Paradise at Turtle Bay

Turtle Bay Beach House

Turtle Bay Tree House

Holiday Houses Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
Turtle Bay Accommodation Vanuatu

Holiday Rentals Espiritu Santo Vanuatu

Santo’s Dream Holiday Destination – Turtle Bay

Turtle Bay, located on the east coast of Espiritu Santo Island, is also known as the Bay of Islands. It’s the ideal base for your dream island holiday rental in Vanuatu. Santo is not only the largest island in Vanuatu (4,000 sq km) but its also the most beautiful with some of Vanuatu’s highest mountains (Mt Tabwemasana), prettiest beaches (Champagne Beach) and best diving (SS Coolidge).

Turtle Bay really is the jewel in Santo’s crown, a calm, protected turquoise lagoon surrounded by half a dozen tropical islands, each with their own stunning beaches, reefs and rainforest. There’s even a set of outer islands (Turtle, Aese and Mavea) surrounding the inner islands with more beaches, reef and rainforest to discover! Over nine islands right on your doorstep. These island protect Turtle Bay from the southerly trade winds that blow between June and September and from the rough seas created by cyclones/storms in the summer months (Nov – Mar). When you add in the three incredibly beautiful blue holes with crystal rivers flowing into the bay you begin to understand why Turtle Bay is considered to be one of the best holiday destinations on the island and the perfect location for holiday rentals Espiritu Santo Vanuatu style. 

Holiday Rentals Espiritu Santo Vanuatu

You could easily spend a week just kayaking, stand up paddling, island exploring, snorkelling, fishing and beachcombing to all the amazing places on your doorstep. Best of all Turtle Bay is half way to everything. It’s a 20 minute drive to stunning Champagne Beach, 45 mins to Port Olry, 25 minutes to Luganville, Million Dollar Point and the SS Coolidge dive site and a 10 minute drive to Natanara Beach (home of Black Pearl Resort/Oceanic Restaurant) and Barrier Beach/Tides Reach (home to Barrier Beach Resort and restaurant).

(Note* Luganville is the main town but it’s definitely not where you want to stay if you are dreaming of a relaxing holiday in paradise…as for Lonnoc Beach and Port Olry, they may be stunning locations to visit for the day but as an accommodation option they are basic, isolated and lacking in amenities like power).

Finally Turtle Bay is home to Turtle Bay Lodge which provides diving, snorkelling and kayaking facilities as well as a restaurant, bar and pool (it’s walking distance from our holiday houses). Which makes Turtle Bay one of the most popular holiday destinations in Santo and is one of the many reasons why our holiday rentals Espiritu Santo Vanuatu (Turtle Bay Beach House and Turtle Bay Tree House), are in such great demand (location combined with a value for money price). 

For more information about things to do near our holiday rentals Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu click HERE

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Espiritu Santo Island

Santo boasts all the goodies you expect from a South Seas island paradise. It’s actually a big island surrounded by dozens of smaller islands (35 at last count) so you can choose between exclusive island resorts or a simple shack on the beach. Most of the action centres around Santo’s east coast. The centre of the island is lush and isolated and dominated by the highest mountain in the entire Vanuatu region (Mount Tabwemasana – 1,879m above sea level).

Those lucky enough to visit Santo say the island really is a hidden gem, an outdoor adventurer’s playground (think New Zealand without the cold), with world class fishing, kayaking, hiking and diving and low key Espiritu Santo accommodation to match! So if you prefer getting off the beaten track, taking the road less travelled, seeing the real, living culture of Vanuatu then this is the place for you! For more information about Espiritu Santo click HERE

                         Did you know?

Espiritu Santo Island really is paradise on earth. And we have the facts to prove it thanks to famous American novelist James A. Michener. He was stationed on Santo, along with 50,000 other US Forces, in 1942, and lived in a small hut on the east coast. His classic WWII book “Tales of the South Pacific” (as well as the hit musical “South Pacific”) paints a picture of Santo as a laid back island paradise. In fact, the mythical island of Bali Hai mentioned in his book is actually the nearby volcanic island of Ambae. And the good news is, nothing much has changed! Sure the island is now easier to get to and rental accommodation Espiritu Santo is a little more up market but the island still has that exotic South Pacific paradise vibe.
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         Happiest Place on the Planet?

Everyone wants to be happy on their holiday, right? Well, in Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu we guarantee it! But don’t just take our word for it. The World Happy Planet Index (HPI) has twice named Vanuatu as the happiest country on earth. Even the famous travel guide “Lonely Planet” has named Vanuatu the happiest place on earth.

Why? Because Vanuatu has it all – a rich culture focused around family not money, a rich soil which provides bountiful food and water and a rich lifestyle that takes each day as it comes, allowing everyone to live relatively stress free and relaxed. We promise you will hear more laughter and see more smiles when you visit Vanuatu and stay in Espiritu Santo accommodation than on any other holiday. All you have to do is just switch over to island time and go with the flow!

happy girl talking about espiritu santo accommodation

  So Why Choose Us For Your Holiday Rental?

There may be a lot of holiday rental options on Santo, but very few of them are based in Turtle Bay, the ultimate location for your dream holiday, Plus our value for money self-contained holiday houses, apartments and cottages are hard to beat. Prices include free satellite internet, free on site watersports, filtered safe drinking water, free laundry, overwater deck and on site managers to ensure your stay is comfortable and peaceful. So whether you are a single traveller, a couple, a family or a large group, there’s a range of accommodation options that cater to your needs and budget. 

Secure your slice of paradise now – for prices and availability click HERE 

OR if you need more convincing check out our resort-style amenities and facilities HERE.

beachfront view of Beachfront accommodation espiritu santo