Aore Island Resort 

Aore Island Resort is a stunning Pacific Island retreat with an authentic and welcoming culture nestled in a unique natural paradise.

Take a short boat trip across Segond Canal from Luganville and you will arrive in paradise - a welcoming boutique resort that offers all the comforts of home with none of the everyday distractions. Whether you’ve come here for a romantic getaway, group celebration or family vacation, Aore Island Resort is the place for you!

The large breezy Nakamal (traditional Ni-Vanuatu meeting place) is the heart of Aore Island Resort. Overlooking the resort’s private white sandy beach and the tranquil waters of Segond Canal, it is the perfect place to relax over a cup of local organic Aore Island coffee, fresh cocktail from the fully stocked bar or delicious meal created from the best locally sourced produce.

Relax on one of the resorts sun lounges around the pool or on the beach, which offers amazing snorkelling straight off the shore! Take one of the resort bikes out to explore further afield around Aore Island or treat yourself and book into the Spa for a professional beauty treatment or relaxing island massage.

With a ferry running to the mainland multiple times a day, Aore Island Resort is the perfect place to base yourself to explore the best Santo has to offer. Or alternatively, if you aren’t staying at Aore Island Resort catch the ferry to the resort and spend the day in paradise!

Aore Island Resort has two accommodation options to choose from - the Sunset Bungalows, which are ideal for families and groups, and the Sunrise Bungalows, which are adult only and perfect for couples and singles. All the bungalows are constructed using local timbers and have roofs made from local natangora ensuring warm traditional ambience. All the bungalows have private bathrooms, hot showers, refrigerators, tea and coffee making facilities, hair dryers and ceiling fans. Cots are available by request. 

The Sunset Bungalows feature a comfortable living area with two single beds and a double bed in a separate bedroom. These bungalows are suitable for two to three adults or two adults and two children and are available either beachfront or setback in our lush tropical gardens for the budget conscious.

The Sunrise Bungalows are set apart to provide a quiet private area and are suitable for two people twin share and recommended for couples. These studio style bungalows are also available beachfront or setback in our lush tropical gardens.

In-House Activities

  • Snorkelling

  • Stand-up paddle boarding

  • Kayaking

The Ferry Timetable to Aore Island Resort: 

  • Departs BP Wharf: 7:30am, 8:30am, 11:30am, 2:30pm, 4.30pm

  • Departs Aore Island Resort: 7:00am, 8:00am, 10:30am, 2:00pm, 4:00pm

 

Information regarding day guests to Aore Island Resort: day guests are welcome for lunch, when doing so they may use our ferry, pool and swim/snorkel amongst our fish and reef at no cost. We are unable to supply the following for day guests: pool towels, stand up paddleboards, kayaks, bikes to tour Aore island, snorkel gear. We are a small resort of 18 rooms with 52 guests, the reason we don't allow day guests to use our extra amenities is due to availability for our in house guests, damage and loss. Over the years we have come to the realisation that day guests are very tough on our equipment and are the ones responsible for most damage. As you may know most items need to be sourced from Australia or New Zealand at great expense and time.

 
 
 
 

Visitor Feedback

Just a short boat ride from Luganville.
Fabulous, good food. Fresh, local produce. Nice, clean bungalows with direct access to the clearest, beautiful water. Local, friendly staff. Plenty of tours can be arranged. The blue holes and Champagne Beach tour was amazing. Just the place for a quiet relaxing getaway. Loved every minute!
— Jennifer, Australia (2017)