- 6 nights
- Daily Breakfast
Why we recommend it
Book by 31 Jan 19
* Return Airfares with Air Vanuatu including checked luggage, meals, drinks & entertainment (excludes Land only package price - flights included from Port Vila only)
* All airfare taxes
* Return airport transfers
ACCOMMODATION & MEALS
* 6 nights in a Studio Gardenview Bungalow, twin share
* Tropical breakfast daily
* 1 night in Port Vila ex Sydney only
* Use of resort kayaks & stand up paddle boards
* Welcome drink on arrival
* Use of resort push bikes
Advertised price valid for select dates 24 Feb - 31 Mar 19 subject to availability and black-out dates may apply.
Aore Island Resort
Aore Island Resort
Aore Island Resort greets its guests with scenic views of untouched paradise, and that friendly Vanuatu spirit tourists fall in love with.
Perched on the beach and surrounding by tropical coconut plantations, you'll instantly feel a million miles from home when you arrive at the island resort. Just across the channel from Vanuatu's largest island Espiritu Santo, locals know this area to be an incredible asset and visitors will struggle to disagree. It's a mecca for divers and adventurers, but is equally suited to those looking for a relaxing holiday destination to sit back and relax in.
The boutique island resort is a short ferry trip away from the hustle and bustle of Espiritu Santo, where guests looking for shopping and adventure activities will be spoilt for choice. For those times when you do stay within resort grounds, however, you will have an array of things to do right at your fingertips.
Plunge into the 12m pool for a refreshing change from the spectacular ocean, or simply chill out in your beachfront bungalow as you marvel at the sandy coral beach alongside you.
The resort centres around a large terraced area, housing a bar, restaurant and lounge. Enjoy poolside meals and wander the grounds in the evening, sipping cocktails as you watch the sun go down over this tranquil island. Alternatively, take your loved ones to the lounge bar to listen to a local string band play beautiful songs.
The in-house restaurant will please all palates, whether you're interested in local seafood, Santo beef or even a cheeky pizza. Make sure you don't miss Island Night, where dancers join with a string band to perform for all the guests. Take a sip of Kava and let the night take you away!
Visitors to Aore Island Resort fly direct from Australia or via Port Vila, the capital of Vanuatu to Pekoa International Airport, Santo. It is then only a 5 minute drive from the airport to the Resort Ferry and a 10 minute ride across the Segond Channel to the resort. You can now fly DIRECT to Santo with Air Vanuatu from Australia ex Sydney on Mondays or ex Brisbane on Tuesdays.
At Aore Island Resort you can just relax or be active and adventurous. The options are limitless. Cocktails can be enjoyed in the one of the friendliest and romantic bars in the South Pacific overlooking the sea and the moored yachts. The pool is available for lounging around or a quiet swim. A resort run dive shop is located adjacent to the reception area and manned by fully qualified professionals and equipped with the latest dive gear.
Complimentary Activities : non-motorised sports including, mountain bikes, kayaking and snorkelling. Also plantation tours are available subject to minimum numbers.
Activities with cost: scuba diving, game fishing, soft adventure tours, WW11 historical tours and many more.
Scuba diving is world class and diving from Aore gives you the option to vary your diving according to your interests and experience. True enthusiasts simply cannot miss the famous ship wreck the SS President Coolidge, a 200m luxury liner, now famous for being the largest intact shipwreck accessible to divers. Close to the resort there are colorful reefs and coral walls.
Delicious meals are served in the Big Nakamal featuring the best of Santo beef and seafood complimented by excellent Australian and New Zealand wines. Prices are reasonable and can pre-paid on a meal plan or charged to the room for settlement at completion of the stay. Daily continental breakfast is included.
Island Nights are a popular feature at Aore where local villagers dance and sing and encourage guests to join in. The children are particularly popular as they do their best to interpret the religious and family values of their culture.
Theme nights are regularly held, complete with costumes and appropriate music providing a wonderful party atmosphere in this tropical paradise. Recent events have included a WW11 night complete with army uniforms, weapons (fake of course) and even a patrol boat cruising on the bay all accompanied by 1940s music.
All 18 bungalows feature water views, with the Gardenviews set slightly back and elevated. All have balconies, tea and coffee facilities, fridge, hair dryers, irons and boards and are fan cooled.
The Studio bungalows are ideal for couples/honeymooners featuring cool, light interiors with romantic netting over the queen size double bed. The One Bedroom bungalows are perfect for families with a living area and separate bedroom for Mum & Dad.
Kids are welcomed at Aore and under 12 years stay free when sharing with their parents. Baby sitting by our wonderfully friendly and family loving local staff is available at a nominal fee.
For those who want to get married in paradise, Aore has all the appeal. All arrangements can be handled including the celebrant, floral archway, arrival by canoe, ceremony and reception all at a reasonable cost.
Santo Region Information
Santo is a legendary destination in every way, boasting Vanuatu's highest mountains and vast expanses of rainforest. Santo is also a dream destination for diving enthusiasts, the main attraction being the wreck of the luxury liner SS President Coolidge, which sank just off Santo in 1942 after striking a mine.
This is truly one of the few places in the world where you can be on a beach alone, dive or snorkel with a thousand colourful fish, explore the tribal and ritualistic cultural sites and follow it up with dinner on a jetty overlooking the South Pacific.
For holiday makers, the beauty of Espiritu Santo is unmatched. Jewel like islands lay just a few hundred metres from coconut fringed beaches lined with powdery white sand. Amazing blue water swimming holes are connected by underground caverns, and majestic mountains stretching from one end of the island to the other.
Due to flight connection times a transit and or stop over in Port Vila may be required at an additional cost. Prices shown are a guide only, based on low season availability & some conditions apply. Packages subject to flight schedule changes.
Prices are from per person based on twin share. Special airfare valid for select departures ex SYD/BNE, subject to availability and block-out dates apply. Seasonal surcharges can apply especially during school holidays. Prices are also subject to change without notice due to currency & tax fluctuations. Please contact us for a quote for the dates you wish to travel & any conditions that may apply.
Tourism Development Levy of 100Vatu per room per night is not included and is payable direct to the resort.