the next night of stay while others may have a rate for a late check out such as a payment to extend check out until 6pm as an example.

Late check out can be requested but without payment cannot be guaranteed.

The flight itinerary is provided with your quote.

Included with our package are return transfers between Port Vila airport and The Warwick Le Lagon Resort, given that you book all your nights of stay with us as part of your package.


Read on for other key trip information that you should know before you decide on joining the group.

If this trip seems right for you then we encourage you to book early and secure your place with a deposit.  Tour space is limited. Also, many services on this tour must be booked well in advance. To ensure your place, please check trip availability at your earliest convenience

You will enjoy this resort group experience with a maximum group size of 24 travellers. We expect a group size 10 to 18 is most likely. This tour is exclusively for single-solo travellers.

THE PACE  [1 out of 5]
The itinerary for this package is leisurely. There are many options to add in activities including sporting activities like golf to your stay for an additional cost that can be arranged directly with the resort.

Any request for special room arrangements such as a disabled room cannot be guaranteed and is on a request basis only.

It’s regular that our trips include welcome dinners and farewell dinners for our groups. In addition, we include other group dining experiences to ensure that everyone can enjoy the benefit of travelling and dining as a group.  There’s nothing better than to share a meal with new friends and discuss the day’s adventures.

This is a private group tour with a Group Coordinator. Your group coordinator is there to assist with group arrangements and to act as the liaison for all group services.

Arrival and departure transfers are arranged as part of your group package given that you are transferring between The Warwick Le Lagon Resort and you have arranged all your nights of stay with us as part of your package.

There is a sailing/cruise day out on the water.

Porterage of your main luggage is included at the hotel on arrival and departure

A charge applies for Wifi at the hotel.

You may like to purchase a prepaid sim card to take with you while travelling. Otherwise, ask your phone provider about International Roaming packages/offers for your mobile phone. 

SIM cards or international roaming packages can be good options to keep in touch with friends and family back home.  Be sure the sim card you purchase will cover all the countries you are travelling to.  

If you don’t already use this service, we recommend downloading this application also. It’s a mobile phone App that offers fast, simple, secure messaging and calling for free (data charges may apply – ask your phone provider).

As a general indication, for many of our tours, our guides use WhatsApp to communicate with the group. 

As a standard the resort does not include wifi has an inclusion with a stay and wifi access is an additional charge. However, we have however included wi fi with your package; it's a 5 day package for our group dates 11-16 June 2018. 

If you stay before or after the group dates, additional wi fi access is a charged service. As an indication expect a rate of around 2,000VT per day (3 devices to connect)

Visit our Travel Guide page on our website for destination information.

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