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Mansfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We got Married here back in May (organised through helen@southpacificevents.com) and had a fantastic time. All the staff and Lisa and Rob the owners are very friendly and down to earth which made for a very relaxed atmosphere. The resort itself is very beautiful and located along a nice clean peaceful beach, the bungalows are comfortable and clean with the...

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

Thank you ZippyJ0hn for your wonderful review of our property. All staff members were excited to be a part of your special day; thank you again for allowing us to host it for you. We are certainly very lucky to have such a great location for the resort; waterfront access for water activities, interesting roads for walking & cycling, and...

Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Aore Island resort is strong along beach on the inside channel of the island looking back at Loganville. Run by an Aussie family they looked after us reaĺly well. Staff were very friendly and greeted us wherever we went. We did a lot of snorkeĺling along the beach and there was a surprising range of fish there. Organising trips was...

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

Thank you for your great review Christopher M. We believe even in the summer months Aore Island Resort is a fantastic place to stay; and you have confirmed this. Thank you again for choosing to stay with us while in Santo, and all resort staff hope we may be able to host you again in the future.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 30 December 2016

My fourth time to Aore Island Resort. Welcome Greeting with Brad Gray. Check in Beach Front Bungalow as a returned guest. Have a fan to keep me cool when sleeping. Organised double boat scuba dives in mornings with Aore Adventures next door. Time to relax in afternoons, snorkelling beautiful beach front reefs and jetty. Keeping fit swimming along rectangular inground...

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

What a great review paulwilliams57. As a returning guest, all of the staff were excited to reacquaint with you again, and be able to provide you with an increased level of service from your last visit. It is not often we see somebody as active as you; but the resort definitely lends itself to the adventure minded guest, while also...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 29 December 2016

The best thing about Aore Resort is it's location - the bures are right on the beach, so the view is fabulous. Access to the beach is easy, and the snorkelling right off the beach front is great - a variety of fish and coral. The staff are welcoming and the vibe is very relaxed. The food & drinks are...

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

Thank you wideworldwendy for your great review, and for choosing to stay with us on your trip to Santo. We are definately lucky with the location of our property; beachfront access from the bungalows, clear, protected waters for snorkelling, and local produce to use in our restaurant. All of the resort staff would like to again thank you & your...

Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed our stay at this Resort, very friendly staff, clean always tidy. We liked the quietness then just a boat ride into town for the hustle and bustle of Luganville. We swam with reef fish everyday, such a calm spot for snorkling. Pushbike was fun with the big tires. Tried stand up paddle boarding and kayaking included in price....

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

Thank you Ruth L for choosing to stay with us, as well as your fabulous review of our property. We are so glad that you enjoyed the activities available at the resort, and the quiet, natural, waterfront location we occupy. We all hope you may be able to return to stay with us again, in the not-to-distant future. Thank you...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 December 2016

In the area for 2 days on a cruise ship. Soooooo relaxing, great food, friendly staff, warm pool, idyllic setting, plenty of shade but best of all was the amazing snorkelling. Variety and abundance of fish and coral meant we came back to the island 2 days running. Would love to stay there next time.

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

Thank you mgw40 for your great review. The staff at the resort love hosting day guests, and especially those from the the cruise ships. We look forward to your return visit, and being able to host you again when you return to Santo.

Australia
Reviewed 9 December 2016

We went to the resort to have sunday lunch with some friends who live on the island and thought we would have a snorkel in the sea whilst were there. When we arrived we asked if we could borrow/hire some snorkles/flippers. The staff member said she would have to ask the manager and came back looking very embarrassed saying the...

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

Thank you for taking the time to review our property; although we are disappointed your day with us was less than your expectations. The use of resort sporting equipment is a difficult issue. While use of this equipment is fully complimentary for in-house guests (the same policy as the 2 properties you stayed with), the use by day guests has...

Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Ideal location, privacy, relaxation, lovely food, snorkelling, bike riding, paddle boards. Everything you could ever want, BUT the best bit was the service and friendly atmosphere. Great hands on owners who are around to help in any way they can and a team of wonderful staff. Thank you so much for a wonderful few days at Aore Fran and Mel...

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

Thank you Fran G for your absolutely wonderful review; it was definitely our pleasure hosting you and Mel during your stay. We hope you will return to visit us after some refreshing refurbishments are undertaken in February next year. Thank you again for choosing to stay with us.

Port Douglas, Australia
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Owners Brad and Lisa Gray are the perfect hosts from sun up to sun down and beyond . The resort has acres of landscaped gardens lawns and paths. Stay in a local style bungalow at the waters edge with a gentle sea breeze and at night the lights of Luganville. Activities are many and varied paddleboards snorkel scuba dive or...

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Thank you portboy2014 for your wonderful review of our property; it was definitely our pleasure to be able to host you for your stay in Santo. We are so glad you were able to immerse yourself in some of the the activities available; while leaving others for your next visit. Thank you again for choosing to stay with us, and...

Hydeaway Bay, Australia
Reviewed 1 December 2016

If you can't wind down at Aore Resort you won't do it anywhere! The staff are always welcoming with their wonderful smiles, the rooms excellent right on the beach and you can order from the restaurant any time of the day!! The food is very local and a great choice. We had a medical emergency while there and Lisa was...

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

Thank you JennyQ for taking the time to review our property; we had a great time hosting your stay with us. We are pleased that you were able to relax & unwind while in Santo, even with the medical issue that took place. We definitely look forward to your return visit, and hope life on the farm allows you to...

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
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Additional Information about Aore Island Resort

Address: Aore Road | Espiritu Santo, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
Region: Vanuatu > Espiritu Santo > Aore Island
Price Range: $150 - $298 (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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“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 !.”
 of 5 bubbles paulswilliams57, 29 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are located right on the beach and all have a balcony facing the view. Ours was a one bedroom bure.”
 of 5 bubbles wideworldwendy, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Beachfront a must, very private and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles frang363, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
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