Sanbis Resort - Gizo Lagoon

From €586

for 7 nights

IDEAL FOR

Group - Land Based
Solo Travellers
Longboarders

Uncrowded Waves
Intermediate Waves

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Advanced

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

€84 - €153 per night

Season

January, February, March, April, October, November, December

AVERAGE REVIEW RATING
(2 REVIEWS)

Summary
Located on a secluded island approximately 7 minutes from Gizo by boat, the newly opened Sanbis Resort offers a unique experience for those looking to get away from it all. The best time for surf is during your cyclone season but best is between November through to the end of April when there are N/NW winds.
Quick Facts
      • uncrowded waves
      • 3 surf breaks nearby
      • small resort
      • fascinating culture
      • fully-equipped dive centre
      • secluded location

Located on a secluded island approximately 7 minutes from Gizo by boat, the newly opened Sanbis Resort offers a unique experience for those looking to get away from it all. Sitting amidst coastal trees and coconut palms is your Leaf House Villa with its verandah over a tranquil lagoon. Each bungalow has its own private beach, ensuite bathroom with hot water and a stunning view accross the lagoon.

 

Sanbis Resort is one of a very few exclusive GO ECO Operators in the Asia Pacific Region, offering superb service, whilst having a minimal impact on the surrounding environment. By following environmental guidelines, management have minimized the impact on the delicate aquatic ecosystem whilst contributing to environmental, economic and cultural conservation.

 

"Sanbis" actually means "sandy beach" in the Solomon Pijin. Enjoy uninterrupted views accross the lagoon with a fantastic reef right at your door step. The number of bungalows has been limited to six to ensure privacy and luxury for guests and limiting resort capacity to 20 guests at any one time.

 

The resort boasts a gourmet kitchen with a fully stocked bar. The Perfect Wave can put together an all inclusive package so that you can enjoy your stay without ever having to pull out your wallet, including diving, fishing, watersports, food and even beverages ...and if your children need a dedicated "house girl" around the clock we can provide for that too!

 

You can enjoy snorkelling in front of your private bungalow in 30 degree waters, join activities provided by Solomon Watersport located at the in-house PADI dive centre or simply relax to your heart’s content. The Solomon Islands are as far from the maddening crowd as you can get and Sanbis Resort offers the tranquility that comes with the serene island environment.

 

The best time for surf is during the cyclone season with the best time to visit is from November through to the end of April when there are N/NW winds. If there is a cyclone somewhere down south towards Australia, the breaks can be fantastic. Outside of this conditions can be favourable but it is best to avoid the SE winds.

Accommodation

The resort comprises of 6 private bungalows, each with it's own private beach.There are 2 bungalows that can sleep up to 5 people and the remaing for 4 bungalows are twin share. Each bungalow has it's own ensuite with hot water and view over the lagoon.

 

Sanbis-_Accommodation_Layout

Surf & Other Activities
Surf transfers are only offered to in-house guests. The transfers are charged at the cost price of AU$125 for a boat with the driver for the day. The cost of fuel is additional and can be paid direct on the day to the resort. Up to 8 surfers can fit into one boat.
 
To allow for accidents there are 3 boards ranging from 6 – 7.5 f in case a board gets broken during the trip. Surfers should also consider bringing spare fins, of course wax and maybe a spare leg rope.
 
Staff member Ravia, who is also a rescue diver, is one of Gizo’s best surfers. He is usually responsible for taking out surfing guests to the breaks. He’s pretty fanatic about it and knows the breaks back to front.
 
There are three good consistent breaks, Titiana (LH), Paelongge (RH) and Outside Naru (RH)) within close proximity. Titiana is about 13 minutes from Sanbis by boat, Paelongge about 20 minutes and Naru about 7 minutes. There is also a break at Skull Island, near Zipolo Habu – Lola Island (VERY long) but can be unreliable. Skull Island is usually only good if Paelongge and Titiana are huge.
 
The best time for surf is during the cyclone season from November through to the end of April when there are N/NW winds. If there is a cyclone somewhere down south towards Australia, the breaks can be fantastic. Outside of this conditions can be favourable but it is best to avoid the SE winds.
Duration
Room type
Type
Price
Basis
Travel dates
Availability
7 nights Standard Bungalow (Based on 2pax) Bungalow €586 Per person 01 Jan-01 Jan
7 nights The Lodge (Based on 4 pax) Package €930 Per person 01 Jan-01 Jan
7 nights The Lodge – incl. boat + fuel (based on 4 pax) Package €1,069 Per person 01 Jan-01 Jan
7 nights The Lodge – incl. boat + fuel (based on 6 pax) Package €716 Per person 01 Jan-01 Jan
  • Sanbis Resort do not accept bookings with Children under 12 years old for safety purposes.  
  • Prices above are per person prices, and are subject to foreign exchange fluctuations until paid in full.
  • 20% Surcharge for Easter / Christmas / New Year
  • These are example packages and most packages can be adjusted to cater for your requirements. Please contact us for a tailored package to meet your needs.
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Inclusions:

  • Return airport transfers to the Island.
  • Accommodation in a private bungalow.

Not Included:

  • Return domestic flights Honiara to Gizo.
  • International airfares to Honiara.
  • Accommodation at Honiara hotel (if required).
  • Surf transfers are only offered to in-house guests. The transfers are charged cost price of AU$125 / £75 for the boat with a driver. The cost of fuel needs to be paid direct on the day to the resort. Up to 8 surfers can fit into one boat. 

 

The Perfection Pass Membership Benefits:

The Perfection Pass is the world’s first surf travel loyalty program. If you are a repeat client of The Perfect Wave, please apply for your membership and enjoy the following extra inclusions if you book your surf experience at Sanbis Resort in Solomon Islands:

  • An upgrade to The Lodge for bookings for two couples or 4 guys
  • Or 50% off woodfire pizzas

 

Disclaimer - This surf trip is an independent surf operator and is not part of or in partnership with The Perfect Wave Travel Co. The Perfect Wave acts as an agent only. We sell various travel related products on behalf of numerous transport, accommodation and other service providers, such as airlines, land based accommodation and boat charter operators. The Perfect Waves obligation is to make travel bookings on your behalf and to arrange relevant contracts between you and travel service providers. The Perfect Wave has no responsibility for these services nor do we make or give any warranty of representation regarding their standards. All bookings are made subject to the terms and conditions and limitations of liability imposed by these service providers.

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Reviews

Bpettet (January 2011)

Our stay of 8 days went too fast. In that time we experienced some delicious seafood tropical fruits served by the most attentive friendly staff in a location that soaks into your soul and leaves a calming feeling once back home.The room is well catered for, clean comfortable with every possible need catered for. We spent time snorkeling off the beach from our room before breakfast. Swimming with turtle and fish amongst the coral. Our guide for the surf made our trip most enjoyable with boats that are well maintained and careful mooring of he boat near our reef break showed a real care of the beautiful location we surfed in. We got some great waves. Which apparently it was 2 months since last swell.Cant wait to return.

Luke & Tash (January 2011)

This place is definately paradise!From the moment you arrive you are greeted with smiles from the friendly staff.Hans the owner and Trisha made us feel very welcome and we shared many laughs together, who now are our great friends. The staff are always smiling and willing to help you with any questions you have. The service was 5 star, along with the delicious menu. The sushimi and crayfish mornay were definately our favourite just to name a few among the numerous tasty dishes.ooo and you can't forget to mention the beautiful wood oven pizza's. If you are going on a surfing trip this is a great place to go with friendly locals and fun, hollow waves. It is never crowded the most crowded you will get it is 10 people but usually only yoursleves are out there. The right is hollow and fast over 4ft but anything smaller is still fun! Even my wife managed to get a couple of waves so it caters for the experienced and not so experienced. The left is more of a powerful wave. Sanbis has a great surf guide, Ravia, who was so knowledgable and made the surf even better! Sanbis has many boats so you are never left waiting for long to get out there (not like other resorts around the area).The resort also caters for none surfers with diving, fishing, snorekliing, villages, walks or just relaxing by the ocean at the resort in your own hammock.The resort is eco friendly and Hans is conscious about the surrounding environment. Overall this was a great holiday/honeymoon and we can't wait to go back asap!! We recommend this resort to everyone and we were very sad to have to leave. You will not be disappointed! Luke and Tash