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Atlanta
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I have to say I was shocked when I didn't have Air Conditioning in my room - I didn't do much research when booking my trip. The bungalows are rustic but pleasantly comfortable. The only thing I have to complain about in the room was that there were only fluorescent lights - one overhead and one on the bed headboard....

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

Thank you for your enthusiastic and amazing review; it is definitely our hope that all of our guests enjoy their stay at Aore Island Resort as much as you. All the staff thoroughly enjoyed hosting your stay. You will be pleased to note, that LED lighting is definitely in the refurbishment plans. As we provide all of our own electricity...

Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Beautiful unspoiled destination, friendly staff, good diving, blue holes, canyoning, snorkelling or just lie on the beach reading a book. Close to Luganville for other restaurants and a short drive to Champagne Beach.

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

Thank you for your great review. We believe Aore Island Resort is the perfect destination for guests to relax & recharge their batteries; or jump into some of the amazing adventure activities available in Santo. We all look forward to hopefully hosting you again in the future.

Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

This was a fantastic 1/2 day trip. A free ferry like a big dingy with canopy brings u in 15 min over from Luganville to the Aore island resort. Ferry leaves at 11 in Luganville for free . You can return for free at 2pm or 4pm. Once there u can snorkel amongst lots of reef fish lots of them...

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

Thank you for your amazing review. Day guests to Aore Island Resort are definitely welcomed, and encouraged to come and enjoy what the resort offers - calm, clear waters with an abundance of coral & fish life; watersport activities, and a restaurant which provides some of the best food in Vanuatu. The ferry to & from the island is free...

Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Reviewed 5 July 2016

What's not to like? Whatever you want from a tropical holiday - this place delivers! Perfect location. Safe swimming and snorkelling right in front of your room. Surrounded by beautiful gardens. Something for everyone - tours, diving, lazing around doing nothing - and everything in between. Food that keeps you thinking, "I'll just have a little bit more". Happy, friendly,...

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

Thank you for your fantastic review. I know all the staff look forward to hosting your stay each year, as you have definitely become part of the Aore Island Resort family.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 30 June 2016

We had an wonderful 6 night stay at the resort and enjoyed every moment. The owners Brad and Lisa and all of their staff were so welcoming, genuinely nice and truly made it an outstanding experience. It's a beautiful location, perfect for chilling out in the hammocks or banana chairs under a palm tree, or you can kayak, snorkel, paddleboard...

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

What an amazing review; thank you so much. All the staff of the resort thoroughly enjoyed hosting your stay, and we sincerely hope to see you again for a return visit in the future. We are truly lucky to have a fantastic location, amazing staff, fabulous fresh food, calm tepid waters, and an abundance of fish life at Aore Island...

Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Cruise stop over at Santo. Local suggested getting the free ferry over to the resort. We had a fantastic lunch and drinks. They allowed visitors use of stand up boards, kayaks and pool. You can hire snorkel and mask, or take your own, to check out the fish.

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

Thank you for the great review, but most of all, thank you for visiting Aore Island Resort. It is always great to have the cruise boat guests drop over for lunch and a day of activities. Hopefully, we see a few of you again on a longer stay at the resort.

Sutherland Shire, Australia
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

After a night in port villa, we arrived at Aore Island. The only down fall was not going straight to Aore and having a few extra nights.Food was great and plenty of it. It was so fresh . Beach studio rooms were great.30 steps and you were on your banana bed on the beach. Snorkelling straight off the beach was...

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

Guests like you make our resort experience one which people want to return to; and we definitely hope we see you again in the future. As new owners, we are trying to return some of the old fashioned hospitality once received at a resort. The staff at Aore Island Resort are our heart & soul, and epitomise the warmth of...

Melbourne
Reviewed 18 June 2016

I have just returned home from a magnificent 8 night diving trip with a group of divers from Melbourne. Aore Island resort was a beautiful place to call home for our time in Santo and was a perfect base for our day trips and diving. The staff were gorgeous and always ready to greet us with a smile and warmth....

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are always excited to receive guests such as your group; you definately create a fantastic vibe around the resort. We are blessed to be positioned on the island whereby calm waters are available most of the time, regardless of inclement weather, and allow our guests the opportunity to fully enjoy the...

Brisbane
Reviewed 15 June 2016

We have just come home from our 2nd trip to Aore Island Resort and it was just as good as last time. The new owners Lisa & Brad are great hosts and keeping the resort running smoothly. Paul White who lives nearly next door to the resort is the pick of the dive operators. Nothing is too much trouble, Paul...

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

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are certainly lucky to have experienced dive & tour operators so close to the resort. Our resort staff love return guests, with most being fondly remembered from their previous trip. The fish life in front of the resort, is a something enjoyed by guests of all ages. Thank you again, and we all...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 13 June 2016

My sister and I recently went on a cruise that stopped in Luganville. I had done some research and it was brought to my attention that it was possible for just the cost of a drink and a meal you can use the facilities of the resort. Well were we glad for this opportunity. Brad the new owner met the...

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

Thank you for your fantastic review, and encouraging words. All day guests are welcome to Aore Resort, including the guests of visiting cruise ships. It is our hope, that day guests enjoy the experience of the resort enough, to eventually stay with us in the future. If you are a visiting day guest and wish to be shown around the...

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Aore Island Resort is a stunning Pacific Island retreat with an authentic and welcoming culture nestled in a unique natural paradise. Experience the raw luxury of our private boutique bungalows and indulge in an impeccably fresh beachfront dining experience overlooking the crystal clear waters of Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu. ... more   less 

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Address: Aore Road | Espiritu Santo, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
Region: Vanuatu > Espiritu Santo > Aore Island
Price Range: RM586 - RM953 (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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“Beachfront to listen to the water and fish jumping!”
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“The beach rooms all have amazing views.”
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