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Ripples on the Bay

Lot 19 Narpow Point | PO Box 2036, Port Vila, Efate 0000, Vanuatu
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A two nights stay at Ripples on the Bay was the highlight of our trip to Vanuatu. Ripples is a haven of serenity located about 15 minutes drive from the hustle and bustle of Port Vila. The bungalow accommodation is tropical elegance with views of the ocean. A private rock pool is great for a quick dip or a leisurely... More

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Westport, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came to Vanuatu for a friends wedding and had never considered Vanuatu as a place to visit. We searched for a place near the wedding location and found Ripples. The hosts (an conversational and interesting Aussie couple) were very friendly and helpful. There are four bungalows so its very quiet. Our bungalow faced the bay. At the waterfront there... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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21 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Damien and Sally were the perfect hosts, the location is great and the food was the best we had in Vanuatu - (pork curry was exceptional) and staff were fantastic. Had to downgrade the rating because the bungalow structure is like a duplex - shared common wall. Fine if you have quiet neighbours, but ours came back late at night,... More

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

Hi Stuart, We're really sorry that you had this experience. Your neighbours must have been making one hell of a racket. We tested the rooms for sound insulation (of course), and know that, so long as the bathroom doors are closed, they are fairly well sound proofed. That is, with doors closed, one really needs to be bellowing in order... More

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Stayed 3 nights after a few nights in Tanna in a grass hut and couldn't have been happier. As the only couple staying there for the whole 3 days it was super quiet yet we still got excellent service especially from Fred who was great to chat to. If there were others staying next door I could see how that... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

A BIG thank you to TripAdvisor for helping us find Ripples on the Bay! We came to Vanuatu to celebrate our 20th Wedding Anniversary and stayed a couple of nights at Ripples on the Bay. When I say celebrate I mean relax, unwind, and be spoilt, Damien, Sally & Barney certainly delivered! Our bungalow was spacious and very comfortable with... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write this terrific review, AVLWFH, It's always special for us, when people choose to stay here for very special occasions. Delighted that you felt you'd made the right decision, and hope that we see you again before another 20 years goes by. All the best, Damien & Sally More

Port Vila, Vanuatu
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Four bungalows set in this gorgeous location make it very intimate & relaxing for a perfect weekend getaway! Food is divine, cocktails even more so & Sally & Damien always make us feel so welcome. Can't wait until we have another weekend away there!

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Port Vila, Vanuatu
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

As a local, with a hospitality background, I am always impressed by the consistency of service and quality meals, we get at Ripples. Whether popping out for lunch with friends, or a quiet weekend away, Damien and Sally and their staff always hit the nail on the head, and the food is to die for. (Try the new new Ginger... More

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Waiheke Island, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We couldn’t have asked for a better holiday than the week we spent at Ripples on the Bay! It was everything we were looking for in our holiday & more. The location is a short bus/taxi out of Port Vila with transport being no issue at all. Host’s Damien & Sally are relaxed, friendly and very approachable. They went above... More

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

Hi Jenna, Sorry it's taken so long to get around to thanking you for this beautiful review of Ripples. It was a pleasure to have you both staying here, and really wish that Tripadvisor would allow us to rate our guests. You two would definitely rate five stars (and not just because you shared that lovely bottle of champagne with... More

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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

After having lunch here we decided to come back and spend a night. We enjoyed it so much we stayed an extra night. There are only four bungalows so it's very quiet (no children except in the restaurant). The bungalows are simple but very tastefully furnished and there's really everything you might need including a very comfortable hammock. The beds... More

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

Dear westieAuckland, Thanks for taking the time to write this great review of our little resort. Positive feedback is always very much appreciated. It's true that I drive a hard bargain ( but I do hope that you'll agree, fair) over giving out my recipes, having put quite a lot of time and effort into developing them. Enjoy your Balinese... More

Willalooka
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

We were lucky enough to dine at this fabulous little hideaway the other night. Thank you to Damien and Sally for having such a wonderful place, the meal was sensational (all four dishes) and the service superb (thanks to Fred and the Chef). We got a tour of the bungalows after dinner and they look amazing, this would be a... More

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

Dear Mellem37, Thanks so much for taking the time to write this delightful review of Ripples. We're delighted that you enjoyed your meal so much, and hope that you decide to take advantage of our bungalows, for a longer stay, next time you visit us. All the best, Sally & Damien Owners/Ripples on the Bay More

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Address: Lot 19 Narpow Point | PO Box 2036, Port Vila, Efate 0000, Vanuatu
Location: Vanuatu > Efate > Port Vila
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 4
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