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Culburra Beach, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

We just returned home after a 16 night stay at Ripples on the Bay, And am ready to go back again. Wonderful place to just chill out. Yes a fare way out of town but who cares when you can swim in the amazing rock pool, have a cocktail made by 'James' a man with the most beautiful smile. then... More 

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

Hi _macktillie, Many thanks for taking the time to write this review, and also for choosing to spend your much needed down time with us. Have passed your comment about James' smile on to him, and he grinned. We all enjoyed your company, and were sorry to see you leave. Hope that you're able to visit us again some time.... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

The remote location is both a plus & a minus. It's quiet but it's certainly not quick & easy to get into town. It depends what you're after - if you want quiet and solitude, and don't need to get into Port Vila, then this certainly would suit you. The room was large and reasonably well appointed. The bed was... More 

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Thank Greg-n-Lee
sally w, Owner at Ripples on the Bay, responded to this review

Hi Greg-n-Lee, Many thanks for taking the time to write this great and considered review of Ripples. We do very much appreciate your feedback. We're glad that you enjoyed our menu, as a lot of time and love has gone into creating it. And after Lee asked about alternatives to the hamburgers, it was a pleasure to be able to... More 

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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Bloody fantastic meal. Love the little dog. Had a wonderful afternoon with some fantastic company. Bloody fantastic meal and did I mention the lovely little dog!!! Lovely view. Accommodation is very comfy and did I mention the lively little dog!😃

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Thank Meggsy1971
sally w, Owner at Ripples on the Bay, responded to this review

Hi Meggsy, This is probably the funniest review we've received, so far. I read it to Barney the poodle, and he's still giggling. We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us, and sorry that we couldn't let you take Barney home with you. We all loved having you here, and look forward to seeing you when next you visit... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Easy to go on and on.....beautiful place; rooms are modern but with wood finishing touches that give an edge of tropical charm paired with the ceiling fan. Bathroom is designer and funky with a walk in open shower. Floors all tiled, cool,clean, airy. The whole front opens up with silent wooden doors onto private deck facing the Pacific. The tropical... More 

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

Dear Elmirelys, Many thanks for taking the time to write this review of Ripples. We, and Barney the poodle, are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us as much as you did. We were sorry to see you go, and hope to meet you again if your travels bring you back to Vanuatu. All the best, Sally & Damien... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Damien,Sally, James and Jocelyn (and Barney) effortlessly and enthusiastically gave us the most relaxing week in an idyllic location and supplied us with memorable food prepared from fresh island produce. The accommodation was private yet five steps from the restaurant, ten steps from the beach and fifteen steps from two seawater pools filled with an amazing variety of whimsically coloured... More 

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Thank Bill_Draper53
sally w, Owner at Ripples on the Bay, responded to this review

Hi Bill, Thanks for this great review of Ripples. We all enjoyed your company, and we're glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. I've passed your comments on to James and Joycey, and to our hard working kitchen staff. And to Barney, of course. It was very much our pleasure to have you both here. Regards, Sally & Damien More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Thank you Sally, Damien and Barney for a wonderful week away from the daily grind. Answering my multitude of questions, smoothly accommodating a tag-along family member at the last minute, helping to organise transport to/from town/the airport, and even letting us linger in comfort as Air Vanuatu ran hours late. Good suggestions on things to do and places to eat.... More 

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

Dear Workaholic, Thanks for your great review. We so glad that you found the rest and down time that you so badly needed. We'd love to see you back here some time. By all means, bring TimTams - I think that wee bit of bribery was what brought my husband's massage skills out of retirement. Give our best to your... More 

Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

After a wonderful meal we stayed overnight in one of the bungalows, so lovely laying there listening to the ocean outside our room. Rooms are clean and comfortable, wonderful waking up to a lovely cup of tea outside on our patio. Dally and Damien are great hosts, making you feel welcome go that extra mile to help you with whatever... More 

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

Dear Jane C, Thanks so much for taking the time to write this review. It's always a pleasure to welcome our returning guests. and it's a particular pleasure to have you and your husband staying with us. Looking forward to the next time. All the best, Sally & Damien More 

Scotland
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46 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Don't miss out on eating at this wonderful little gem of a restaurant. We were a party of four and had green banana curry and Balinese pork and we were not disappointed! We didn't stay there so I can't comment on the accommodation. We started with prawns and the vegetarian option which was coconut wrapped in spring roll type pastry... More 

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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic location, amazing hosts and staff, so friendly!!! Meals were just delicious! Wonderful manicured gardens and surrounds and accomodation perfect for a nice relaxing break. Don't miss this one!!

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Thank Meggsy1971
Brisbane, Australia
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

The resort features only a small number of bungalows meaning the stay is private and relaxing and the hosts are very welcoming. The pool is inviting and the rooms are well appointed and luxurious. When dining, the curries are a must!

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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  • Laundry Service
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ripples is a small, relaxed, boutique hotel, set on beautiful Teouma Bay, a 25 minute drive out of Port Vila. Swim in our tidal, ocean pool, relax in a hammock, or enjoy a meal in our island style restaurant. Accommodation is for over 15's only, unless you book all four rooms. If you're looking for somewhere unique to stay in Vanuatu, away from the hustle and bustle of the city, we're here for you. Contact us directly by phone, or by email - details on our website. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ripples on the Bay

Address: Lot 19 Narpow Point | PO Box 2036, Port Vila, Efate 0000, Vanuatu
Location: Vanuatu > Efate > Port Vila
Price Range: $125 - $142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ripples on the Bay 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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