We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Turtle Bay Lodge

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Turtle Bay Lodge
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

234 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Turtle Bay Lodge
See the most recent reviews
Showing 219: English reviews
Kalorama, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Upon arriving, greeted with complementary drinks. Given a rundown and shown the rooms. Then kickback with pretty views of water lapping at the edge of outside table area with islands close by and fish and eels swimming past. Food was so good, staff gracious, friendly and helpful. Skye, Di and Delphine would bend over backwards to make things happen or...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Angus M
Turtle Bay Lodg... T, Manager at Turtle Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Angus M, so glad you enjoyed your stay in our little piece of Paradise. We look forward to your return, one day.

Reviewed 28 September 2016

We stayed at Turtle Bay Lodge for three nights and really enjoyed our time. The whole team was very friendly and welcoming and the Owners Skye and Di were happy to give ideas on where to go and what to do. We booked our East Coast tour directly with them and had a great time. There is a wide range...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Madeleine J
Turtle Bay Lodg... T, Manager at Turtle Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Maddy and Rob, I know I speak for all the staff when I say we enjoyed having you with us as much as you enjoyed staying at Turtle Bay. Many thanks

Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Many thanks goes to Skye and Di who run the resort. My partner, 14 month old daughter, and I were part of a large group who stayed at Turtle Bay Lodge and they went out of their way on many occasions to make our stay memorable and comfortable. They organised a fantastic nanny/babysitter and the hotel staff were very friendly...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank lbrittain07
Turtle Bay Lodg... T, Manager at Turtle Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Hi lbrittain07, your whole group was a pleasure to deal with, and we really appreciate your review. Look forward to seeing you and the Family again soon.

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...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank swannygirl
Turtle Bay Lodg... T, Manager at Turtle Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Hi swannygirl, We love having guests go away happy and relaxed from their stay at Turtle Bay Lodge. It means "mission accomplished" for us. Many thanks

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 16 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...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank terrysmith56
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...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Hoogs3
Turtle Bay Lodg... T, Manager at Turtle Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Hoogs3, thank you for your review. We would love to see you back at Turtle Bay again.

Reviewed 10 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...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Amy B
Turtle Bay Lodg... T, Manager at Turtle Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks AmyB for your review. Glad you enjoyed your stay at Turtle Bay Lodge.

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!!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank greggo5191
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...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank kathycon40
Turtle Bay Lodg... T, Manager at Turtle Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Kathycon40, We are glad that you enjoyed our little slice of paradise. We would love to see you back again. Many thanks.

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...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank jamesszy
Turtle Bay Lodg... T, Manager at Turtle Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Hi jamesszy, your family was an absolute pleasure to have stay with us and we are glad that you enjoyed everything that Santo has to offer. Many thanks

203 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (192)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (25)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (36)
Viewed
Dining (26)
Viewed
View from Room (13)
Viewed
Room/Suite (26)
Viewed
Other (66)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (11)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (5)
Viewed
Room/Suite (2)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Luganville hotels
0.0 km away
Beachfront Resort
Beachfront Resort
#7 of 11 in Luganville
108 reviews
9.1 km away
Barrier Beach House
Barrier Beach House
#1 of 11 in Luganville
278 reviews
17.6 km away
The Espiritu
The Espiritu
#6 of 11 in Luganville
161 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
9.0 km away
Sunrise Beach Cabanas Eco-Resort
9.0 km away
Moyyan House by the Sea
Moyyan House by the Sea
#3 of 11 in Luganville
316 reviews
17.3 km away
Ratua Private Island
Ratua Private Island
#2 of 11 in Luganville
300 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Concierge
  • Babysitting
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: €40 - €110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Turtle Bay Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com and Priceline so you can book your Turtle Bay Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Turtle Bay Hotel Espiritu Santo
Turtle Bay Lodge Vanuatu/Luganville
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Turtle Bay Lodge staff and other travellers.
7 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (7)

Questions? Get answers from Turtle Bay Lodge staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“All similar”
 of 5 bubbles dickyval, 10 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Family bungalows have beach access”
 of 5 bubbles JustinNOV2016, 24 Jan 2017 | Read review
“we stayed for dinner only”
 of 5 bubbles brian102017, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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
5 of 5