Espiritu Santo Island

Espiritu Santo is the largest of Vanuatu's islands (4,010 km2) and is home to some of the most beautiful white sand beaches in the entire world. With its amazing blue holes, caves, world-renowned water activities like diving and snorkeling, it is a little-known paradise waiting to be uncovered.

While Santo is a Mecca for dive enthusiasts it also offers breathtaking sightseeing for non-divers. Days can be spent lazing on vacant white sand beaches, snorkeling, and kayaking in the crystal clear blue water, trekking through an untouched rainforest or discovering an ancient and relatively unchanged culture.

History

During World War II 100,000 allied troops and support staff were stationed in Santo. Remnants of this time including the SS President Coolidge, a 22,000 Tonne luxury liner turned troop ship which sunk just of the shore, have become world-renowned dive sites. Divers and snorkelers can explore shipwrecks and sites like Million Dollar Point where thousands of tonnes of war surplus were dumped in the ocean by the US, as well as amazing coral reefs and blue holes joined by underground caverns.

How to get to Espiritu Santo

  • Espiritu Santo to Port Vila flight time is 50-minute.
  • Air Vanuatu operates a weekly direct 737-800 service to Espiritu Santo & return from Brisbane.

You can book by calling our tours department in Port Vila on 139 or email us at tours@airvanuatu.vu