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Wollongong, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Turtle bay lodge is a step up from the bungalows we were staying at, but so is the price. Awesome dinner right on the water, where we met a couple who shared new years eve at Port Olry with us. Best wooden carving ever seen in Vanuatu ( dugong ) at the entrance to the restaurant

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are after a 5 star luxury resort then Turtle Bay Lodge (or Santo in general) is not for you. But if you are after your own private shack on one of the most beautiful coastlines you will ever see then don't hesitate. We just spent 6 nights at Turtle Bay Lodge and loved every second. The location is...

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

Hi Sally, it was definitely our pleasure to have your Family stay with us. Young Zac was a massive hit with the staff, and they can't wait to see you all back again. Many thanks.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Diane and Sky are really nice host and they put lots of effort to make Turtle Bay Lodge a better place to stay. They provide lots of information and helped me book tours. The room are cleaned on a daily basis and the food here is very delicious, the 4 nights I spent here is very enjoyable.

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

Hi diszyd, Thanks for your review, from all the staff at Turtle Bay Lodge.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in the turtle bay lodge in october for almost a week and had a great time! The staff is really friendly, the food really good and the place is clean and beautiful! Skye and Di are fantastic, they know everything off the island and all the activities and are extremly helpfull! There is a lot to do on...

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

Hi SophiaB, thanks for the lovely review. So glad you and Richard had a great time. we look forward to seeing you again.

Sydney
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Turtle Bay Lodge was recommended to us by local friends and we are so glad we stayed there. It's central to all the beautiful beaches and sights as well as being out of town and peaceful. Turtle Bay is great for snorkelling, swimming and the lodge is simple and sweet. The room have sea breezes, nice verandahs and handy kitchen...

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

Hi RM, thanks for your great review. We look forward to seeing you again one day, at Turtle Bay.

Australia
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed 4 nights in a family room in Nov 2016 with our 7 month old Bub and had a great time. The room is clean and neat but nothing fancy (I'm not sure you can find fancy on Santo) but it worked well. Bunks in the living room and king bed in the bedroom. They put a port a...

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

Hi Lisa, Thank you for your review. It's a shame you didin't have the best weather for your trip, but we have ordered lots of Sunshine for your next trip to Santo. Hope to see you soon.

Scotts Head
Reviewed 2 December 2016

It has been nearly 8 years since I have stayed at Turtle Bay Lodge and must say I was so impressed I wished I could have stayed longer. The local environment is still as beautiful as ever but it was the enhancement of a variety of areas to relax, socialise or contemplate life in, that really added the wow factor....

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

Thanks Beachshells for your lovely review. All the staff at TBL are justifiably proud of the standard of service that they deliver, nowadays. We look forward to seeing you again soon

Reykjavik, Iceland
Reviewed 1 December 2016

This was my first trip to Vanuatu and I chose this place for its internet access and the fact that the room had a kitchenette. I had read that prices in Vanuatu would be equivalent to Sydney--and that was true, so I was happy to be able to cook my own meals whenever I wanted. There was a fridge, 2...

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

Hi AK69, Thank you for your review, and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay at Turtle Bay. We are sorry to hear that you lost money on your trip, but we can absolutely assure you that it was not taken by anyone at Turtle Bay Lodge. Our staff having never stolen, or misappropriated anything belonging to any of...

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Had initially thought to stay in Luganville as it would be more central for what I wanted to do and I am so glad everything was fully booked there and I ended up at Turtle Bay Lodge ... It was the perfect place to relax before the long trek home. Skye and Di the management couple were fantastic - vast...

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

Hi Marijke0563, thanks for your lovely review. We are very lucky at Turtle bay to be surrounded by so much natural beauty and we love it when guests are able to appreciate everything that Santo has to offer. Look forward to seeing you again soon

Coffs Harbour, Australia
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Just had 6 nights in family room 11--- such a beautiful place this lodge-- Here for conference in Luganville and it was a beautiful place to come back to Great for swimming--no crocs or stingers - easy with reef shoes. The staff were so helpful--Isaac on arrival with drinks and Iris wonderful in the restaurant for our stay. Meals delicious--especially...

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

Hi AngieandKels, it was absolutely our pleasure to have you girls stay with us, and despite the visits to the Medical centre, we are happy that you enjoyed your stay. Can't wait to see you again next year. Many thanks

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Concierge
  • Babysitting
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: $89 - $155 (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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Turtle Bay Hotel Espiritu Santo
Turtle Bay Lodge Vanuatu/Espiritu Santo - Luganville
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“we stayed for dinner only”
 of 5 bubbles brian102017, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“family room 11”
 of 5 bubbles AngieandKels, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I expect they are all similar, facing the lagoon and sunrise with sunny back doors and space to hang laundry.”
 of 5 bubbles adriennej38, 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are close to ocean so the noise of the waves takes a bit to get used to at night.”
 of 5 bubbles 271kerryb, 16 May 2016 | Read review
“Every room with sea view”
 of 5 bubbles mornermedia, 28 Apr 2016 | Read review
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