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Sanbis Resort

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Mbabanga Island | Western Province, Gizo, Ghizo Island 1100, Solomon Islands
Sanbis Resort

70 reviews from our community

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Rating summary
  • 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, New South Wales, Australia
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107 reviews 107 reviews
28 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
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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Sydney, Australia
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94 reviews 94 reviews
37 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

If you live in Honiara, this place is an excellent get away. We went up and fished, snorkelled and chilled out. Hans was very entertaining, the staff were very good and if you go in expecting an Eco-friendly resort then it will deliver. If you are wanting a 5 star luxury resort then you must be in the wrong country!

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Bogota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Wow! What a visionary project by eccentric and entertaining owner-builder Hans Mergozzi! Constructed from local materials, this place was an "Eco Hotel" before the term was even coined. We ate amazing fresh seafood every night served by fun and friendly staff. Having only six bungalows makes this a relaxing, exclusive resort; however, there is also the option of taking a... More 

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