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Iririki Island Resort & Spa Reopens After $24 Million Makeover

June 10, 2016 Hotel News No Comments Print Print Email Email

On Friday 6th May 2016, Iririki Island Resort & Spa, “The Jewel of the South Pacific” reopened its all new and fully refurbished South Pacific getaway island with an official Opening Ceremony featuring Honourable Prime Minister of the Republic of Vanuatu.

The highest rated island holiday resort in Vanuatu with a 4.5 star rating, Iririki Island Resort & Spa was officially relaunched after a $24 million full makeover in the 14 months following the devastation of cyclone Pam. The major renovation project has seen upgrades to various facility offerings including new and additional accommodation options, new and renamed food and beverage outlets including Azure Restaurant and Infinity Bar and Café, the opening of the 5 star Iririki Spa and brand new Jewel Casino and entertainment complex.


All guest areas, farés and rooms have been thoughtfully considered with new furnishings, fittings and design elements, creating a contemporary oasis whilst retaining the traditional feel and charm of Vanuatu.

The redevelopment plan placed great emphasis on the environment with Iririki Island Resort & Spa now Vanuatu’s first fully solar powered resort. The resort is constantly working on initiatives daily to become more eco-friendly and preserve the stunning Vanuatu country known today.

Of the recent unveiling Shane Pettiona, part owner and director of Iririki Island Resort & Spa has stated “We are delighted to have re-opened Iririki island, the new 5 star qualities that the team have delivered on over the past 14 months, redevelopment should bring great demand to the much needed tourism industry of Vanuatu”.

Further grounding Iririki Island Resort & Spa’s true 4.5 star quality product offering to welcomed travelers, at the Official Opening Ceremony, Honourable Prime Minister of the Republic of Vanuatu mentioned “Iririki Island has been brought back to life more beautiful than ever seen; I welcome all people around the world to visit and experience the beautiful surrounds and amenities of Iririki Island and the people of Vanuatu”.

The owners Darren Pettiona, Shane Pettiona and Peter Stockley together expressed their excitement in the new offerings of Iririki Island Resort & Spa including the brand new full day spa, Iririki Spa, located atop the peak of the island with serene ocean views; Jewel Casino, the latest entertainment complex; and Iririki Retreats aimed to not only lift fitness levels but also create health and well-being experiences never seen before in the region.

Guests can expect impeccable customer service, luxurious hospitality and accommodation combined with a blissful eco-friendly holiday when staying at the new Iririki Island Resort & Spa.

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