FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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HOW OFTEN DOES THE FERRY RUN AND WHAT DOES IT COST ?
Aore Island Resort is on tropical island yet it is only a 15 minute ferry ride to the town of Luganville.
Unlike most island resorts guests at Aore can enjoy the sites and tours of the mainland yet still experience the peaceful ambience of a tropical island. The ferries run on a schedule and there are 5 return trips a day. These times coincide with diving, tours and flight times.
On Friday night there is a late ferry for guests wishing to dine in town.
These trips are complimentary to in house guests.
IS THE RESORT KID FRIENDLY ?
Our one bedroom Sunset Bungalows are ideal for families as they have a double bed in a separate bedroom and two single beds in the living style area.
The grounds and beach are safe with easy snorkelling.
We do ask guests to supervise their children especially at dinner time.
For couples, our Sunrise Bungalows on the east side of the Resort are adults only, providing a quiet kid free area.
CAN YOU GIVE ME AN APPROXIMATE COST FOR MEALS ?
The Resort has an all day dining menu and specials blackboard. The prices range from AUD $10 for a toasted sandwich or a small pizza to AUD $30 for a famous Santo tenderloin. There is a children’s menu and we also cater for vegetarians.
There is the option of a meal plan, at the cost of AUD $75 per person per day. This is one course for lunch and two courses for dinner. Guests are not limited in their selection and may select from the set menu or specials blackboard.
ARE THERE MOSQUITOES ?
There are mosquitoes in all parts of Vanuatu, our bungalows are screened to keep them out.
We urge guests to close the doors of their bungalow in the late afternoon to keep mosquitoes out, however insect repellent is supplied in case you forget. We also recommend you use personal insect repellent after dusk. There are nets available on request.
WHAT IS THE CLIMATE ?
Aore Island Resort has a tropical climate. From November to April it can be hot and humid but cool breezes along the coast generally keep the temperature at a comfortable level.
The cooler season is between May and October with breezes, sunny days and lower temperatures. In these months you may need a long sleeve shirt or light jacket at night.
The temperature of the sea is always pleasant, varying form 24 degrees in the cooler months to 28 degrees in summer.
HOW TO WE GET THERE ?
Generally you will get to Santo via Pt Vila.
Air Vanuatu is the national airline, they operate from Australia to Port Vila with direct flights to Espiritu Santo from Brisbane on a Tuesday and from Sydney (transiting in Vila) on a Sunday.
Air Vanuatu and Air New Zealand fly into Port Vila from New Zealand. Virgin Pacific Blue also fly into Port Vila.
Flights from Port Vila to Santo run 3 times a day, the flight time is around 45 minutes.
Air Vanuatu also operates a service to Fiji and New Caledonia. Qantas acts as a general sales agent for Air Vanuatu in Asia, Europe and North America.
Flights can be booked online with Air Vanuatu at www.airvanuatu.com