I spent 6 fantastic nights at Aore island Resort near the end of last year...November...
Firstly,I have a fond connection with the tropical islands, having grown up in PNG and spending time in Vanuatu,at the Aore Island Resort particulaly, brought back so many great memories of those times.
Secondly, from the moment I arrived at the wharf, I was made to feel welcome by all the staff. I was rapped with the setting and accommodation. There were so many nice little touches. Anne the manager greets all the visitors which I reckon is a lovely and she allows a great connection between you and the rest of the staff/locals.
Nothing is too much trouble and the local knowledge really helps in organising the best and safest tours of Santo,which could be pretty tricky on your own.
The grounds are immaculate,the island friendly and interesting and the location is heaven. I had a great bure close to the restaurant. The front yard of the bure is a ..perfect beach...!!, with great swimming and snorkelling,not to mention the soothing lapping of the waves throughout the night.
The food was great...check out the Lobster curry,and the atmosphere in the lounge room and eating area, instantly relaxing and always friendly.
One of the highlights of the stay was being included in a staff birthday party. The party was put on by the staff for the manager Anne ,which can only be taken as a testimony to the cohesiveness of the whole resort and the morale of the staff.
You can really feel part of this place if you're willing to and there is so much to do. They have all the activities available including a great pool but I'm not really one for hanging around pools when in paradise.
I'm staying in touch with the staff and have made connections/friendships I will keep up for sure in the future. Overall it was very affordable, I managed to get a good special at that time of the year.
I hope to get back to see the gang this year some time...
All the best to all my friends at Aore.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Aore Island Hotel Espiritu Santo
- Aore Resort Santo
- Aore Hotel Santo