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Turtle Bay Resort

2.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Turtle Bay, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
camilford Queenstown, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Queenstown, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Dear reader, Santo has a lot to offer, and staying at Turtle bay really helped us to see the island. it's reasonable priced and everyone is helpful so you can see all the cool stuff there is to do. the tours may seem expensive at first, but you get a lot for your money. We went to Tanna and Efate... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are in the last night of our week-long stay at Turtle Bay Resort. We have been made to feel so welcome by Trent and Emma, the new managers. They have gone out of their way to help us organise tours, and have made us feel part of the family. Other reviews have mentioned the dogs at the resort. They... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We only went there to have lunch. They over water deck is very pleasant, we waited 70 minutes until our meal was ready , we were a starving group of 6 people, because we were a ";arge" group kitchen got all confused. They paw paw salad with calamari is a must, very very yummi, again if you are hungry eat... More

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Adelaide, Australia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

This holiday resort is unique because it is affordable for just about everyone. The people that manage the resort are always welcoming and friendly. Their approachable manner was what made our stay not only fun but relaxing, especially after a long day trekking around this amazing island. The resort is nestled on a bay that over looks a number of... More

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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

We had a very pleasant 5 day stay at Turtle Bay. The staff were lovely and the managers very hospitable, helpful and interested in giving good service to make our stay the best it could be. The rooms were adequate, but the views were fantastic, especially for dining over the water. We availed ourselves of the snorkeling and kayaking, and... More

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East Maitland, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

The resort is a bit out of the way - thus transport is always needed, but isn't too hard to get. Service is very slow, and the food is poor for the price - but the overwater deck is very nice to eat your breakfast. We found cheaper meal options of a better quality right next door. Unfortunately our email... More

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Cairns, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

A good base to explore the east coast, nice location on the water. Rooms basic but functional, and decent size. Definitely use self catering facilities and avoid the restaurant for lunch and dinners. Apart from being expensive the standard of food was appalling, bordering on inedible. Once we arrived at lunchtime we decided to order lunch before heading out for... More

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

I have read other reviews and wonder if there is another Turtle Bay Resort in Santo! Thank goodness we had a phone with us as there was no one to pick up our party of 7 so we called the resort and Kenneth arrived to pick us up in a pick up, three kids at back with all the luggage... More

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Five friends and I spent 4 nights at Turtle Bay! When we first arrived we were blown away by the location and the beauty of the resort. Management and the staff were very friendly and accommodating, making our stay very enjoyable. Our room was spacious and had a gorgeous veranda looking out onto the bay, it was a magical view.... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

The 9 day trip was phenomenal - locals very friendly and staff at turtle bay helpful and welcoming. Plenty to see and enjoy at and around the lodge, for low cost. Accommodation is basic but very comfortable - the position is incredible and I would definitely return!

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Also Known As:
Turtle Bay Hotel
Turtle Bay Hotel Espiritu Santo
Turtle Bay Resort Vanuatu/Espiritu Santo
Address: Turtle Bay, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
Location: Vanuatu > Espiritu Santo
Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Espiritu Santo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Turtle Bay Resort 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Turtle Bay Resort, Santo boasts 2 acres of gardens and 120 meters of waterfront. The resort grounds have been designed to provide plenty of secluded areas in which to lose yourself. All our rooms are waterfront, spacious and tastefully decorated with a luxurious island theme. We have an array of activities to suit every taste and fill every day with fun. How about canoeing to the neighboring island, cycling to the fabulous blue holes or snorkeling on the northern reef? ... more   less 
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