Location is everything on Tanna Island
Getting there is easy: Take a 45-minute Air Vanuatu flight from Port Vila to White Grass Airport. We will pick you up for a 20-minute 4WD coastal/forest drive to Rockwater.
Warning: the roads on Tanna have not been maintained during the 2+ years of border closures, so be ready for some rough road adventures!
Why is Rockwater the furthest resort from the volcano?
The reason is simple: Your Wellbeing and comfort!
Volcanic ash may damage eyes plus poses a health risk to people with respiratory problems (masks and eye protection can mitigate these issues). This fine ash also infiltrates into rooms, food, clothing, and electronics, making life problematic the closer you live to the volcano.
Tanna Island is subject to continuous ash fall out. We therefore built Rockwater the furthest distance (Northeast) for this reason. On a clear day we can see the ash cloud further south flowing out to sea.
Sunsets and calm seas count.
Facing northwest, the resort is in a bay protecting it from Southerly trade winds and rough seas, it is home to a prolific coral and marine life. It is ideally positioned to watch the sunset over the horizon anytime of the year.
TIP: When flying from Port Vila to Tanna Island, book a seat on the left side of the plane (facing forward) to see Erromango Island and Tanna Island. Rockwater is the first resort you will view as you fly in to land, (have cameras on the ready)...on the right side you will not see anything but an endless ocean.
- Address: Ocean Road Ipak Bay, North West, Tanna, Vanuatu
- Phone: +678 565 1300