Oyster Island Resort


Come and sample the delights of Vanuatu at beautiful Oyster Island Resort, only a two minute boat ride from mainland Espiritu Santo across a calm channel. Experience absolute beachfront accommodation and enjoy the natural beauty from your private waterfront balcony, all at a price to suit your budget.
Oyster Island is located 200 metres off of the east coast of Espiritu Santo, the largest island in Vanuatu. The only Resort to sit within a Marine Reserve, a real life paradise, with several untouched white sand beaches, beautiful coral reefs, and a abundance of marine life just outside the front door of your waterfront bungalow. Upon landing in Santo, we are a short 20 minute drive from the airport and then a 2 minute boat ride across calm/sheltered waters.
Oyster Island is not your typical resort. Rather than focusing on the frills, we deliver the quality of genuine Vanuatu experience for our guests. Everything from accommodation to food to our many activities reflects the soft adventure nature of our private paradise. Our staff and management teams have experienced much of what Vanuatu has to offer, and are able to give a true view of local experiences. You could not wish for a better guide to accompany you to some of the native farms and villages! On the other hand, if you simply want to relax on a beach with no one around, we have plenty of options without you ever having to leave Oyster Island.


- Snorkeling and snorkel gear
- Barge ride across
- Happy hour bar snacks
- WiFi
- Kayak hire
- Guided snorkel tours
- Guided kayak to Matevulu Blue Hole
- Powerboat to Matevulu Blue Hole
- Turtle Island Escape
- Mount Hope River Tour
- Water taxi to Turtle Bay Resort
- St. Barnabas School & Village Garden Tour

Unique to this resort

- World war 11 plane wrecks that can be snorkeled with ease
- Turtles & dugong viewing
- Kayak up to the blue hole
- Calm lagoon with no strong winds
- Complimentary 2-minute barge ride off the mainland, safe and secure.
- Only 45 minutes up the river by kayak, you will find the spectacular Matavulu Blue Hole, one of 2 blue holes just across Oyster Bay. There is also the Riri river Blue Hole where a local guide takes you up the river by dugout canoe.
- Hope River and Waterfall – Climb up these cascades after floating down the Sarakata river, weaving itself through the lush rainforest.
- Snorkeling Safari – Take advantage of some of the snorkeling around Oyster Island, or alternatively join our Snorkeling Safari Tour to various spots in the area
- Warrior at the Custom Village – Experience life in a custom village. Learn to weave baskets, see how they prepare (and also taste) their local food and kava, enjoy the custom dances and listen to the famous watermusic
- Romantic Picnic – Our guide will drop you off on your own private paradise, with a picnic basket to have a romantic lunch on a deserted beach. In fact, you will have the entire island to yourself! Or find yourself a spot on one of our own many secluded beaches.
- Kava Night – Guided experience of the local’s favourite drink. Either at the resort or in one of the local kava bars
- St. Barnabas – View authentic village life and walk through the forest to St Barnabas School to meet children and teachers.
- Fishing – We can arrange a boat excursion or catch and release fishing can even be done offshore
- Walk around the island – There is a walking track that takes you around the island and through the rainforest, stopping at the various beaches and picnic areas.
- Easy Sundays – Easy Sundays at Oyster Island Resort with our famed buffet. The freshest oysters come straight from the water onto your plate.
- Swimming – There are plenty of swimming opportunities around the island, including some incredible white sand beaches on the east side of the island.
- Millenium Cave – Simply incredible. You wont experience a day like this anywhere else!
- Champagne Beach – We can organise an excursion to the spectacular Champagne Beach, the most photographed beach in all of Santo and beyond. It is ranked among the Worlds Top 20 Beaches.
- Horse Riding – We can arrange for horse riding excursions in the jungle and on the beaches of Santo
- The SS President Coolidge – The SS President Coolidge is one of the largest, most accessible wrecks in the world and together with Million Dollar Point and the USS Tucker, it provides for some exquisite wreck diving.
- Cruisers – Cruising around Vanuatu? The best and free anchorage in Santo is right here in our bay. Should we mention the free Wifi as well?


Our guests experience authentic island lodging consisting of 11 units, from our ultra traditional Frangipani units to exotic, thatched roof Deluxe Bamboo Bungalows. All units are directly on the water, and have private balconies/decks. We are the only resort on Oyster Island, guaranteeing our guests the ultimate in total relaxation.
Frangipani Units – These lovely waterfront units offer accommodation in a classic Melanesian style. Have a stroll on the waterfront beach, go snorkelling straight out from your unit or sit and enjoy the sound of the water from your private balcony.
Unit features:
ユ Double bed
ユ Ceiling fans
ユ Private waterfront patio with outdoor furniture
ユ En suite
ユ Private beach access
ユ Max number of guests: 2 Adults, note beds do not split, double only

Bamboo Bugalow – Charming, romantic and original bamboo and coral bungalows made with local materials. Situated a step away from the water, these thatched roof bungalows offer privacy while keeping an open plan, a spacious bathroom and private deck with outdoor furniture. Each varies slightly, perhaps you would prefer an open air showerナjust ask and we will do our best to accommodate!
Bungalow features:
ユ Queen or Double bed
ユ Ceiling fans
ユ Private patio with outdoor furniture
ユ Refrigerator
ユ En suite (some with open air shower)
ユ Private beach access
ユ Complimentary tea & coffee making facilities
ユ Minibar
ユ Max number of guests: 2 Adults and cot only

Deluxe Bamboo Bungalow – These bungalows are Deluxe versions of our popular Bamboo Bungalows. They offer the comfort of a private apartment, Vanuatu style. Considerably more spacious than the sister units, these bungalows are truly beautiful. Relax in the essential hammock on your large private deck.
Bungalows feature:
ユ Queen bed
ユ Large living space
ユ Ceiling fans
ユ Private patio with outdoor furniture with hammock
ユ En suite (some with open air shower)
ユ Private beach access
ユ Complimentary tea & coffee making facilities
ユ Minibar
ユ Max number of guests: 3 Adults or 2 Adults and 2 Children (12 years or younger)


Package price includes continental breakfast daily.
Meal packages are not offered, however the resortメs A la carte restaurant operates 7.00am to 9.00pm daily.ᅠ Sunday buffet lunch and themed buffets as required.ᅠ Dishes range from 800 (approx. $9USD) to 3800 vatu (approx. $42 USD) in price and include seafood and our famous organic Santo beef.
Built in true Vanuatu style, with a cone Natangora roof and an open air deck for fresh dining, Oyster Island Restaurant is renowned for serving some of the best food that Santo has to offer. Light and modern dishes with a South-Pacific influence are offered, using the freshest organic ingredients sourced from local markets and farms.
Highlights of our menu include the freshest Oysters in Santo, which during harvest season are collected daily of course! Our lobster, crab, and poulet fish dishes are second to none in the region. We serve only 100% Organic Santo beef, which is world renowned for its tenderness and succulent flavour. Other favourite dishes include Spiced Coconut Prawns, Lobster, and Lime Pan-Fried Scallops. Our delectable dessert menu is the final temptation of the evening.
As with everything on Oyster Island, our dining times are relaxed therefore we do not have a set time for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Your meal will be prepared for you when you require it, and a cooked breakfast menu is available throughout the day. Our staff would be pleased to offer you room service if you wish to have your meal served on your private waterfront balcony.

Child Policy

Children are welcome on Oyster Island, child up to 12 years, add 1750 vatu (approx. $20 USD) to each room rate.ᅠChildren can share bungalows with parents in a bunk bed or single bed.ᅠ Older children may choose to have their own bungalow next to parents.ᅠ There is no モKids Clubヤ. Baby sitters can be arranged on request.

Weddings & Honeymooners

Oyster Island is a wonderful place to host your wedding, please request a wedding information booklet if interested.

Nightly Resort Rates

Nightly rates include continental breakfast & 24-hour courtesy ferry. Prices per room per night based on 2 people sharing unless indicated and inclusive of taxes.
Frangipani Unit ヨ $122 USD
Bamboo Bungalow ヨ $189 USD
Deluxe Bamboo Bungalow ヨ $211 USD

Package Inclusions & Pricing

We strongly recommend you package the below package with one or more or all of the following:
3 nights in Tanna
3 nights in Port Vila
3-5 nights in Fiji
Please ask for more details and pricing

5 Night packages
- airfare from Los Angeles
- all airline taxes
- return airport transfers
- accommodation as detailed below
- daily continental breakfast
Prices are in US Dollars and based on two people traveling together and sharing one room. Rates subject to change without notice and are based on availability.

Resort Stay Options and Pricing

Frangipani Unit $1,975
Bamboo Bungalow $2,129
Deluxe Bamboo Bungalow $2,183