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Sanbis Resort

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Mbabanga Island | Western Province, Gizo, Ghizo Island 1100, Solomon Islands
Sanbis Resort
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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sydney australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our first ever holiday in the Solomon Islands. We were looking for a well run resort and the brief was "a luxury place where you could wake up and snorkel off the pier in pristine water". Thanks to Hans and his team, we were made to feel right at home and nothing was too much trouble. Our family... More 

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent the day here after catching the early staff boat out to the resort. Great staff, thank you Samantha. Timmie makes the best woodfired pizzas in Solomon Islands. It was a wonderful relaxing day for me just lounging around. A definite must do for someone seeking a quiet child-free retreat.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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107 reviews 107 reviews
28 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Quite similar to Fatboys Resort, which is five minutes away by boat, Sanbis is a little newer and of the two the key differences are 1. Sanbis has awesome pizzas on the menus and food is slightly cheaper and 2. Sanbis also offers diving from the resort instead of needing an outside supplier. The bungalow I stayed in was lovely... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We visited Sanbis twice for dinner during an 8 day trip to Gizo diving with a group from Sydney. Arriving at the island resort and stepping off the boat onto the pontoon bar and restaurant is like stepping into heaven. They coped with our group of 16 with ease by limiting the menu to the best pizza ever. The lobster,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Hans was a great host. We didn't stay at the resort but visited there 3 times during our dive trip. The generous hospitality is only surpassed by the taste of the great pizzas😁. After a tour if the resort and one of the waterfront rooms it's clear in my mind we would stay there on our next travels to Solomon's.... More 

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Canton of Valais, Switzerland
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The service was excellent. We were picked up from Gizo airport by the staff in a comfortable boat. We didn't have to wait around for them. They were there when we got off the plane. They carried our bags and made sure our elderly got on the boat safely. The welcome was low key but very genuine. We were given... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

My husband and my 22 year old daughter and myself just spent 2weeks at Sanbis resort a true paradise in every way. Not once were we stuck for anything to do. If you love adventure stunning water and have time to get to know the local islanders you will love all that Sanbis has to offer. I will never forget... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Wife & I just loved this place. We agree with all comments from Fiona J, SharonJB, and Topleaf. Snorkelling right off the bar boat landing was FANTASTIC. Hans (Owner) has grown/placed some huge clams around there as well as sunk a tuna trawler 7 years ago for your exploration (video links may be on Sanbis website). Eel, cowery shell, seahorse,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We recently spent a week at Sanbis and recommend it to anyone looking for a relaxing but entertaining experience. We found the facilities welcoming and very comfortable and the staff friendly and willing to help you in any way you want (including a game or 2 of table tennis). Take the time to talk to the staff, a lovely friendly... More 

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Sydney
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28 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

What are all the things one can think of that make up a PERFECT holiday? Great accommodation, a perfect host, fantastic tours, activities on tap, transfers on time, a location to absolutely die for and all wrapped in a package of natural beauty that is very hard to beat - that best describes our stay at Sanbis! Sanbis met, exceeded... More 

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