My partner and I stayed at the Sanbis resort for 5 nights from th 1st of Jan to the 6th 2013. The location is stunning! It is incredibly beautiful, and you will be surpised at how clear the water is! The coral reef surrounding the resort makes for excellent snorkelling with a huge variety of marine life including reef sharks. There are also no dangerous currents.
The resort has all the equipment you will need to snorkle/dive, and they also have a number of paddle boats you can use free of charge, which is great for paddling to near by islands. You can also organise trips basically last minute to be taken to any island/dive/snorkle location.
The accommodation is great for such a remote location. It completely fends for itself with elecricity/water/waste etc. Because of this you cannot expect things like a TV or aircon. The huts are gorgeous and have beds with fly nets covering them. The shower and running water is salty, however you are supplied with drinking water daily.
The staff are incredibly friendly and accommodating, and ensured that we were always comfortable and had everything that we needed.
The food at the Sanbis is 5 star! Incredible! At the bar there is a pizza wood oven - we had pizza's from there for lunch daily, and we miss them! They were delicious! As for dinner, you had a choice of 2 starters, 3 mains and 1 desert which changed daily. Each meal was better than the last! The food was simply fantastic!
The resort owner - Hans, is a classic character! He is at the bar most nights and provides great entertainment - especially after a few drinks.
If you are debating between the Sanbis & Fatboys, then don't - Sanbis is by far the better choice! We went to Fatboys one day for lunch, but the place wasn't serving food as they had no guests - I could see why, it looked run down, and just had a very bland vibe to it.
All in all, Sanbis gets 4/5 from me, would definitely recommend this resort, and look forward to returning there one day soon!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Total Exclusivity! Located on a secluded island approximately 7 minutes from Gizo by boat, Sanbis Resort offers premier accommodation with each bungalow having its own private beach; ensuite with hot water and a stunning view across the lagoon. The number of bungalows has been limited to six to ensure privacy and luxury for guests. You will be spoilt in every way possible. The resort boasts a gourmet kitchen with a fully stocked bar. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sanbis Hotel Gizo