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Sunshine Coast, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We absolutely loved this place. The rooms are clean and have an ocean view. It was perfect for us. The surrounding islands were beautiful and the staff were amazing. Big thanks to Skye and his lovely wife for taking such good care of us and even going as far to decorate the dining area for our sons birthday. We are...

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since our arrival in Vanuatu we have gone on little adventures around the country, and this place is great, everybody was very welcoming and friendly, a very enjoyable time, a simple, relaxed and welcoming environment what else could you possibly want in paradise

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1Thank waylinebeach
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a brilliant location with a plethora of Vanuatu's offerings all in one place! Turtle Bay Lodge certainly know how to throw a party! Live music, circus acts, brilliant company and lots of fun! The accomodation was excellent, the staff were super receptive and keen to please, the location... is simply stunning! Don't take my word for it, experience it...

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2Thank Ben C
Vientiane, Laos
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family first stayed here seven years ago and I guess it says it all that we keep returning. We have always felt at home here and it suits our needs perfectly. Santo remains wonderfully un-commercialised and Turtle Bay reflects that atmosphere. If you are after 5 star accommodation with room service throughout the night and a choice of restaurants...

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2Thank dickyval
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here on part of a tour with Ride On Tours. Everyone was very welcoming and friendly. We were provided with a barbecue lunch on arrival and it was delicious! One of our favourite meals whilst in Vanuatu. Then we were given a tour of the sanctuary. We saw the Coconut Crab, snakes, pigs, lizards, chickens and turtles. We...

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

Hi Jacki Thanks for the review, unfortunately this is not our place! We are Turtle Bay Lodge, situated on the East coast of Santo, a different island from where Port Vila is on Efate. Please come and visit one day, it's a beautiful island with some spectacular sights, scenery and people. Many Thanks Matt (owner of Turtle Bay Lodge)

Reviewed 12 February 2017

We wanted somewhere to sit by the sea, read, study and otherwise do nothing, and Turtle Bay was perfect. We did a few of the many activities available on Santo island, but mostly just used the facilities at Turtle Bay - kayaking, snorkelling, swimming in the pool . . . The accommodation is not luxury but clean and adequate; it...

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Somewhere else
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed at Turtle Bay in December, just before Christmas, and cannot recommend it enough. The airport pickup was all very well arranged, the drive to the resort was interesting and when we arrived there Skye and Di were very friendly and always super helpful. The rooms are basic but well kept and have a great outlook onto the bay...

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3Thank restlessaussie
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 24 January 2017

I recently stayed at Turtle Bay Lodge with my young family and a small group of young adults. It was a very relaxing break. The scenery is beautiful, the managers are friendly and helpful and everyone in our group enjoyed their time. I plan to go again next year.

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1Thank JustinNOV2016
Wollongong, Australia
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Turtle bay lodge is a step up from the bungalows we were staying at, but so is the price. Awesome dinner right on the water, where we met a couple who shared new years eve at Port Olry with us. Best wooden carving ever seen in Vanuatu ( dugong ) at the entrance to the restaurant

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1Thank brian102017
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 8 January 2017

If you are after a 5 star luxury resort then Turtle Bay Lodge (or Santo in general) is not for you. But if you are after your own private shack on one of the most beautiful coastlines you will ever see then don't hesitate. We just spent 6 nights at Turtle Bay Lodge and loved every second. The location is...

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

Hi Sally, it was definitely our pleasure to have your Family stay with us. Young Zac was a massive hit with the staff, and they can't wait to see you all back again. Many thanks.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Paid Internet
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
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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: £34 - £95 (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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Also Known As:
Turtle Bay Hotel Espiritu Santo
Turtle Bay Lodge Vanuatu/Luganville
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