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Oyster Island Resort

Certificate of Excellence
PO Box 183, Luganville, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
Oyster Island Resort
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were part of a 60th birthday party and stayed for one fantastic week at beautiful Oyster Island. Just the style we wanted ... relaxed and well priced but in our view with 5 star service and smiles. As we were a large group we were concerned at always keeping the staff up late and asking too much of Brad... More 

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Victoria Point, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful place in the world this is. Not luxurious, but definitely a great experience. Right from the moment you arrive, Brad, Sarah and Staff make you feel welcome. We had a Deluxe Bamboo Cabin, which I wouldn't call deluxe, but nevertheless is was very comfortable and had tea, coffee, fridge, soaps etc. Our outdoor bathroom was exactly that....outdoor... More 

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OysterIsland, General Manager at Oyster Island Resort, responded to this review

Beautiful Oyster Island - Thnak you for sharing your insight into your stay on Oyster Island. More so, thank you for choosing Vanuatu as your vacation destination. The rooms, we are on a mission to do an upgrade on the rooms, while maintaining the true Ni-Vanuatu building style and atmosphere. Thank you mentioning the food, Chef Marcel and his amazing... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Blissfully located away from the mainland this island is a tasty treat for any traveller. The staff are so attentive, polite and warm making your stay that bit more comfortable. The outdoor shower is so special its hard not to spend all the holiday showering. We highly recommend the Sunday buffet, kayaking to the blue hole and walk all the... More 

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OysterIsland, General Manager at Oyster Island Resort, responded to this review

Breathe of fresh air.... Thank you for your review of your stay on Oyster Island. From all staff and ourselves (management) it is a delight to be able to show case the amazing Vanuatu Custom, Culture, and the surrounding pristine environment with amazing guests like yourself. Your line in your review "Blissfully located away from the mainland this island is... More 

Adelaide, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had 5 wonderful days at Oyster Island Resort - beautiful private bures on the water's edge, great food (Santo beef is the best steak I have ever eaten!!), warm and helpful staff and a great location! Being on an island gave privacy, but it was close enough to Santo to easily do many wonderful day trips - highlights include... More 

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OysterIsland, General Manager at Oyster Island Resort, responded to this review

Excellence all round! Good morning, all the staff at Oyster Island would like to thank you for your visit, not only to Oyster but Santo and Vanuatu as a country. Chef Marcel really knows how to cook a great steak, and when you have access to only the best organic produce, Santo Beef and Sustainable Harvested Seafood, makes cooking these... More 

Lennox Head, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner and I stayed here for one night last week and wished we could of stayed longer! Managers Brad and Sarah were incredibly welcoming with loads on advice on how to enjoy the amazing surrounds and had a wonderful commitment to sustainable tourism. The resort is a short boat ride across the water from the mainland and transfers to... More 

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OysterIsland, General Manager at Oyster Island Resort, responded to this review

A down to earth oasis. Thank you for sharing your experience on Oyster Island with the world. Awesome that you mentioned some of the 'Outdoor activities' that are sure to entertain families, the staff of Oyster and really all Ni-Vanuatu Locals are kid crazy (Pikinini's), and pretty much are happy to take children (or anyone) on walks around the 75... More 

Port Vila, Vanuatu
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been living in Port Vila for the last 5 years and have stayed at quite a few of the resorts here for short breaks, but Oyster Island at Santo would have to be one of the best (if not the best) we have come across in Vanuatu for service, food, hospitality, atmosphere and more. The manager, Brad and... More 

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OysterIsland, General Manager at Oyster Island Resort, responded to this review

Good evening, It was great to have you and family up from Vila. Started off a little rocky with the bag swap but no worries, gave me a chance to drop into town, have a quick beer and get back. Hope you are doing well. Thank you for your insight into your stay on Oyster Island, and thank you also... More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We stayed at Oyster Island Resort in July. We had such a lovely relaxing stay and so didn't want to leave on going home day! Oyster Island still has that lovely unspoilt feel. You can relax and just enjoy the views or keep busying doing the many activities available. 1. Kayaking to the amazing Blue hole, or the staff will... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

During our transfer to Oyster Island we got the low-down on what to expect and were told that the resort is like "a family". I was very happy to hear that but my slightly jaded traveller side thought 'nice idea, hard to realise'. Well, I'm happy to say that Oyster Island was exactly as described, with a warmth and friendliness... More 

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OysterIsland, General Manager at Oyster Island Resort, responded to this review

Authentic paradise! What a great headline!!! Thank you for sharing this with the world. Your insight into your stay is a delight to read, we were not on island during your visit and are stoked that we had the option to bring two of our close friends, and true hospitality professionals - Matt and Liz on-board to assist with Oyster... More 

Alexandra Headland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

After being in Vila for an extended time Santo was another level of relaxed island living. There is enough to do to keep you occupied with both cultural and active/sight seeing experiences. We chose Oyster Island based on its location to the airport and the popular activities along the cost road as well as being child friendly as we had... More 

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OysterIsland, General Manager at Oyster Island Resort, responded to this review

Santo delivered and Oyster Island was...! Thank you for sharing your experience of your time on Oyster Island. We are stoked to hear only positive comments regarding Matt and Liz, who kindly looked after the island whilst we took a well deserved vacation. 'They pride themselves on offering the traditional Vanuatu hospitality of warmth and making you feel apart of... More 

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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We travelled to Oyster Island after a week in Port Villa which had been devastated by Cyclone Pam. We had been in touch directly wit Brad and Sarah who arranged our transfers from the airport and also back again when we left. We had the privilege of experiencing Island night and the famous Sunday buffet, all the hype was worth... More 

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OysterIsland, General Manager at Oyster Island Resort, responded to this review

Paradise!! Good evening, thank you for your review of your experience on Oyster Island. I will definitely pass on your credits to the staff, they are the true backbone behind Oyster Island and invite all our guests to become one of the Oyster Island Family for there stay, and beyond. Oyster Island has been and will be committed to assist... More 

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