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Reviewed 7 January 2019

We had a great 3 days here. Calvin & Julie are excellent managers, they treat their staff & guests very well. I mostly admired their interaction with the guests. We thoroughly enjoyed all the meals especially breakfast with the fresh fruit platter & the delicious omelettes. We decided to do a day trip to Port Orly ,Champagne Beach & a Blue Hole. Kathryn from reception organised this at short notice. It was an amazing day! Perfect.
The service was excellent and it was nice to be greeted with smiles every day from the staff.
Happy New Year to you all.

Date of stay: December 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Barrier Beach R... V, General Manager at Barrier Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2019

Happy New Year to you as well, thank you for your kind review. Every staff member here at the Resort love to make sure each and every guest enjoys their holiday with us and it shows that every one of us are very proud of the resort and want to share our piece of paradise. The very best regards from the whole team at Barrier Beach.

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Reviewed 1 January 2019 via mobile

We stayed at Barrier Beach resort for three nights and loved it. We stayed at Fare 1 which is right on the beach, secluded and quiet. The colors were amazing on the beach and the snorkeling was very good. Calvin and Julie, managing partners, were extremely helpful. They helped plan all our outings to avoid being stuck in a crowd of tourists as a cruise ship came to the island in 1/1/19. They are patient, knowledgeable and you can tell they take pride in their resort. The resort itself is well run, beautiful and clean. They have nice amenities like free kayaks, snorkel gear, stand up paddle boards. The rest of the staff is very corteous and helpful. We were so sad to leave this amazing place. Hope to return in the future.

Date of stay: December 2018
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Barrier Beach R... V, General Manager at Barrier Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2019

Thank you so much for the kind words, we all strive to ensure that all of our guests fall in love with BBR and enjoy their stay with us. We all do take pride in the Resort, the whole team are absolutely wonderful and love to hear our guests have enjoyed their time with us. Look forward to when you are able to come back to visit us again. Kind regards from all of us.

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Reviewed 27 December 2018

We've been to our fair share of tropical island resorts around the world, but Barrier Beach Resort has topped them all, so far, for a number of reasons. The sheer beauty of its location is utterly breathtaking. Day 10 and we are still compelled to take photos of the incredibly beautiful beach and outlook - and that water! The blue hues are mesmerising.

We spent 10 glorious nights at Barrier Beach Resort. Starting in Luxury Beachfront Fare 3 (renamed Fare 7) for 4 nights and were kindly given the opportunity to move to Luxury Beachfront Fare 1 (renamed Fare 5) as it became available for our remaining 6 nights.

We were very happy with Fare 3 but figured we'd get the best of both worlds by taking up the offer. Fare 3 was a little more private and slightly back from the other Fares, but you could still see that unbelievably blue water from your front deck and the water was a very short stroll. Fare 1 was right on the beach and just gorgeous.

Can't fault anything with the accomodation. The bed was sooo comfortable - we slept so deeply and well. The shower was spacious and had a great flow (love a good shower). Beautiful sea breezes come through the shutters and there's a fan to circulate the air (and air con should you really need it).

The gardens are so lush and beautiful all around the resort and maintained constantly, Every single member of staff are so friendly and helpful - taking care of absolutely everything. Special mention to Calvin and Julie who are the most patient, adorable and accommodating people. Nothing is a bother and they are a wealth of information on everything and anything - and if they don't know, they'll find out for you. Calvin arranged our car hire and recommended a wonderful day trip for us to Tuffutari Waterfall.

During our stay, the restaurant relocated to a bigger and better structure just along the beach a bit. This was all done in a day - so quickly and quietly. The new restaurant has an even better outlook (if that's possible!) and the old restaurant was converted to a lounge - which was just perfect for lounging about with Missy (the resort cat) reading a book.

The resort is expanding and it is going to be out-of-this-world! We were given a tour of the new accommodation by Calvin and Julie, and it is so divine I just wanted to move right in.

The snorkelling at Barrier Beach is some of the best we've seen (Million Dollar Point in perfect conditions only tops this). We are mad-keen snorkelers and are constantly looking for great places to snorkel. Snorkelling can be hit or miss and a poor spot can be 2 metres away from an incredible one. We saw things just off our beach we'd never seen before, such as a beautiful small, deep purple jellyfish accompanied by a bright yellow fish (not sure if he was friend or foe to the jellyfish as he was nipping at him (cleaning or eating him?), and a sting ray (huge highlight). Also seen just to the left of our Fare was a lobster (saw him every day - presumably the same one) and lion fish! What a treat. Also plenty of big fish, clown fish, angel fish, sea anemone and so many other varieties I need to google! Literally hundreds of different sea creatures to enjoy.

Breakfasts (included) were lovely each morning looking out to paradise. Highly recommend the fruit plate - great variety of tropical fruits including some new ones for us to try. Eggs your way, washed down with some Tanna coffee is a perfect way to start your day.

I cannot recommend Barrier Beach Resort enough - it truly is perfection in paradise and we cannot wait to return to do all the things we didn't get time to do on beautiful Santo.

Thanks Calvin and Julie for making our long overdue 2 week holiday so fantastic and feel as though we'd been away for a month!

Greg & Monique
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Room tip: All accommodation looks wonderful. But if you can, book a beachfront villa or fare.
Date of stay: December 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Barrier Beach R... V, General Manager at Barrier Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2019

Greg & Monique,
It was an absolute pleasure to have met you both and we are all exceptionally please that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you so much for the kind words, it makes our day when we hear that our guests have loved their stay. Hopefully we will see you back some day soon. All the best from the team here at Barrier Beach.

Kind regards from all of us at BBR.

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Reviewed 26 December 2018

Absolutely amazing. The resort and location was stunning and everyone was so friendly and helpful the entire trip. The restaurant food was delicious and fresh and it was great having daily free access to paddle boards and snorkeling gear. I would 100% recommend this place to everyone!

Date of stay: November 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Barrier Beach R... V, General Manager at Barrier Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2018

Thank you for your kind review, we are all happy that you enjoyed your time with us at the Resort. All the very best from the team at Barrier Beach.

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Reviewed 18 December 2018

A very memorable stay for all the right reasons! Lovely fares metres from the water on one of the best beaches in the world. Attentive and caring staff. You will not regret choosing to stay at Barrier Beach Resort.

Date of stay: December 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Barrier Beach R... V, General Manager at Barrier Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2018

We are happy that your stay at Barrier Beach Resort was memorable. It was fantastic to meet you and all of us here wish you the very best regards.

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