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Turtle Bay Resort Hostel

Turtle Bay, Santo, Vanuatu

Come and stay in the coolest place in Santo! Situated in Turtle Bay, Santo, the resort encompasses two acres of gardens with over 120 meters of waterfront. Resort facilities at backpackers prices! Read more

80% Overall Rating 2 out of 3 customers would recommend this property based on 3 reviews

Atmosphere 87%

Cleanliness 80%

Facilities 67%

Location 73%

Safety 93%

Staff 87%

Value 80%

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  • Late Check-out
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board Games
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cafe
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling fan
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Restaurant
  • Steam room
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 00:00


  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew

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Come and stay in the coolest place in Santo! Situated in Turtle Bay, Santo, the resort encompasses two acres of gardens with over 120 meters of waterfront. Resort facilities at backpackers prices! Read more

Shared Rooms

5 Bed Mixed Dorm Ensuite

Sleeps 5

Room types

Shared Room


Private Bathroom

Private Rooms

Double Bed Private Ensuite

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room


Private Bathroom

Twin Private Ensuite

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room


Private Bathroom

About Turtle Bay Resort

Turtle Bay Resort boasts 2 acres of gardens and 120 meters of waterfront with plenty of secluded areas in which to lose yourself, situated in Turtle Bay, the north shore of the bay faces partially open sea with very good snorkelling and diving, whilst the south side faces the inner bay with calm, azure, waters best suited for canoeing and swimming.

We have some of the best snorkelling around, awesome reef walks, and great kayaking on the bay. You can kayak from the resort to three different blue holes. We also have two swimming pools, free wireless internet and our wild card, circus classes!
You never know what adventure is at hand, who knows , you may end up perched up high on a trapeze or in a nocturnal adventure in search for some kava.
Our restaurant menu has both gourmet and inexpensive choices and our bar provides regular entertainment to make sure that day or night, you are never bored. Whether you come to relax, to play, or on a romantic getaway, we can offer you a truly unique and memorable holiday; you will never want to leave.

Canoes for hire, and free snorkelling equipment and bicycles.
Stay six nights & get your seventh night free
Stay for 14 nights & pay for 12
2 Swimming Pools
Outdoor Stage
Wireless Internet

Laundry facilities
Tour bookings
Car rental
Airport pickups - and more, just ask!!

All our rooms are waterfront, spacious and tastefully decorated with a luxurious/island theme.

Double/Twin Rooms:
Self-catering facilities
Queen size bedroom and single bed.
VT8,000 per room per night for 3 people (two adults, one child) charge apply for extra person (max 4)
Complimentary breakfast

Family units:
Two rooms
One queen bed and two single beds
Self-catering facilities
VT 9,000 per room per night for 4 people (two adult, two children) charges apply for extra person (max 6)
Complimentary breakfast

Honeymoon suite:
Two rooms (one living room and one bedroom)
VT 9,000
Complimentary breakfast

Travellers lodge:
Dormitory accommodation in four-bed rooms
VT 2,000 per person per night

Our restaurant menu includes both inexpensive choices as well as gourmet options. Daily specials are provided to make sure you don’t run out of choice. A kids menu is also available.

Our bar is open all day and into the night. We have regular entertainment with a variety of acts from Australia and overseas. There is always a surprise or two in store, you never know when your host, Fatt-Matt will surprise you with one of his acrobatic antics.

We have two pools, one for adults and a shallower pool for kids.

At Turtle Bay Resort, we have an array of activities to suit every taste and fill every day with fun. How about canoeing to the neighbouring island, cycling to the fabulous blue holes or snorkelling on the northern reef? After something else? There is also circus! There is plenty to do but of course, lazing on a sunlounge on the beach is always available!

Water Activities:
Water skiing and biscuit rides
Boat cruises

Land Activities:
Beach games
Board games
Bicycle hire

Welcome to the home of Lunar Circus, Vanuatu. Lunar Circus is an Australian company founded by your host, Matt Yates in 1995. Lunar is well known in Australia for their circus training rograms as well as their shows and their annual circus festival which takes place in WA every January. At Turtle Bay, your children and yourself can experience circus through the following programs:

One-week circus workshops
Held during the schools holidays. Designed for beginners to advanced. You can enrol your child and relax on the beach while they have a fantastic and safe time in the hands of our experienced instructors. Must be booked in advance.
Daily Classes
Daily classes in juggling, balance, basic acrobatics and aerials are available on a per class basis.
Sunday’s Kids Circus Session
Have lunch and spend your afternoon relaxing on the bar’s deck or sunbathing by the beach while your kids enjoy a great and fun time in the circus learning new skills. Open to everyone.
Skill share and performers festival
For performers. The intensive one-week program will be an opportunity for performers to share their skills, to teach and be taught, work on their current performances, create new ones and network.

Looking for adventure?:
Adventure can be found organically wherever you go, from cycling to the local village or the impressive Blue Holes, to hiking in the Northern Ranges.
Any other adventure ideas? Just ask, if we can do it, we will.

We can arrange any tour you require. Spend a day in Luganville, dive the Coolidge, visit the famous Champagne Beach or the Millennium Caves, there is plenty to do!

Your Hosts: Originally from Spain and England, Patricia and Matt have been living in Australia for the last 20 years. Back in Australia, Matt is the founder and director of The Lunar Circus company running since 1995. Searching for the tropical dream, they landed in Vanuatu a few years back and decided to make it their home. Every January, they return to Australia to host their annual WA Circus Festival and master class program in Margaret River, a great month of circus, music and comedy that culminates in a three-day camping festival.

Turtle Bay Resort is their pacific island dream and they will love to share it with you!

Accommodation Information

We have dormitory accomodation in four beds rooms with ensuite. Our rooms are clean and spacious Our oceafront double/twin rooms are spacious and tastefully decorated. They are ensuite and have a kichennet.
If you like your privacy but are "on a budget" chose our pool side double, basic but comfortable, totally affordable!

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 1 day before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the first nights cost of the reservation, unless otherwise stated in the property’s conditions. Deposits paid are non refundable.