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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 26 July 2015

We have just spent a week with Skye and Dianne at Turtle Bay and had a great time. These 2 make you feel very welcome and anything you need done big or small is not a problem. Their team are also very happy to help out wherever possible. The rooms are 20 meters from the the water so you can...

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

Thankyou Ian9112015 for your review. It was great fun having your lovely Family stay with us, and experience the friendly vibe of the Vanuatu people. Hope to see you all again one day soon.

Columbus OH
Reviewed 10 July 2015

We enjoyed our four night stay. The room was spacious and had a kitchenette so we could prepare our own breakfast. The porch offered ocean views. The managers, Skype and Diane, were very friendly and helpful and went above and beyond to make our stay enjoyable. The rest of the staff were really friendly. The grounds are well cared for...

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

Thank you Ohiowanderer for your review. Glad we could make your trip to Santo, a memorable experience.

Reviewed 15 June 2015 via mobile

We stayed at beautiful Turtle Bay resort for 6 nights and had an excellent time. The rustic, island-style lodge offers a variety of different rooms on an affordable level. We loved relaxing in the landscaped water-side gardens. Although Turtle Bay is about 25 minutes from Luganville, the resort has a reliable driver who is always happy to transport you into...

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Dianne M, Manager at Turtle Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We look forward to having you stay with us again, and so glad you enjoyed your trip to Santo.

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 18 May 2015

We had a lovely stay here and were extremely impressed by the owners' hospitality. Their love and enthusiasm for the place was contagious! And in such a beautiful spot it was easy to see why. We hired a double kayak and paddled off to Matevulu Blue Hole which was simply stunning. A really enjoyable journey too. Our room was extremely...

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

Thankyou Engrob84 for your review. We were glad to see that you were able to appreciate the natural beauty of Santo's East Coast. Hope to see you again soon.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 May 2015

Very nice lodge, not impacted at all by cyclone Pam (like all of Santo island). The location is beautiful, the food is great, the people are nice. And the reef in front of the lodge is just incredible !

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Reviewed 3 May 2015

Traveled to Santos and stayed 3 nights at this resort. Not damaged by cyclone but suffering because of perception all of Vanuatu was damaged. Location on the beach ensured cool breezes, sound of waves to go to sleep and handy and interesting reef for snorkeling within 25 metres. Rooms equivalent Aust 31/2 star, screened, comfortable beds, effective shower, clean with...

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

Thankyou RossM for your review. It was a pleasure having you stay with us. Hope to see you again soon.

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 19 April 2015

From the moment we walked into Turtle Bay Lodge we felt very welcomed by the staff and received a refreshing drink which was heaven after our long flight. Walking outside to the eating area we were amazed at how beautiful it looked with different types of seating areas and all lit up. We stayed at Turtle Bay for 1 week...

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Dianne M, Manager at Turtle Bay Lodge, responded to this review

We are so very glad you both enjoyed your stay in our little piece of paradise. It was a pleasure having you both here.

Sunshine Coast, Australia
Reviewed 18 April 2015

As we were the first group to visit after cyclone Pam when phones and internet were down , for some reason my review has not been posted up on this site. I apologise as we had an incredibly relaxing 6 dates stay at Turtle Bay and pretty well can say to Justine P ( the previous contributor). I thought I...

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Reviewed 18 April 2015

Turtle Bay Lodge has a comfortable, relaxed ambiance in a lovely, natural environment which for me, captures the essence of Vanuatu. It's a place where you can just wander out to the reef or down to the beach, dawdle back for a meal, hang around, read, chat and feel completely at home. We loved getting to know the staff, especially...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 16 April 2015

Turtle Bay Lodge was a really beautiful place to stay. We stayed there for 3 nights (would have loved to stay longer), just after the cyclone. Pam. Lucky us we didn't cancel our trip to Santo! Because the island was not damaged at all and so beautiful!! We had the resort for ourselves and were "spoiled" by Jenny and John...

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Airport Transportation
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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: ₹ 2,199 - ₹ 6,498 (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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