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Aore Island Resort

4.0 star property
Aore Island beachfront resort with 2 restaurants and outdoor pool

9.0/10 Superb

62 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Refrigerator
  • Spa
Aore Road, Aore Island, Aore
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Marina
  • On the beach
  • 2 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free use of bicycles
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Room service
  • Spa services
  • Babysitting
  • Airport shuttle
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
Cleaning & Safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Social distancing
  • Contactless check-out

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach

Getting around

  • Luganville (SON-Santo-Pekoa Intl.) - 10 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Aore Island Resort

At Aore Island Resort, you can spend time at the beach relaxing in a sun lounger, plus you'll have access to onsite snorkeling, water skiing, and kayaking. Guests in the mood for pampering can indulge in massages, facials, and mani/pedis, and the outdoor pool provides fun for everyone. The Nakamal Restaurant, one of 2 restaurants, offers a beachfront location and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Other highlights at this upscale resort include 2 bars/lounges, a marina, and free bike rentals. Fellow travelers say good things about the helpful staff and family-friendly amenities.


English, French

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 18 units


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must transfer via boat to the property; guests must contact the property at least 24 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking
  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 5:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • Babysitting*


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Airport shuttle from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free local cuisine breakfast each morning 7:00 AM–9:30 AM
  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Private dining
  • Free daily reception
  • Room service (limited hours)

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's menu

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Pilates classes
  • Kayaking
  • Boat tours
  • Snorkeling
  • Water skiing
  • Evening entertainment
  • Fishing
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Free bicycle rentals
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Communal living room
  • An outdoor pool
  • Spa services
  • Marina


  • English
  • French

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding
  • Free crib/infant bed

What to enjoy

  • Furnished balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • LED light bulbs
  • Recycling

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include facials, body scrubs, and manicures and pedicures.


The Nakamal Restaurant - This beachfront restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.
The Beach Bar - This bistro is located on the beach. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Open select days.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Administrative fee: VUV 100 per accommodation, per night

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of VUV 2400 per person (roundtrip)

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between February 05 and February 19.

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Rollaway beds are available for VUV 4000 per night
  • Airport shuttle for children between the ages of 3 and 14 costs VUV 1200 (roundtrip)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.


This property does not have elevators.

This property uses eco-friendly cleaning products.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Aore Island Resort
Aore Hotel Santo
Aore Island Hotel Espiritu Santo
Aore Resort Santo
Aore Resort Santo
Aore Hotel Santo
Aore Island Resort Resort
Aore Island Resort Aore Island
Aore Island Resort Resort Aore Island

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Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

10/10 Exceptional

4-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great place to relax and unwind in an amazing location.
Irene, 6-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very Good

Facilities well kept and rooms pleasant. Although free kayaks are advertised there was only 2 singles and three doubles all without back supports for all the guests but also used by visiting 'yachties'
3-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very Good

Beautiful setting , gardens were immaculate , could do with more lighting along the stepped path at night ! Food was a little disappointing, the continental breakfast was often ran out of choices at any time at breakfast , and the main meals tended to be very sauce heavy when more lighter dressings would have been a nicer alternative, otherwise a great location and nice accommodation, pool and beach.
5-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very Good

4-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great experience!
It was a very nice stay, the bungalow in frobt of the beach is amazing, very private. Excellent for couple but also for family. You can use 4×4 bike, in good condition. The staff is extremly friendly. The restaurant is amazing, good cook, excellent meat! Overall very happy ! They have transport for the main island and can pick you up at tve airport for 1200vuv.
caroline, 2-night romance trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very Good

Good experience.Restaurant is the low point
Great location. The bungalows are really nice and you have your own private beach, with lounge chairs. You can snorkel from there. Take a kayak. The room itself is also nicely decorated. Main low point was the food in the restaurant. Only a dozen of options and mostly western food (burgers, pizza) without healthy choices or local food either which was a bit disappointing. We were also greeted by the managers who are really nice. Staff was not that friendly, compared to cheaper places we went to in Santo.
2-night romance trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Fantastic location and super friendly staff. Lots of great snorkeling at your doorstep and only a quick 10 min ferry ride into Lugenville. We also used the babysitting service and the lady looking after our daughter was fabulous with her. The hotel also has mountain bikes you can use to explore the island which was great. Overall would highly recommend.
4-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Sally, 3-night family trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

We loved Vanuatu and we loved Aore Island Resort -- it's beautiful, quiet and peaceful, with amazing hosts and fabulous food. You can do lots (especially with regular ferry rides to/from the island) or you can do nothing -- perfect!
Sharon, 7-night trip
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