If you are after a relaxing holiday far from the madding crowd; if you love being close to nature but with a bit of luxury; if white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters are your thing; Barrier Beach House will be just right for you. My partner and I stayed for 7 nights, and we found, as other reviewers have, that the whole experience at Barrier Beach House was just perfect. The beach is gorgeous and just a stone's throw from each of the three fares. Shane and Shendel are easy going Aussies who do all they can to make sure you feel right at home. We used their sea kayak to explore the coast and nearby islands; we hired their little blue van to travel to Champagne Beach, Blue Holes and into Luganville; we enjoyed the evening meals they prepared, which were shared with them and the other 4 guests (generally I wouldn't imagine liking this on a holiday, but it was actually really lovely and added to our overall experience). We enjoyed the Santo beef very much (a warning to people expecting seafood in Santo - there really isn't much to be had and the fish that is served in restaurants isn't as good as what you might expect in Australia). Our accommodation was beautiful - with polished wooden floor boards, a mini bar and fridge, clean bathroom, and louvred windows which allow a view of the sea and surrounding vegetation from bed - gorgeous. The landscaped gardens are also beautiful. This is a place for quiet contemplation, communing with nature and just simply relaxing. Oh, and Shane and Shendel make a great pizza! I highly recommend Barrier Beach House, and Espiritu Santo is a slice of heaven.
- Also Known As:
- Barrier Beach House Vanuatu/Luganville
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Barrier Beach House offers a luxurious, private and relaxed atmosphere to use as your base for exploring the many delights that Santo has to offer. ... more less