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Port Douglas, Australia
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40 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Owners Brad and Lisa Gray are the perfect hosts from sun up to sun down and beyond . The resort has acres of landscaped gardens lawns and paths. Stay in a local style bungalow at the waters edge with a gentle sea breeze and at night the lights of Luganville. Activities are many and varied paddleboards snorkel scuba dive or... More 

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Hydeaway Bay, Australia
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51 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you can't wind down at Aore Resort you won't do it anywhere! The staff are always welcoming with their wonderful smiles, the rooms excellent right on the beach and you can order from the restaurant any time of the day!! The food is very local and a great choice. We had a medical emergency while there and Lisa was... More 

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

Thank you JennyQ for taking the time to review our property; we had a great time hosting your stay with us. We are pleased that you were able to relax & unwind while in Santo, even with the medical issue that took place. We definitely look forward to your return visit, and hope life on the farm allows you to... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Aore resort was so relaxing. My partner and I spent a week here and had the best time. The owners were so accommodating and organised excursions for us, we didnt have to worry about a thing. The food was delicious and the staff were all so friendly. Will definitly be coming back!! My partner proposed to me under the hut... More 

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

Thank you KWhillance for your fantastic review. The resort staff had such a great time preparing for your special moment on the pier; we are all thrilled it went to your partners plan. Thank you again for choosing Aore Resort for your stay in Santo, and we fondly look forward to your next visit. More 

Port Douglas, Australia
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21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived on crystal clear hi tide to a warm welcome with cool whole coconut drink. The whole resort neat and tidy and the bungalow steps above the raked beach clean as a pin and festooned with flowers. Plenty of fresh air even with no aircon great hot water and a great flushing loo and the housegirls serviced every day. Food... More 

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

Very cool review Geoffrey g; thank you so much for allowing us to host you. We definitely know you enjoyed your time in Santo, and look forward to your next visit. More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my 2nd time staying at Aore and it just keeps getting better! My family and I stayed for a week and couldnt get enough! From the personal welcome on the jetty by Brad, to the fresh coconut welcome drink from Rocky to Atis showing the girls how to weave! Its defiantly going in the books to be remembered!... More 

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

Pink P, thank you for your fabulous review of the resort, and you fantastic support of what we are trying to achieve. As you indicated, refurbishment works will commence in Feb 2017, with amazing ideas to be implemented, and progressively completed throughout the year. All staff at the resort remember your stay fondly, and all look forward to your next... More 

Gisborne, New Zealand
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24 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

After our wonderful visit to Aore Island resort last year, we were eager to return. We were not disappointed. Aore is as lovely and tranquil and peaceful as ever. We found there were new owners but this did not alter our enjoyment. The wonderful staff ( many of whom we remembered from last year) were as friendly and helpful as... More 

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

Thank you Evelyn W for taking the time to post a great review. The progression of improvements at the resort is a long list, but the fantastic staff are eagerly working through them to deliver an improved experience for our guests. It was our pleasure to be able to host you again at the resort, and we sincerely hope that... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed five nights. Some of the reviews made us apprehensive but it really is a nice place. The chalets are comfy and basically furnished but had a quality feel to the fittings. Because of their design they only have fans, not aircon so it can get a bit warm though. There are bikes, paddle boards, kayaks and snorkeling if you... More 

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

Thank you for your fantastic review Steve C; it was definitely a pleasure being able to host you during your stay. We are always happy to co-ordinate dietary needs of guests if given some notice in advance. As there are plenty more dives for you complete on your next visit, we hope that we may be able to host you... More 

Sydney, Australia
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39 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very quaint resort. Rooms are very tropical and comfortable Lovely snorkelling just off the beach and regular complimentary ferry trips to the mainland Friday night is cultural night which was very well done with a very nice Buffett and performers from the outer islands The food was OK with a limited menu that was augmented with daily specials

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

Thanks for taking the time to post a great review Marg E. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, and look forward to being able to host you and your family again in the future. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 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... More 

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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... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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... More 

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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,... More 

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  • Pool
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
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  • 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: £95 - £173 (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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“Any bungalow is beautiful”
 of 5 bubbles portboy2014, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are well positioned close to the water - always had a breeze.”
 of 5 bubbles JennyQ806, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Go beach front”
 of 5 bubbles geoffreyg953, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Choose beach front.”
 of 5 bubbles SteveC599, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Try get a room away from the Diesel generator it's loud!”
 of 5 bubbles andrewdH5106QJ, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
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