Frequently Asked Questions
All of our rooms have ceiling fans and our Beachfront Spa Bungalows and Garden View Bungalows have air-conditioning, but most of our guests find that they don't need air-conditioning at Poppys! All of our rooms have been designed on principles of sustainability and the whole resort was specifically built to take advantage of the south seas cooling breeze coming off the lagoon.
It is not customary in Vanuatu to bargain and barter. You will find that people will not try to push a sale on you and it is very uncommon to be hassled in the street for a sale.
Check in/Check out
Check in time is usually 2pm ( although if your room is available, we can offer this earlier with our compliments) Check out is 10am however late checkouts can be arranged ( subject to availability and a small charge)
We accept Visa, Mastercard, and also if paying locally at the resort in Vatu, Amex. ( credit card fees apply)
The local currency in Vanuatu is vatu. Vatu is required when shopping in Vanuatu but we recommend changing most of your money once you are already in Port Vila and you will generally get a better exchange rate.
The water in Vanuatu is very safe to drink but is quite high in calcium.
Traditional food *************There is a big french influence in Vanuatu that can be seen with some wonderful french restaurants. However, you can find fabulous food from all around the world in Vanuatu.
There is FREE WIFI access for all guests in the restaurant and reception area. Fees apply for internet access in rooms.
Mosquitoes are often found in the tropics but at Poppys on the Lagoon we have made sure you won’t be bothered by any pesky mozzies. All our windows and some doorways are fitted with insect screens for your comfort. We also recommend using a mosquito spray at dusk for those who are prone to bites.
We always recommend travel insurance.
Our personal observations and those of our Ni-Vanuatu staff seem to indicate there is no real “rainy season” and “dry season” any more for the past 8 years…Temperatures in April to October range from 22 to 30°C. November to January is warmer and February and March are usually the hottest months with temperatures to around 35°C, showers are usually only intermittent,and it’s always tropical paradise!