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Bokissa Private Island Resort

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

8 days of pleasure in paradise. Crystal clear water with stunning coral, meters from the front door. Excellent food, outstanding service, in a relaxed quiet surroundings. No crowds, TV , radio. Leave it all behind and completely relax. Warm clear seas provide stunning snorkelling, and swimming. I enjoyed a great day fishing with guide Lambi ,and a nice yellowfin tuna, which the chef served as sashimi on return. We will be returning.

Hi, as this was our second time on Bokissa again , we weren’t disappointed with any aspects of our relaxing stay . The staff were fantastic, meals were very very good. Fishing was excellent with Lambae, great Yellow fin tuna & Wahoo. We’ll definitely be back!!!🇻🇺🇦🇺PeterM.

This was our second time to Bokissa, as we can the same time last March and we brought our adult son this time to enjoy this piece of paradise. We stay in the deluxe spa fare at the far end beach, ( Bokissa heights, as the other guests were calling it)which was very comfortable and clean for the three of us. We met up with some friends that we met last year at Bokissa and met some lovely people, the weather was great the first few days and then a cyclone came to visit for a few days (This is the risk you take when visiting Vanuatu in March) and the back to good weather again, we spent our time in the restaurant/bar area with the other guest playing pool and darts and drinking during cyclone and we all still had a good time. The staff were all wonderful and nothing was too much trouble, we did five dives while staying on the island, the guides Rox and Lambi were excellent and always made sure we were “ok”, we also done some fishing catching a nice yellowfin tuna and wahoo,plus dropping a couple other tuna as well. The food was always tasty and good size portions and drink at a good price. Thanks again to all the staff and Julie B for our wonderful stay. We can’t wait to come back again in the near future..

Bokissa island is offshore of Espiritu Santo Vanuatu, it is a private owned island which is now fully managed by the local villagers from the adjoining island of Tutuba. The property is in need of refurbishment and would not suit those travellers seeking luxury. The package includes a Basic Continental Breakfast, two course cooked lunch with choice of two mains and sweet, Dinner is three course with Soup, choice of two mains and two sweets, the mains usually consist of one seafood dish, the meals are fairly basic and generous. Drinks are charges to you room and prises are reasonable. The island is in its natural state, the beach drops straight onto the surrounding coral reef which in some areas is damaged by wear, however plenty of good areas, more suitable to competent snorkelers and divers than the novice. There are over a dozen dive sights for the experienced and adventures divers. The accommodation is basic clean and comfortable, the air conditioners are only turned on at 8pm and go off early in the morning, ours was very old and ineffective. The pool is great. Only 12 guests at the time of our visit therefore we got to know the staff very well, they are lovely people. We would not recommend this site to anyone seeking mod cons and extreme comfort, no TV or Radio, no shops, no entertainment after dark. One group of three ladies have been going there for about tens years and were fanatic snorkelers, they snorkelled for about 5 hrs each day and had a ball. Not for everyone but a great experience

We came to this island paradise for 4 nights, what a fantastic place. All meals were included in the cost and the food was excellent, The staff were all lovely. If you want a holiday where you can do as little or as much as you want, then this is the place.

13 nights of relaxing in beautiful garden setting with the ocean only metres from our front door. Welcoming and very friendly staff ( Thanks to Jonah, Stanley, Skippy, Annie, Margaret and the entire crew!!!) Incredible diving - Special thanks to Lamby for making all our dives fun and adventurous whist maintaining absolute safety and comfort. ( He is the best dive master we have come across and look fwd to catching up again soon.) Also thanks to Harry and Graham for cooking fantastic sumptuous meals every day. We found the meals to be quite generous and although we did bring some snack foods they were rarely eaten. Serving size was more than enough to keep you going between meal times. Even the small problem of a cyclone visiting us did not dampen our spirits or the staff, darts, pool table, games and books kept everyone entertained- and the bar as well!!! Malo river trip was awesome!!! A definite must do. The perfect place to do plenty - diving, snorkelling, kayaking, bush walking, fishing, tours, visit nearby islands etc OR to do nothing but lounge around the pool soaking in the suns rays or recharge reading in a hammock listening to the small waves lapping at the shore. Did i mention the stunning sunsets!!! Great time - recommended - I'm sure we'll be back. :-)

From the moment of getting picked up from Santo airport, the staff at Bokissa Private Island Resort showcased the legendary Vanuatan hospitality! The private boat transfer to the island was short and delightful. I was surprised when the entire staff greeted us upon arrival on the island with song and dance. Jonah from the front desk was especially helpful and went out of his way to make our stay relaxing and unforgettable. There were plenty of free activities to do, but the kayak trip to Malo River was is a must! The daily boat trip for snorkelling was great as well. The food was incredible and showcased Vanuatu's greatest dining options. Overall, it was an incredible holiday from start to finish, and I can't say enough about the staff!! Definitely will be returning for another holiday!

We just returned from 9 nights at Bokissa. We had a great time with staff and owners, is so much to do. Me and my partner we enjoyed the snorkelling and we had lesson for diving and it was very well supervised with dive master Rocks AND BIG THANKS GO TO HIM.The bungalow....big and well maintained daily. The meals were to die for,the service was friendly and efficient. Big thank go to Allen and Jo no to be there for us wherever we need them...

5 stars to recharged your batteries relax and unwind from eveyday stress build up If you are looking for an island with great friendly staff good meals your own privacy away from the crowds where you can snorkel and dive all day take a walk around the island or just read and do nothing this is the island for you With the reef and water 50 meters from your door with great view waterways and sunsets and the sound of gently waves breaking on the shore to help put you in a gently sleep at night or slaying in the hammock during the day Great place to be to recharge

What a unique experience! We have never been so relaxed on a holiday ever! Food is provided so really all you ever need to do is decide on when to snorkel, when to eat and when to sleep. Everything is on island time which makes you feel instantly relaxed however there are also plenty of activities if you want to be more adventurous. We did the millennium cave (wow, that was hard work!) and kayaking to the blue hole (stunning!) The staff were lovely and accommodated is changing our dates when our son fell ill. My only slight criticism would be that the resort needs refurbishment. If you are after luxury and have high standards, then perhaps best to look elsewhere!

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Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Onsite dining
  • Private beach
  • Free airport shuttle

Bokissa Private Island Resort is within the area of Aore Island and Unity Park. This 16-room, 3-star resort welcomes guests with free breakfast, a private beach, and an outdoor pool. It's on the waterfront and also within the region of Luganville Market and Millennium Cave Tour Office.


Free continental breakfast is served each morning from 7 AM to 10:30 AM. Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. You can get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.


The 16 individually decorated accommodations feature furnished balconies or patios and afford space to spread out with sitting areas. Guests can expect to find WiFi. Beds are dressed in Egyptian cotton sheets and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include refrigerators, minibars, and coffee makers.

Property features

Guests of Bokissa Private Island Resort have access to a private beach, an outdoor pool, and a meeting room. Airport transportation is made easy with a free airport shuttle (available on request). Front-desk staff can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach resort include coffee/tea in a common area, a computer station, and an arcade/game room.

Room options

Bungalow, Beachfront

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

88.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 219 reviews