Santo Island

Espiritu Santo

If you’re looking for an adventure off the beaten path, Espiritu Santo, the largest island in Vanuatu, is a must-visit. Experience the enchanting Champagne Beach on Espiritu Santo, where pink sands meet inviting waters teeming with wrecks and vibrant reefs, all waiting to be discovered by holiday-makers.

Map of Espiritu Santo

Espiritu Santo, the largest island in Vanuatu, is a tropical paradise known for its pristine beaches, clear waters, and natural beauty. Here are the top things to do on Espiritu Santo:

  • Champagne Beach: Relax on the soft white sands of Champagne Beach, considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Swim in the crystal-clear waters and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere.
  • Million Dollar Point: Explore Million Dollar Point, a submerged World War II relic site where the U.S. military dumped equipment and vehicles into the sea. It’s now a unique snorkeling and diving spot.
  • Blue Holes: Discover the famous Blue Holes of Espiritu Santo, including the Nanda Blue Hole and Matevulu Blue Hole. These natural swimming pools offer stunning blue waters and are perfect for swimming and snorkeling.
  • SS President Coolidge: Dive the wreck of the SS President Coolidge, a luxury liner turned troopship that sank during WWII. It’s one of the world’s most accessible wreck dives with an abundance of marine life.
  • Luganville: Visit the charming town of Luganville, the second-largest town in Vanuatu, for shopping, dining, and cultural experiences. Don’t miss the bustling markets and local cuisine.
  • Millennium Cave Tour: Embark on an adventurous Millennium Cave tour, which includes jungle trekking, river crossings, and exploring a massive cave with waterfalls and stalactites.
  • Turtle Sanctuary: Visit the Hawksbill Turtle Sanctuary and Rehabilitation Center to learn about conservation efforts and see rescued turtles up close.
  • Riri Riri River: Canoe or kayak down the Riri Riri River, surrounded by lush rainforest and mangrove forests. It’s a peaceful way to explore the island’s natural beauty.
  • Mount Hope Waterfall: Hike to Mount Hope Waterfall, a hidden gem surrounded by tropical rainforest. The journey to the falls is as rewarding as the destination.
  • Santo Heritage Tours: Take a cultural tour to learn about the island’s history and traditions, including visits to local villages and historical sites.
  • Matevulu Blue Hole Park: Explore the Matevulu Blue Hole Park, a family-friendly attraction with blue holes, jungle swings, and picnic areas.
  • Aore Island: Visit Aore Island, just a short boat ride from Espiritu Santo, for more pristine beaches, snorkeling, and water activities.
  • Cultural Performances: Experience traditional Vanuatu dances and customs through cultural performances and village visits.
  • Cascades Waterfall: Discover the Cascades Waterfall, a series of cascading waterfalls nestled in a lush rainforest setting. It’s a great spot for swimming and picnicking.
  • Scenic Flights: Take a scenic flight over Espiritu Santo to appreciate its rugged coastline, lush interior, and stunning blue holes from the air.

Espiritu Santo offers a wealth of natural wonders, historical sites, and cultural experiences, making it an ideal destination for adventurers, nature lovers, and those seeking relaxation in a tropical paradise. Whether you’re exploring underwater shipwrecks or hiking through dense forests, the island promises unforgettable moments and breathtaking scenery.


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