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Espiritu Santo is known as the largest island in the Vanuatu archipelago. This island was named by the Portugese explorer, Pedro Fernandes de Queiros. The town of Luganville is located on the South-Eastern coast of Santo and is where the second largest settlement in Vanuatu is situated.
There are a lot of things one can do while in Santo and below are a few that we recommend.
Santo is a popular tourist destination for divers as there are many wrecks and reefs for divers to explore. A good place to go diving is at the Million Dollar Bay as this was where a lot of WWII equipment such as old jeeps, tanks and trucks were dumped. Another popular diving spot in Santo is at the SS President Coolidge; an American luxury ocean liner that served as a troopship from December 1941 to October 1942. It was sunk by mines in Santo during the World War II and has now become a popular diving spot for many divers around the world. Amongst these wrecks you will also find beautiful corals and fishes.
Chris. (2013 April 14).GoPro Try Dive at Million Dollar Point – Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
An unusual kind of reef. Digital Image. Underwater History Lesson | Million Dollar Point. Air Vanuatu. Web. 2 September 2016.
SS President Coolidge, Luganville. Digital Image. SS President Coolidge, Luganville. Vanuatu Travel. Web. 4 September 2016.
There are a lot of beautiful beaches one can go to while in Santo like the Port Olry Beach. Located on the eastern coast of Santo is the Lonnoc Beach. It is a good place to have a picnic lunch and swim in their crystal clear waters. Around the corner from Lonnoc Beach is one of the most popular beaches that attracts a lot of tourists and that is Champagne Beach that has nice powder soft sand and crystal clear waters to swim in also. Whenever a cruise ship docks at the Luganville wharf, the locals set up their markets along Champagne Beach and sell handicrafts, souvenirs, food and coconuts to the tourists. Not far from Champagne beach is the Matevulu Blue Hole. It is a must to go here while in Santo as it is a good place to go for a cool refreshing dip in this fantastic, crystal clear blue natural pool.
Champagne Beach. Digital Image. Champagne Beach (Vanuatu). Wikipedia the free encyclopedia. 7 May 2015. Web. 2 September 2016.
Matevulu Blue Hole. Digital Image. Wreck Diving & Beach Bumming In Espiritu Santo. X Days In Y, Inspirational Travel Itineraries. 10 October 2015. Web. 2 September 2016.
Santo has a lot of caves and for those of you who are interested in taking an adventure through the forest, one of the popular caves to visit is the Millenium Cave as it involves trekking through the tropical forest and climbing over rocks and big boulders. You will also get a chance to swim in waterfalls and have a picnic if you wish to.
Les excursions a Santo au Vanuatu.
4 September 2016.
Other Things to do in Santo:
As mentioned above there are heaps of things to do while in Santo and only a few of these activities have been mentioned. Other activities include cultural and historical tours, going on boat tours and fishing trips, watching mothers creating music with water, horseback riding, site seeing air tours and many more.
If you are staying at the Vale Vale Beachfront Villas and wish to go over to Santo for a few days to do some of these activities feel free to talk to the Guest Relations Manager, Laurana, who will be happy to assist you with booking these tours and making arrangements for you to go over to Santo.