Tranquillity Island Resort is a scenic 35 minute bus ride and then additional 20 minute boat ride from the heart of Port Vila. This tranquil eco-tourism resort is located on Moso Island in the Havannah harbour region and boasts white coral sand beaches and crystal clear waters. It is basic, allowing visitors to really get in touch with nature.
The utility systems of the island are based on Eco Tourism style with Solar Power and Biological Waste Disposal Systems.
The Resort also has a Turtle Sanctuary. This project has been developed to raise and release baby Hawkesbill turtles.
Moso Island has been blessed with an abundance of marine life. One of the most wonderfully diverse marine sites out of Vila, Tranquillity Dive Base on Moso has so much to offer for today's diver and snorkeller.
The waters in the Havannah Harbour hide some deep and spectacular underwater canyons. Diving is spectacular with crystal clear waters and the shallow reefs providing a heaven for marine life. Daily trips from Port Vila to visit and dive Tranquillity are also available.
The Resort is an eco tourism resort; therefore the accommodation is not the same standard as a western style resort.
The 4 individual Beachfront Fares are located on the waters edge, each with a private separate bathroom including their own flush toilets and hot and cold showers. The Fares are configured with one double bed and one or two singles suitable for singles, couples or families.
There are 2 Beach Lodges with en-suite bathrooms and verandah. Each Lodge has a double and single bed and its own private beach area.
2 Dormitory rooms have 10 single beds. The dorms can be used for larger family units, groups or as single dormitory accommodation with their own beach in front. They have shared bathrooms and flush toilet facilities with hot and cold water.
The accommodations are simple “island style”, fully insect screened and have thatched roofs with a private beach area in front of each.
Lights are solar powered and generator power is available at certain times of the day. Wireless internet is also provided by solar power at the dive centre. Meals are included during your stay and are served in the Beach House. Beer, wine and soft drinks are available for purchase at the Eco resort.
Apart from scuba diving and relaxing, guests can go snorkeling, kayaking and reef and bush walking, or participate in the daily care of the baby turtles at the Hawksbill turtle rookery.
Coongoola Cruises is Tranquillity’s sister company. A day cruise on the 23 metre sailing ketch is an excellent day out away from it all. Guests at staying at Tranquillity for 3 nights or more can join the cruise for a day during their stay.
The Dive Base on Tranquillity Island offers up to 16 Dive Sites to choose from, weather permitting.
The dive sites (mainly boat dives) include:
• Drop-offs reaching 114 meters in depth
• Reef Bommie dives (as well as coral garden dives)
• Wreck dives
• Cave and thermal vent dives
• Drift dives
• Night dives & shore dives (available on request)
Our dive sites have a great range of soft and hard corals, reef fish and large pelagics, eagle rays, and a range of marine mammals like dolphins and dugongs. Visibility rarely is below 25 meters and often exceeds 30 meters. Water temperature ranges from 25C in the dry season to 30C in the wet season.
A drift dive, sometimes quite strong – lots and lots of fish – large pelagic and a more than likely possibility of Sharks, Barracuda, Grey Whalers, Eagle Rays and other interesting marine life. Max Depth: 20m.
A figure eight reef from 1 meter down to 20 meters – It has been said that
there is a greater diversity of species of coral and fish on this small reef
than many other dive sites. A good dive for everyone – includes swim through
coral and gorgonian overhangs and lots of fish. Many divers do repeat dives
on this reef.
Max Depth: 20m.
An island freighter of around 200 tons, which was badly damaged in a cyclone, scuttled close to Owens reef- a dive able wreck where you can swim through the cabins and around the passageways then across the bow section a few meters away from the bulk of the ship. Great introduction to wreck diving without having to go too deep. Max Depth: 20m.
An interesting and very popular dive site with large fish and scattered remnants of Coca-Cola bottles, plates and mugs from the tugboats which used to maintain the anti-submarine nets during the war. Large grouper and wrasse are often seen here. There is an interesting swim through and close by there are several thermal vents with hot water.
Paul’s rock is a rough oval shape reef that has a number of swim through and drop off wall on one end. Many tame fish exists on this reef, as it is a “Taboo Reef” for custom native owners. Fish feeding is part of the dive and usually you can see coral Trout, Trevally and lots of Surgeonfish throughout the dive. Coral cover is good and generally there is a turtle or two around the reef. Max Depth: 35ms.
On Hat Island, we have several dive sites. They include:
• The Taj Mahal (cave) and wall dive. – 18 Meters.
• The Gorgonian Fan Circuit 5 – 30 meters.
• Acrapora Reef and drop-off
• Some of the best coral in Vanuatu. 5 – 20 Meters.
• Hat Island Safari – a trek through gutters and bommies
• Where the big things are. 5 – 20 Meters
Hat Island generally offers spectacular diving with clear water and the chance to see some of the big Pelagic's. Some dives are subject to weather conditions.