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gold coast Qld
Reviewed 19 September 2016

After a short direct 2.15 hr flight from Brisbane to Santo and a 20 min transfer from the airport to our accomodation a welcome cold drink was ready for our arrival as well as easy an check in. The resort is basic but well looked after. Prices for meals are similar to that on the Gold Coast .Rooms were clean...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Overall, Vanuatu is extremely expensive. Everything is more expensive than in Sydney. It is difficult to get to any island other than the main one. If you are going to Santos, then you will lose 3-4 days of your trip in travelling. There is virtually nothing on Santos, other than scuba diving on the ship wreck at Luganville.. To get...

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Turtle Bay Lodg... T, Manager at Turtle Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Terrysmith56 Thankyou for your review. We are very sorry that you did not enjoy your time at Turtle Bay Lodge, as much as every one else that stayed with us over the Christmas holidays, last year (feel free to check all of the reviews from when you stayed).We are always happy to accept constructive criticism, but I feel that...

Bermagui
Reviewed 15 September 2016

We stayed at Turtle Bay Lodge for 6 nights in August and loved it. The rooms were basic but very clean and had a kitchenette and a great view of the water. There are plenty of comfortable places on the property to sit and relax, read a book or enjoy a drink. Skye was helpful with plenty of information. Delphine...

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Reviewed 11 September 2016

Lovely and super helpful hosts. Not super modern accommodation but clean and nice. Has a gas cooktop in the room if you want to cook. Kayak to blue holes or a couple other islands (turtle island had the best snorkeling, oyster island has a great lunch buffett on sundays - 2200vatu) if you want to keep busy otherwise beautiful setting...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We had lunch at Turtle Bay Lodge on a recent trip to Vanuatu. The most reasonably priced of the lodges in the area. Pizza was great with loads of toppings. The lodge seems to be very well equipped with rental cars, kayaks, snorkelling equipment, bikes, etc. run by an Aussie couple and a spectacular view!!

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currumbin
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Whilst not the most modern accom, Turtle bay was typically relaxed island living. Rooms were perfectly clean & comfortable and setting perfect. it is the perfect base for exploring the island and with the help of Dianne & Skye, managers of Turtle bay, organising trips was simple. The staff were friendly as and the gardens immaculate. I felt totally relaxed...

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Just got back to England after a fantastic couple of months in the Pacific. We finished our trip with a week at Turtle bay and loved it! Sky, Diane, Isaac and all the team looked after us really well. The accommodation was great - right on the beach which was great for swimming at high tide. Our children loved the...

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 August 2016

We stayed 5 nights in a clean and comfortable Ocean View room overlooking the lagoon which reflected the glorious sunrises. Sky and Dianne were most helpful and accommodating as were the staff. We enjoyed the out door dining areas and seating areas. Tour to the Millennium Cave was a highlight. Kayaking to the Blue Holes and Oyster Island well worth...

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Reviewed 16 August 2016

My friend & I recently stayed at Turtle Bay Lodge. A great location half way up the east coast, with easy access to blue holes, Champagne Beach, Port Orly, Lonnoc and Luganville. The outdoor areas are lovely and outdoor dining a treat - best pizza's on the island, plus a good menu. Have eaten here before but the first time...

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Reviewed 15 July 2016

We stayed in the waterfront family room at Turtle Bay Lodge for 5 nights and it was the perfect place to base yourself to see all of what Santo has to offer. Only 20 mins from town/airport, situated right on the water, close to 3 Blue holes, the famous Champagne Beach and Port Olry also only a short drive away....

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Turtle Bay Lodg... T, Manager at Turtle Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Christina R, thanks for your review. While we are not a 5 star resort, our staff pride themselves on striving for 5 star service, with a smile. Glad you enjoyed your stay and everything that Santo has to offer. Hope to see you again soon :)

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  • Pool
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  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Airport Transportation
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set in a beautiful waterfront location, Turtle Bay Lodge is a 20-minute drive from Luganville and 25 minutes from Santo-Pekoa International Airport. Situated half way to the famous Champagne Beach and a leisurely kayak from both the Riri and Matevulu Blue Holes it is the ideal place to experience Santo. You can relax on the private beach, swim in the outdoor pool or enjoy a range of watersport activities. Snorkel the coral reef one side of the property or laze in the calm waters of the bay on the other. Kayak across to Turtle Island or one of the Blue Holes. The tour desk can organise a full range of Santo activities for you or you may choose to rent one of the onsite cars to see the Island at your own pace. Turtle Bay Lodge guests enjoy free continental breakfast and free wi-fi. All fan-cooled rooms boast a patio with sea views. They feature a fridge and tea and coffee making facilities. They offer a desk and a bathroom with a shower and a toilet. Some rooms have a kitchenette and a seating area. The onsite Sea Star Restaurant and bar are both open daily, serving cocktails and an extensive menu of local seafood, organic beef and vegetables and pizzas. Your free continental breakfast includes toast or cereals, fruit salad, lime juice and coffee. Airport shuttle and guest laundry are available for an additional charge. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Turtle Bay Lodge

Address: | East Coast Santo, Luganville, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu (Formerly Turtle Bay Resort)
Region: Vanuatu > Espiritu Santo > Luganville
Price Range: RM301 - RM532 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Turtle Bay Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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Turtle Bay Hotel Espiritu Santo
Turtle Bay Lodge Vanuatu/Luganville
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“family room 11”
 of 5 bubbles AngieandKels, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I expect they are all similar, facing the lagoon and sunrise with sunny back doors and space to hang laundry.”
 of 5 bubbles adriennej38, 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are close to ocean so the noise of the waves takes a bit to get used to at night.”
 of 5 bubbles 271kerryb, 16 May 2016 | Read review
“Every room with sea view”
 of 5 bubbles mornermedia, 28 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Just take your pick, all rooms are great and face the bay”
 of 5 bubbles Alissa102, 9 Jan 2016 | Read review
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