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5.0 out of 5

"Our extremely relaxing 3 nights here were definitely the highlight of our weeklong holiday in Vanuatu. We had a villa on the beach and the view from t ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sat 12 Aug 2017

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Hotel Description

At Barrier Beach Resort, you'll be 6.8 km (4.2 mi) from Riri Blue Hole and 7.5 km (4.7 mi) from Santo Golf Course. Highlights at this beachfront guest house include 2 bars/lounges, a full-service spa and a restaurant.

Free WiFi, balconies and sitting areas are featured in all 12 rooms. Minibars provide refreshments, and in-room dining is easy with amenities like fridges and room service. Nice touches to enhance your stay include free toiletries and premium bedding. Additionally, coffee/tea makers, ceiling fans and safes are available.

A day of pampering at Moyyan Day Spa can include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages and body scrubs. Spend the day at the beach where you'll find kayaking and snorkelling, as well as sunloungers. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, free use of bicycles and laundry facilities. Free buffet breakfast is available daily between 7:00 AM and 10 AM. There's also free self parking, along with the convenience of a free airport shuttle.

Sights within a 20-minute drive of this 4-star Saraotou guest house include Matevulu Blue Hole and Nanda Blue Hole.

Seaview Garden Fare - Fare 12

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$374* Per night/room 16 Dec. - 17 Dec.

Beachfront Suite - Fare 11

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Beachfront Superior Suite (Suite 8)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Beachfront Executive Suite/Infinity Pool - Fare 10

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Beachfront Executive Suite - Plunge Pool Suite (9 - 10)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Beachfront Suite (Suite 11)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Barrier Beach Resort ratings based on 25 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Barrier Beach Resort

Everyone (11) Couples (14)
5 out of 5
I loved this place it was absolutely heaven! I love that all the water activities were free and you could just go grab a kayak snorkel gear or SUP board anytime and the free bikes I just loved. The staff were also extremely friendly everyone calling you by name it was just really special :) also if for some reason on your trip you need wifi it is very good and works really well ...had to hand in a uni assignment while I was there and I was worried about being able to do it but sure enough the wifi was was really good

Posted by on 15 Sep. 2019

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10 Oct. 2019 by Calvin

Thank you for your kind review.

5 out of 5
This was mine and my partners first holiday together, and our first time in Vanuatu. Initially we were really nervous as this was also our first holiday we organised ourselves. The staff were so accommodating. We arrived past middnight due to delayed flights and Julie ensured we were still going to be picked up by the complimentary shuttle bus- and our driver was extremely friendly and helpful. Upon arrival at some crazy hour of the morning, we were greeted by Julie and Calvin who showed us to our rooms and briefly informed us of where everything was. Of course we slept in the next morning but to our surprise we found the complimentary breakfast still available (best cocktails at resort restaurant, nice food) All of the staff were very friendly and every morning greeted us with a smile and friendly conversation. Catherine was extremely helpful in organising tours for us to and from our resort, booking taxis, and ensuring we knew our way around the resort and what was outside of the resort for us to explore- there were free bicycles to use to ride to places near by like the Riri bluehole and the Oceanic restaurant. Julie and Calvin offered a room upgrade as the air conditioning wasn't working in the first Villa. The upgrade was amazing with everything that was offered from the other Villa but larger space and open view of the water- it was so perfect my partner proposed on the beach at the resort! :) We loved our stay and the people of Vanuatu. Highly recommended. Will be back

Posted by , from Brisbane on 25 Jan. 2019

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30 Jan. 2019 by Calvin

Thank you so much for your great review and we are glad you enjoyed your holiday. Kindest regards from all of us at BBR

5 out of 5
It was mine and my partners first holiday together and first holiday without help to organise, we were a blindly nervous however the staff at Barrier Beach resort were so accommodating! Our flights were delayed, having us arrive way past midnight. Julie ensured we still had transport from the airport to the resort and as we arrived into the early hours of that morning, Julie and Calvin were there to greet us and take us to our rooms. Of course we slept in the next morning but to our surprise, the complimentary breakfast was still available. We met such wonderful staff who were very welcoming

Posted by on 25 Jan. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

29 Jan. 2019 by Calvin

Thank you so much for your review of Barrier Beach. It was a pleasure to meet you and glad that you had a great time. regards from all of us at BBR.

5 out of 5

Peaceful sanctuary in idyllic location

Pros: Stunning location, comfortable room (great shower), dining was pretty good, too.
Cons: More variety on the menu, perhaps.
Location: We weren't aware until after we left, but there are other dining options in the area. Book a driver and head up the coast for a day.
Our extremely relaxing 3 nights here were definitely the highlight of our weeklong holiday in Vanuatu. We had a villa on the beach and the view from the deck was stunning. The staff were friendly and efficient. Anne, who was standing in for the regular managers, was friendly, approachable, very helpful but unobtrusive. The location and very peaceful and quiet. Right at our front door was good snorkelling and a beautiful beach and reef to explore - we were usually the only people on the beach or in the water.

Posted by , from Canberra, Australia on 12 Aug. 2017

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5 out of 5


Pros: Very comfortable
Very relaxed, good service, outstanding location. Right on the beach. Delicious food.

Posted by on 4 Jul. 2016

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5 out of 5

Star in Santo

This is such a magical spot. Room, staff, food, beach and hosts pleasant and welcoming. A holiday here will be relaxing and fun.

Posted by on 18 Jun. 2016

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5 out of 5


Pros: Relaxed and laid back, nothing is too difficult for the hosts.
Cons: If we could go back their right now!
Location: Ask Shane! There's plenty to do or not to it's your choice!
My wife and I have just returned from six days at Barrier Beach Resort and can't recommend it highly enough. Laid back atmosphere and service with a smile! Nothing we experienced would merit a complaint. If you're after a hotel chain type resort then this is not for you - but if you want a quiet, relaxing, private holiday in a beautiful setting to just to relax and chill out, then we strongly urge you to try Barrier Beach. The food was excellent, the staff were friendly and available for any request. We loved the Garden Fare with aircon and plunge pool. Thank you Shane!

Posted by , from Brisbane QLD on 2 Dec. 2015

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5 out of 5

Best accomodation on Santo (right by the sea)

After staying in a number of places on Santo and Aore, this little dream getaway exceeded any exceptations we had. Situated right next to Moyyan, Barrier Beach House is more beautiful, friendly and more affordable. Shane and Shendel plus all the beautiful Ni-Vanuatu staff made our stay comfortable and effortless. Everything was at the highest standard, nothing was too much trouble. Would highly recommend and would love to return.

Posted by , from Sydney, Aus on 12 Sep. 2015

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5 out of 5

The best place to stay in Luganville

Location: There is so much to do and see nearby - snorkeling, diving, kayaking, swimming in beautiful blue caves, and the famous Millennium Cave tour.
The resort is beautiful, it is very small and right on the wonderful Barrier Beach. The rooms are very new, comfortable and stylish. Shane was extremely helpful in organizing our trips and making sure we had a relaxing stay. We can thoroughly recommend it.

Posted by on 1 Sep. 2015

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4 out of 5

An escape away from the crowds

Pros: The friendly nature of the Shane and the ladies. Food servings are substantial. Free Wifi.
Cons: Food and drink prices are comparable to Australia (if we had of known this we would brought snacks and drinks with us)
Location: Quiet beach. You can walk along the coast, kayak in the water or swim/snorkel amongst the reefs.
If you are looking for a place to unwind then Barrier Beach House is a great place to stay. We stayed in Fare 4 and whilst not Beachfront it was larger, we could still hear the ocean at night and has a private plunge pool. With only 6 Fares on the premises you can often feel like you have the whole place to yourself.

Posted by on 7 Jul. 2015

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Property Features

Barrier Beach Resort offers its guests a full-service spa and complimentary bicycles. There's a restaurant on site. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. Free breakfast is available daily. WiFi is free in public spaces. Spa services, a library, and a terrace are also featured at the business-friendly Barrier Beach Resort. A roundtrip airport shuttle is free (available 24 hours). Self parking is free. This 4-star Saraotou guesthouse is smoke free.

  • 12 guestrooms or units
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • No smoking on site


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Luganville (SON-Santo-Pekoa Intl.) (16.7 km / 10.4 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Barrier Beach Resort offers 12 forms of accommodation with minibars and a safe. Rooms open to balconies. This accommodation offers separate sitting areas and includes desks. Beds feature premium bedding. Fridges and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include a shower, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Private balcony
  • Separate bedroom
  • Sitting area
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Fridge
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Desk
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free buffet breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 10 AM.

Barrier Beach Resort has a restaurant on site.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Spa Services

  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Number of treatment rooms 1
  • Minimum age to access spa is 16
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Massages

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 8 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Airport transport is offered 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.


  • Check-out by 10:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children 14 and younger are not allowed at this property. All guests older than 14 are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available

Hotel Names

  • Barrier Beach House Saraotou
  • Barrier Beach Resort Saraotou
  • Barrier Beach Saraotou
  • Barrier Beach House
  • Barrier Beach Resort Saraotou
  • Barrier Beach Resort Guesthouse
  • Barrier Beach Resort Guesthouse Saraotou

You should know

  • Barrier Beach Resort offers transfers from the airport. Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
  • Children 14 years old and younger aren't allowed at this property.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.