Deco Stop Lodge in Espiritu Santo Vanuatu
Deco Stop Lodge Espiritu Santo Vanuatu Diving Resort Hotel Lodgings Accommodations

Hosts: Ben Healy and Kim Duncan

Guestrooms: 12

Address: P.O. Box 105, Luganville, Santo, Vanuatu

Telephone: (678) 36175,
Mobile: 5471140

Fax: (678) 36101

Activities/Attractions: The Republic of Vanuatu is an island nation located in the South Pacific Ocean. The archipelago is located some 1,750 km east of Australia, 500 km north-east of New Caledonia, west of Fiji and south of the Solomon Islands. It was named New Hebrides during its colonial period. Vanuatu is only 2.5 hours flying time North East of Brisbane and 3.5 hours from Sydney, Australia. It's a little over 2 hours from Auckland, New Zealand.

Espiritu Santo is an "away from the masses" experience so you can take the opportunity to do as little or as much you need to in this unrushed region of Vanuatu. It is truly one of the few places left where you can be on a beach alone if you wish, dive or snorkel with a thousand colourful fish, explore tribal and ritualistic cultural sites and follow it up with dinner on a jetty overlooking the South Pacific, all in the same day.

Despite the passing of three centuries since its discovery by Europeans, Espiritu Santo's majestic beauty is little changed. It is perhaps best known as the inspiration for James A. Michener's classic "Tales of the South Pacific", written in World War II while the US Forces were stationed in Santo.

  • For travellers, the beauty of Santo is unmatched
  • Stunning jewel-like islands lay just a few hundred metres from coconut fringed beaches lined with powdery white sand
  • Amazing blue water swimming holes are connected by underground caverns and majestic mountains stretching from one end of the island to the other
  • Awesome ravines shrouded in magnificent tropical rainforest are home to jungle birds and beautiful orchids

"High on the ridge behind Luganville overlooking Segond Channel; its huge deck floats around the inviting swimming pool. There's a great social atmosphere and a large sports facility. Many rooms are set up for divers, with secure wash areas right behind."

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General Information: Welcome to Deco Stop Lodge in Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu ... if you are looking for a relaxed stay in Santo with the added bonus of waking up to a million dollar view then this is the place for you! Deco Stop is situated on an acre hillside, overlooking the Segond Canal - just five minutes walk up Winston Churchill Drive. Here you can catch a bird’s eye view of what’s happening in town and watch the beautiful sunsets every evening at Chardonnay o’clock on the huge open veranda.

The Deco Stop Lodge has a fully stocked bar, restaurant, pool, entertainment room with pool table, SAT TV, table tennis, darts and a gym. Push bikes are also for hire for those that needed to zip into town in between dives. Lodge features include:

  • The newly furnished accommodation at Deco Stop consists of 12 units
  • Each unit comes equipped with a small fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, fan, insect screening, hot running water, electricity and own private bathroom facilities
  • There are 6 Twin/Double rooms and 6 Quad share rooms
  • The Quad share rooms can be used for 1 to 4 people with 2 available as 5 person rooms
  • These all have the same facilities as the double rooms
  • All rooms are made up daily with crisp fresh linen and flowers
  • Clean dive towels and bathroom towels are provided daily
  • Deco Stop caters for all groups, couples and families
  • Every one is treated to a free continental B/fast daily consisting of hot toast cereals and fresh local fruits to start the day
  • There is also an extensive cooked B/fast menu on offer for those that need a cappuccino and good old bacon ands eggs to get the motor running
  • We offer airport transfers, if required
  • Laundry service is available for all guests

The restaurant has been newly renovated, with service second to none making it the best in town. There are also computers available for people to download digital camera images and burn to CD. Internet connection is also available.

Payment Accepted: Visa, MasterCard and Cash.

Rates: (Prices quoted in AUD Dollars).

$145/night/double or twin room