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Coral Quays Fish & Dive Resort
Ranked #13 of 16 Hotels in Espiritu Santo
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Reviewed May 4, 2013

Loved the level of service and guiding we received from Michael and Voodie.

They knew all the dive areas in and out. Even though he's an Aussie, Michael was born and raised in Vanuatu, speaks the language and knows the history of the place. And Voodie's a local.

He would give a really cool 5 minute summation of what happened or where we were, then we'd go dive it. And as a fellow divemaster, He was really good at his job. The perfect combo of safe and hands off.

They run boat dives from the hotel and we were in really small groups (4 was the most). Their gear was pretty new too. Doing it over again, I wouldnt bring my own gear, Id just rent from them. When the dive is over, you get off the boat and go have a beer at the hotel bar while they handle all the gear. Loved that.

Well worth it. We will be using them when we go back.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

I just spent 7 days a the resort, and let me tell you it was great. The staff were realy good, nothing was a problem. The dive opetator did everything they could to help me out, I was diving with another operator not a problem they arranged transport for me and I then did a couple of dives with them as well. They are out of town about 10 mon's but thats note an issue. Food was great and he rooms were very good. Go there I have stayed in other resorts in Santo and this is as good if not better and there is no crowding.
Leigh

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 7, 2013

We are not really sure what this reviewer below is on about. But our stay was rather pleasant. We happily moved out off our Hotel Santo after one night stay and we were confronted with very friendly and knowledgeable Coral Quays local staff. So we decided to stay for 3 nights.

The dive instructor (Michael) straight away informed us what is on offer. Because we don't like boat dive so much, they were happy to put us onto another dive shop that does shore dives. Even as non divers, the resort has nice snorkeling at the front accross the street (which is not busy). There is even a little sandy beach especially on low tide with their own jetty.

We were there at the quiet time, but this did not stop them to provide us with a well presented continental breakfast which had all the condiments you could wish for (except filtered coffee). And if you whish, you can order cooked breakfast as well.

The 2 evening meals we had there were good with no complaints. The local staff must must be so well trained, they certainly look after you . They ask you if you would like another drink or dessert and they even clear your table promptly after you finish it without being overbearing.

You can clearly feel that the onsite managers & owners understand hospitality.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Dominique B
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Reviewed January 27, 2013

Unhappy. If you are looking for the true Vanuatu experience, then this is not the place to stay. This resort is owned and managed by offshore investors, not locals. Management are not professional and are unfriendly, which made for an unpleasant experience.

Prices charged for food and accommodation, is overpriced.. equivalent to what is charged in Australia.

Diving operation here is very basic. If you are looking to dive sites such as the Coolidge, this diving operator does not have permission to dive such sites. They only offer basic snorkelling and diving. People don't visit Santo to laze, more than likely they are diving the President Coolidge or the Henry Benneaud. You also have to pay double the price as you are theorically paying for two diving operators to take you out for a dive. Why spend the extra money and give it to offshore investors, why not just give it to the local people of Vanuatu where it is needed most.

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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

Coral Quays is a short bus ride out of Luganville, and is right on the water with own private jetty. Have to say I LOVED it here. Very relaxed, clean simple rooms set in beautiful lush tropical gardens. A feature is the shade offered by huge jungle trees all around, which also attract lots of birds. The staff on reception are lovely, friendly, helpful, as is the owner Phil - a typically relaxed and low key expat Aussie. The food in the restaurant was fabulous too, a big thumbs up for the green curry chicken...mmm, delicious! No need to eat anywhere else for me (except maybe coffee and lunch at Victoria Cafe in town). Now, of course, the diving. Coral Keys was the perfect place for a rusty scuba diver like me to get back into it. The first dive was shallow and easy-Million Dollar Point which is amazing, see other reviews of the dive for info on this, followed by a number of great reef dives. Michael, the dive instructor was a wealth of local info about the diving, the environs, the culture, and has some great tales to tell about growing up on the nearby islands. Vuti, well what I can I say? A very patient, skilled and knowledgable dive guide, and very handsome as well. Some good viewing up on deck as well as below.!Thanks so much for showing me your wonderful reef home guys! Sonya

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 19, 2013

My new wife and I honeymooned in Santo and we all we want to do now, is go back to Vanuatu!
Want to thank Phill, Charmaine and the rest of the crew at CQ's! - we were made so welcome over the new years period.
The diving was amazing and we quickly became friends with Vuti, our dive guide! Very friendly and professional.
Anyone who is wanting to visit Santo, should look at Coral Quays for accommodation. The island is not built up for commercial tourism, its lovely that it isn't to be honest!
Luganville contains local type markets, essential grocery needs, drug stores and local Kava bars!
So those who are looking for a large tourist resort type accommodation, potentially not the place for you.
Rooms are clean and well presented, possibly minor details such as dated bedding, curtains etc but over all, rooms that are clean, ceiling fan and air con was a welcome..! Our fridge did not get very cold and would have been good if our fridge produced ice.
Overall we loved our stay and would recommend Coral Quays!

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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 31, 2012

If you visit Vanuatu - Island hopping is the thing you should do. Anyways it goof to make pre arrangements when going to smaller Islands (confirm, bookings, flights etc). Santo is good place as a base camp in Vanuatu and Coral Quays is perfect base camp in Santo. The Staff are very helpful and they are keen for help you what ever you want to do. The owner is not pushing you to use their services - they are more than helpful to tell you about other options, places and possibilities in Santo. Dive shop, -gear and -instructor seems to be 1st class and super pro comparing for those that we used (because they were cheaper). If you want to take the diving course - this is the right place. Bungalows are clean, basic and ok value for couples and families. Food is not - the menu is too complicated that the cook just can't handle it. They should go back to basics because then it would work very well and going to city for a dinner wouldn't be the 1st option. There are nice places to stay in Santo but staying in Luganville and near services is a very good thing to do after you have arrived to Santo and before leaving the islands. Coral Quays is the best place in Luganville. And it's easy - you don't have to worried about the thing.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
Location: Vanuatu > Espiritu Santo
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Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
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#5 Top resorts Hotel in Espiritu Santo
Price Range: $91 - $138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Coral Quays Fish & Dive Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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