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On Eratap peninsula, absolutely waterfront, with calm waters and protected by small islands inside a lagoon, Aquana is a great place to spend a morning or afternoon, have a great meal, a pleasure kayak or SUP adventure or even a massage in the gorgeous spa. The Sunday lunch with live music is super-popular with the locals who come to enjoy great food and a lazy afternoon. Catering for families, the resort has a playground and a team of nannies at the ready to look after the pikininis while the adults enjoy some ‘me’ time. After cyclone Pam, their restaurant was newly rebuilt and relocated right by the beach for a more private meal at the water’s edge. Aquana is known for its great food, try the ‘The Zinger Burger’, ‘Vietnamese Spring Rolls’ and the very popular ‘Sticky Date Pudding’. Bookings required for groups on Sundays. Ph: 5900401.

© Copyright. Dragon Papillon Photography. 2015. All rights reserved.smvila-aquana-beach-resort-44The ‘Cool’ factor: Amazing location and all-day menu from 11 onwards.

Most wanted: Prawns and Pork Belly Ravioli with a lobster bisque sabyonne.

Great for: Family and children.

Best seller: Eggplant Pakoras.

So very special: Team-Nannie.

Pocket damage: Affordable.