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Ripples on the Bay

Lot 19 Narpow Point | PO Box 2036, Port Vila, Efate 0000, Vanuatu
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here post Typhoon Pam and had an amazing stay. Ripples is away from the hustle of Port Vila and Is quite unique. Small and friendly with really fabulous food, boutique style accommodation and very relaxed. Next to the sea, don't expect sand there's a far more interesting reef with an amazing range of fish and sea life you... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a couple of nights at beautiful Ripples in mid April, post Cyclone Pam. It is as perfect as ever and shows no signs of the destruction that tore through six weeks before. We spent the days in the rock pool with the odd champers delivered waterside and spent the evenings chatting to Sally and Damien and snoozing in... More 

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Nyngan, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed for 7 nights at Ripples. It was fantastic, we were looked after from the moment we rocked up at 2am after midnight flight. Damo got us all into our rooms, asked what time we would like breaky in the morning and said we could sort everything out when we get up. We were there as part of a wedding... More 

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sally w, Owner at Ripples on the Bay, responded to this review

Dear Tim W, We're delighted that you and Sam enjoyed your week with us so much. We and our staff loved the buzz that you and your group brought to the place. If you felt like contacting us, we might, just might, consider spilling the beans about that secret ingredient. All the best, Sally & Damien More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a holiday! Ripples was absolutely beautiful, and so relaxing. Dozing in a hammock, swimming in the ocean pool, drinking cocktails by the water, cycling around the local area and eating some incredible food at the Ripples Cafe. To top it all off, Damien made a delicious fruit smoothie for us as we departed at 4.30am to catch our flight... More 

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sally w, Owner at Ripples on the Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review, Laura. We love it when people appreciate and make the most of our special activities - dozing in hammock, lazing in pool, chilling with cocktails..... 4.30am smoothies... We loved having you here. All the best, Sally & Damien More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Ripples for 3 days for a family wedding that was held at a nearby villa. Ripples is set in beautiful gardens with a fantastic ocean pool right in front. The rooms are large & comfortable & spotlessly clean. It was so peaceful & quiet, I wish we could have stayed longer. Damien, Sally & the lovely staff... More 

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sally w, Owner at Ripples on the Bay, responded to this review

Thank you, Susie C, It was a pleasure to have you here with us. We wish you could have stayed longer, too. Maybe next time. Cheers, Damien and Sally More 

Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Damien & Sally are the host any guest could dream of. They really get out of their way to make you feel confortable. The place itself is really beatiful. It's 30 minutes away from Port Vila but I think this is more positive than an inconvenient. The sea pool is really cool and we could stay there for hours. We... More 

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sally w, Owner at Ripples on the Bay, responded to this review

Hola, Rock Stars, Alfredo y Christina, Thanks for coming all the way from Spain to stay with us, and thanks for enjoying Ripples as much as we wanted you to. Thanks also for taking the time to tell us. You were our first guests after Cyclone Pam, and having you two here with us helped us all to get back... More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Our 4 night stay at Ripples was the best. Damien and Sally were great hosts and made us feel incredibly welcome at all times. The property is well away from the hustle of Port Villa (30 min), but not too far to be inconvenient. It's set right on the ocean, with its own natural pool, protected from the sea. With... More 

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sally w, Owner at Ripples on the Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review, TitoChrissie, We loved having you with us, and are glad that your experience was all good. Many of our previous customers have emailed us wanting to know how we fared in The calamitous Cyclone Pam. Sp far as Ripples goes, the news is all good. Our staff were all unharmed, although we did close... More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We recently stayed for a week at Ripples. It is fantastic accommodation. Our room was very comfortable, spacious and the cleanliness was always to a very high standard. A peaceful and beautiful location - the bungalow opened out on to an ocean view overlooking the natural coral pool with spectacular sunsets. The food was amazing, tasty Asian fusion and curries... More 

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Gladstone, Australia
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We have stayed overnight at Ripples several times over the past couple of years. The bungalows are spacious and well equipped with a fridge and tea/coffee making facilities. Each bungalow has it's own private verandah with a hammock and chairs, either facing the sea or gorgeous tropical gardens. We always love lying on the loungers close to the rock pool... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Ripples was absolutely stunning, we stayed at a few different places while visiting.. Ripples was the only place were the food was unique and value for money, also cooked to perfection, as well as clean linen ! We ended up returning after two days at another resort.. I would highly recommend ripples as a first choice for anyone visiting. :)... More 

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sally w, Owner at Ripples on the Bay, responded to this review

Hi Bon and Jai, Thanks so much for taking the time to write this review. We loved having you here (all three of you) and were delighted when you decided to come home, after your couple of nights away. See you next time. Sally & Damien More 

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