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Aore Island Resort

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The snorkelling here was pretty good, lots of fish around the pier and to the right of the pier. The restaurants food was really good. The resort pool was also nice. Free ferry over from the pier, from memory leaves at 10 or 11am and last ferry comes back at 4pm.

We recently spent 4 nights at Aore Island Resort, great setting, nice clean rooms, gorgeous views. The restaurant is a great place to enjoy the views and a delicious meal. The resort has been beautifully decorated and the gardens are well maintained, the owners Lisa and Brad are always around making you feel welcome. A great stay, I would certainly recommend.

Me and my family we love to stay here , Always have a amazing dinner and staff are wonderful. The owner very friendly and welcoming, Great place for snorkeling, quiet room and very relaxing. The only problem is they don’t have wifi inside the room. So we have to go all the way up to lounge to check mails n keep in touch with family at home. In the morning u can ride a bikes of a different areas on the island. There is coffee plantation which is beautiful and well organized. But we have to pay extra to get near the area.

My husband and I stayed 6 nights at Aore Island Resort and absolutely loved it. We stayed in a beachfront bungalow and it was so peaceful and quiet, and lovely being right on the water. There is no TV or air con, but it only added to the tranquility, and the water breeze helped the temperatures. It was lovely and unique to get to the know the owners Brad and Lisa. We enjoyed every meal we had at the restaurant, it was reasonably priced, and all of the staff were very friendly and helpful. The snorkelling just in front of the resort was unbelievable!! And it was great having access to kayaks etc. The ferry also made it easy to get to and from Santo. We had a fantastic stay here and would definitely recommend it to others and come back again!

Disagree with Norman R's review. We travelled in January 2018 with our 3 children aged 19, 9 and 6, staying in two separate bungalows looking over the channel to Luganville. It was our second visit to Santo. Previously we stayed elsewhere. We preferred Aore this time around. The rooms were great, peaceful and quiet. The local staff were awesome. The owners and their family were great. The rooms were lovely, clean, well built and well situated. The resort provided excellent quality snorkelling gear for each room. Our overall experience was really enjoyable. We met kids and adults from Vanuatu, France, England, Oz and NZ. Our holiday there will always be a happy family memory. The 3 reasons I have not given 5 stars are purely subjective and personal and idiosyncratic and probably a bit wanky - I'm a harsh marker, and I'd like more vegetarian (Italian or Indian inspired) food options, and a nice big house reef out the front of the Nakumal for even better snorkelling and try dives. But these are not really criticisms, just things I imagined I might do were I lucky to be the owner of this boutique resort aiming to make it even better. We will be going back for sure.

We stayed 7 nights at Aore Island Resort and enjoyed our stay very much. We had a beachfront cabin that was private and quiet. The facilities, food and service was great and personable. A big thankyou to Annie who looked after our tours and non-tours so well. Would love to come back with some family next time.

I had my third visit to Aore Island Resort late last year and it only gets better! Brad, Lisa, Zac and Montana have done so many great improvements and I think there is more on the way! Congratulations! The staff are as friendly as ever and the food better than ever!! What a great place to relax and unwind! THANK YOU!

great staff great place , would go back to santo but not to aore resort. The owners are rude and uncommunicative, have little respect for staff as we witnessed on several occasions.He seems to pick visitors he likes or dosent, and his children are just, well im not sure what they do. Next time it will be 2 canoes for me.

A proper South Pacific location, set in lush grounds, with bungalows which actually are private bungalows, with drinking and dining in the spacious, main restaurant overlooking the sea. Thankfully no pseudo marble foyers here, but a beautifully designed resort with a gracious host and hostess, and happy and attentive Ni-Vanuatu staff, making this a real South Pacific experience. Transfers from the airport were organised by the resort on request, both ways, and immediate and easy. A resort to really relax and wind down, with excellent food, service, quiet, great beach, snorkelling, safe swimming, walking, bike riding, and easy access to the mainland. Five of us visited staying in 3 beach bungalows and we loved every minute including the incredible and fun Christmas day. A real find.

We stayed at Aore Island Resort in December and had a really wonderful family holiday. My two teenagers and I snorkelled and paddle-boarded to our heart's content while my Mum relaxed in the beautifully appointed open air lounge/bar area. Lisa and Brad could not have done more to ensure we had a fantastic time. Lisa is the consummate hostess and strikes the perfect balance between checking in and not being overbearing. They are supported by very professional, warm and friendly staff who also go out of their way to ensure guests are happy, including Lisa and Brad's son , who was full of interesting information about things to do and see. Great food - loved the fish mornay and resort special curry - delicious! We were very happy with our rooms - THANK YOU, LISA! - which were right on the beach. We lay in bed at night listening to the ways lapping on the beach. Absolute PARADISE. We would go back tomorrow in the blink of an eye and not leave! Thanks to all at Aore Island Resort for all the happy memories - such moments are absolutely priceless.

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Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Marina

Within a short distance of Aore Island Resort are Unity Park and Luganville Market. This 18-room, 4-star resort has free breakfast, a marina, and an outdoor pool. It's on the beach and also near Millennium Cave Tour Office and Aore Island.


Free continental breakfast is served each morning from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM. Enjoy a bite to eat at the resort's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room.


All 18 recently renovated rooms feature furnished balconies, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Free bottled water, ceiling fans, and ironing boards are other standard amenities.

Property features

Renovated in 2014, Aore Island Resort offers a marina, an outdoor pool, and free WiFi in public areas. Airport transportation is made easy with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for VUV 2400 per person roundtrip. A multilingual staff is on hand to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach resort include a meeting room, coffee/tea in a common area, and free use of bicycles.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

90.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 354 reviews