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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The resort was wonderful, snorkelling was good and there were plenty of other activities (day spa, world war two bunkers, diving, day trips to Santo, etc., etc., etc.) to keep you entertained. However, what really impressed us was the staff. I arrived having just put my back out. Everyone was extremely kind and helpful. Uncooked rice put into a plastic...

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

Thank you Andrew W for choosing to stay at Aore Island Resort, and for taking the time to place an amazing review for us. All staff at the resort enjoyed your time with us, and hope you may be able to return at some point, to accomplish the fantastic dives you missed out on due to your injury. We have...

Mystic, Connecticut
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was here to do some work across the way and I'm so glad I stayed here. The boat rides across were easy and the place was super cool and relaxing. The staff learns your name like it's the Ritz and the food (especially the fish) was incredible. I went diving with the dive shop next door and I recommend...

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

Thank you Z L for your fantastic review, it was certainly our pleasure to host you during your stay; and we definitely hope that you may be able to return with your family in the future.

Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here over the new year period and had a most enjoyable time. Our room was on the waters edge with a veranda that overlooks the water, and from where we were able to sit and watch the sun set each day. The menu is varied and there is a specials board that changes daily. The quality of the...

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

Thank you themets2016 for taking the time to review our property; but more importantly for choosing to stay with us. Everybody enjoyed the New Year party, with many ideas already coming in for next year. While the topic of air-conditioning is a much debated topic of guests and management alike, we have noted your comments, and will discuss the merits...

Antwerp, Belgium
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the reasons to chose Vanuatu as our Pacific destination was because of the friendliness, always a difficult topic before you decide upon a booking. Aore Island definitely surprised us on this point. The staff is extremely friendly, speaks to everybody and remembers the first names, and you remember them too!! The way they treat children is a pleasure...

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

Thank you GoneForLong for posting a review on our property; it is the best way for us to improve on our guests experiences. Your comments on beach material has been noted, and will be discussed with all gardeners. Thank you for choosing to stay with us, it was definitely our pleasure to be able to host you.

Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We ate at Aore for lunch with friends and family. A nice day out but service delivery is lacking polish and food ordinary. Was absolutely shocked when a very disinterested guy (assume he was the owner) said any fish he catches he gives the guts to the staff to eat and if they don't get sick with ciguatera he knows...

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

Thank you for taking the time to place a review. I'm not sure who told you the story you mentioned, but this is not the policy of the resort when purchasing fish. Fish are supplied daily from our local fisherman, with a resort policy of only buying Poulet or Snapper (the 2 varieties which do not carry ciguatera). We hope...

Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

The island is great, local staff are great, as everywhere in Vanuatu. Really great place for lunch as a a day guest, although expensive as everywhere in Vanuatu. Surcharge for credit card was 5% which is just ridiculous, most of Vanuatu they charge 3% and only some at 4%. I was not able to pay by credit card as internet...

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

Thank you Marco v for taking the time to review our property; although we're disappointed that you mistook the intention of the conversation! Aore Island Resort definitely encourages day guests to visit the resort, but will ask guests (both day & in-house) to dry themselves before entering the Nukamel. The reason for this request is both safety & comfort. As...

Kingswood, Australia
Reviewed 10 January 2017

I visited twice last week as a Day Guest and was very impressed. I have visited Lugunville several times and not known how this nice this was or how easy it was to get there. The snorkelling at the jetty was excellent and easily accessed from the beach. I found the staff to be nice and friendly who were very...

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

Thank you Kath P for taking the time to review our property, as well as choosing to visit us during your stay in Santo. We agree - the Day Spa is a must visit when coming to Aore Island Resort; we sincerly hope that you may be able to visit us for a longer period in the future.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 10 January 2017

This was our second visit to Aore Resort in the last 12 months and they lived up to the expectations once again. The resort is well priced for what your receive the food and accommodation is first class and Brand & Lisa's staff are excellent. Thanks for amazing visit.

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

Thank you RobP for your review, as well as choosing to return to our piece of paradise; it was fabulous to be able to host you during your stay. All of the staff hope that this may be an annual event for you guys, and look forward to your next visit. Thanks again.

Sydney
Reviewed 8 January 2017

There is no doubt that the location of the resort is perfect . Accommodation is very basic however the privacy of the huts is fantastic --especially number 8 with the plunge pool and deck chairs under the tree having a fantastic view over the water and breathtaking sunsets --makes up for the tired look and crappy shower--which a new shower...

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

Thank you mhochwallner for taking the time to review our property. I am sincerely disappointed that you were less than happy with the food options provided; but we have taken on board your suggestions. Thank you for staying with us on this occasion.

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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Have just returned from 13 magical nights at Aore with family - parents (in their late 70s), husband and 12 year old daughter. We all loved it and wish we had 13 more! Location: The Resort is on Aore Island - just off Luganville. 5 free ferries a day keeps you connected to Santo, but sufficiently removed to feel more...

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Thank you for taking the time to review our property; your constructive thoughts will be integrated into the refurbishment plans. We thoroughly enjoyed hosting your whole family, and hope that we may see you return in the not-too-distant future. Have a fantastic New Year, and thank you again for choosing to holiday with us.

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
Services
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting
  • Breakfast Available

Additional Information about Aore Island Resort

Address: Aore Road | Espiritu Santo, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
Region: Vanuatu > Espiritu Santo > Aore Island
Price Range: ₹ 7,104 - ₹ 14,105 (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
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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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