Village de Santo Resort
Located 3 minutes drive from town, away from the hustle and bustle of Luganville and only a 5 minute walk to Segond Canal, this resort is the perfect retreat.
Visit nearby Islands, Custom Villages, exquisite beaches or maybe a tranquil canoe ride up river until you reach the magnificent Blue Holes that are unique to Santo. Village de Santo Resort invites you to become a traveler not a tourist to this tropical paradise!
James A. Michener, the American author, was one of thousands of soldiers stationed in Vanuatu during WW11 and who wrote “Tales of The South Pacific” on which the musical “South Pacific” is based quoted these words:
"If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home".
This Boutique resort is marketed as "A Luxury Village within a Village". Village de Santo is a relatively new establishment and is kept meticulously clean by dedicated local staff.
The 16 semi self-contained apartments and grounds are in 5 star conditions. Deluxe Village suites have been built in true modern Melanesian style showcasing Santo's local hardwoods and the skill of local builders. Suites are fully screened with timber louvers providing natural airflow. The mezzanine level and ground floor feature an open plan design with private balconies, overlooking the crystal clear pool, they will impress you! Ideal for the business traveler, groups, couples and families with all suites easily adapted to accommodate your requirements. Restaurant and grounds is wheelchair friendly, a rare find in Vanuatu.
The Chiefs Bar overlooks the pool and is the spot to chill or chat to other guests. Dive groups have the added bonus of a secured wash down and storage area for all equipment. The Resort is on the pick and drop off point for all five dive operators.
The onsite Restaurant”1606" serves modern cuisine with a tropical twist. Enjoy weekly entertainment on Tuesday and Saturday nights. Village de Santo plays an active role in the local community and prides itself on being an ethically conscious resort.
Services & Facilities:
• Reception and tours desk
• Pick up and drop off for divers by all dive operators
• Fully secured wash down and storage for divers
• Guest laundry service
• Restaurant and bar
• Outdoor poolside bar with Internet and fans
• House girls daily
• Airport Transfers
• Security for valuables
• Wireless Internet- a one off fee of 1000vt will be charge for the duration of your stay
• Guests phone for minimum fee
Dining - Restaurant 1606
Restaurant “1606” complements the resort accommodation beautifully offering exceptional food created in a vibrant restaurant. The open kitchen allows dinners the opportunity to observe the Chef’s and kitchen staff in action. 1606 caters for large events of up to 60 (seated ) or 100 persons for a casual cocktail function.
Open from 7.30am starting the day with a tropical buffet breakfast for guests until closing when the last diners say good night. The restaurant offers local organic produce (market fresh) from the village gardens to 1606. Organic Santo beef and ocean fresh Poulet Fish are further accented by an extensive wine menu and desserts – try our famous Triple Choc Tart and coffee from our Espresso Machine that runs hot anytime of the day.
1606 launched the new Tapas Menu 2013 - An elegant mix of our very own tapas created using seasonal produce, beef, fish and local prawns. A specials board is created everyday to tempt our guests with freshly delivered - lobster, crab and local prawns.
The restaurant hosts an array of entertainment throughout the year from International performers to the very talented local musicians.
Activities/Things to do:
• Personalized tours with local Ni Vanuatu guides
• Basket weaving with local Ni Vanuatu women
• Drink Kava with locals
• Boat fishing with our experienced local seaman can be arranged from the resort.
• 24hr Market place – Villagers all over Santo, come to sell their organic crops.
• Give back- offer your skill while you're visiting this amazing Island