by on July 19, 2010


A private island right off of Espiritu Santo in Vanuatu.


Melanesian Spirit | Aore Island Resort

Aore Island Resort is set on the beachfront and surrounded by a tropical coconut plantations.   Aore, (pronounced ‘ow-ree’), Island,  is just 3kms across the channel from Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu’s largest island.   On the upper level there is natural untouched rainforest, a botanical wonderland with huge banyan trees. Guests can wander safely alone or join a guided tour.

The Large Traditional Melanesian Style Nakamal with a wide terrace is the centre of the Resort. It houses the Bar, Restaurant and Lounge Area.   The 12m pool is set beside the Nakamal.  Beachfront Bungalows spread out on either side on a sandy coral beach running the full length of the resort and large shady trees offer a cool retreat from the sun.  A continental breakfast is included in your room rate and a cooked breakfast is available at an additional cost. Lunch can be eaten in the Nakamal, on the verandah or around the pool. Evenings are relaxing and guests can wander down from their bungalows and sip cocktails as they watch the sunset or relax in the Lounge area and listen to a Local String Band. Dining on the verandah with the lights reflecting across the water from the town creates a special ambiance unique to Aore Island Resort.

Melanesian culture is strongly upheld today, particularly in the Outer Islands of Vanuatu such as Espiritu Santo, where traditions have remained unchanged for years. The traditional customs are very important and involve all aspects of life including marriage, death and land ownership and the chief system ensures law and order is maintained. Vanuatu is considered to be one of the world’s most culturally diverse countries. Ni-Vanuatu (the name given to the local people) live harmoniously with numerous other communities including French, British, Australian, New Zealand, Chinese and other Pacific Islanders.

In 1980 Vanuatu came into being as a nation and gained it’s independence from Britain and France. Bislama is the common language of Vanuatu it is a form of pigeon English and is relatively easy to understand.

Diving:  Wreck dives -the most famous are the wreck of the SS President Coolidge and Million Dollar Point.Click to enlage

$499.00 per person (based on double occupancy)
7 Nights accommodations in a garden room, 3 meals per day, transfers from Santos, hotel taxes.
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