The snorkelling at Midway beach, an easy 10 min walk, was absolutely brilliant. the coral was gorgeous and the fish plentiful and colourful. The kayak trip up to the Blue Hole took about 45 min to get there. It is amazing just how blue it is, and the trip back, for me was a highlight. So peaceful.
The breakfast had the best coffee of the 3 places we stayed in, and there was fresh fruit every day and island baked bread. Other meals were good. I wasn't well one day, and they provided me with some chicken soup. great service. I had a massage and it was excellent. The managers were in general extremely helpful, in trying to make our stay great. there were plenty of tours if that is what you want.
Now, why not for everyone? Well, one night I awoke to see a crab high up on the wall. Another night a crab was in the bathroom. We had an outdoor shower (2 shower heads and just great), and the crab was walking along the top. there were lizards and geckos too.
We had a bamboo bungalow, and the room was fine; the huge bathroom with outdoor shower was great. One minor issue was that there weren't any drawers, and so we had to leave our clothes in our suitcases. When the tide came in, it was a bit loud; like being in a washing machine, as another guest said. But it wasn't too bad, and by the 3rd night high tide was later in the morning and wasn't waking us up. Our soap in the basin disappeared, and we each thought the other had used it up. But the next morning we knew we hadn't because two cakes went missing. We thought it was funny but not everyone would like the idea of rats stealing the soap. However, it won't take long before they are all caught and dealt with. Basically, we would still recommend the Oster Island resort. The staff are great, the food was good and the snorkelling was the best
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set on a private 25 hectare island just 2 minutes crossing from the mainland. Oyster Island Resort resides within a Marine Reserve, abundant in marine and wild life. Sandy beaches, tropical rainforest, coral reefs and war plane wrecks make for fantastic snorkelling. Bungalows line the waters edge, each with private decks or patio's, enjoying stunning views out over the calm lagoon waters. Family Vila allow room for parents and children to enjoy the large grounds and gardens and are set off the water for safety. Skilled Chefs serve the very best of local and western cuisine from our waterfront restaurant. Only 20 minutes from the airport and township. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Oyster Island Hotel Luganville
- Oyster Island Resort Vanuatu/Luganville