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Reviewed 7 October 2020

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.

Date of stay: October 2020
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louise moss, Owner at Turtle Bay Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 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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Reviewed 17 September 2020

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!

Room tip: The Marquees are perfect, overlooking Turtle Bay and slightly more sheltered than the other rooms
Date of stay: August 2020
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louise moss, Owner at Turtle Bay Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 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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Reviewed 7 September 2020

The location of Turtle Bay Lodge is awesome with ocean one side & best bay from the other side. We stayed in a Marquee, great rooms & very comfortable & clean.
Matt & Lou are great hosts & we enjoyed the children's circus. Well done.
Chef Matt has such delightful food & friendly & helpful staff.
Highly recommend Turtle Bay Lodge.

Date of stay: August 2020
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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louise moss, Owner at Turtle Bay Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2020

So glad you loved Turtle Bay and especially our new marquees.
We are delighted to have Chef Matt with us and our guests and many people from Santo and Port Vila are enjoying the delicious meals we have to offer.
We look forward to welcoming you back to Turtle in the not too distant future.

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Reviewed 22 August 2020

We’re just back from a perfect three day break at Turtle Bay Lodge in COVID-free Santo, Vanuatu. We stayed in one of the lovely, new desert safari “marquees”. The four poster bed, a/c, French press coffee and indoor/outdoor bathroom was a million miles from any kind of “camping” we’ve tried before. And the direct view over the bay was beautiful.

The food in the restaurant is easily the best available on Santo right now. And the veggie options are worth a detour even if you’re not staying there.

We kayaked round the bay, did some snorkeling and had a couple of great days out to the world class (and in 2020, entirely empty..) beaches at Port Olry and Champagne Beach. Definitely worth hiring a car if you want to make the most of these trip options.

Hats off to owners Matt and Lou for keeping the resort open and looking so lovely despite the impact of COVID and TC Harold. Although we were there as a couple and delighted by the peace and quiet, I know they also love having families with children, especially any who are up for learning a few circus skills. Yes, really..

Date of stay: August 2020
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louise moss, Owner at Turtle Bay Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2020

Thank you so much for the fabulous review. We are so glad that you loved your stay at Turtle Bay Lodge and especially enjoyed and appreciated our new Waterfront Marquees. They are proving very popular! We will congratulate our Chefs on the excellent food and are delighted that we have Matt Lambert back from the The Blue Marlin Club in Port Vila for the next 6 months to create even more culinary delights. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the not to distant future.

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Reviewed 19 August 2020

I'd start my review by mentioning how good the place is, clean, well maintained, great views, well trained staff etc.. but this time perhaps it's worth mentioning the food first. Chef George does a great job and belts out some really tasty vegetarian food. The owner herself is vegetarian, so that probably helps. The curry puff in Pumpkin Puree was a fine dish - Give it a try!

Aside, the place is really well maintained, the owners do a great job of entertaining the guests. The rooms are done up tastefully despite how santo being a commodity scarce island.

Overall, I'd recommend this place when you visit Santo!

Keep up the good work. Matt and Team

Room tip: The luxury tents are the best!
Date of stay: August 2020
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louise moss, Owner at Turtle Bay Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2020

Thanks Aj, so glad you enjoyed your stay at Turtle and everything we have to offer.And we will be passing your compliments on to Chef George.We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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