Le Lagon (http://www.lelagonvanuatu.vu/) is the most popular and largest of the resorts. It has been operating for over 30 years. It offers substantial discounts for children, as as a result there are lots of kids here during the Australian school holidays.
Iririki Island is an exclusive resort situated in Port Vila's harbour. It used to be "adults only" but since 2006 it has areas that allow children. A ferry runs back and forth to the main downtown area.
Erakor Island Resort is situated on an island in the lagoon, close to Le Lagon. A free ferry takes you to and from the island.
Nirvana Resort (http://www.nirvanaresortp...) is Port Vila's newest addition. Nestled in a quiet area of Paradise Cove on the island of Efate, far enough but not too far, from Port Vila township.
Poppys on the Lagoon (http://www.poppys.com.vu/) is set on the shores of Erakor Lagoon and provides superior self-contained accommodation. The resort is designed to take advantage of the cooling breeze of the South Pacific trade winds.
When visiting other islands or villages outside of the cities, there are many small guest houses that charge around 2000 VT per night and offer full service meals, laundry, etc.
Many of the motels in Port Vila and Luganville also fall into the budget category, with prices around 2000 VT per night. There are a number of websites which list such motels.
Friendly Bungalows (http://www.friendlybungal...) on Tanna Island is located 6km away from Mt Yasur Volcano right on the quiet secluded sand beach of Lowelkas Cove, on the other side of the island from the airport.