We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Oyster Island Resort

Certificate of Excellence
PO Box 183, Luganville, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
Oyster Island Resort

278 reviews from our community

Your overall rating of this property
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    173
    83
    16
    5
    1
See reviews for
75
158
11
Business
0
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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (87)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (278)
  • Mar-May only
    (45)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (103)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (57)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (73)
All months
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Each Sunday, they organize a lovely all-you-can-eat buffet at the resort, and it's really nice! The food is great, and you can take the kayaks to Matevulu Blue Hole for free. I'd recommend arriving around 9:30am to visit the blue hole! For the price you pay, it's well worth it.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at Oyster Island as a large family group of 15 to celebrate my mother's 70th Birthday. 8 adults and 7 children. The thing that really makes this place is the personal service provided by Brad and Sarah. They managed to accommodate all of our quirky personal likes, interests and dislikes. There was something for everyone, and nothing was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
OysterIsland, General Manager at Oyster Island Resort, responded to this review

The Real Santo with personal experience.... Thank you, thank you for choosing Oyster Island for the location to celebrate the 70th Birthday of your family members. I am going to keep this short, as basically not only have you given a great review, but great information for those who are deciding on Oyster Island as a destination. What I am... More 

Melton, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Oyster island was a perfect holiday for us. The bungalows are set on the water edge and sit perfectly within the natural environment. The deck of the bungalow is a great place to read, relax or soak up the Vanuatu way of life. The Bamboo unit we stayed in had an outdoor shower which we loved. The facilities are all... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
OysterIsland, General Manager at Oyster Island Resort, responded to this review

Perfect Holiday ! Good morning, thank you for your visit to Oyster Island, we are stoked that you enjoyed your stay and that it seems Oyster made an everlasting memory for you to cherish. A special thank you for your acknowledgement of the local Ni-Vanuatu staff, while we are the front face of Oyster Island, it is the local staff... More 

Canberra, Australia
Level Contributor
22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Oyster Island may not be for everyone, but for us it was perfection! If you are looking to be waited on hand and foot in pure elegance, this isn’t it. Want a thousand organised activities and a pool bar to drink at? Nope. This place is relaxed, small, quiet, simple, easy-going and very friendly – this is the kind of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
OysterIsland, General Manager at Oyster Island Resort, responded to this review

Perfection..We didn't want to leave. I am going to leave this one short and sweet, your review is a fantastic description of what ourselves, the staff, current owners and land owners try to achieve. Without positive, open minded, culture and kustom respecting guests like your self, (And Partner), Oyster Island would just be another accommodation outlet. We thank you for... More 

Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
46 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Came to oyster island with 11 people (including two pre-teens and an infant) for a series of day activities including Mt Hope waterfall and matevulu blue hole tours (see in separate descriptions) and enjoyed a lunch in between events. to get to the island you go on one of their traditional ferries. The island resort is well maintained in its... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
OysterIsland, General Manager at Oyster Island Resort, responded to this review

Great Experience with Knowledgeable....... Thank you for your day visit to Oyster Island. It is fantastic to see not only our amazing in-house guests, but day visitors from other delightful accommodation's on Espiritu Santo, and Cruise Ship visitors enjoying the pristine island that is Oyster Island. We are happy you enjoyed your meals, Chef Marcel is excelling in his new... More 

Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
38 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oyster Island had me at hello! As soon as I stepped out of our airport transfer into the ferry landing, I fell in love with the whole place. The island is a short 50 meter ferry crossing from the mainland and is surrounded by a beautiful bay of emerald waters, picturesque smaller islands, thick mangroves and white sandy beaches. It... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
OysterIsland, General Manager at Oyster Island Resort, responded to this review

I agree with the others.. it truly is.... I was going to start with the usual 'Thank you for staying with us at Oyster Island', then I re-read your review, had a good laugh, a smile on my face and a flashback of amazing lifetime memories with two of the most beautiful guests we (Brad and Sarah) have had the... More 

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

First off you need to know that Santo and oyster island were not affected at all by cyclone Pam, except for the people cancelling because they thought they were. As soon as my wife and I stepped onto oyster island we were welcomed by the managers Brad & Sarah with open arms and a nice fruity mocktail. It was like... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
OysterIsland, General Manager at Oyster Island Resort, responded to this review

Good morning you two, Congratulation's on your wedding and thank you for choosing Oyster Island to celebrate / relax for your honeymoon destination. More so, thank you for choosing Vanuatu. Not going to ramble on, other than to thank you not only for your visit to our piece of paradise, but for immersing yourself in the true Vanuatu Custom and... More 

Hervey Bay Australia
Level Contributor
11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Try a walk around the island (oysters on the north side). kayak across to the river, then up the river to the blue water holes, about an hours paddle taking it easy. Pretty fish everywhere on the reefs at the back of the island, follow the path, keep away from coconut trees. Kick back in the restaurant veranda and watch... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
86 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We changed our Vanuatu holiday plans just after Pam as our accommodation near Vila was closed so we extended our stay in Santo. Oyster Island was a our second of accommodation and we are so pleased we came because it became the highlight. We are a small family of three so a Deluxe Bamboo Bungalow was perfect. Waterfront; with an... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
OysterIsland, General Manager at Oyster Island Resort, responded to this review

A special place - Thnak you for your insight into your stay on Oyster Island. Thank you also for your mention of our amazing staff. Our local staff truly are the heart and soul of Oyster Island. Each and every one of them combine as a team to give the experience that you have written about. You are right, we... More 

Tasmania
Level Contributor
20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

My friend and I have just recently returned from this resort and both agree it was a highlight of our trip to Vanuatu. The resort is located on Santos, a 45 minute flight from Port Villa. Transfers from the airport can be arranged by the resort prior to arriving. I made our booking direct with the resort and they are... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
OysterIsland, General Manager at Oyster Island Resort, responded to this review

Laid back and relaxing - Pretty much sums up the perfect holiday. :-) Thank you for your visit to Oyster Island, and more so thank you for coming to Vanuatu post Cyclone. We really enjoyed your patronage, and hope to see you soon in the future. More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

418 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (381)
Viewed
Dining (25)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (53)
Viewed
Room/suite (31)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (46)
Viewed
View from room (36)
Viewed
Bathroom (15)
Viewed
Family/play areas (1)
Viewed
Other (174)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (37)
Viewed
Room/suite (4)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (7)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (4)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (17)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities