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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia 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 4 days ago NEWvia 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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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rawluxuryadventures, Owner at Aore Island Resort, responded to this review

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.

Mansfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got Married here back in May (organised through helen@southpacificevents.com) and had a fantastic time. All the staff and Lisa and Rob the owners are very friendly and down to earth which made for a very relaxed atmosphere. The resort itself is very beautiful and located along a nice clean peaceful beach, the bungalows are comfortable and clean with the...

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

Thank you ZippyJ0hn for your wonderful review of our property. All staff members were excited to be a part of your special day; thank you again for allowing us to host it for you. We are certainly very lucky to have such a great location for the resort; waterfront access for water activities, interesting roads for walking & cycling, and...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Aore Island resort is strong along beach on the inside channel of the island looking back at Loganville. Run by an Aussie family they looked after us reaĺly well. Staff were very friendly and greeted us wherever we went. We did a lot of snorkeĺling along the beach and there was a surprising range of fish there. Organising trips was...

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

Thank you for your great review Christopher M. We believe even in the summer months Aore Island Resort is a fantastic place to stay; and you have confirmed this. Thank you again for choosing to stay with us while in Santo, and all resort staff hope we may be able to host you again in the future.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My fourth time to Aore Island Resort. Welcome Greeting with Brad Gray. Check in Beach Front Bungalow as a returned guest. Have a fan to keep me cool when sleeping. Organised double boat scuba dives in mornings with Aore Adventures next door. Time to relax in afternoons, snorkelling beautiful beach front reefs and jetty. Keeping fit swimming along rectangular inground...

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

What a great review paulwilliams57. As a returning guest, all of the staff were excited to reacquaint with you again, and be able to provide you with an increased level of service from your last visit. It is not often we see somebody as active as you; but the resort definitely lends itself to the adventure minded guest, while also...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best thing about Aore Resort is it's location - the bures are right on the beach, so the view is fabulous. Access to the beach is easy, and the snorkelling right off the beach front is great - a variety of fish and coral. The staff are welcoming and the vibe is very relaxed. The food & drinks are...

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

Thank you wideworldwendy for your great review, and for choosing to stay with us on your trip to Santo. We are definately lucky with the location of our property; beachfront access from the bungalows, clear, protected waters for snorkelling, and local produce to use in our restaurant. All of the resort staff would like to again thank you & your...

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Spa
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
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Additional Information about Aore Island Resort

Address: Aore Road | Espiritu Santo, Aore Island, Vanuatu
Region: Vanuatu > Aore Island
Price Range: $132 - $284 (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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“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
“Any bungalow is beautiful”
 of 5 bubbles portboy2014, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are well positioned close to the water - always had a breeze.”
 of 5 bubbles JennyQ806, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
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