1. What is the typical length of stay at Barrier Beach Resort?
The typical length of stay varies with guests commonly staying anywhere from 2 to 14 nights, with the occasional guest staying even longer. Note that the direct service from Brisbane to Santo offers an excellent opportunity for stays in 7-night increments, which aligns well with The Resort's offerings and the time needed to fully experience what Santo has to offer. Guests who stay for shorter durations, particularly less than 5 nights, often find themselves disappointed to leave so early.
2. What is the weather like at Barrier Beach Resort?
The weather in Vanuatu is generally warm and tropical year-round, with temperatures ranging from 22°C to 30°C (72°F to 86°F). Expect more rain and higher humidity between November to March.
3. What currency is used in Vanuatu?
The local currency in Vanuatu is the Vanuatu Vatu (VUV). Major credit cards are accepted, and there are ATMs available.
4. What should I bring for my stay at Barrier Beach Resort?
We recommend packing lightweight and casual clothing suitable for warm weather, swimwear, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, insect repellent, and comfortable walking shoes for exploring the island.
5. Do I need a power adapter for my electronic devices?
Vanuatu uses Type I electrical outlets with a voltage of 220-240V. If your devices use a different plug type or voltage, bring a suitable power adapter and converter.
6. Is Wi-Fi available at the resort?
Yes, complimentary Wi-Fi is available in common areas and all rooms of The Resort.
7. Can I use my mobile phone at Barrier Beach Resort?
Mobile phone coverage is available in most areas, but it may vary depending on your service provider. Check with your provider about international roaming options and charges.
8. Are there any water sports equipment available for rent?
Yes, The Resort offers complimentary kayaks and Stand Up Paddleboards for guests to use and explore the surrounding waters.
9. Can I book tours and excursions from The Resort?
Yes, our front desk can assist you in booking various tours and excursions to explore the island and its attractions.
10. Are there any dining options nearby The Resort?
While The Resort has its own restaurant, there are also local eateries and dining options within a short distance from the property.
11. Is there a Day Spa at The Resort?
Yes, we have the Moyyan Day Spa on-site, offering a range of relaxing treatments and therapies.
12. Are there any cultural activities or events at The Resort?
Yes, The Resort occasionally hosts cultural events and activities that showcase the unique traditions and heritage of Vanuatu.
13. Can I arrange airport transfers with the resort?
Yes, we arrange airport transfers for you provided we are advised of your flight details in advance. You will them be met at the airport by one of our Guest Relations Staff.
14. Is the tap water safe to drink?
While The Resort provides bottled water, the tap water in Vanuatu is generally safe to drink. However, we recommend sticking to bottled water for your convenience.
15. Are there any medical facilities nearby in case of emergencies?
There are medical clinics and facilities available in nearby towns like Luganville to handle any medical emergencies.
16. Can I rent a car to explore the island?
Yes, car rentals are available on the island. Please inquire at The Resort's front desk for assistance.
17. Are there any hiking trails near Barrier Beach Resort?
Yes, The Resort is surrounded by beautiful nature, and there are hiking trails to explore nearby.
18. Is The Resort family-friendly?
We are an adult only property but occasionally cater for families at certain times of the year. Please enquire for more details.
19. Are there any nearby shopping options?
There are small shops and markets in the nearby town where you can purchase souvenirs, local crafts, and necessities.
20. Can I book a private beachfront dinner at The Resort?
Yes, private beachfront dinners can be arranged upon request for a romantic dining experience.
21. Is there a dress code at The Resort?
The dress code at Barrier Beach Resort is generally casual and relaxed. In the Restaurant some guests prefer to dress up a little during the evening and we will not accept just singlets or bathing costumes. When visiting nearby cultural sites or villages, we recommend dressing modestly out of respect for local customs and traditions.