Heard of agro (agricultural) tourism? See the new Palm House Boutique Resort & Organic Farm for glorious clarification. Sitting pretty on 3,800 hectares of organic farmland, The Palm House is situated on the north-west coast of Efate Island, 45 minutes from capital Port Vila. Formerly a private sanctuary, the property has been expanded to encompass a handful of tropical-luxe villas and a true paddock-to-plate dining experience. The Palm House team is the real deal — as committed to the economic stability of the local people as they are to protecting the lush natural environment. On their Tukutuk family farm they run 2,000 head of grass-fed cattle, plus goats and sheep, as well as managing Vanuatu’s only prawn operation and producing their own organic-certified coconut oil! Loving that ‘agro’ angle already!
This unique Vanuatu escape is designed with couples in mind. Explore 12 kilometres of private beaches and reefs and loll about in the large swimming pool before retiring to the relaxed vibe of your made-for-two villa. Stylishly equipped with outdoor showers, Diptyque candles, and Smeg mini bar fridges, the villas even offer a custom-made rattan cot if you’re bringing your babe to paradise. Take your sundowner on the verandah and drink in the Pacific Ocean vistas then adjourn to the resort’s sun-drenched, breeze-swept dining area and settle in for a memorable feast, sourced and created onsite.