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32 reviews
Malvanua Island from the air
Free use of kayaks
Bedrooms have ceiling fans and plenty of screened louvre windows for maximum ventilation.
Your own private beach.
Hammocks, gas BBQ and outside dining table on the deck.
Outside shower so you can rinse off when you come out of the sea.
En suite shower rooms
Turtles nest on the island Nov to Dec, babies hatch mid-late Jan and Feb
We can't guarantee you will see turtles as they nest and hatch at night but they are very cute
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Luganville, Espiritu Santo

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675bridge...
Rotorua, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“We will be back!”
Reviewed 16 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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We had the absolute holiday of a lifetime when we stayed at Malvanua Island for two weeks in July. Having read the reviews on TripAdvisor, we were reluctant about booking as we thought it can't be as great as it sounds - turns out, it was.
From pickup at Luganville airport to drop off two weeks later, we relaxed, explored, ate, fished, swam, slept, sunbathed, read and generally had the most amazing family holiday.
There was NOTHING that was too much trouble for Torq (host) to organise. We arrived as strangers and left feeling like we were saying goodbye to a favourite uncle.
Trips to the market, town, post office, banks, the local pub, even a Torq Tour to Port Olry,another blue hole and the rodeo were highlights of our trip, where Torq's willingness to include us and our 5 & 7 year old children were unbelievable.
Torq was ever helpful, but entirely respectful of our privacy and time and would prearrange times to drop off fresh made bread, trips and general visits, so as not to disturb us. As well as fresh made bread we were treated to homegrown fruit and veges, eggs, oysters and fish. He even produced fishing rods and tackle for our mad keen 7 year old son to fish off the beach - then lifted the bench mark even higher by organising fishing off the barge with himself, our family and his Ni-Van gardener - complete with spearing bait fish (Master 7 year olds eyes nearly popped out at that, and this became a much talked about holiday memory).
We made use of the kayaks and paddled over to the small island alongside Malvanua as well as over to the blue hole on Santo - a spectacular thing to do.
There was NOTHING we had to really think about on this holiday - true to their offer, they went shopping prior to our arrival for supplies and then took us regularly to town - or offered to get things for us while they were in town!! Pick up from the airport was easy and the first trip over to the island in the dark was exciting and very manageable.
We have every intention of returning in 2016 and expect that this wonderful island, beautifully appointed house and AMAZING hosts will be well patronised by returning guests.

Miss you Torq :)

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Liked best: Location and host
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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Coaching1...
Launceston, Australia
2 reviews
“Excellent and Quality stay for the family”
Reviewed 30 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

My family stayed at this excellent place for a short stay. The quality of the facilities and services was brilliant on this island. We had a great time relaxing, kayaking and visiting the close by resorts and tourist spots. The owner was a helpful and respectful, refreshing delight of anecdotal information to enhance our stay. We enjoyed the rest and relaxation and the time on an Island to ourselves. It is a peaceful and great fun place to stay with a family. Also, I am sure a great place for a romantic holiday as privacy is assured.

I wished I could have stayed their forever as the place has a wonderful atmosphere as a getaway destination.

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LaniTasma...
Tasmania
Level 6 Contributor
19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Perfect Escape”
Reviewed 25 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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Malvanua was the perfect getaway for our family. From our first enquiry and booking confirmation, pick up from the airport and throughout the too-short four night stay, the care and attention to detail was faultless.
What we loved: the location; the comfortable, modern and spotlessly clean beach house; the kayaks; the reasonable paddling distance to Turtle Bay and to Oyster Ilsand when we didn't feel like cooking; the lovely fresh eggs and home-baked bread that Torquil brought us and also the fruit that Frederick brought us; the efficient and friendly way that Marianne handled our booking and our many questions; and most importantly, the peace and quiet.
I've undersold this amazing place. Just go and discover it yourself.
Thank you Marianne, Torquil, Frederick (and Rusty) for having us!

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Liked best: The way we were made to feel welcome
Travelling group: Teenagers
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Sandi V
Gold Coast, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Simply Amazing!!!”
Reviewed 3 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015
3
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Do yourself a favour and put "malvanua Island beach house" on your bucket list....

Perfect little piece of paradise
Fully equipped , spacious , beach house nestled on the edge of the water!
Owners Torquil & Marianne have every little detail covered, from airport pickup and a shopping trip for supplies ( groceries, fresh fruit & veg, butchers) to use in the fully equipped kitchen,
Thankyou Marianne for the beautiful homemade bread and the fresh eggs.
* kayaking to the blue holes,
* snorkel the world class reef at your back door
* a peaceful walk around the islands beautiful rainforest
* fishing or just good old relaxing in the hammocks looking over the most beautiful bluewater..... Malvanua Island has it all covered

Our family will definitely be returning .....it's the secret you really want to share!!

Thankyou again ... Torq & Marianne

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Liked best: Great place to have a holiday
Liked least: That we had to leave
Travelling group: Extended Family
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escape4ev...
Sydney, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Perfect tropical escape”
Reviewed 22 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015
2
people found this review helpful

Malvanua Island Beach House is a magical place - now, looking at the pictures again, I'm feeling homesick for 'our island'. We had a very special time, thanks to the wonderful location and VIP treatment from Torquil and Marianne.
Torquil collected us from the airport late at night because our flight was delayed and the trip on the barge across to the island by moonlight was just the remedy for a day spent at Brisbane airport. The house is very well laid out with each bedroom and its own bathroom on either side of the spacious living area. Marianne and Torquil had also very thoughtfully stocked the fridge with some supplies as our original plan of stopping off at the supermarket and market had fallen by the wayside. It was our first taste of Marianne's great homemade bread - and we were very spoilt with many more loaves over the holiday.
Waking up on our first day on the island, we had to pinch ourselves that we were really there ... the tropical, luxuriant forest tucking us in on both sides and the transparent water beckoning us ... it felt like we were in a story.
Torquil took us over to the mainland to the butcher (delicious fillet and pork chops), then the supermarket and market where we bought the best tasting mandarins and some exotic (for us!) local fruits and veg - he and Frederick made some great recommendations!
The rest of our holiday went by too quickly ... we kayaked up the river to the Blue Hole, snorkelled the reef on the other side of the island (the coral is stunning) and swam in our big 'swimming pool' in front of the house. In the evenings, we sat out and ate at the outside table (crafted from a tree on the island) with food cooked on the outside BBQ and enjoyed the sunset. So peaceful and tranquil and no one else around! It actually rained nearly every day we were there (most unusually), but this did not affect our enjoyment in any way.
Torquil and Marianne were amazing - so thoughtful and kind throughout our stay, I can't thank them enough! We especially appreciated their support on our last day when our flight was delayed, following up with Air Vanuatu, and making it all far less stressful for us.
All in all, a truly wonderful experience and we can't wait for a return visit.

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Liked best: Everything - location, wonderful hosts, peace and privacy
Liked least: Our holiday ending!
Travelling group: Extended Family
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