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Gold Coast
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31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was able to use the resort facilities (restaurant, pool, beach front chairs) while waiting for my husband who was diving. Staff were very friendly and the food at the restaurant was very nice. Was able to use these facilities for 3 days with no issue. I made it known I was doing the diving course and there was no problem.

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rawluxuryadventures, Owner at Aore Island Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for dropping in & enjoying the resort facilities; we hope we may be able to host you for a stay at the resort on your next visit to Santo. More 

Sydney, Australia
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44 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The beachfront cottages are fairly basic, but it was so lovely to be right on the water. There was a sun lounge on the balcony which was great. it was easy to access Santo - we wish we had more time to some more adventuring as there is so much to do. The food seemed fairly good, except the included... More 

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rawluxuryadventures, Owner at Aore Island Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us; it was our pleasure to host you during your visit to Santo. I note your comment regarding food costs; at Aore Island Resort we have tried to design menu's for all budgets, with meal costs from AUD$15 to AUD$35. We are extremely pleased you enjoyed the activities of... More 

Blue Mountains, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We spent 12 days in this wonderful resort. It was a perfect base to explore Santo, beaches, blue holes, diving the Coolidge and reefs, caves. Swimming and snorkelling a few steps from our bungalow. All the staff were friendly and welcoming. Lisa was a delightful host. The food was wonderful, with a good variety on the menu and the specials... More 

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rawluxuryadventures, Owner at Aore Island Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so pleased you enjoyed the activities on offer at both the resort and Santo. We have to agree with you, that a massage from Delores is a "must do" while staying with us. Thank you again for staying with us, and we hope that we may be able to host you again... More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 27 October 2016

I always thought I lived in paradise in the "Whitsundays" but Aore Island Resort surpasses that.... I couldnt have wished for anything better. Everything we wanted in a tropical beach holiday. Thanks to Brad, Lisa, Montana and Zac for their welcoming and friendly smile. The staff were amazing and always on hand and happy to help in any way It... More 

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rawluxuryadventures, Owner at Aore Island Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. It is definitely a big statement to suggest Aore Island Resort surpasses the paradise of the Whitsunday's. The safe swimming/ snorkelling/ diving of Aore Island is one of the huge positives for all guests who stay; and we noticed that you guys totally indulged in this activity. We will definitely look forward to your... More 

Brisbane, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 October 2016

I've just returned from a week at Aore Island Resort & feeling relaxed & re-energised. Where do I start? - What a fantastic experience. All of the staff were friendly and always there with a huge smile to greet you, assist with questions or have a chat. The accommodation couldn't be faulted. Waking steps from the sand to the sound... More 

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rawluxuryadventures, Owner at Aore Island Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review; and the answer to you question, is that you can return whenever you want. You were definitely a guest who embraced the relaxed nature of a Vanuatu holiday, and took full advantage of the complimentary resort activities on offer. All of the resort staff look forward to your next visit with us. Thanks again. More 

Brisbane, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Fabulous service and an amazing holiday! It has everything you want in tropical/beach holiday. Swimming, snorkelling, paddle-boarding, bike riding, a relaxing atmosphere, and great staff! Brad, Lisa, Montana and Zac were very welcoming and accommodating, making you feel really comfortable and at home in their resort. Would definitely recommend staying at Aore Island Resort, I myself am planning on staying... More 

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rawluxuryadventures, Owner at Aore Island Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. We are extremely pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, and that you were able to participate in the complimentary activities offered at the resort. We will look forward to your next visit, as I am sure there are many more activities/ tours you would like to do on your return. Thank you... More 

King Country
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14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Our last review of this wonderful little paradise was titled Simply the Best and after six years since our last visit our thoughts have not changed. We have just returned from 4 days on Aore and we enjoyed every minute of our stay. The resort is still the comfortable and pleasant paradise we remembered from 2010. Brad and Lisa carry... More 

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rawluxuryadventures, Owner at Aore Island Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review; it was an absolute pleasure hosting your stay, and getting to know you both. You have sussinctly summarised all the best parts of the resort. We will be looking forward to your next visit; which we hope will be sooner than another 6 years. Thank you again for your return visit. More 

Coolangatta, Australia
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

I would recommend Aore Island resort as the best place to stay in Santo. its far enough away from the noise of Luganville and has activities for the kids like snorkelling biking and paddle boarding its got a great little beach area and a beautiful little house reef under the jetty. Foods great sunsets are gorgeous and a 5 minute... More 

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rawluxuryadventures, Owner at Aore Island Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review. It is fantastic hosting kids at the resort, as you get to see their independence grow during their stay. The safe protective waters in front of the resort, is the ideal area for kids to burn off energy (while mum & dad have a chance to recharge). Thank... More 

Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

This resort has the perfect balance: great food without buffets; quality snorkelling; relaxed activities; and no pressure. our kids thought it was heaven, and enjoyed everything we did. Highly recommended.

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rawluxuryadventures, Owner at Aore Island Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a great review. All members of the resort staff enjoyed hosting you and your family; what great guests. The resort takes immense pride in the food offered, and it is definitely a highlight for many of our guests (although weight gain during the stay could be a concern). We are certainly lucky... More 

Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Great resort, great staff , good accommodation and good food. A small intimate resort to unwind. The accommodation is somewhat rustic but clean and adds to the experience of relaxation. I would definitely return. Great spot if you want to dive the Coolidge as all you have to do is walk down to the jetty. The dive company is right... More 

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rawluxuryadventures, Owner at Aore Island Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for a great review. The resort tries to provide an old-style Melanesian holiday, whereby you can indulge in as much or as little as you choose. Having beachfront bungalows with direct access to the beach and protected waters, is definitely a high point for guests. For the activity minded guest, access to mainland tours is easily achieved on... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
Services
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Babysitting
  • Breakfast Available

Additional Information about Aore Island Resort

Address: Aore Road | Espiritu Santo, Aore Island, Vanuatu
Region: Vanuatu > Aore Island
Price Range: $159 - $290 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Aore Island Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 18
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Aore Island Hotel Espiritu Santo
Aore Resort Santo
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“Any bungalow is beautiful”
 of 5 bubbles portboy2014, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are well positioned close to the water - always had a breeze.”
 of 5 bubbles JennyQ806, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Go beach front”
 of 5 bubbles geoffreyg953, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Choose beach front.”
 of 5 bubbles SteveC599, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Try get a room away from the Diesel generator it's loud!”
 of 5 bubbles andrewdH5106QJ, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
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