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Barrier Beach House
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Luganville
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Auckland, New Zealand
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“Fabulous!!!”
Reviewed 19 July 2014

My partner and I with our 5 and 2 year old stayed at BBH for 5 nights in a new luxurious garden fare. My partners parents also booked a garden fare. Bob and Helen, our hosts covering for Shane and Shendel made the entire experience even more enjoyable. Between Bob, Helen and their gorgeous team of ladies working within the small but boutique complex, made us feel welcomed, well attended to and above all, made us all feel at home without having to worry about our little ones running a riot. Our 2 wee boys just loved the whole team, especially the ladies in the kitchen - 'Oula'.
We were fortunate enough to stumble across this beautiful complex on Tripadvisor and I have to say, the photo's on Tripadvisor doesn't do it justice. From making our initial booking with Shendel to our departure, everything was professional with no issues at all. Our Fare's were lovely and quite spacious considering we had our 2 boys with us. They thought the bunks were pretty cool. The finishing touches and cleanliness of the Fares were superb. With the fabulous meals on offer for dinner, dessert and lunch, we had no desire to eat elsewhere. Every meal was delicious and of a very high standard - alas I'm dreading the scales..... The beach front at this complex is pristine with crystal clear waters and without any need for reef shoes whatsoever. Like the gardens, the beach front is kept impeccably groomed by the gardening team. We would recommend this place without any hesitation whatsoever. We plan on returning next year but for longer! A big thanks to Bob, Helen and the team, you made our stay a most memorable one.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Canterbury, New Zealand
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

My husband and I stayed for a week in June and from the start we were welcomed and felt at home. Unfortunately we did not get to meet Shendal and Shane but how lucky they were to have Helen and Bob running the place while they were away. Helen and Bob were great we felt so at home and the intimacy of the place made for a feeling of a wonderful holiday house with friends and family. Its a beautiful spot and lots to do from Barrier Beach. Definitely have to go on the snorkelling trip with Fabrice or fishing with him, no crowds and he picks you up from the beach at Barrier its so personal and great. If you like golf you definitely should give the nine hole course nearby a go, it will be fun!

The staff were all so friendly and smiling and genuine and great cooks. Its a place you would like to keep a secret!!!!

Thank you Helen and Bob we look forward to seeing you again. Cheers Peri and Mark

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

We stayed with Barrier Beach House between 28 March and 6 April 2014 in Fare number 2. The location is stunning and the managers, Shane and Shendel, are both fantastic people. Words - sublime, boutique, perfect, stunning - don't do Barrier Beach House justice. Pristine water, beautiful breezes blowing through your room and great little reefs with amazing fish just a short snorkel away. Our room was right on the beach and we slept each night to the sounds of the ocean. Flavia and Sophia prepare the best meals and the continental breakfast keeps you going all day. Do visit the blue holes and champagne beach - talk to Shane about hiring a local driver for the day. Shane and Shendel have managed to hit the unique balance of offering superb service, 5 star accommodation in one of the most beautiful locations in the world without being even a tiny bit pretentious, in fact pretentious people need not apply!! There simply cannot be a better place to stay In Santo. Do yourself a favour, stop dreaming and book it now...

Room Tip: fare 1 & 2 have best beach access
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

We had a fabulous holiday on Espiritu Santo, Vauatu in May. We stayed in 2 other resorts in Port Vila which were great, but none as fantastic as this boutique small scale resort on Santo. Our hosts did every thing they could to make us feel welcome and at home. The food was amazing and the staff was always happy to go the extra mile. Thank you again, because of this we had a amazing, relaxing holiday. Almost forgot to mention that the beach bungalows were everything we had hoped for. Perfect for a romantic getaway.

Room Tip: All rooms are good
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

This was a beautiful place. Thank you Ron, Helen, Bob and all the staff for being so friendly, accommodating and helpful - all your tips on local attractions helped making our holiday perfect. Our room was new and clean, we slept well during the night. We enjoyed the beach front view and exploring nearby corals, it was so beautiful and relaxing. Thanks for letting us borrow the snorkeling gears, water shoes, kayak and flippers, we had so much fun playing in the blue hole which was nearby. The burgers were also yummy. Overall we had an amazing time and we would recommend this place to anyone visiting Santo. Another tip for other travelers, rent a car in Luganville and enjoy the freedom of exploring the island at your own pace, oh and restaurant and bar at Lope Lope (just nearby) was fantastic!
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 4 July 2014

The place is as beautiful as the pictures. We stayed in a beach front fare which was glorious, ocean breeze through the slat windows all night, crystal blue water on white sand beach.
Breakfast on the verandah of the communal house is a treat looking out at the unbelievably blue water. . We didn't get to meet Shendel as she away, but nothing was too much trouble through the booking process and organizing hire vehicle. The girls Flavia, Sophie and crew seem to be always at work, always cheerful and very helpful with hints and information (eg go to the blue hole early to beat the crowds). They even gutted another guests messy fish for them. Next door is another small resort which has a spa and restaurant. Even the local cows are attractive.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 28 June 2014

My husband and I stayed at Barrier March/April 2014 based soley on Trip Advisor Reviews. We were having a diving holiday (for the SS Coolidge - brilliant)We are so glad that we did. From the moment we got off the plane and were met by Shen (management) we knew we make the right choice. Shen and her husband Shane were fantastic. The room was absolutely faultless and looked out onto the beach. The staff are all beautiful. Flavia and Sophie know how to cook up a storm. They cooked a different meal every night and to perfection. Having a meal (break, lunch or dinner) at your own table with other guests was brilliant. We met some fantastic people. We will not be staying anywhere else when we return. Our flight was cancelled at the last minute and it was no trouble for Shen and Shane to take us back for another night. There is not enough room on here to tell you how fantastic this place is or how beautiful the people are. It's a home away from home. You do as little or as much as you like. It only cost about $10Aust to travel to and from town and it is a beautiful drive anywhere around the area. If you want a special place to stay, I cannot recommend Barrier Beach House enough. To all the staff, thank you so much. We did not want to leave. We will see you all soon X

Room Tip: Any room you have is going to be great. There is no noise here - and no kids around!!
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Barrier Beach House
Address: Lot 11 Barrier Beach | East Coast Road, Luganville, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
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Region: Vanuatu > Espiritu Santo > Luganville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Luganville
#1 Romantic Hotel in Luganville
#3 Family Hotel in Luganville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Barrier Beach House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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