An abundance of wildlife both on-shore and in waters off the miles of coastline will delight nature lovers, diving enthusiasts and travelers of all manner. The coral reefs are especially recommended with snorkeling expeditions affording the opportunity to swim between beautiful reefs and explore shipwrecks, marine life and more. You can even head out into the deeper waters to see dolphins or swim with sea turtles. The blue holes, beaches and dive sites like the grand dame SS Coolidge are within easy reach of Santo which connects via direct flights to Brisbane. The Maskelynes represent rugged island beauty, offer some amazing diving and marine life sighting opportunities and are home to villages that protect traditional arts and handicrafts. Picnicking at the Ringi Te Suh Marine Conservation Area is an experience not to be missed.
When in Port Vila, make time to visit the Vanuatu Cultural Center and the bustling Vila market, or tee off at the Port Vila Golf & Country Club which boasts an enviable seafront location. Visitors also follow horse trails near the L’Hippocampus the Sea Horse Ranch which is a few miles out from the town center.
Santo has long been a favorite in the diving community but is now drawing visitors who wish to take the spectacular trip to Millennium Cave or scramble over tanks and other WWII relics. Some of the region’s tallest mountains are on Santo including the towering Mt Tabwemasana, Mt Kotamtam, Mt Tawaloala as well as the eponymous Santo Peak.