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Oyster Island Resort

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PO Box 183, Luganville, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
Oyster Island Resort
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Rating summary
  • 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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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were on a Carnival legend cruise which stopped in Santo for the day 12th April, we had booked to go on the Mt Hope waterfall tour. Unfortunately due to heavy rainfall the night before our tour was cancelled for safety reasons. This was extremely disappointing, but we can't control mother nature. We were greeted at the cruise ship terminal... More 

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Rathmines, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we got dropped off by fishing charter for lunch at Oyster Island and Brad and Sara kindly prepared a yellow fin tuna we caught for our lunch.Done two different ways fresh and un cooked it was so delicious.A big Thankyou to you both we enjoyed our afternoon a lot and the singer was awesome,just wish I had room to sample... More 

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

Great Sunday Afternoon, Thank you for your insight into our Sunday BBQ Buffet. Sunday's at Oyster Island are a sure thing good time, with some awesome live tunes from local musicians, Chef Marcel's amazing buffet including those delicious Slow Cooked Chocolate Santo Beef Ribs (You just have to try these) and the pristine Oyster Island to explore. We are so... More 

Vanuatu
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great hospitality from Brad and Sarah and all staff at Oyster Island. Plenty of activities to suit all levels of fitness, the island is easy to explore or the bungalows with water frontage have plenty of peace and privacy for a quiet read in the hammock. Santo has no cyclone damage and its beaches, turtles, waterfalls and tropical forests are... More 

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

Easter Weekend - Thnak you for your word's reviewing your stay over the Easter Weekend. Sure do need those visitors. Absolutely correct in saying Espiritu Santo is open for business and begging for visitors. We were basically untouched from the devastating effects of Cyclone Pam. Vanuatu relies on the tourism dollar. What many people do not understand is that Vanuatu... More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Special mention to Brad & Sarah! They are doing an incredible job, the resort is amazing, the service is by far the best we had in Vanuatu and the food is excellent. We hesitated to stay at Oyster island because we thought it was not on the mainland and it would be complicated to get out of Oyster island if... More 

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

Simply Outstanding Thank you for your insight into your "Oyster Island" experience, it was a delight to have you and family on island. It is fantastic to note that although yes we feel like another world away, we are only 4 minutes by the newly refurbished "MV Barry Toa" ferry from the mainland. Anytime you need our staff are willing... More 

Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A big thank you to Brad and Sarah and all the staff on Oyster Island, Words cannot describe how amazing this place is and how everyone went out of their way to make sure we were happy and the children were entertained. We were staying on another island during the cyclone and we were told that oyster island had internet... More 

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

Amazing Beautiful Place, Thank you so much for all your help when you arrived as a guest to Oyster Island. Without yourself, your daughter, and your wonderful grandsons, our Cyclone Pam fund raiser would have been much more stressful for us to pull off. From all the staff, you came at the right time. We had just pulled off an... More 

Sydney
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78 reviews 78 reviews
35 hotel reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Brad (Manager of Oyster Island Resort) met us at the cruise ship terminal and explained that due to heavy rainfall, our Mount Hope Waterfall excursion would need to be cancelled for safety reasons. He suggested an alternative itinerary for the day; and although we were disappointed at not being able to visit the waterfall (we had been soooo looking forward... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We returned to Santo and chose not to stay again at Oyster Island as at the time of our booking the managers were leaving and new managers had not been found. Alas - we booked elsewhere and visited for the day and wish we had stayed again. The Island is beautiful and the new managers Brad and Sarah are just... More 

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

Paradise Island, Thank you for your review of Oyster Island. We understand that not everyone will stay at Oyster Island, and encourage peoples to get out and experience different places in Vanuatu, but we do also encourage people to visit Oyster Island for the day. It does not cost anything to come over, just grab a transport to the Oyster... More 

Port Vila, Vanuatu
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

As a Santo "local", in the hospitality industry, my wife and I are regular diners at "Oyster", but this week was our first experience staying in house, and Brad, Sarah and ALL of their staff, tick all of the boxes. Magnificent location, with an emphasis on sustainable eco tourism. Great tucker and staff that never fail to disappoint. We are... More 

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

Cant go wrong, Thnak you for your review of your stay at Oyster Island. WE appreciate the support not only from traveller's but locals and business owners here on Espiritu Santo. It is a pleasure to have this opportunity to manage an amazing property like Oyster Island. What makes Espiritu Santo so unique is the fact that the industry (Accommodation,... More 

Vincentia NSW
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

My husband & I had previously travelled to Oyster Island back in April 2014 as a couple. This time round we returned with our 3 kids ages 5, 11 & 15, and had just as an amazing time if not better, 9 nights of BLISS! We arrived late in the evening and were greeted by Sarah (new manager) who welcomed... More 

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

2nd Time Back - EVEN BETTER!! Thank you for your words regarding your stay with us at Oyster Island. It was a pleasure to have you and family spend your holiday with us. Your insight into the Island, Accommodation and Tours are spot on. Oyster is not a "Mega bangs and whistles resort", as you stated we get back to... More 

Adelaide
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198 reviews 198 reviews
39 hotel reviews
235 helpful votes 235 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

It’s funny. This is far and away the most difficult review I’ve ever submitted. And why? Because Oyster Island is such a paradox. Depending on your point of view, you could rate it anywhere between a 1 and a 5. It has so little of the creature comforts we all know and love, and yet it offers so much for... More 

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

Good afternoon, Thank you for your honest review of Oyster Island. You have pretty much spot on nailed what the owner of Oyster Island set out to achieve some many years ago. An accommodation experience, with the focus on; the amazing natural beauty of Oyster and the surrounding Santo area, the humbling Vanuatu culture, the people and custom; whilst providing... More 

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