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Oyster Island Resort

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PO Box 183, Luganville, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There's NOTHING average about Oyster! The position, the facilities, the staff, the food...it's all superb! But this isn't the Maldives, so don't expect that sort of experience...this is far more friendly, affordable and fun! Every Sunday, Oyster thows an incredible BBQ bash that's attended by pretty much every expat and visitor on Santo. It's great value at VT2400 per adult... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a fantastic holiday. How can i describe the fantastic scenery, people, food and vibes that come from this small island nestled next to Santo. It was more than one could want for in terms of relaxation,adventure, culture and cuisine. Brad and Sarah are an incredibly hard working couple who do a wonderful job of managing the island and they... More 

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

Laid back friendly paradise - Thank you for sharing your experience of Oyster Island Resort. We love the 'relaxation, adventure, culture and cuisine (may use this in future marketing :-) ). We will pass on your 'wonderful staff' comment to all the Oyster Island Team, they are the one's who make Oyster Island Resort what it is - special. Thank... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful resort and all the staff are superb. The snorkelling was out of this world - the clarity of the water and the wonderful colours of the coral and fish were amazing. Our trip to Millennium Cave was also a highlight.

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

What a gem of a place - Thank you for spending some time in the 'amazing part' of the world. We are blessed to have some spectacular pristine coral reefs surrounding Oyster Island Resort and all our staff take great pride in instigating protection for these awesome area's. Thank you again and we hope to see you soon. Happy travels. More 

Brisbane
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful resort. The managers Brad and Sarah and the Oyster Island family staff cannot do enough for you. Everything we asked for was "no problem"!! Food is fresh and different everyday and sourced from local produce. Many great beaches to explore; snorkelling, kayaked to the Matevulu Blue Hole, charter fishing with Ben!, Million dollar point snorkelling, Mt... More 

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

What a great holiday - Fantastic insight into what Oyster Island Resort has to offer, and how amazing Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu is. Vanuatu is the land of hospitality, and being so close to Australia it is a question of 'Why Not Visit'. Thank you for your patronage and we hope to see you again soon, here in Vanuatu. Happy Travels. More 

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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant day trip fitting the Sunday buffet in with visiting Matevulu blue hole by kayak (free use when booking buffet as well). Food seriously amazing try the chocolate ribs (don't worry you'll probably try everything.. Twice). Wonderful place people and atmosphere definitely kayak to the blue hole FIRST if you plan to do this as we luckily found out we... More 

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

Sunday Day Trip - Thank you for your visit, we are stoked that so many visitors to Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu come up for the day on Oyster Island. Sunday Buffet - yum, the staff work extremely hard not only on the food, but to show case some of their warm hospitality, and insight into their culture, and with a setting... More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a fantastic week at Oyster Island. The friendly managers (Brad and Sarah) and all the staff looked after us so well - nothing was too much trouble. The beaches and snorkeling around the island were fantastic and we enjoyed many adventurous day trips including a fishing trip catching tuna, snorkelling at Million Dollar Point, canyoning at Mount Hope and... More 

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

Beautiful and laid back tropical paradise - Thank you for sharing your experience of your stay on Oyster Island, and your entire Santo adventures. We truly are delighted when great people like yourself come visit, and immerse themselves into the 'Oyster Island Family'. Thank you again and we hope to see you soon. Happy Travels. More 

sydney
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We recently spent 5 nights on Oyster Island with our 2 children aged 6 and 9. We stayed in the family suite which is set amongst lovely gardens. The family suite is fabulous - spacious, airy and the children had their own bunk beds. Oyster Island is beautiful and the resort staff go out of their way to make your... More 

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

Island Perfection - Well, what a compliment. Thank you for spending your holiday in Vanuatu. Great insight into our Palm Garden Villa's..perfect for families. We wish you all the best, thank you and your family for being so 'amazing', and for immersing yourselves in the true Vanuatu. Happy Travels. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I initially booked in for just 2 days. But by the time we got into our room, we had already decided we were staying an extra night. What makes this place so good?? There are only up to 36 guests at any one point staying here overnight. Brad and Sarah the managers are fantastic people. They hang... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Well where do I start to describe how fantastic our week holiday over Christmas on Oyster Island was? My husband, myself & two teenagers had such a wonderful time. The island is incredibly beautiful & thankfully is being protected as a marine reserve. From the night we arrived & were entertained by the wonderful island water dancers to the night... More 

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

Oyster Island Paradise - Thank you for sharing your Oyster Island Resort experience - we are delighted you enjoyed your stay and wish to pass on our huge 'Tankyu Tumas' for engaging with the local staff, the custom and culture of this amazing country, Vanuatu. We truly are blessed that we get to enjoy this spectacular island with amazing guests... More 

Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Oyster Island is beautifully located about 20-25 minutes from the airport. As its name suggests it is located on its own island and so you really do get a "secluded island" feel. We had one of the smaller Frangipani bungalows which was fine for us. The deluxe bamboo bungalows are larger and give a more relaxed and luxurious experience so... More 

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

Wow!!! Thank you for your kind words and fantastic insight into your time with us as part of the 'Oyster Island Family'. You are soo correct in your word regarding 5 star and Vanuatu. What Vanuatu is renowned for is its amazing hospitality (Happiest Place On Earth). As far as the rooms go, we are in the process of moving... More 

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