ONE of the South Pacific’s most exclusive addresses is the newest name on the list of National Geographic’s Unique Lodges of the World with The Havannah Vanuatu joining the esteemed register on the eve of its 10th birthday.
National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World is a collection of destinations “that invite guests to discover some of the planet’s most treasured places” while also being dedicated to protecting sensitive locations.
These properties, which are selected handpicked by National Geographic’s sustainable tourism experts, are “committed to sustainable practices and protecting natural and cultural heritage”.
“They embody National Geographic values of authenticity, enrichment, and a dedication to preserving our planet’s diversity,” the media release explains.
“The guest experience offered is intimate and exceptional, inspiring guests to connect with their destination in a meaningful and authentic way, and to play a part in safeguarding it for the future.”
This intimate address on the Vanuatu coast is home to 17 private villas, some boasting a private pool and all enjoying ocean views, with the sustainable resort focusing on relaxation and romance.
“We’re proud to have achieved this prestigious National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World membership,” explain The Havannah Vanuatu owners Liz and Greg Pechan.
“It was such an honour having the National Geographic sustainable tourism expert visit, get to know all our staff and really learn what our lodge is all about, and to be one of only 61 lodges in the world is simply incredible.
“We will remain committed to offering a quality resort that strives towards responsible and sustainable tourism while doing all we can to exceed our guests’ expectations and remaining focused on authenticity, cultural and environmental preservation.”