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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

We ( husband and I ) stayed on Aore Island in one of the 1 bedroom beachfront bungalows for 5 nights back in September. We had spent a day on the island on a previous trip to Santo in August 2015 and the atmosphere was so relaxed and friendly that we decided to spend longer there on this trip. It's... More 

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3 Thank suebnz
rawluxuryadventures, Owner at Aore Island Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your in-depth review, and all comments regarding improvement have been duly noted. As new owners of the resort, we are the first to admit there is much improvement to be done in all areas of our business; and is something we have been constantly working on since taking over operations, with many improvements still to come. We... More 

Launceston, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 October 2016

We stayed at Aore Island Resort for our honeymoon just recently and I must admit the atmosphere of the place was great. We were able to relax and take in the calming nature of the beach and leisurely culture. The staff were lovely, not only did they make a point of getting to know your names but they ALWAYS used... More 

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

Thank you for choosing to stay at Aore Island Resort, as well as your fantastic review of our property. We are very lucky with our island location, and the direct beach access of our waterfront bungalows. Our staff are absolutely amazing, and are one of the cornerstones of our resort; they have an enthusiastic approach to our guests experience. Our... More 

Paros, Greece
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

There was a group of 6 of us and we had a great time. The rooms are almost on the beach and we had the one with its own pool,outstanding. The beach and snorkeling is good and well protected. The food is great with lots of black board meal choices altered for lunch and dinner. the fact that the lunches... More 

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2 Thank David H
rawluxuryadventures, Owner at Aore Island Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your most amazing review. All of the staff at the resort thoroughly enjoyed hosting your stay. We are happy that you were able to maximise your experiences while staying at the resort. We are very lucky to have an amazing location, with staff who know what is required for guests to have a fantastic experience. The food... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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30 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

This resort is in a great location stayed in bungalow on beach, you can snorkel off beach lots of fish and a small amount of coral. The staff are wonderful but the new owners have a lot to learn about managing a resort. The first night of our stay,on the black board " specials " menu was caramelised pineapple with... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review our property. Your comments regarding the management of the resort have been duly noted; although I am confused as to your comment regarding "taking money out of the pay of a staff member"! With over 30 years of managing our own companies in Australia, I have never made this comment regarding staff.... More 

Melbourne
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34 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We caught the free 11am ferry across from Luganville. We had lunch and drinks and spent the afternoon relaxing there until we caught the 4pm ferry back. We went there on a cruise ship day which was a great way to escape the crowds. The restaurant is right on the beach and the staff were friendly.

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

Thank you for your fantastic review. Visiting our island resort for the day is a great way to experience the many activities we offer our in-house guests, as well as enjoy the magically clear, protected waters in front of the resort; after indulging in the local flavours of the restaurant. When visiting on Sundays, you can enjoy the island music... More 

brisbane
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30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

stayed at resort for 6 days but did a few boat trips over to Luganville. The transfer boat is basic and you can get wet if the sea is a bit choppy. The resort itself is very nice and the staff fantastic as you would expect in these beautiful islands. The meals are good but about the same as Aust... More 

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4 Thank norman r
rawluxuryadventures, Owner at Aore Island Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us; it is thoroughly appreciated, as we realise your time is important. As new owners of the resort, we are definately more hands on than many hotels, typically establishing procedures and training; we are the first to agree, our resort staff are amazing. The food produced by our kitchen is selected from... More 

Coffs Harbour, Australia
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76 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

we were 2 couples over 56 and we found the charming bungalows on waters edge perfect size, good amenities but not lavish. The meals were very good standard. Breakfast could do with a few more options for cereal and yoghurt. A boat service across to Luganville takes about 15 mins and is free a few times a day. If you... More 

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

Thank you for your great review, and important feedback. We are truly fortunate to be in one of the best locations in Santo; a short boat ride from town, protected from the prevailing Trade Winds, gin clear waters with an amazing array of marine life, and facilities to be as active or relaxed as required. It is definitely our objective... More 

Lifton, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 9 September 2016

The mooring just off the jetty was really convenient and the team at Aore made us all feel very welcome. The food and service was excellent and the water music and bamboo band both mode for a memorable evening. The loan of the big tyre bikes also made it fun to explore the island. It so helped in preparing for... More 

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

Thank you for your wonderful review. Yachties are definitely welcomed at the resort! With safe moorings in the lee of the island, you can be guaranteed of an easy nights sleep. With a great bar and a restaurant serving a menu derived from the freshest ingredients Santo has to offer, we are sure you will enjoy your stay. While we... More 

Central Otago, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Arrived Vanuata via cruise ship. Friend found this treasure on line and booked us for the day, before leaving NZ. Finding our way there went smoothly. The four of us (all women) had an awesome time. We were made very welcome. Staff very friendly, meal was delicious,had use of resort pool, was able to swim in sea just a few... More 

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

Thank you for your fantastic review. We definitely welcome all day guests; especially off the visiting cruise ships. With the close proximity to the wharf, and the safe, protected location of the resort, a day at Aore is a must when visiting Santo. Bar, Restaurant, Day Spa and fantastic snorkelling, Aore Island Resort is your South Pacific paradise away from... More 

Redcliffe, Australia
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We (2 mature age couples) have just finished 2 weeks at Aore Island Resort. We all had a fabulous time. Lots of activities to keep you busy. Snorkelling from the beach 20m in front of your absolute beachfront villas. Relaxing around the resort etc. The entire staff were so friendly and helpful. They made us feel like special guests. The... More 

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

Thank you for your fantastic review; it is definately enjoyable to host such wonderful guests such as you. With an amazing location which enjoys warm, clear waters; organic foods delivered daily; and a great array of activities for guests to enjoy, Aore Island Resort is truly able to live up to its positioning statement of "Raw luxury in the heart... 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
In your room
  • 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: RM528 - RM964 (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
Aore Hotel 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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