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Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

From the moment you arrive you just know that you're going to love it - the warm welcome, the exquisite cabanas and the tranquil waters all combine to envelope you in an environment of total relaxation.
My sister and I stayed in Frangipani for 9 nights and felt that, for us, that was the ONLY cabana worth considering. It is well worth paying the extra cost for the more spacious room and privacy not offered by any of the other cabanas as well as the stunning view of the soothing, turquoise water and the gentle sounds of the tide kissing the shore. We also loved cooking our meals and the trips to the outdoor market in town for fresh produce. Frangipani is the only cabana with a kitchen.
But even though we loved all of the above we also have to mention the part the management and staff played in our wonderful holiday. Michael and Clare genuinely want their guests to enjoy their stay with them and go out of their way to ensure you leave with nothing but beautiful memories. And they have instilled these same values in their staff. They all do their utmost for you and certainly have succeeded in impressing us. We definitely will be returning soon.

Stayed: August 2018, traveled with family
1  Thank ZhongshanWanderer
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Clare J, Owner at Sunrise Beach Cabanas Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Zhongshan,
What a lovely Title for your review, and we're so pleased that you two sisters were able to have this level of experience here in Vanuatu and at our beach resort.
We're happy to know that you enjoyed the extra levels of privacy, view and spaciousness up in the elevated Frangipani Beach Cabana, overlooking the beachfront and water's edge.
Thank you also for noticing our care and that of our staff, which means the most of all to us!
We love that you will return, and look forward to welcoming you back again!
With kindest regards from us all... ~Clare, Michael and the staff here at Sunrise Beach Cabanas

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Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

Great food. Wonderful staff. Thoughtful owners and care about the little stuff. Eco friendly and extremely clean. Terrific spot. Do yourself a favour and stay here - it made our trip. Hats off to you C & M.

Stayed: July 2018, traveled as a couple
Thank Stuart A
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Clare J, Owner at Sunrise Beach Cabanas Resort, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2018

Thank you so much Stuart for coming to stay with us here at the beach resort, and for these kind comments!
Sending our best wishes to you! ~Clare, Michael and the staff at Sunrise Beach Cabanas

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Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

Sunrise is set on a beautiful white sand beach with its own island a hundred meters away. The cabanas are superbly built with high quality design and plumbing. The feeling is understated but substantial. The place is owned and run by a mature aged American couple. It is a tight ship. It runs very smoothly indeed. The total cost was roughly $400 Australian per day, including food. At the high end for us, but next door was25% more expensive for little difference. The relatively remote location limits the options for food, so we ate in a lot. It has a large menu, but little variety in taste. Not a problem for short term stays. And easy to fix. We very much enjoyed our stay and hope to return.

Stayed: July 2018, traveled as a couple
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Clare J, Owner at Sunrise Beach Cabanas Resort, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2018

Hi dear perkandt,
We love to thank you for discovering and choosing us for a good part of your island holiday adventures in beautiful Espiritu Santo!
Very kind of you to write this informative and helpful review, mentioning some interesting things I think have not been noted before by other guests staying with us here.

Hmmm...have been thinking about your comments about the cuisine... and you say, "easy to fix". We do have 3-4 professional Chefs and they are capable of conjuring many kinds of food styles, sauces and seasonings. Tapping into our organic herb garden, plus an array of kitchen herbs and spices, they can whip up various dressings, sauces, hot chili jams, etc. upon request. Unless otherwise requested, they will tend to go for a mid-range flavor balance, as we know that some will like their dishes milder or spicier than others. We're often getting positive feedback about the wide selection of menu choices, and reading your comment, I'm thinking maybe for expansion of taste variety, to mention here an encouragement that our guests can feel free to ask for any additional sauces, spiciness, etc. Being such a small boutique resort, our staff and Chefs are able to take special interest to learn the food preferences of our guests, and they like to adjust the baking and other aspects of food preparations when they know what any of the guests prefer. If our guests will let us know while still in the dining room or the resort, it's easier for us to add some special touches so as to assist in providing the best of dining pleasure.

Thanks so much for saying that you enjoyed your stay and hope to return, and we'll love to welcome the two of you back again, at the next most perfect time! With warmest regards from all of us -- Clare, Michael and the team at Sunrise

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Reviewed July 4, 2018

This was the "splurge" part of our trip, and I'm so glad we stayed here. As others have said, the cabanas are so spacious, and perfectly laid out with well thought out amenities. Unfortunately the weather didn't cooperate for us to have good snorkeling, or see the "resident" dugongs, but it was still a very relaxing stay and let us feel so pampered. The location is great to let you feel so isolated and private, yet still relatively close to many sites for tours. The restaurant on site is great, with many offerings to choose from for all meals.
If we make it back to Vanuatu, we will definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed: July 2018, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank stork90
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Clare J, Owner at Sunrise Beach Cabanas Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Stork, (not sure how some of our review replies disappeared, and we're sending our thanks again!)
Thank you for discovering us and for "splurging" part of your holiday time to stay here at the beach resort.
Despite not having the weather of your dreams, it's really special that you found so much to enjoy, and that you were able to feel so relaxed and pampered here.
We're happy to know your stay was romantic, and that you've enjoyed the location, the tours and our restaurant's offerings...
We thank you for keeping Vanuatu in mind and we'll love it if you decide to return and stay with us again!
With our warm regards from the islands! ~Clare, Michael and the staff at Sunrise

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Reviewed July 4, 2018

It's almost impossible to tell you how amazing this resort is. If you are after peace and quiet, beautiful accommodation, amazing staff, perfect beach and views, excellent snorkelling on your door step, a fantastic restaurant......then this is your place.
You can organise all your tours through the resort and we had some amazing experiences, and after each one we got to return to the beautiful Sunrise Beach Cabanas. If you are going to visit Santo then you have to stay here. You won't regret it.

  • Stayed: April 2018, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Tupeloking
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Clare J, Owner at Sunrise Beach Cabanas Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Wow TupeloKing,
Thank you for this very special review.
It makes us so happy to know that you have enjoyed all these aspects of your stay, and it is truly our pleasure to bring these pieces together for the enjoyment of your holiday experiences here on the beautiful island of Espiritu Santo.
On behalf of our staff and the local tour providers, we thank you for your care in remembering us with these kind comments of appreciation! All our very best to the two of you! from Clare, Michael and the staff at Sunrise Beach Cabanas

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