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

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...

Reviewed 28 November 2016

Aore resort was so relaxing. My partner and I spent a week here and had the best time. The owners were so accommodating and organised excursions for us, we didnt have to worry about a thing. The food was delicious and the staff were all so friendly. Will definitly be coming back!! My partner proposed to me under the hut...

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

Thank you KWhillance for your fantastic review. The resort staff had such a great time preparing for your special moment on the pier; we are all thrilled it went to your partners plan. Thank you again for choosing Aore Resort for your stay in Santo, and we fondly look forward to your next visit.

Port Douglas, Australia
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Arrived on crystal clear hi tide to a warm welcome with cool whole coconut drink. The whole resort neat and tidy and the bungalow steps above the raked beach clean as a pin and festooned with flowers. Plenty of fresh air even with no aircon great hot water and a great flushing loo and the housegirls serviced every day. Food...

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

Very cool review Geoffrey g; thank you so much for allowing us to host you. We definitely know you enjoyed your time in Santo, and look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 27 November 2016

This was my 2nd time staying at Aore and it just keeps getting better! My family and I stayed for a week and couldnt get enough! From the personal welcome on the jetty by Brad, to the fresh coconut welcome drink from Rocky to Atis showing the girls how to weave! Its defiantly going in the books to be remembered!...

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

Pink P, thank you for your fabulous review of the resort, and you fantastic support of what we are trying to achieve. As you indicated, refurbishment works will commence in Feb 2017, with amazing ideas to be implemented, and progressively completed throughout the year. All staff at the resort remember your stay fondly, and all look forward to your next...

Gisborne, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 November 2016

After our wonderful visit to Aore Island resort last year, we were eager to return. We were not disappointed. Aore is as lovely and tranquil and peaceful as ever. We found there were new owners but this did not alter our enjoyment. The wonderful staff ( many of whom we remembered from last year) were as friendly and helpful as...

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

Thank you Evelyn W for taking the time to post a great review. The progression of improvements at the resort is a long list, but the fantastic staff are eagerly working through them to deliver an improved experience for our guests. It was our pleasure to be able to host you again at the resort, and we sincerely hope that...

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Stayed five nights. Some of the reviews made us apprehensive but it really is a nice place. The chalets are comfy and basically furnished but had a quality feel to the fittings. Because of their design they only have fans, not aircon so it can get a bit warm though. There are bikes, paddle boards, kayaks and snorkeling if you...

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

Thank you for your fantastic review Steve C; it was definitely a pleasure being able to host you during your stay. We are always happy to co-ordinate dietary needs of guests if given some notice in advance. As there are plenty more dives for you complete on your next visit, we hope that we may be able to host you...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Very quaint resort. Rooms are very tropical and comfortable Lovely snorkelling just off the beach and regular complimentary ferry trips to the mainland Friday night is cultural night which was very well done with a very nice Buffett and performers from the outer islands The food was OK with a limited menu that was augmented with daily specials

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

Thanks for taking the time to post a great review Marg E. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, and look forward to being able to host you and your family again in the future.

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Brad & Lisa thank you for an awesome family holiday, it was just what the doctor ordered to unwind from our business. It had been 18 years since we last stayed at Aore, the trees are bigger and you now have family bungalows - just what we needed this time! The staff are friendly and always smiling, even when our...

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Thank you Andrea B for posting such a great review. It was definitely our pleasure to host you and your family for your holiday. It was fantastic to see you and the children getting the most from the available activities, while still being able to fully relax from the stresses of modern society. We hope it is not another 18...

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  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Airport Transportation
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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 

Additional Information about Aore Island Resort

Address: Aore Road | Espiritu Santo, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
Region: Vanuatu > Espiritu Santo > Aore Island
Price Range: $190 - $342 (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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Aore Island Hotel Espiritu Santo
Aore Resort Santo
Aore Hotel Santo
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“Beachfront to listen to the water and fish jumping!”
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“The beach rooms all have amazing views.”
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