Welcome to your hidden gem in paradise. Aore Island. Leave your cares behind; relax, revitalise and recharge your batteries on the beautiful island of Aore, where you wake up to the sound of waves gently lapping the shore. You think it’s a dream, but look out the window and you see that it’s actually true! Just a couple of steps and you are swimming in crystal clear warm water surrounded by beautiful tropical fish. Whether you want a Romantic Escape or a Family Holiday, Aore is the place for you.
Aore Island is a world-class diving and fishing spot, probably the best in Vanuatu. For divers, it’s their haven being right on the doorstep of SS President Coolidge, SS Tucker, and the MV Henry Bonneaud. Whether at anchor or trolling along the pristine coastline, anglers from novice to the most experienced enjoy outstanding year-round fishing in Aore and the clear blue waters of Espiritu Santo and its neighbouring islands.
On the island, you can take an easy10-minute stroll or paddle on the kayak to a fantastic restaurant, or get pampered with a facial or massage at the Day Spa. Visit Freshwater Plantation which has an excellent restaurant, offers a Bat Cave Tour, and more. You can visit the Aore Island Coffee Roastery, and do a tour of the coffee plantation or sit back and relax with a cuppa made from the local produce. Aore’s Restaurant at “Two Canoes” is open to the public for lunch. Bookings required.
Bushwalking is also a can-do where you can explore Aore Island at your own pace, see local villages, plantations, giant banyan trees, ww2 bunkers and more.
Getting to and around Aore island
Aore island is far away from the hustle, bustle and stress of modern day living, yet so close and easy to get to. Just a short 2 hour 40 minute flight from Brisbane to Luganville; Air Vanuatu currently offers direct flights every Tuesday afternoon, returning every Monday evening.
Or there are daily flights from Brisbane and Sydney to Port Vila, then it’s just a 45 minute flight to Luganville, services operate daily. Once you land at Luganville’s Pekoa Airport, it is an easy 10 minute bus or taxi ride to Luganville, followed by a 5 to 10 minute boat trip across the beautiful Segond Channel to your own private beach-front piece of paradise.
If you like we can pre-book your transfers for you so you can sit back and enjoy the ride. If you’d prefer to make your own way there it’s a great opportunity to meet the locals and get into the swing of the northern Vanuatu lifestyle. The people are very friendly and will be happy to help you arrive safely at Aore island. Take the opportunity while in Luganville to exchange money for the local currency, Vatu (VUV), and purchase supplies from the local supermarket and shops before heading to Aore island.