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Reykjavik, Iceland
Reviewed 1 December 2016

This was my first trip to Vanuatu and I chose this place for its internet access and the fact that the room had a kitchenette. I had read that prices in Vanuatu would be equivalent to Sydney--and that was true, so I was happy to be able to cook my own meals whenever I wanted. There was a fridge, 2...

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Turtle Bay Lodg... T, Manager at Turtle Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Hi AK69, Thank you for your review, and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay at Turtle Bay. We are sorry to hear that you lost money on your trip, but we can absolutely assure you that it was not taken by anyone at Turtle Bay Lodge. Our staff having never stolen, or misappropriated anything belonging to any of...

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Had initially thought to stay in Luganville as it would be more central for what I wanted to do and I am so glad everything was fully booked there and I ended up at Turtle Bay Lodge ... It was the perfect place to relax before the long trek home. Skye and Di the management couple were fantastic - vast...

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Turtle Bay Lodg... T, Manager at Turtle Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Marijke0563, thanks for your lovely review. We are very lucky at Turtle bay to be surrounded by so much natural beauty and we love it when guests are able to appreciate everything that Santo has to offer. Look forward to seeing you again soon

Coffs Harbour, Australia
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Just had 6 nights in family room 11--- such a beautiful place this lodge-- Here for conference in Luganville and it was a beautiful place to come back to Great for swimming--no crocs or stingers - easy with reef shoes. The staff were so helpful--Isaac on arrival with drinks and Iris wonderful in the restaurant for our stay. Meals delicious--especially...

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Turtle Bay Lodg... T, Manager at Turtle Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Hi AngieandKels, it was absolutely our pleasure to have you girls stay with us, and despite the visits to the Medical centre, we are happy that you enjoyed your stay. Can't wait to see you again next year. Many thanks

New Delhi, India
Reviewed 30 October 2016

The staff were wonderful and helpful. The owners , Skye and Di helped us book the local activities. They were friendly and extremely helpful in planning the local activities. Really appreciate that. We were on a short trip away from Sydney to unwind and relax in a tropical paradise. And relax we did :) We got a ocean view bungalow....

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Turtle Bay Lodg... T, Manager at Turtle Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Durga, it was a pleasure having you guys stay with us. As we have said before, we love it when guests fully get into the natural beauty of turtle bay and it's surrounds. Many thanks

Phuket, Thailand
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

I was very well taken care of. Skye managed all the tour bookings for me and arranged a hire car quickly. While kayaking to snorkel at Turtle Island (which was really good!!), I saw a giant turtle. Staff was really pleasant and helpful, my regards to Ken and Isac. I can recommend the place but be prepared to hire a...

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Turtle Bay Lodg... T, Manager at Turtle Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks HMMS1986 for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us.

Kalorama, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Upon arriving, greeted with complementary drinks. Given a rundown and shown the rooms. Then kickback with pretty views of water lapping at the edge of outside table area with islands close by and fish and eels swimming past. Food was so good, staff gracious, friendly and helpful. Skye, Di and Delphine would bend over backwards to make things happen or...

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Hi Angus M, so glad you enjoyed your stay in our little piece of Paradise. We look forward to your return, one day.

Reviewed 28 September 2016

We stayed at Turtle Bay Lodge for three nights and really enjoyed our time. The whole team was very friendly and welcoming and the Owners Skye and Di were happy to give ideas on where to go and what to do. We booked our East Coast tour directly with them and had a great time. There is a wide range...

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Turtle Bay Lodg... T, Manager at Turtle Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Maddy and Rob, I know I speak for all the staff when I say we enjoyed having you with us as much as you enjoyed staying at Turtle Bay. Many thanks

Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Many thanks goes to Skye and Di who run the resort. My partner, 14 month old daughter, and I were part of a large group who stayed at Turtle Bay Lodge and they went out of their way on many occasions to make our stay memorable and comfortable. They organised a fantastic nanny/babysitter and the hotel staff were very friendly...

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Turtle Bay Lodg... T, Manager at Turtle Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Hi lbrittain07, your whole group was a pleasure to deal with, and we really appreciate your review. Look forward to seeing you and the Family again soon.

gold coast Qld
Reviewed 19 September 2016

After a short direct 2.15 hr flight from Brisbane to Santo and a 20 min transfer from the airport to our accomodation a welcome cold drink was ready for our arrival as well as easy an check in. The resort is basic but well looked after. Prices for meals are similar to that on the Gold Coast .Rooms were clean...

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Hi swannygirl, We love having guests go away happy and relaxed from their stay at Turtle Bay Lodge. It means "mission accomplished" for us. Many thanks

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Overall, Vanuatu is extremely expensive. Everything is more expensive than in Sydney. It is difficult to get to any island other than the main one. If you are going to Santos, then you will lose 3-4 days of your trip in travelling. There is virtually nothing on Santos, other than scuba diving on the ship wreck at Luganville.. To get...

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Turtle Bay Lodg... T, Manager at Turtle Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Terrysmith56 Thankyou for your review. We are very sorry that you did not enjoy your time at Turtle Bay Lodge, as much as every one else that stayed with us over the Christmas holidays, last year (feel free to check all of the reviews from when you stayed).We are always happy to accept constructive criticism, but I feel that...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Concierge
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set in a beautiful waterfront location, Turtle Bay Lodge is a 20-minute drive from Luganville and 25 minutes from Santo-Pekoa International Airport. Situated half way to the famous Champagne Beach and a leisurely kayak from both the Riri and Matevulu Blue Holes it is the ideal place to experience Santo. You can relax on the private beach, swim in the outdoor pool or enjoy a range of watersport activities. Snorkel the coral reef one side of the property or laze in the calm waters of the bay on the other. Kayak across to Turtle Island or one of the Blue Holes. The tour desk can organise a full range of Santo activities for you or you may choose to rent one of the onsite cars to see the Island at your own pace. Turtle Bay Lodge guests enjoy free continental breakfast and free wi-fi. All fan-cooled rooms boast a patio with sea views. They feature a fridge and tea and coffee making facilities. They offer a desk and a bathroom with a shower and a toilet. Some rooms have a kitchenette and a seating area. The onsite Sea Star Restaurant and bar are both open daily, serving cocktails and an extensive menu of local seafood, organic beef and vegetables and pizzas. Your free continental breakfast includes toast or cereals, fruit salad, lime juice and coffee. Airport shuttle and guest laundry are available for an additional charge. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Turtle Bay Lodge

Address: | East Coast Santo, Luganville, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu (Formerly Turtle Bay Resort)
Region: Vanuatu > Espiritu Santo > Luganville
Price Range: $98 - $170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Turtle Bay Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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