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Port Douglas, Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a difference in 3 months! Fresh sunset pink walls, clam shell garden borders, straight stone beach walls, wide stone and shell porch, new pastry chef and a touch of what is yet to come in new bar, dining tables and soft furnishings!Still great food and lovely service,cool breezes , and water as clear as gin! Will return!

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

Thank you Geoffrey g for your great review, and returning to stay with us. While the intended renovation of the Nukamel is taking longer than expected, the end result will be beautiful. All of the staff were excited to have you return, and are looking forward to you coming again. Thanks again.

South Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small, family-operated resort that just does it to perfection. Air conditioning consists of louvre windows and a tropical breeze; wi-fi is intermittent and is available only in the nakamal; and there is no TV. All of which means that - rather than checking your iphone every two minutes - you will spend your days snorkelling, listening to...

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

Thank you Trevor K for your fabulous review of our property, and for choosing to stay with us. It was definitely our pleasure to host you, as well as having the opportunity to socialise with you. It always amazes us as to how much, or how little guests can achieve while staying with us; it is truly a wonderful choice...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great thanks to the Aore team. The resort is wonderful , workers are very progressional and kindly , and what was a surprise for me , the food is excellant !!! Thanks a lot to all the team for the good job.

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

Thank you Nicolas J for your great review of our property, and also for choosing to stay with us in Santo. All the staff take great pride in our resort, and none more so than the chef's. Thank you again for staying, and we hope to be able to host you again in the future.

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 23 January 2017

The resort was wonderful, snorkelling was good and there were plenty of other activities (day spa, world war two bunkers, diving, day trips to Santo, etc., etc., etc.) to keep you entertained. However, what really impressed us was the staff. I arrived having just put my back out. Everyone was extremely kind and helpful. Uncooked rice put into a plastic...

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

Thank you Andrew W for choosing to stay at Aore Island Resort, and for taking the time to place an amazing review for us. All staff at the resort enjoyed your time with us, and hope you may be able to return at some point, to accomplish the fantastic dives you missed out on due to your injury. We have...

Mystic, Connecticut
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

I was here to do some work across the way and I'm so glad I stayed here. The boat rides across were easy and the place was super cool and relaxing. The staff learns your name like it's the Ritz and the food (especially the fish) was incredible. I went diving with the dive shop next door and I recommend...

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

Thank you Z L for your fantastic review, it was certainly our pleasure to host you during your stay; and we definitely hope that you may be able to return with your family in the future.

Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We stayed here over the new year period and had a most enjoyable time. Our room was on the waters edge with a veranda that overlooks the water, and from where we were able to sit and watch the sun set each day. The menu is varied and there is a specials board that changes daily. The quality of the...

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

Thank you themets2016 for taking the time to review our property; but more importantly for choosing to stay with us. Everybody enjoyed the New Year party, with many ideas already coming in for next year. While the topic of air-conditioning is a much debated topic of guests and management alike, we have noted your comments, and will discuss the merits...

Antwerp, Belgium
Reviewed 19 January 2017

One of the reasons to chose Vanuatu as our Pacific destination was because of the friendliness, always a difficult topic before you decide upon a booking. Aore Island definitely surprised us on this point. The staff is extremely friendly, speaks to everybody and remembers the first names, and you remember them too!! The way they treat children is a pleasure...

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

Thank you GoneForLong for posting a review on our property; it is the best way for us to improve on our guests experiences. Your comments on beach material has been noted, and will be discussed with all gardeners. Thank you for choosing to stay with us, it was definitely our pleasure to be able to host you.

Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We ate at Aore for lunch with friends and family. A nice day out but service delivery is lacking polish and food ordinary. Was absolutely shocked when a very disinterested guy (assume he was the owner) said any fish he catches he gives the guts to the staff to eat and if they don't get sick with ciguatera he knows...

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

Thank you for taking the time to place a review. I'm not sure who told you the story you mentioned, but this is not the policy of the resort when purchasing fish. Fish are supplied daily from our local fisherman, with a resort policy of only buying Poulet or Snapper (the 2 varieties which do not carry ciguatera). We hope...

Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

The island is great, local staff are great, as everywhere in Vanuatu. Really great place for lunch as a a day guest, although expensive as everywhere in Vanuatu. Surcharge for credit card was 5% which is just ridiculous, most of Vanuatu they charge 3% and only some at 4%. I was not able to pay by credit card as internet...

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

Thank you Marco v for taking the time to review our property; although we're disappointed that you mistook the intention of the conversation! Aore Island Resort definitely encourages day guests to visit the resort, but will ask guests (both day & in-house) to dry themselves before entering the Nukamel. The reason for this request is both safety & comfort. As...

Kingswood, Australia
Reviewed 10 January 2017

I visited twice last week as a Day Guest and was very impressed. I have visited Lugunville several times and not known how this nice this was or how easy it was to get there. The snorkelling at the jetty was excellent and easily accessed from the beach. I found the staff to be nice and friendly who were very...

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

Thank you Kath P for taking the time to review our property, as well as choosing to visit us during your stay in Santo. We agree - the Day Spa is a must visit when coming to Aore Island Resort; we sincerly hope that you may be able to visit us for a longer period in the future.

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Aore Island Resort is a stunning Pacific Island retreat with an authentic and welcoming culture nestled in a unique natural paradise. Experience the raw luxury of our private boutique bungalows and indulge in an impeccably fresh beachfront dining experience overlooking the crystal clear waters of Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Aore Island Resort

Address: Aore Road | Espiritu Santo, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
Region: Vanuatu > Espiritu Santo > Aore Island
Price Range: £106 - £170 (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 to listen to the water and fish jumping!”
 of 5 bubbles geoffreyg953, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Pay the little extra, and get a waterfront bungalow”
 of 5 bubbles TrevorK168, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The beach rooms all have amazing views.”
 of 5 bubbles 320andreww, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“better go for the sea facing rooms”
 of 5 bubbles GoneForLong, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Beachfront bungalows have beautiful sunset views !.”
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