Last week the annual Vanuatu Tourism Awards were held in Port Vila. Two outer properties were delighted to take out 2 of the converted awards which reinforce their long standing reputation for quality, service and value.
BEST BOUTIQUE AWARD: White Grass Ocean Resort – Tanna
Resort Staff & Award
The owner of White Grass Ocean Resort, Mr John Marsh, had the following to say upon accepting of the award; “after winning the best outer ISLAND RESORT IN 2008, WGOR had a major rebuild and refurbishment in 2009, and this award is the culmination of the past 7 years hard work and continual upgrading of facilities and upskilling of staff.
My thanks to the awards committee and judges and also to our resort managers, Sabine & Wayne and of course our wonderful staff, many who have been with us for 15 years.
WGOR continues to expand and this year has seen the Padi Dive Centre and Nabisa Day Spa open and in 2017 we will undertake an expansion, adding additional upmarket bures and family facilities.”
BEST LUXURY RESORT AWARD: Ratua Private Island – Santo
Resort Management Team – Bong, Marieanne, Aillyn & Award
This prestigious award was accepted by the resorts General Manager, Mr Wilbur ‘Bong’ Sarmiento, who went on to say “I wish to dedicate the award to all staff, trade partners, valued guests, the tourism board and hospitality providers, as well as Marc and Isabelle for creating a unique luxury resort.
I feel that tourism in Vanuatu should be dispersed in many islands in order to promote sustainable tourism activities that will trigger economic growth.”