Rockwater Resort

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Overview of Rockwater Resort

Rockwater Resort

3.5 star property
Tanna Island beach resort with outdoor pool and restaurant

9.7/10 Exceptional

14 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Refrigerator
Ipak Bay, North Tanna Island, Tanna Island
Main amenities
  • 10 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden
  • Library
For families
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Mt. Yasur - 99 min drive

Getting around

  • Tanna (TAH) - 5 min drive
  • Free airport shuttle

About this property

Rockwater Resort

Located just 2.3 mi (3.8 km) from the airport, Rockwater Resort offers a free shuttle (available 24 hours). After splashing around at the outdoor pool, you can grab a bite to eat at the coffee shop/cafe or unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. A terrace and a garden are other highlights, and rooms offer up nice touches like deep soaking tubs and pillowtop beds with Egyptian cotton sheets. Fellow travelers like the helpful staff and location.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 10 units


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 8 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 8:30 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport; guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum guest age is 12
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Free airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas
  • Caters to adults only

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast each morning 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Room service (limited hours)

What to do

  • Snorkeling
  • Beach nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • An outdoor pool


  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Italian

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves lunch and dinner.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 4 percent


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Rockwater Resort Tanna Island
Rockwater Tanna Island
Rockwater Resort Resort
Rockwater Resort Tanna Island
Rockwater Resort Resort Tanna Island

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

10/10 Exceptional

Very interesting boutique place with stunning views. Innovative property as result of vision and hard work of John and Silvana who also have extensive local knowledge.
3-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

1. Greek (Europe) style hotel. 2. The way from airport to the property is bad road. 3. The guide book in the room report room breakfast service but when the local staff bring the breakfast to the guest room, she was blame by her australian owner, this made me upset. 4. Sometimes, you will hear un-polite words from New Caledonian owner talks to his local staff. 5. Kava at this property is very good, must try. 6. Expensive if compare with local hotel but still good price compare with hotel in Port Vila ( Holiday Inn) 7. Use credit card has 4% charge.
2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

GEORGIOS, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Ivan, 1-night family trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

I really can't say enough great things about Rock water resort. It is a tranquil place that gives you a unique experience that is perfect for when you want to steer clear of resorts and find an authentic experience that you share with other guests from all over the globe. Some of the best conversations we've had were with John and Silvana, over our meal. If you're looking for a quiet spot tucked away in an oasis of nature, you've found it!
3-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

John and Silvana are wonderful host. They do everything to help us to have a great time in Tanna. The room and premises are gorgeous and natural. Though the room is a bit warm and dark.
3-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

John and Silvana are very friendly. Looking forward to the new pool in a month. Will come back to the resort later.
3-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Everything is just wonderful! Amazing view of the ocean, sunrise and sunset. From any angle, every corner of the resort is soooo beautiful. Rooms are all unique, very spacious and clean. Staffs are friendly, John and Silvana look after well of all their guests. They take each guest's situation into account and manage to arrange the best trip for them. It's been a great pleasure to chat with John & Silvana, they make you feel very relaxed and comfortable. Meals are very delicious, fresh and healthy, prices are acceptable. The grilled lobster is amazing! 2 nights are just not enough, Rockwater deserves to stay at least one week! Highly recommend this place, best resort in Tanna!
Jena, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Tanna's newest and best
This is THE place to stay in Tanna. Tanna means 'earth', you are part of it here, from the cave suites to the amazing cliffs looking out onto the crystal clear sea, this beautiful resort built by the leadership of John and Silvana really exceeded my expectations. Everything is immaculately thought out, it feels like the Mediterranean & South Pacific at the same time which I absolutely loved. The staff is an absolute delight and of course the owners made me feel right at home. Mt Yasur of course was a highlight, but Rockwater Resort is the perfect base on this one of a kind island. You wake up in such an incredible setting. I've checked out some of the other accommodations on the island and nothing else really comes close to it!
3-night trip
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