Top 5 Snorkeling Spots in Vanuatu

For anyone who is about to embark on a tropical island holiday, snorkeling is a must. The tropical fish, the warm waters and the beautiful colours of the coral epitomise any holiday that takes place in a tropical land. Vanuatu is no different, and with an abundance of warm, blue water and tropical fish, you can uncover our underwater world with your snorkel mask and fins almost anywhere!


To make it easier for you, we’ve narrowed down our best 5 picks of where to snorkel here in our tropical paradise.

5. Tanna Island
Surrounded by a coral coastline dotted with deep blue rock pools and coral gardens, snorkelling off Tanna Island is breath-taking. Grab your reef shoes and take a short boat ride out to Lemnap underwater cave where you can duck dive under the cliff wall and drop into a stunning 60-metre wide grotto. For the more adventurous, dive the wreck of "The Fijian", a sailing boat that sunk in 1916 and lies in only 20 metres of water.

4. Tranquillity Island
Visit the Tranquillity Island Resort, an Eco-tourism, scuba diving & turtle sanctuary which is absolutely phenomenal for both diving and snorkeling. In just a short, 15-minute boat ride from Havannah Harbour, Efate, you’ll be swimming with the turtles! Boats to the island are available at 9:30 am and 15:30 pm.

3. Pele Island
Situated north of Efate, Pele Island offers superb white sand beaches, along with magnificent swimming and snorkelling. Evergreen Tours offer a great, single day excursion that combines snorkelling and a BBQ lunch with the villagers of Pele Island. Have Evergreen take care of you entirely while enjoying a beautiful experience here in Vanuatu.

2. Pango Cove
Join Big Blue Vanuatu’s Snorkel Safari to Pango Cove and have an experience of a lifetime. For those water-enthusiasts based in Port Vila, this is the snorkel spot for you. Many operators organise group trips out to Pango Cove so you’ll be sure to find one that suits your needs.

1. Espiritu Santo
Combine history & adventure with magnificent wreck diving & snorkeling that is unique to the Espiritu Santo Island. Million Dollar Point, a Vanuatu icon, is home to WW2 vehicles, machines, and boats in 15-25m of water off the beach. Fish out the go-pro, grab your mask and fins and enjoy this unique experience for yourself.