We were lucky enough to stay at the Jetty for 2 weeks. We were 3 couples travelling together. Our time there was made very special by our host Megan. When we arrived she picked us up from the airport and settled us in to the Jetty. Megan checked daily to see if we needed anything, nothing was too much trouble. The Jetty has everything you could possibly need for a holiday. It is built over a lagoon which is very beautiful. We would highly recommend staying here as it is also in a very good position. We didn't pay a lot for taxis too get to see attractions or to go into town.
Great location approx 10mins from town. Would advise hiring a car for your stay.
During our stay we saw turtles and sting rays
Loved feeding the ducks and having next doors dogs visit
When we told Megan about our problems with getting bread she offered to drop off still hot bread rolls every morning from the village. Something we looked forward to each day. They were only 20vatu each.
Great restaurant Lope Lope a few minutes up the road.
Biggest downside for us was no light over table on deck to eat our meals at night. Made things pretty hard to eat using torches. This was mentioned to Megan after the 1st night and than a few days latter to her partner but the issue was never addressed whilst we were onsite over 8 nights. We would have also got them to address the kitchen lights with only 2 out of 4 working.
Make sure you bring lots of mozzie repellent.
But i would still have no hesitation in recommending for your stay in santo
I don't know where to start! This is the most beautiful, comfortable, romantic,relaxing place to stay!
As you turn off the road into the drive and meander through the 5 acres of lawns down to the gardens and house you get a feeling of excitement...... when you pull up next to the house you'll be lost for words that this is actually yours for your holiday! The house,tucked up under the tamanu trees with its sprawling deck out over the water, the jetty out to the deep swimming hole..... it takes your breath away! But there's more to come as you enter the house with reflections of the view shining brilliantly in every door and window. A lovely well equipped kitchen will enable you to cook anything you desire whilst gazing out to sea and AIS island as you do! Comfortable lounge area with the same amazing views then into the bedroom with its huge opening windows once again you can't believe the view! Very comfy beds!!! Then through a door into an awesome indoor/ outdoor bathroom.... shower amongst the garden with mirror to reflect is a delight! Lazy days on the deck, sitting on the jetty, taking in the beautiful colours of the view out to sea.... night dips under the spotlight in the warm clear water straight off your deck with ladder! Fancy a day trip or a drive into town ... local taxis will be there in minutes! Or a short stroll up to lope lope lodge for a night out or lunch date.
I know I've gone on a lot but this place is amazing!!!! I've stayed there 3 times now and always great! Robyn the owner and Megan the manager will take care of any needs you have during your stay !!!!
Our family of 4 stayed at the Jetty for a week in July this year. It was absolutely perfect. Imagine an entire house, literally on the water, completely secluded, private, yet easily accessible and with everything you could want.
Swim, kayak, explore. Tortoise waters and the sound of the water lapping at the shoreline. The most incredible view.
A full kitchen to cook for your family and town is inly 10 minutes away.
The kids loved this place. We loved this place.
We were lucky to run into lovely Robin, and Megan next door was super helpful and friendly.
Wish we could go back now.
We booked the property because the photos looked great but in reality it was 100% more beautiful than we expected.
The perfect spot to explore beautiful Santo.
Thanks Robin xxxx
We spent a week at the Jetty in late April. Robyn was amazing in helping us plan ahead down to minute logistics, which we so appreciated. The Jetty is a unique and beautiful oceanfront property. I witnessed one of the most beautiful sunrises I've ever seen from the porch which literally sits out over the water. It's a bit rustic, but this adds to the charm of the place and makes you feel like you're in a bygone era. We had some challenges with torrential rains (cyclones really) and Megan next door came to our rescue when our cell service when out. it's a bit of a ways (maybe 15-20 minutes) from town, but Robyn and Megan set us up with some honest and very punctual taxi drivers and as there are a number of resort restaurants close to the Jetty, I preferred this location. it's also on the way to a lot of attractions.
Was so in love with this place I seriously considered calling work and saying I'd missed the weekly plane-see you in a week!
Every morning you wake to a beautiful sunrise over the water and the view really changed over the day as the tide came in and out. Days at the house spent swimming, reading, eating, enjoying a wine...and the odd nap. Slept better than I have in a year!
Was with friends so enjoyed the quiet -but also had company to enjoy the big deck with! Loved the outdoor shower and the neighbour's friendly dogs who popped over to visit each day. Did some exploring at low tide too. Went out for some great meals (deco stop, aore art cafe and the Tu) and did a snorkeling trip and went to a fun lunch party at Turtle Bay Resort. But otherwise it was just too nice relaxing at the house!
Great produce available at the market-reminded me what fruit is meant to taste like. Kitchen big and equipped well so cooked some dinners and enjoyed the view at the same time. Really great to have Megan (property manager) next door -she is super helpful and lovely!
Santo is a bit of a step back in time-the airport is basically a big shed-but it makes it such a unique place today. Very quiet in March apparently, rarely saw other tourists, even when eating out. So clean, clear waters, largely empty roads-I'll be back!
Very humid so pack light-def enjoyed the air con at the house for sleeping. Oh, and rent a car, makes it much easier to get into town but there are taxis and local transport.
Already plotting my next visit!
We booked in February for our December/January Holiday so as to secure our 13 night stay at Paradise Cove The Jetty.
On arrival we were welcomed by Megan & Fabrice, who were the caretakers for "The Jetty" They were always close by; living next door, sharing a driveway and on occasion, Megan rode through the property on horseback with a group of fellow riders. Fabrice and a colleague were also on site occasionally, utilising the Jetty to moor his boat or tinkering in the shed. There are no curtains on the windows, so we were well aware of their presence!
The house itself, had a fantastic outlook, sitting on the water's edge at the end of the lovely, manicured grounds. Lighted pathways to the house were also welcomed on nights taken off from cooking, when coming home after dining out in town. I enjoyed a cup of coffee and the spectacular sunrise every morning from the front verandah. Some mornings Megan's dogs visited, which we looked forward to as we missed our own dog!
Most afternoons we cracked our own coconuts, gathered on the grounds and made Piña Coladas using the kitchen's blender and pineapples purchased from the markets in town and rum bought from LCM.
Another highlight was feeding our table scraps to the fish. We didn't see ant turtles or dugong, but we did see a stingray once!
We hired a car from the Espiritu for the duration of our stay, making the short 10 minute trip into Luganville for supplies at the LCM - (an amply stocked Grocery (and more) store) or fresh fruit & vegetables from the market or delicious eye fillet steaks, sausages and leg of smoked ham from the butcher, an easy trip and one that we did often.
We are a couple in our early 50s who have travelled to Vanuatu most Summers for our annual holiday for the past 10 years. We enjoy gathering our own supplies and cooking meals, if and when we are hungry! Although the BBQ plate didn't fit properly, making it unusable, the well stocked Kitchen gave us the freedom to do just that.
We appreciated the Air Conditioners, one in the Bedroom and the other in the large central room. A constant 24 degrees made our stay very comfortable!
All in all, we returned home feeling relaxed and ready to face another year, before we can return to Vanuatu. Thanks Robyn for allowing us the memories we have made at Paradise Cove - The Jetty!