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Reviewed 28 March 2019

This was our second time staying at Barrier Beach Resort and it didn't disappoint. The new rooms are even better. A lot of work has been done on the resort since our last visit and we were impressed with the new look and feel of the resort.

We stayed in a beach side fare with plunge pool and highly recommend the room. It was clean, spacious and comfortable. Not to mention the view is amazing! On our first day we went snorkelling with a Dugong right out the front of our room!

The resort provides free use of stand up paddle boards, kayaks, snorkelling equipment and pool noodles.

The food at the restaurant was delicious. We ended up having most of our meals at the resort for this reason.

I really can't fault the resort.

Date of stay: March 2019
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Barrier Beach R... V, General Manager at Barrier Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2019

It is nice to hear that the improvements that we have done to make the Resort even better have made a positive impact. We were very careful to keep the ambience of the Resort the same and still be that quiet Island Paradise. Thank you for your kind words and we hope to see you a third time. Best wishes from everyone at BBR.

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Reviewed 24 March 2019

Second time here and we'll be back for thirds! Perfect place to really "get away from it all" and feel as though you are in an exclusive paradise (you are!)...and only a 3hr flight from Brisbane. Incomparable beachfront location with warm clear water, abundant reef and sea life just off the shore, beautifully appointed accommodation and a menu where everything is so good, it is sometimes difficult to decide what to order. Having stayed there before we felt almost like it was coming home, with Julie and Calvin as welcoming and helpful (and tolerant!) as ever. The staff extend the natural hospitality and anticipate your needs (Rocky started making our coffee before we even sat down for breakfast!) before you even voice them. Rose served us on a number of occasions and was an absolute delight. I also had spa treatments in the onsite spa with Irene, another must-do. Day trips were organised for us when we wanted to have an adventure, or it was equally as wonderful staying at the resort and snorkelling and kayaking around the local shoreline. We enjoyed Fare 10 very much which was waterfront and featured a plunge pool on the expansive deck...life just doesn't get better than that!! Views from dawn til dusk and the gentle sound of lapping waves to lull you to sleep at night time. Just perfect. If you're looking for an island getaway where you feel like royalty but with homely hospitality and no pretentiousness, this is it folks!!

Room tip: They're all good, but for absolute luxury have to recommend Fare 9 or 10.
Date of stay: March 2019
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Barrier Beach R... V, General Manager at Barrier Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2019

Thank you so much for your kind words, it is very satisfying for all of us at Barrier Beach to hear that each of our guest have a wonderful time. It was great to see you both again and we look forward to the next time. Best regards from all of us.

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Reviewed 23 March 2019

We stayed at Barrier beach for 4 nights and couldn’t find a fault. The food is 5 star, the view is stunning and the location is perfect. To top it off, Julie & Calvin were wonderful hosts. I look forward to returning sometime soon.

Date of stay: March 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Barrier Beach R... V, General Manager at Barrier Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2019

It is great to hear that everything was fantastic with your holiday with us. Thank you so much for your great review. All the best from all of us.

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Reviewed 21 March 2019

We couldn’t of asked for a better stay in Vanuatu. The resort was right on the beach looking east with wonderful snorkelling right off the shore. The rooms were spacious and the beds very comfortable. The food was incredible every meal no matter the time of day was great. Also the ladies in the office were wonderful in organising a day trip for us up to Port Orly.

Calvin & Julie were very accommodating when we had last minute changes. We hope you enjoyed the Tim tams!

Room tip: We had a garden villa with an ocean view which was perfect. Just remember to keep the screens closed to keep out the mozzies!
Date of stay: February 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Barrier Beach R... V, General Manager at Barrier Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2019

The Tim Tams were great, every staff member thought they were sensational. Thank you for your kind words and we are happy that you enjoyed yourselves here at Barrier Beach. Regards from the team at BBR.

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Reviewed 17 March 2019

Firstly, I will echo one of the guests below where we all experienced Cyclone Oma (delays, checking its slow slow movements, grid positions, and knots of wind). IT added to the experience at the resort which is superb in every way. The management greetings and walkabouts, the chefs, the waiting staff, the cleaning staff everyone!
We had actually stayed next door at Sunrise not realising we had booked a resort so close by, but the two resorts are different - one intimate and the other Barrier Beach Resort more extensive, and its restaurant offering meals most of the times, which is probably wanting of a place that is quite remote from the town and markets. The town is about 20mins drive. However the resort is nearer to a golf course (a road leading to it requires the car to drive left and right avoiding the potholes), 3 blue holes, horse ranch, canoeing within about 20 mins. Port Olry is about 40-50mins drive but worth a visit beacuase of the quietness of the place and a lovely beach with a beachside open restaurant.
Calvin and Julie are wonderful hosts and they helped the guests including ourselves with several flight delays due to Oma winds. We felt safe and it good hands. It allowed us to saty an extra few days to enjoy the sun and calmer weather as the storm started moving south west towards QUEENSLAND!.
The fare we stayed in were excellent, including the executive suite which was HUGE. We moved to another fare during our flight delays, and whilst a standard size, the shower toilet area is exactly the same size as the executive Fare. Spacious with his and hers sinks. Probably the one thing I would as management to consider is to provide racks to hang our bathers outside. The fares offered privacy and comfort. Our aircondition wasn't that strong but we really did not mind as we could open the windows a bit (screened) and had the fans on high speed. However I imagine in the hot weather it might get uncomfortable for some. But a dip in the lovely waters will solve all this. Wifi is excellent. Power was a bit disrupted but the resort has backup power so a short interruption was all we experienced. We are in the islands after all and it made up for an exciting time and stay at the resort. The beach is lovely, we did not see the dugong, we kayaked however due to the rains, the water was a bit murky but it was nice and warm and comforting to just sit in the water - you avoid the mosquitoes as well this way. There are mosquito coils which I only lit after we were bitten sitting outside not realising their were coils inside. Once lit, it was fine.
Overall it was a lovely stay, (wet, windy) but enjoyable with good food, wine and excellent hosts.

Date of stay: February 2019
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Barrier Beach R... V, General Manager at Barrier Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2019

Thank you for your kind review, it is always an experience when we have a cyclone nearby. Luckily it was quite a small one and a bit unsettled weather with some wind is not too bad. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us regardless of the weather. Thank you for letting me know about the Air conditioning, I have cleaned the unit outside as with all the leaves and twigs falling in the winds it got quite dirty which I think affected the operation. Wishing the very best regards from each of us at Barrier Beach.

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