Reviews - Winter
A wonderful 'home away from home'
We stayed at Aoredise for 6 nights and could have stayed another 6.
Stuart was friendly and easy to communicate with (both during the booking process and answering our questions once we had arrived), the kitchen was well stocked and the BBQ/nakamal area was a real treat.
Aoredise was a wonderful 'home away from home' and we can't wait to come back.
/ Chris and Jared, NZ - August 2023
Aoredise was beautiful!
Aoredise was beautiful ... lovely location and very quiet.
Snorkelling right out front is well worth it, so much sea life right there.
The house itself was very comfortable and met all our needs.
/ Amy, Qld - August 2023
Private and Peaceful!
Unfortunately our time at your lovely Aoredise has come to an end. Aoredise is so private and peaceful. We had an amazing time, very relaxing and great snorkeling! Just a few steps to the water for a swim or snorkel. The sea life was plentiful and colourful. Lots of places to sit and admire the view. Locals were amazing and the people directly associated with the property were amazingly helpful.
We hope to book again in the future.
/ David & Janne, Tas - July 2023
Such an Amazing Time!
We had such an amazing time at Aoredise!
We had spent the first few nights in Vanuatu in a lovely resort, but when we arrived at Aoredise we couldn't quite believe how beautiful it is. So much space for the four of us and a spectacular view.
Aoredise offers the best of both worlds - the quiet and privacy of being on Aore Island but also just a quick boat ride to the mainland with the shops, markets and restaurants.
It is beautifully appointed with everything you need. The kids particularly loved the standup paddle board!
We also loved Sam, so lovely and a great guide.
Thank you for sharing such a lovely part of the world with us, we hope to be back.
/ Michelle, Qld - July 2023
This place is truely a piece of hidden paradise. Undoubtedly the best place to stay on Aore Island. I will miss sitting on the verandah in the evening and sipping wine. Stayed 6 nights and the house has everything you need for a pleasant stay. We cooked a lot. Loved the bikes as we explored the island and there is a support network of people for water taxis, airport transfers etc. Had an excellent stay, we will be back.
/ Wikum, Qld - August 2022
Would love to come back!
We spent six nights at Aoredise and had a wonderful time - beautiful outlook and plenty to do from kayaking, cycling and just chilling in the Nakamal. Stuart was very helpful and left us a phone with contact details for boat taxis etc. It is worth going to Aore Coffee for a catch-up with Sue & Timmie. We would love to come back some day and Aoredise is the perfect place for an island holiday.
/ Claire, NSW- September 2019
We loved our time at Aoredise!
We loved our time there, a great location, loved our 11 nights there, it was great for 4 adults. We swam several times every dayright out front, it was so nice. Lovely view at night across the water. Enjoyed listening to Nick sing at the Coffee Plantation. It has everything you need and the locals are so friendly and helpful. The recommendations Stuart gave us were great. We would love to come back.
/ Geoff, NSW- August 2019
Another Awesome Holiday at Aoredise!
We Kiwis came back again for another awesome holiday. Everything at Aoredise was perfect again and we thoroughly enjoyed using the new covered BBQ area, that is the icing on the cake! BBQ sizzling a couple of Santo beef steaks with a Tusker beer in hand and sand under my feet, with a view over the sea was just awesome.
We found Nemo and friends only steps from our porch, sooo nice to be able to snorkel in the warm water from our own beach. Thanks for sharing your paradise with us again.
/ Chrissy, NZ - August 2019
Wow, what an incredible place! We spent four nights at Aoredise in August and we had a fantastic time. The house is perfect with its own private beach. Every little detail has been thought about down to bikes, paddle boards, kayak, snorkels, BBQ, DVDs, games and the list goes on and on. The location is great, 10 seconds from the beach, Aore resort is only a 10 minute walk if you don't want to and Freshwater Plantation also do amazing food. Stuart was brilliant and organised our thransfers on the boat for 1000 vatu (which was only 10/15 mins) and a day trip to Blue Holes and Port Olry Beach. He was really quick to respond to emails and messages. We spent most evenings on the new decked area with a glass of wine and a BBQ. We will always have great memories of Aoredise and hope to return some day, just wished we'd stayed longer. Thank you for a brilliant stay.
/ Kelly, UK - August 2019
Superb location. Very comfortable house with everything one might need for an excellent holiday. The location is beautiful, snorkeling off the beach is a treat, and having a mobile with local phone numbers programmed on it, made arranging water transport to Luganville and contacting restaurants etc very easy. The two restaurants on Aore Island were excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
/ Dorothy, NZ - August 2019
A Slice of Paradise
We loved our stay at Aoredise, it truly is a slice of paradise. It has everything you might need and then some. Stuart was quick to respond, gave us tons of information before the trip, booked our transfer from the airport for us and checked if we had arrived safely because it was a public holiday. We spent a very relaxing week on Aore and hope to return some day. Thank you Stuart and June!
/ Heike & Dirk, Germany - August 2019
An Amazing House
An amazing house on Aore Island. The house has everything you could possibly need for a great holiday. Kayak, bikes, paddle boards, snorkels, games, DVDs, the list goes on. The BBQ area is lovely and we spent most evenings out there. The house is only a 10 minute walk from the restaurant at Aore Resort if you don't fancy cooking for yourself and Freshwater Plantation will pick you up and take you to their restaurant. It's only a short boat ride away from Luganville and the coastal trip to one of the Blue Holes and Port Olry Beach is a must.
Stuart helped organize all of our transfers and a private day trip on the mainland. We loved Aore Island and Aoredise with fantastic views of the sea and a 10 second walk to your own private beach. Just wished we had stayed longer.
/ Kelly, UK - August 2019
Absolutely beautiful with everything you need!
The location was idyllic, with an incredible outlook onto Santo. We loved going to sleep every night with the sounds of gentle waves only metres from your door. This off-grid home had everything we needed including games, boards, bikes and a kayak. We loved being able to bike ride around the island and also visit the local resort for dinner and drinks. We snorkeled and kayaked about the island and it was beautiful. Aore Island is far enough away from the main town to feel remote and special, but easy to access (less than 10 minutes) by the taxi boats who drop and pick you up right from the front door! Stuart and June are so helpful and guide you through how to get around the island and Santo. We almost didn't have to organize a thing and as we arrived so late on our first night we felt like we were in a James Bond movie when we were picked up at the airport by their driver and then speed-boated across the channel in the dark of night!
Another highlight nearby was to dive the SS President Coolidge, which is just across the channel, it was spectacular! This property really has everything you could want right at your fingertips. We highly recommend it and wished we'd had more time to explore the whole island!
/ Natalie, Vic - July 2019
Simply bliss. When looking for a piece of paradise, Aoredise is the most ideal place. Suited to both families and couples, Stuart has put together a wonderful place that compliments its surrounds perfectly. Everything is incredibly well though out from bikes to water sports, linen and every cooking utensil one could ever need!
A beautiful beach condo with prime positioning and easy transport to Santo through local boatsmen who are forever available to help for daily transfers to early morning and evening trips for flights. A place worth putting on the list for sure.
/ Belinda, Qld - June 2019
Beautiful location, well designed house and remarkably equipped. Without doubt one of the best Airbnb's in the world! Aoredise is aptly named. We were 100% satisfied and will recommend Aoredise to all our friends. Thanks again!
/ Jeremie, France - June 2019
Aoredise was just wonderful! We loved the stunning private beach and the ease of being able to prepare our own meals rather than being restricted to only restaurant options (of which there are a couple in the area, albeit still lovely options).
The place was quiet and we loved the paddle boards and kayak. On the couple of occasions we needed to leave to explore town or buy groceries, we were able to call a boat for a ride right from the beach. We loved exploring Aore Island and meeting the expats and locals. We will surely return for another dose of tranquility in the future! Thank you, thank you!
/ Nicole, Queensland - June 2019
I loved Aoredise - it had everything I needed. I traveled alone as my daughter had to pull out, but I met the most beautiful people. Jimmy the gardener was a treat with his big beautiful smile, Mason at the resort was always helpful, Wendy and Janet who helped me celebrate my birthday! Horse riding was amazing. Thank you Aoredise, a life time of memories!
/ Tracey, NT - August 2018
Lovely Relaxing Time
We had a lovely relaxing time at Aoredise. The house was comfortable and very well equipped.
The water is beautiful and the weather was perfect.
A great stay, thank you.
/ Karen & Graham, NSW - August 2018
Beautiful light and airy home with gorgeous water views. Our family of 4 stayed for 3 nights and had a great time snorkeling and swimming. The kitchen is well equipped with everything for self- catering or it’s only a short walk to Aore Resort for eating out. There is snorkeling gear and a kayak & SUP board for fun on the water. There are movies and books for the afternoon downtime. The gardens are beautiful and the private beach is sandy and great for kids. Bring your water shoes as there is coral close to the shore. Fabulous coral and fish!
/ Kelly, NSW - July 2018
The perfect place to end our trip to Santo!
Lovely, comfortable, well appointed holiday house in a beautiful location. We really appreciated the comfort of Aoredise after the more rustic experience of the bungalows at Lonnoc Beach and Port Olry. It was everything we could have wanted for the end of our trip. The owners were very helpful with advice and prior arrangements. Getting to and from Luganville by water taxi is quick and easy. The beach in front of the house was wonderful for swimming. We enjoyed using the bikes provided to explore the island.
/ Andrew & Karen, NZ - July 2018
Thankyou for the wonderful holiday!
What a wonderful time we had at Aoredise - the perfect mixture of things to do, along with time to relax and enjoy the house and the location. Aoredise was just lovely. Apart from doing the Millenium cave tour on the Monday, the rest of the time was spent on Aore. We went to Aore Coffee for Saturday breakfast, and ate at Freshwater Plantation, Two Canoes and the Aore Resort. It was great having the bikes. We loved the peace and quiet of Aoredise, snorkelling straight off the beach, and my son floating on one of the inflatable rings. The house had everything we needed and would have loved to spend more time there. Alas, we have to return to school, work and real life! Already there is talk of "next time we come....". Thank you for the wonderful holiday!
/ Felicity, Vic - July 2018
Fabulous Ten Days at Aoredise!
Stuart and June are outstanding hosts and the details and level of communication were greatly appreciated.We loved our visit to Aoredise and after a fabulous 10 days we were very sad to leave today. The house was fantastic, beautifully set up for a comfortable restful holiday. The bikes were brilliant for getting around the island and the snorkeling was a great treat. We managed to see lots of fish, starfish and a sneaky little seahorse. We used the resort restaurants and the plantations quite a few times ,but the ease of the water taxi across to town was really easy to access Luganville for shopping, markets and tours of Santo.
/ Jan, Paul & Kate - June 2018