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Absolute beach front overlooking Turtle Bay lagoon and the bay of islands
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Absolute beach front overlooking Turtle Bay lagoon and the bay of islands
Turtle Bay
Hand carved outrigger canoe and giant turtles on front gate
Paradise at Turtle Bay!
Living Room main house
Traditional carved black palm entrance tam tam
Coconut Plantation at rear of house
Enchanted mangrove forest next to house!
Bay of Islands
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Espiritu Santo

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Colette B
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“All my stress and troubles melted away as soon as we arrived.”
Reviewed January 18, 2016 for a stay in January 2016
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How great to wake up in a stunning, natural, well-built bungalow, watch your child put on his sunscreen and bolt out the door to the lagoon that's right there? 6am, and it's sunny, and your child is safe, and it's quiet, and you can lie in knowing that when you wake, amazing pineapples and passionfruit and bananas await.

The weather was just perfect, the ocean almost 30 degrees warm (great for kids who get cold in Sydney's water), the visibility and things to see underwater made my 8-year-old a better snorkeler for sure. And kayaker. And Stand-Up paddle boarder. Mosquitoes were almost non-existent, the bungalow's ceiling fan kept us cool, and making group meals with our extended family was easy and cost-efficient, too. And for nights when we didn't want to blend our own pina coladas or cook, several nearby resorts were just a short moonlit walk or kayak paddle away.

Turtle Bay Beach House is near numerous Blue Holes, Champagne Beach, and the world's best wreck diving. Lovely local people who speak English and French. We thought we'd die without regular internet but checking every other day, in town or at nearby resorts, was more than sufficient. There were also board games and DVDs for this kids on the one short afternoon when it rained.

Don't miss the local market in town - it's small and rustic for sure, but the red papayas, eaten with lime juice squeezed on top, are heaven. As is the local lime juice which must be just local limes with a bit of sugar mixed in.

Beds were King sized, new, and comfy.

Coral Quays diving collected us for dives and returned us. They were absolutely great as well.

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Liked best: Complete holiday relation other than preparing your own food - true paradise
Liked least: No dishwasher - but that was easy to get over.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
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A L
Toowoomba, Australia
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6 reviews
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“A magical slice of paradise”
Reviewed December 16, 2015 for a stay in December 2015

The last ten days at Turtle Bay Beach House turned out to be magical, far exceeding our expectations. The house is clean, comfortable, the kitchen had all we needed as did the separate laundry. The deck is brilliant and it, plus the hammocks, had incredible views over the lagoon. A well-placed outdoor shower added to the comfort. The kayaks and paddle boards were well worth using as there are so many places to explore. There is snorkel gear too (we used our own). Willie sorted us all out with exchanging money, stocking up from market, butcher and supermarket before taking us out to the house in his van. We benefited from his local knowledge and were lucky enough to have Alex helping too and making us feel at home in their lovely house. The laplap that Willie provides is a great experience and a 'must do'.

I would highly recommend the house if you are looking for self catering accommodation and our family of six, with children ranging from 18 to 9, thoroughly enjoyed everything Turtle Bay Beach house had to offer.

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Liked best: Location, facilities and value
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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