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Turtle Bay Lodge

Beachfront hotel with outdoor pool, near Matevulu Blue Hole

  • Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in lobby, and free parking

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Luganville, Espiritu Santo, Turtle Bay, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
  • We booked this location for 2 x nights in Oct as a group of 7. 2 x grand parents, 2 x…

    Oct. 17, 2019

  • Nice location, and nice facilities. However, as you're stranded there for the most part…

    Sep. 24, 2019

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 10 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Beach towels

For families

  • Children's pool
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Fridge
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace

What’s around

  • On the beach
  • Matevulu Blue Hole - 2.5 mi / 4.1 km
  • Nanda Blue Hole - 3.9 mi / 6.2 km
  • Santo Golf Course - 10.4 mi / 16.8 km
  • Champagne Beach - 18.5 mi / 29.8 km
  • Port Olry Beach - 24.7 mi / 39.8 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Double Room, Ocean View, Oceanfront
  • Family Room, Oceanfront
  • Family Room, Poolside
  • Room, Poolside
  • Honeymoon Tent, 1 Bedroom, Ocean View
  • Luxury Tent, 1 Queen Bed, Ocean View, Oceanfront

What’s around


  • On the beach
  • Matevulu Blue Hole - 2.5 mi / 4.1 km
  • Nanda Blue Hole - 3.9 mi / 6.2 km
  • Santo Golf Course - 10.4 mi / 16.8 km
  • Champagne Beach - 18.5 mi / 29.8 km
  • Port Olry Beach - 24.7 mi / 39.8 km

Getting around

  • Luganville (SON-Santo-Pekoa Intl.) - 24 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
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Luganville, Espiritu Santo, Turtle Bay, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 10 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time 2 PM-9:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 9:30 PM. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Babysitting/childcare*


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Room service

Things to do

  • Beach towels
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Kayaking on site
  • Snorkelling on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Pool sunloungers


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Number of buildings/towers - 3
  • Year Built – 2007
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

In the room

Home comforts

  • Ceiling fan

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

Things to enjoy

  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Furnished patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only

Food and drink

  • Fridge


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of VUV 2000 per room (one way)
  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 3.5 percent

Children & extra bedsPay at property

  • Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

Staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global).


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts Visa and Mastercard. Cash is not accepted. 

Also known as

  • Turtle Bay Lodge
  • Turtle Bay Lodge Hotel Turtle Bay
  • Turtle Bay Hotel Espiritu Santo
  • Turtle Bay Lodge Vanuatu/Luganville
  • Turtle Hotel Espiritu Santo
  • Turtle Bay Lodge Hotel
  • Turtle Bay Lodge Turtle Bay

*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges


  • Yes, Turtle Bay Lodge does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2 PM - 9:30 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is VUV 2000 per room one way.
  • Have fun with onsite activities like kayaking and snorkeling. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a picnic area and a garden.
  • 8.0.Very good

    Good facilities, you need to have a car to drive around, because is far. Breakfast should be better

    3 night family trip, Sep. 22, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    Food not fresh, seemed leftovers warmed up again, husband sick with it. No fresh coffee for breakfast only tin coffee (but steep rates). Weetbix not fresh. Breakfast bar waitress tried to steal 3$ extra for toast when in fact included in price already. Overheard other customers complain about same issue with same woman. Grounds kept immaculate and clean. Surrounding scenery beaufiful. Noisy, unsupervised local children (looked like children of staff) cleaning runny noses in pool and heard one say to the other "stop peeing in the pool" in Bislama.

    4 night family trip, Aug. 31, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Quite remote but fabulous food and staff

    Fantastic staff, Delvene, Iris, John and Adam in particular were wonderful, so helpful in every way. The other staff members behind the scenes were also very friendly. This is a remote location with not much else around. We took advantage of booked tours from the resort which introduced us to Santo. The Turtle and Dugong tour was a highlight. Unfortunately for us the weather was not kind.

    Rhonda, 7 night romance trip, Aug. 1, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Location on the water was great, friendly staff at resort.

    6 night romance trip, Jul. 23, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

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    5 night romance trip, Apr. 20, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    We spent 6 nights at Turtle Bay in Santo. The property has a nice pool and well maintained gardens and reasonably priced dinners, especially pizzas:) Breakfast was included, although very basic. Swimming is nearly impossible on the reef, one has to be careful when going snorkelling because you need to go a fair bit out onto the reef with some stronger currents. The internet is very slow (on the whole island) and only available in the reception area (3x3m coverage). We had a family room and there was no TV, which if you're wanting to get away from the city life is ok, Santo as a whole is extremely remote and under developed. We felt that after 3 days we'd seen it all. We had a debacle with the car that was rented to us by the hotel, luckily it was sorted by the manager, however, it was still disappointing that a car was rented to us at $100 per day with no paperwork, insurance and in such a poor state that we were worried for our safety when driving it. The staff were all very nice and friendly, the rooms clean and tidy, overall we had a great time.

    6 night family trip, Apr. 7, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Perfect Location and Service

    This was part of our honey moon trip and the manager made sure we had a great time, helping us arranging activities and also with bubbles! Beautiful breakfast, lunch and dinner each day right by the water. Very friendly staff!

    Florian, 2 night romance trip, Jan. 2, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    An incredibly beautiful location with very friendly and helpful staff. We loved the peaceful atmosphere, and hiring the kayaks to visit the blue holes was a highlight! The rooms are basic but comfortable and clean, and most have a sea view which was lovely to wake up to in the morning! The manager was great and helped us with transport and organising tours etc. The food was good and reasonably priced compared to other resorts we saw. We loved our stay here, and would definitely love to return to spend longer and to explore the local area a bit more. Thank you!!

    3 night trip, Dec. 22, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    We loved Turtle Bay Resort! The manager, Linda is super friendly and very helpful in arranging tours, transports, etc. She has a very good knowledge of the island and her recommendations are good. The food is very good and varied. The property is clean, the staff very professional and the nature around it simply amazing. We would like to go back one day!

    Giulia, 3 night romance trip, Nov. 8, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great staff, excellent location & restaurant. Well worth it.

    7 night trip, Oct. 23, 2018

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