Two Canoes Aore Island
As we are accessible only by boat, with a white sandy beach, taking a vacation here really does enable you to get away from it all. On your stand-up paddle board or kayak, discover the amazing coral reef only steps away from your private and contemporary Beachfront Studio. Fish, snorkel, scuba dive or even bike ride throughout the coconut plantation to truly embrace island life.
So perhaps total relaxation is in order, so unwind in your hammock amongst ancient trees, sunbake on our untouched sandy beach or have a long lunch while admiring the outer islands; our small environmentally focused getaway is an idyllic and intimate place for a truly amazing getaway!
"We had an absolutely wonderful stay at Two Canoes - we loved the gorgeous beach, the phenomenal food and cocktails, the relaxing vibe and the fantastic villas (and everything else)! Santo and Aore Island are absolutely spectacular and we can't wait to go back! The staff are all incredible organising some fantastic trips for us (including diving the Coolidge - spectacular!) and generally made sure we had an amazing time at this very special place. We took some school supplies for the local primary school (just up the road) and we very much enjoyed seeing the school and chatting with the very dedicated principal - it is very impressive how much she and the staff have done with limited resources! All in all, we had an absolutely wonderful stay and can't wait to go back! Highly highly recommend!" Annie
Beachfront PLANTATION STUDIOS
Spacious, cool and bright with modern architecture and design. Strategically elevated to maximise the sea breeze while lowering the carbon footprint.
2 X Studio Beachfront Cabins: configured to either a queen or single twin share.
1 X One Bedroom Beachfront Cabin configured to either a one bedroom with separate living room or two bedroom configuration suitable for up to 4 pax.
All are appointed with a clean and contemporary bathroom design with rain shower, hand-carved wooden vanity and flush toilet, floor to ceiling louvres, high velocity ceiling fan, French bi-fold door system, desk area, private sun decking and garden area.
FOOD & BEVERAGE
Enjoy the gentle lapping sounds of the water on the beach while you dine on fresh organic produce lovingly prepared by our resident cooks. Running off a daily Blackboard Menu that includes fresh hand caught lobsters (seasonal) and line caught fish plucked from the surrounding waters, it doesn’t get any fresher. Locally reared Santo beef is a must have or a Two Canoes' fish ceviche prepared with a unique coconut twist and flawlessly perfected accompaniments.
The bar area provides complimentary house wine and cold local Tusker beer and coconut water from our properties coconut trees. Our resident barman Johnny can even mix you locally inspired cocktail that is guaranteed to whet the appetite. Most of our guests BYO and we allow you to drink your duty free at the bar.
There is so much to see and do in our region. Some of the touring options include:
Luganville - Spend time in Luganville, the main town of Santo where there is a local market with fresh produce and local crafts, a number of cafe and restaurants. Dive and Snorkel - at some of the most amazing sites including Million Dollar Point, the SS President Coolidge, USS Tucker, Blue Holes, coral reefs and more. Fishing - Take a fishing charter to catch marlin, wahoo, Spanish mackerel, giant trevally and numerous species of tuna including albacore and yellow fin. Blue Holes/Champagne Beach/Port Orly - A must do day tour that takes in some of the best beaches in the world then rinse off at an amazing Blue Hole. Millennium Cave - walk through this 50 metre high cave full of bats, stalactites, stalagmites and water sculptured rocks. During the trek you can swim in waterfalls, explore tropical rainforest and swim down the river in a gorge. Horse Riding - ride a horse through blue lagoons and untouched beaches. Jet Ski - the quickest and fun way to see the Aore Island region sites via the water!Freshwater Plantation - explore a nearby cave on a guided tour finished with a stunning lunch.
from 15 March 2018
All dinner meals are part of the room rate are served with garden vegetables and potatoes - ingredients subject to season and availability. A blackboard menu will be available each day and will be reflective of 'todays' catch (lobsters, fish, squid, crab) and seasonal produce. Please notify the resort prior to arrival of any dietary requirements or allergies. Requested variations to any menu item are warmly welcomed by the chef.
Fish Ceviche in hand squeezed spiced coconut and lime milk
Crumbed salt and pepper squid salad, drizzled with Dijon honey dressing
Hand-made Santo beef spring rolls served with salad and sweet chilli sauce
Chicken breast topped with seeded mustard and cream sauce served on a bed of sweet potato and salad
Pan Fried fish fillet in a spicy local coconut cream served with mashed sweet potato and green beans
Santo Beef curry served with steamed rice, fruit medley and salad
Vegetables in tomato herb sauce lightly tossed with spaghetti and garlic cheese bread
Grilled Santo Eye Fillet steak, topped with black olives, garlic and white wine sauce
Caramelised banana spring roll served with vanilla ice cream
Crepe suzzett with vanilla ice cream
Strawberry cheese cake with vanilla ice cream