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Turtle Bay Lodge

East Coast Santo, Luganville, Espiritu Santo Vanuatu
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#1 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Luganville
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Set in a beautiful waterfront location, Turtle Bay Lodge is situated half way to the famous Champagne Beach and a leisurely kayak from both the Riri and Matevulu Blue Holes it is the ideal place to experience Santo. You can relax on the private beach, swim in the outdoor pool or enjoy a range of watersport activities. Snorkel the coral reef one side of the property or laze in the calm waters of the bay on the other. Kayak across to Turtle Island or one of the Blue Holes. The tour desk can organise a full range of Santo activities for you or you may choose to rent one of the onsite cars to see the Island at your own pace. Turtle Bay Lodge guests enjoy free continental breakfast and free wi-fi. All fan-cooled rooms boast a patio with sea views and feature a fridge and tea and coffee making facilities. The onsite Salty Dog Restaurant and Bar are both open daily, serving cocktails and an extensive menu of local seafood, organic beef and vegetables and pizzas. We also have 5 additional new Deluxe Waterfront Marquees, uniquely designed with 4 poster beds, air von and a deck looking over the protected Turtle Bay.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Secured parking
Public wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Horseback riding
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Full body massage
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
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Private beach
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
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Coffee / tea maker
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Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French
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joanne a wrote a review Feb 2021
Luganville, Vanuatu46 contributions9 helpful votes
Thankyou to Lou and Matt for providing a fantastic mini break for my friend and I. Nothing was too much trouble. I have stayed at Turtle Bay Lodge many times and look forward to our next visit. Food is wonderful, rooms are very nice and comfortable and airy.
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Date of stay: January 2021
Response from louise moss, Owner at Turtle Bay Lodge
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay and can't wait until you are back for your next break!
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alanandcathy wrote a review Dec 2020
Port Vila, Vanuatu1 contribution
The level of service was excellent. The meals were superb. We ran a training workshop at the venue for one week for 20 people. The conference centre is the reception area - intimate but perfect. All the staff were incredibly helpful.
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Date of stay: December 2020
Trip type: Travelled on business
Nich W wrote a review Oct 2020
Burnham-On-Sea, United Kingdom622 contributions292 helpful votes
Had eaten here before but this was my first stay. Did not disappoint. The location is amazing . If the weather is good it looks like a Pacific island brochure. If the weather is bad it looks even better. The gardens have recovered from the cyclone and the flowers are just stunning. I stayed in a tent. Doesn't sound that good till you experience it. Imagine a hotel room on a platform with a tent over the top. A gentle breeze keeps it nice and cool; there is aircon if needed. Comfortable bed and spacious en suite with great attention to detail. The tents are very private and I was tempted to just sit outside and do nothing. Instead I went to dine and had a great meal. All the staff are good at their job. It is so nice to find staff who deliver what people want. The meal was served without fuss, bother or haste. The menu choice had something for everyone without going overboard. I had a piece of steak that really was cooked exactly how I had asked for it to be done. I now know why Santo beef is famous. It was at least as good as anything I have tasted in the UK. Most importantly the owners and the staff work as a team and make guests feel welcome. They know their trade and together with a stunning place offer great service.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Room Tip: The tents are larger and quieter
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Response from louise moss, Owner at Turtle Bay Lodge
Responded 18 Oct 2020
Thank you so much for your awesome review. WE love the location at Turtle Bay too and our new Waterfront Marquees are a great addition to the resort and are guests are loving them! We are lucky enough to have Chef Matt Lambert from The Blue Marlin Club in Port Vila at Turtle Bay at present and our restaurant is growing from strength to strength and we are very proud of the delicious food that is being served. Finally our staff do indeed work as a great team and love to welcome all of our guests. We do hope to see you back at Turtle Bay in the near future! Good luck for your return to England....
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2014hazel wrote a review Oct 2020
Wellington, New Zealand8 contributions5 helpful votes
Excellence all round. Lovely room with a super comfortable bed. Great little restaurant with a beach bar vibe. Kiwis will love the bach chic style. Superb location. Louise and Matt, Matt and Charlene, Manson, Dick and all the other staff members - rays of sunshine who made up for the sun not actually shining a lot! Thank you. We'll be escaping back to Turtle Bay again before too long.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Response from louise moss, Owner at Turtle Bay Lodge
Responded 8 Oct 2020
Thank you so much for your fabulous review. We are so glad you loved Turtle Bay Lodge and our lovely restaurant, great location, wonderful staff and next time we promise we will complete your stay and make sure the sun is shining!! Look forward to seeing you back here again very very soon.
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Julie Shugg wrote a review Sep 2020
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Our first experience of Santo could not have been better. We went there with another couple of great friends and were warmly welcomed at the airport. A short drive had us at Turtle Bay Lodge where we very quickly settled in. Lovely selection of food, wines and cold Tusker on hand in the Salty restaurant with attentive and friendly staff. The resort is located perfectly in between Luganville town and stunning Port Olry making it very easy to visit the islands attractions. We hired the car directly from Turtle Bay Lodge meaning it’s was on hand whenever we needed it. Matt, Lou and the team are wonderful. Tank yu tumas!
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Date of stay: August 2020
Room Tip: The Marquees are perfect, overlooking Turtle Bay and slightly more sheltered than the other rooms
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Response from louise moss, Owner at Turtle Bay Lodge
Responded 17 Sep 2020
Thank you thank you for your great review, we are so glad you had such a relaxing fun time at Turtle bay Lodge. We pride ourselves in ensuring we offer fabulous service with great food, wine and the coldest beer in Santo! We look forward to your next visit in hopefully the not too distant future.
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US$75 - US$111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Turtle Bay Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Turtle Bay Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Nanda Blue Hole (5.4 km), Matevulu Blue Hole (2.9 km), and Mount Hope Waterfall (2.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Turtle Bay Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Turtle Bay Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Turtle Bay Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Turtle Bay Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Turtle Bay Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Turtle Bay Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Turtle Bay Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Turtle Bay Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Does Turtle Bay Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.