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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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Sydney
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74 reviews 74 reviews
34 hotel reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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6 helpful votes 6 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
17 helpful votes 17 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
234 helpful votes 234 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Oyster Island is all about what you want to take/make from it. It is 100 or so meters away from the mainland Santo and a few bangs on the redundant gas cylinder will signal the ferry driver to pick you up and take you to the resort. We stayed at the frangipani waterfront units (classic Melanesian style) because we just... More 

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

Adventure Island, Thank you for your review of you holiday on Oyster Island. And an especial thanks' for your kind words regarding staff members that assisted in 'Your Oyster Experience'. Each day we have a full staff morning tea to discuss the days requirements, and tomorrow I assure you I will pass on those comments to John, Sabrina and Christina.... More 

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

It was our first trip to vanuatu and this was our first stop for 8 nights and then we would go to another island for the remaining trip. When we arrived at the airport there was someone waiting for us so we could be taken to the island. We took a nice 30 minute car trip with another couple .... More 

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

Outstanding, Thank your for your review of Oyster Island. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay, that you took the time not only to explore and enjoy the beauty of Espiritu Santo itself, but also allowed some time to enjoy the wonders of Oyster island. We are privileged to be surrounded by a spectacular marine reserve, and that the... More 

Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

What started out as a shaky start to our day trip turned into an experience that was a shame to leave. Brad was so accommodating and quick to fix any dramas that started at a huge wait for lunch and the pressure was certainly on as half of his staff on New Years Day decided not to show up. Brad... More 

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

Perfect Finish, Thank you for your honest review of Oyster Island. You got us on 'one of those days'. While few and far between Oyster Island completely understands and respects the local custom and culture, and every so often village life and custom takes precedence over work duties. What we do appreciate is your acknowledgment of the fact that yes,... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We stayed three days on oyster island and had a great time. There are a few snorkelling and swimming beaches tucked away but within walking distance and you might have it for yourself. The bungalow was nice, clean and absolute beach front. The management was very helpful organising trips. Great stay overall.

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

Beautiful island for you to explore - Thank you for your review of Oyster Island. Indeed it is a special place and it is great to hear that you took the time to explore the 75a of Oyster Island, the secluded beaches and snorkelling area's. It is always possible to walk through the nature gates, and find a 'secret' spot... More 

australia
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112 reviews 112 reviews
52 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This was our first trip Vanuatu late in November, and were unsure of the selection we had made for our first of 3 islands. We were collected from the airport, kindly taken to town to pick up a Sim card and then the drive past coconut plantations, glimpses of pristine streams, villages and of course the sea. We arrived at... More 

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

Great Choice, Beautiful. Hello, Thank you for your review of Oyster Island. And more important thank you for your patronage. We both (Brad and Sarah) thoroughly enjoyed your visit and we too had a fantastic week. Oyster Island relishes on good people. Good staff, Good Guests, Good Day Visitors. All these 'Good People' radiate to raise the soul of Oyster... More 

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