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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Brad & Lisa thank you for an awesome family holiday, it was just what the doctor ordered to unwind from our business. It had been 18 years since we last stayed at Aore, the trees are bigger and you now have family bungalows - just what we needed this time! The staff are friendly and always smiling, even when our...

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

Thank you Andrea B for posting such a great review. It was definitely our pleasure to host you and your family for your holiday. It was fantastic to see you and the children getting the most from the available activities, while still being able to fully relax from the stresses of modern society. We hope it is not another 18...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 3 nights at Aore resort and the best part about it was leaving on the boat to go to another resort. The food is very basic, Very expensive ($21 AUD for a soup) and comes in tiny portions. There is no options if you have a dietary requirements and what is served is below standards for a supposed...

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, although most people normally don't delve into the area of fiction. Menu prices are designed for a wide budgetary segment, and range from AUD$15 - $35. All dietary requirements can and are catered for, when guests discuss their particular needs. A scheduled free ferry travels to town each Friday night,...

Gold Coast
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Was able to use the resort facilities (restaurant, pool, beach front chairs) while waiting for my husband who was diving. Staff were very friendly and the food at the restaurant was very nice. Was able to use these facilities for 3 days with no issue. I made it known I was doing the diving course and there was no problem.

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

Thank you for dropping in & enjoying the resort facilities; we hope we may be able to host you for a stay at the resort on your next visit to Santo.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 November 2016

The beachfront cottages are fairly basic, but it was so lovely to be right on the water. There was a sun lounge on the balcony which was great. it was easy to access Santo - we wish we had more time to some more adventuring as there is so much to do. The food seemed fairly good, except the included...

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us; it was our pleasure to host you during your visit to Santo. I note your comment regarding food costs; at Aore Island Resort we have tried to design menu's for all budgets, with meal costs from AUD$15 to AUD$35. We are extremely pleased you enjoyed the activities of...

Blue Mountains, Australia
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We spent 12 days in this wonderful resort. It was a perfect base to explore Santo, beaches, blue holes, diving the Coolidge and reefs, caves. Swimming and snorkelling a few steps from our bungalow. All the staff were friendly and welcoming. Lisa was a delightful host. The food was wonderful, with a good variety on the menu and the specials...

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

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so pleased you enjoyed the activities on offer at both the resort and Santo. We have to agree with you, that a massage from Delores is a "must do" while staying with us. Thank you again for staying with us, and we hope that we may be able to host you again...

Reviewed 27 October 2016

I always thought I lived in paradise in the "Whitsundays" but Aore Island Resort surpasses that.... I couldnt have wished for anything better. Everything we wanted in a tropical beach holiday. Thanks to Brad, Lisa, Montana and Zac for their welcoming and friendly smile. The staff were amazing and always on hand and happy to help in any way It...

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

Thank you for your great review. It is definitely a big statement to suggest Aore Island Resort surpasses the paradise of the Whitsunday's. The safe swimming/ snorkelling/ diving of Aore Island is one of the huge positives for all guests who stay; and we noticed that you guys totally indulged in this activity. We will definitely look forward to your...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 25 October 2016

I've just returned from a week at Aore Island Resort & feeling relaxed & re-energised. Where do I start? - What a fantastic experience. All of the staff were friendly and always there with a huge smile to greet you, assist with questions or have a chat. The accommodation couldn't be faulted. Waking steps from the sand to the sound...

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

Thank you for your wonderful review; and the answer to you question, is that you can return whenever you want. You were definitely a guest who embraced the relaxed nature of a Vanuatu holiday, and took full advantage of the complimentary resort activities on offer. All of the resort staff look forward to your next visit with us. Thanks again.

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Fabulous service and an amazing holiday! It has everything you want in tropical/beach holiday. Swimming, snorkelling, paddle-boarding, bike riding, a relaxing atmosphere, and great staff! Brad, Lisa, Montana and Zac were very welcoming and accommodating, making you feel really comfortable and at home in their resort. Would definitely recommend staying at Aore Island Resort, I myself am planning on staying...

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

Thank you for your great review. We are extremely pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, and that you were able to participate in the complimentary activities offered at the resort. We will look forward to your next visit, as I am sure there are many more activities/ tours you would like to do on your return. Thank you...

King Country
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Our last review of this wonderful little paradise was titled Simply the Best and after six years since our last visit our thoughts have not changed. We have just returned from 4 days on Aore and we enjoyed every minute of our stay. The resort is still the comfortable and pleasant paradise we remembered from 2010. Brad and Lisa carry...

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

Thank you for your wonderful review; it was an absolute pleasure hosting your stay, and getting to know you both. You have sussinctly summarised all the best parts of the resort. We will be looking forward to your next visit; which we hope will be sooner than another 6 years. Thank you again for your return visit.

Coolangatta, Australia
Reviewed 20 October 2016

I would recommend Aore Island resort as the best place to stay in Santo. its far enough away from the noise of Luganville and has activities for the kids like snorkelling biking and paddle boarding its got a great little beach area and a beautiful little house reef under the jetty. Foods great sunsets are gorgeous and a 5 minute...

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

Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review. It is fantastic hosting kids at the resort, as you get to see their independence grow during their stay. The safe protective waters in front of the resort, is the ideal area for kids to burn off energy (while mum & dad have a chance to recharge). Thank...

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
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Additional Information about Aore Island Resort

Address: Aore Road | Espiritu Santo, Aore Island, Vanuatu
Region: Vanuatu > Aore Island
Price Range: €117 - €203 (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 a must, very private and quiet.”
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“All rooms are well positioned close to the water - always had a breeze.”
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