Aore Island Resort, Santo

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Aore Island Resort is a picturesque boutique retreat with a welcoming nature and unique culture. The Resort provides a treasure trove of activities and diving here gives brilliant access to some of the world’s most stunning marine life. Guests may also indulge in the luxurious Day Spa, swim in the refreshing pool or exhilarating beach, go bike or horse riding, try some basket weaving or coconut milk making, explore the Millennium Cave Tour, and visit the local markets. There’s so much to do for everyone!

Experience the unique culture in Vanuatu with regular Island Nights hosted by Aore Island Resort where guests have the opportunity to sample a range of local cuisine while traditional musicians and dancers treat everyone to an unforgettable cultural experience. There’s the opportunity to dine under the stars with the private table on the jetty with an array of traditional food with a modern twist. A large open air Nakamal (meaning meeting place in Bislama) is where the resort’s restaurant and bar are located and overlooks the water’s edge providing a tranquil dining environment and impressive gathering place for guests.

A 10 minute boat ride from Luganville on Aore Island, 18 well-appointed studio and one bedroom bungalows. The bungalows are either located on the waterfront or scattered throughout the beautifully landscaped gardens. Distance to airport: 10 km Distance to beach: On the beach Distance to downtown: 3 km Distance to shopping: 10 minutes boat ride. Distance to local transport: 3 km (accessed by boat ride).

Staying Connected

Free WiFi Internet is available to resort guests throughout the resort and within guest rooms.

We think…

As specialists in both the SS President Coolidge and technical diving, you are in very safe hands with Pacific Dive; and Aore Island Resort provides a tranquil tropical island setting for your dive adventures.

Aore Island Resort is on the island of Aore, a short boat trip from Luganville. Guests will need to use the resort transfer boat or catch a ferry for shore dives on the main island.


The accommodation at Aore Island Resort is in authentic well-appointed bungalows built along the beach surrounded by lush tropical gardens. All the bungalows have private bathrooms, hot showers, refrigerators, tea & coffee making facilities, and ceiling fans.

The Resort has 18 Bungalows:

  • 2 x Gardenview Bungalows 
  • 7 x Beachfront Bungalows 3 x One Bedroom Gardenview Bungalows 
  • 5 x One bedroom Beachfront Bungalows 
  • 1 x Studio Beachfront with Plunge Pool 

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Offering private bungalows, relaxation, indulgent dining and adventure on its doorstep, this is another accommodating option for diving travellers.

Diving the SS President Coolidge

All dives on the SS President Coolidge are decompression dives and to ensure the complete safety of customers and guides all dives are planned according to DCIEM Decompression Tables. Recreational divers use 11.4L Aluminium Cylinders and guides carry 5.7L Drop Tanks as well as having extra tanks positioned at depth to ensure there is always sufficient gas for the dives.

Note that all other diving is done within Recreational No Decompression Limits.

Technical Diving

The SS President Coolidge is the perfect place to utilise your technical diving skills; but please note: as Pacific Dive is located on a remote island, the logistics of gas delivery can sometimes be a slow process. When requesting any technical diving courses or tours we will contact Pacific Dive to ensure they can fully cater to your requests.

  • Helium can be arranged.
  • Nitrox is offered in 5.7L, 7.9L or 11.4L in 02 cleaned tanks. Blends can be anywhere from 22% to 100%, and it is recommended that you bring your own oxygen cleaned stage regulators.
  • Rebreathers: 3L and 2.7L tanks are available for diluent and 02 Cylinders. 797 Grade A Sofnolime is available by the Kg.
  • Bailout tanks can be provided in 11.4L or 5.7L filled with air to 200BAR. Divers should bring all bands and rigging.
  • Side Mounts: tanks with left and right-hand side valves are available. Again, divers should bring their own rigging.
  • Twin tanks complete with manifold (11.4Lx2) are available banded and ready to go.

Copy of Pricing for Aore Island Resort

Valid from 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024AUD
7 Nights Studio Gardenview Bungalow (double/twin-share)2137
7 Nights Gardenview Bungalow (single occupancy)3135
7 Nights Studio Beachfront Bungalow (double/twin sharing)2330
7 Nights Studio Beachfront Bungalow (single occupancy)3520
Pricing includes accommodation as specified, daily continental breakfast, 10 shore dives with Pacific Dive, WiFi and Taxes.
The per person pricing above is indicative only: we show 7 night with 10/12 dive packages at high-end and lower-end rooms (singles & doubles) for the purposes of comparison. We can give you a price (and availability) for any combination of nights/dives you wish to undertake, which will include any discounts due to you as part of that package, and any exclusions, or items payable at the resort.
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