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Beachfront Resort

Red Corner, Luganville, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu, Luganville, Espiritu Santo Vanuatu
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#7 of 9 hotels in Luganville
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A tropical seashore setting for Luganville’s only true beachfront resort only 10 mins from town & 20 minutes from the international airport. Beachfront Resort offers excellent accommodation, 27 rooms in all. Our Dolphin Bungalows overlook the sheltered waters of Segond Channel. Our bungalows are, air conditioned including en-suite, refrigerator, a kitchenette, insect screens and tea/coffee making facilities. Our Starfish Lodge is the answer to the budget conscious traveler visiting Espiritu Santo and includes a fully equipped communal kitchen, all rooms have their own bathroom and a large undercover outdoor area to lounge around. Beachfront Resort has an excellent bar and restaurant and enjoy relaxing on the pool deck. Our swimming pool is the jewel in the crown and extremely popular with guests and visitors alike. The resort has plenty of open space with coconut and shade trees in a large greenspace area which extends to the high water mark.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Bar / lounge
Beach
Canoeing
Babysitting
Airport transportation
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Outdoor dining area
Snorkelling
Board games / puzzles
Taxi service
Conference facilities
24-hour security
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
First aid kit
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Room service
Bottled water
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Electric kettle
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Ocean View
Family
Languages Spoken
English, French
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Aeae wrote a review Jul 2023
Melbourne, Australia23 contributions9 helpful votes
Great option in Luganville, slightly outside town so worth having a car. We rented one through Erick (Erick Williams ) which was delivered to the resort and we left at the airport at no extra charge. We hired a Kia Morning which was tiny and got us around, but in hindsight, due to the potholes, would have opted for a 4WD. We stayed 5 nights in total and started in a family room near the car park and it was musty and noisy so we were very grateful to the manager, Stuart, for his flexibility and moving us to two separate bungalows at the front of the resort. These were very pleasant, facing the water and spacious enough for 2-3 people, with a sink and fridge, ensuite and a lovely place to sit outside. The big pool area was very inviting (pool water quite cool in June), and was a gorgeous place to have breakfast each morning, overlooking the water. You can walk on the beach and in the morning watch the locals trying to net some fish. Breakfast itself was nothing special as there was little fresh fruit to be had and just muffins, white bread to toast and condiments, but it was ok. We ate dinner here once, had the pizza, and it was good. There is a communal kitchen that you might be able to use which meant we were able to cook some much needed veggies (the LCM supermarket in Luganville was very well stocked and catered to foreigners). Staff were very helpful, friendly and rooms were cleaned every day. We had a very enjoyable stay though recommend the standalone bungalows and having a car.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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POM Jim on Holidays wrote a review Mar 2023
Peru2 contributions
Stayed four nights then checked out and stayed at a small bungalow at Port Olry for about a week before staying again at the Beachfront resort. Recommend visiting Champagne beach and the Port Olry white sandy beaches. :) Staff were very helpful especially Lincoln in the front office. He was very accommodating and even took us out for our first kava session EVER on his off-time at the Starfish bar just past Saint Michel. Resort food was good however the restaurant service was consistently slow where we would have to walk up to waiting staff to order our drinks and meals. Our room was what we paid for and when the pool was good to use our kids were very happy. On our 2nd stay the front office organised some drinks for us and the kids to welcome us back. Overall: ok rooms. Awesome staff. Good food. Restaurant waiting staff need to be more switched on. Pool needs to be good to use everyday.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Wilfred W wrote a review Jan 2023
Roma, Australia10 contributions2 helpful votes
located just outside town, a peaceful and quiet place with friendly staff, a new manager doing a great job. The food was excellent, service a bit slow, great views of the ocean and wonderful sunrises. Overall great value with a tropical feeling
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Flans_Travel wrote a review Feb 2020
Alexandria, Egypt140 contributions91 helpful votes
We had a wonderful stay at the resort. We spent 4 nights in one of the sea facing bungalows and it was well worth the upgrade from the other room types. The resort is peaceful and it is nice to explore the beachfront and surrounding areas. The only things that keep this from scoring a 5 star review is the pool and villa balcony furniture, which is a little hard and uncomfortable and also the prices of the food at the resort. It is simply over priced for the quality, sadly.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Management259, Owner at Beachfront Resort
Responded 24 Feb 2020
Thank you for your complementary review. I am bewildered regarding your comments about our swimming pool as it is sparkling clean and wonderfully inviting. It is one our most popular features. The consistency of meals is sometimes difficult to maintain for a number of reasons but the duty kitchen staff do their best and will always try to please. The balcony timber furniture is made strong to survive tropical weather conditions. We have just receive a delivery of new chairs which should be more comfortable but less durable. We have taken note of your comments. We hope to see you again soon.
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Bruce V wrote a review Jan 2020
Toowoomba, Australia48 contributions71 helpful votes
We had a brief visit to the Beachfront Resort for lunch. It was very very good. Our friends raved about the fish and chips, the beer batter must have been made on “Tusker”. The grilled dog tooth tuna was top class and the fish curry was very tender and flavorsome. If you are on Santo you must eat here.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Management259, Owner at Beachfront Resort
Responded 24 Feb 2020
Thank you for your complementary review which has been passed to the duty Chef. Please come again.
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S Amanda S wrote a review Dec 2019
Whistler, Canada25 contributions14 helpful votes
Rooms are spacious and clean. Breakfasts are included and are quite average. These could be improved. Dinners are available in the restaurant but are not included. Food is good but nothing special. Dining staff are friendly and lovely. There are some water equipment available but these, too, need some upgrades. Santa is lovely, though, and quite unspoiled.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Responded 24 Feb 2020
Many thanks for your review and we are pleased you enjoyed your visit to Santo.
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Travels with Tim wrote a review Nov 2019
Sydney46 contributions19 helpful votes
The resort is quite nice and, providing you book online and have a confirmed deal, this is a good place to stay, BUT.... 1. Book online as you cannot trust management to honour any commitment unless it's in writing, and even then .... 2. If management promises a refund, don’t believe them. It won’t happen. Now I’ll explain the buts: We stayed for one night as the other accommodation we had previously booked was unavailable for the first night in Luganville. After flying into Luganville I made a quick check online with Booking.com and found there were two "Starfish" rooms available at the Beachfront Resort. Rather than book through the online provider we presented ourselves 10 minutes later at the hotel and requested the "Starfish" room which I had seen online just minutes earlier for AUD 88.84. I was assured that the rate charged would be the same. In the morning I was presented with a room charge of 8,000 vatu (about $104) by the desk clerk. When I queried this charge I was told by a person, who I now know was the manager, that the charge matched the Booking.com rate. I then opened the app on my phone and handed it to the desk clerk who took it and showed it to the manager. He just snorted that the rate was $104 when the rate on my phone clearly showed the lower rate. Following some email exchanges, which were initiated by the manager, I was promised a refund of the difference. He wrote in an email “Please don’t bother coming to the office – it’ll be at the bar – longer opening hours.” A few days later I went to the bar at Beachfront Resort to collect my refund. The bar staff knew nothing about the refund and, after they checked at the office, asked if I could come back some other time. The resort was out of my way so I sent an email (25 September) providing bank account details for the refund. I sent a follow up email on 1 November reiterating the refund request. These emails have been met with a stony silence even though previous emails were answered. There has been ample opportunity for a refund to be made and it is quite clear to me that a refund will never be made. Conclusion: Good place to stay, but don’t trust the manager.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Response from Management259, Owner at Beachfront Resort
Responded 24 Feb 2020
This review content is a load of absolute rubbish. It is also the second review posted by this person on this issue. I understand his first review was taken off line. This guest stayed one night and tried to get a Booking.com special "genius" discount without booking through Booking.com. He expected this resort to match the Booking.com so called "genius" discount which is only available by making the booking through Booking.com. His little scam was discovered by our resort manager. This guest was not acting in the best interests of Booking.com or this resort and was trying to profit without sticking to the rules.
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Lisa R wrote a review Sept 2019
Buninyong, Australia2 contributions4 helpful votes
I was in Santo for a work trip and based myself at Beachfront Resort. It was excellent. Staff could not have been more professional, welcoming and accommodating. Wifi was reliable, which I needed to work in the evening. Reasonably quick walk into town, or affordable taxi rides if needed. Food was good and the resort hosted had two dinners for high level government official while I was there - which they handled in such a way that us 'ordinary' guests were still made to feel welcome and looked after.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Management259, Owner at Beachfront Resort
Responded 18 Sept 2019
Thank you for your very complementary review. You were here at a very busy time as Santo is seeing a lot of activity with new roads and other infrastructure projects underway which will make it easy to access more remote locations on the island. Once completed visitors will be able to go to many interesting places via sealed roads and bridges which previously have only been accessible to the most intrepid of adventurers. Of course these big occasions are celebrated by Heads of Government and visiting VIP's and we are pleased that our staff looked after you and that you enjoyed the official occasions. We thank you for your kind words and hope you come back again soon.
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Janigel wrote a review Aug 2019
Kapiti Coast, New Zealand201 contributions33 helpful votes
Excellent venue :-)) Excellent food :-)) Friendly staff :-)) Lovely place for dinner - would thoroughly recommend to others Right on the beachfront and a fabulous swimming pool too. Great accommodation we would stay here if we returned to Espiritu Santo :-)))
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Management259, Owner at Beachfront Resort
Responded 18 Sept 2019
Thank you for your very complementary review. We are delighted that you enjoyed visiting Beachfront Resort. We look forward to your next visit.
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SoloAus wrote a review Jul 2019
Honiara145 contributions64 helpful votes
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Very clean, nice pool area, breakfast is simple but more than enough. WiFi is available at the pool area and works well. The staff are super friendly. Taxis and buses service the area ascend it's only a five minute walk to the marine school.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Management259, Owner at Beachfront Resort
Responded 13 Jul 2019
Thank you for your review and we are happy that you enjoyed your stay. Look forward to your return to Santo.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Beachfront Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Beachfront Resort?
Nearby attractions include SS President Coolidge (4.9 miles), Freshwater Plantation Tour (2.3 miles), and Magical Water Music Experience (3.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Beachfront Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Beachfront Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and an outdoor dining area during their stay.
Is parking available at Beachfront Resort?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Beachfront Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Natangora Cafe, The Tu Restaurant & Bar, and Restaurant 1606 at Village de Santo Resort.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Beachfront Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Beachfront Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Beachfront Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Beachfront Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Beachfront Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting SS President Coolidge (4.9 miles).
Does Beachfront Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.