The Island Experience
Framed by a white sandy beach with coral gardens, cattle and coconut plantation, the Two Canoes property captures the very essence of authentic island getaway that so many dream about but never find...
3 X DELUXE BEACHFRONT BUNGALOWS
BEACHFRONT BAR & DINER
100% self-sustainable site using solar to generate power, rainwater harvesting and enviro-waste systems
As we are accessible only by boat (10 minute easy boat ride from Luganville across the calm Segond Channel) so 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 Bungalow. 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 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
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 Bungalows: 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! All of our produce is sourced daily from local suppliers, so our menu changes daily.
The bar area provides cold local Tusker beer, house wines and cocktails.
Most of our guests use Two Canoes as their 'base' while exploring our amazing region. There is so much to see and do. 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. Freshwater Plantation - explore a nearby cave on a guided tour finished with a stunning lunch.
Two Canoes is the best!! We loved it!!
Review of Two Canoes Island Getaway
Reviewed: June 2018
Two Canoes sits in an unbelievably beautiful setting. You're on a stunning white sand private beach, which is groomed daily by the staff, looking out over crystal clear bright blue waters. There are canoes and paddle boards for those who want to go out a bit on the waters.
The hotel itself is gorgeous - the rooms are clean and luxurious, with a beautiful yet minimalist feel. The dining area is outdoors and about 10 feet from the water itself, which makes for a wonderful dining experience.
We found the food to be one of our favorite (of many) parts of the stay. Estelle, the chef, makes the most amazing meals out of entirely locally grown food and blew us away with each meal. Yvonne, the waitress, looked after us so well and we loved chatting with her. She is so so nice. Both such lovely people that we definitely miss! The cocktails are also inexpensive and really good. And every morning, the staff makes you a complimentary breakfast which is amazing. Fresh local fruit, toast, pretty coffees, cereal, etc.
The staff really is the giant cherry on top of this already awesome eco-resort. They wash and line dry your laundry for free if you want, and do a lovely job making up the rooms. Derek, the hotel manager is totally awesome. And hilarious. He bends over backwards to make sure you have everything you need, and if you ask him nicely, he may even extend happy hour for you :). He and his son Junior drove us on their boat back and forth to the main island at any time of day that we wanted and they even let us try to catch a tuna for dinner on the way. So fun.
Even though we were on our own little island, it was easy for us to get to Luganville every day and go tour the main island for everything we wanted to do. If you're going to Espiritu Santo, do yourself a favor and stay here! It was such a wonderful and memorable part of our time in Vanuatu.
You will love it!