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Ripples on the Bay

Lot 19 Narpow Point | PO Box 2036, Port Vila, Efate 0000, Vanuatu
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Romagnano Sesia, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed two nights in Ripples, because of a friend's wedding in a place nearby .... and it has been a very nice surprise! The place is a bit far from the city, therefore perfect for relaxation. The bungalow was quite large, clean and nice ... and, in general, the place us really beautiful (we went snorkeling... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Found this place by accident and had the best curry of my life! Setting was delightful and the staff good. We didn't stay here but loos nice with your own natural pool full of tropical fish to swim in caused by the gaps in the coral.

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austria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we stayed one week at the 4 bungalow resort of the owners Sally and Damien and really enjoyed it a lot! it is about 25 minutes driving from Port Vila, so you need your own car to get around! pros: - Sally is a great cook, her curries and and the tuna were outstanding - Damien is very helpful in... More 

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

Hi Weibi, Thanks for taking the time to review our hotel. We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us, and found the relaxation you were seeking. Thanks, also (if you are who I think you are) for taking the time to find our details on our website and book with us directly. Regarding the cons that you list in... More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

What a wonderful place to stay, very secluded peaceful and relaxing. All our needs were catered for in a very friendly and quick way. Sally Damien and staff were all fantastic. Couldn't of asked for a better place to stay. There is a small bar and restaurant that serves the best food I tasted in Vanuatu. I would highly recommend... More 

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

Thanks for the great review, Jane. It was a pleasure having you both here, and we look forward to seeing you again in November. We really, really appreciate the help you gave us with loading those new photos on to our website. Cheers, Damien and Sally More 

China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

My family & I enjoyed 12 nights at Ripples in June 2015. We found the owner/hosts ( Sally & Damien) to be excellent. All our needs were catered for which made for an enjoyable & relaxing holiday in paradise. The resort is situated in a secure & secluded location. The facilities include bar, restaurant, groomed gardens, beach area, fire pit,... More 

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

Hi Dwyer Family, Your big, family booking was a first for us, and after the months of emailing back and forth, plus the odd phone call, to iron out the details, we felt as if we were welcoming old friends by the time you arrived. Your kids were a delight, and we thoroughly enjoyed every moment of your being here.... More 

Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

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

Hi Kathy, Thanks so much for this review, and, of course, for choosing to stay with us. Hoping that the holiday vibe hung around with you both for a while after you returned to the UK and work. Thanks, also, for the photos you posted on our Facebook page. Always appreciated. Hoping that you make it down to this end... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

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 June 4, 2015

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 June 2, 2015

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
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

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 

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