Paradise Found

WORDS: Phil Hawkes PHOTOGRAPHY Eratap Beach Resort

Vanuatu, where LOVE is in the air [and the Ocean]

“Love is in the air, in the whisper of the tree
Love is in the air, in the thunder of the sea
And I don’t know if I’m just dreaming…”


As I recall the song, I wonder if Jean Paul Young had just returned from Vanuatu – which was then known (1977) as the New Hebrides.

If he had been there, it would have been a suitable inspiration for today’s Vanuatu and in particular, a romantic hideaway called Eratap Beach Resort. It’s just 20 minutes from the capital, Port Vila but it might as well be on another planet, away from the town’s hustle and bustle.

Don’t we all feel the need, sometimes, to regenerate the body and refresh the spirit

with a calming break at a very special place? Eratap Beach Resort may well be the answer.