From UNINHABITED Survival Style atolls to world war ii dumping sites, the following beaches have something for everyone.
You've most likely heard about the pristine, white sandy beaches of our South Pacific paradise, but you might not have heard about our beach with the world's largest land crabs. Or the one where natural springs of water filter through the earth making it bubble like a glass of French champagne.
And the best part is? You'll most likely have the entire beach to yourself.
From the softest, velvet sand to crystal clear water, the northern islands of Vanuatu have something special to offer every beach lover. So here are our top 6, but don't let that put you off discovering more! Vanuatu is made up of 83 inhabited islands with picture perfect beaches around every corner.
enjoy an ice cold beer right on pristine white sand beach.
Port Orly is every beach lovers dream. Picture an idyllic stretch of white sandy beach and crystal clear ocean, fringed by endless coconut trees and overlooked by a small village of friendly locals. Several restaurants are located right on the beach, where you can order a delicious lunch of local seafood or prime Santo beef. Activities include volleyball, snorkelling, canoeing, coconut crab viewing, and exploring the nearby village as well as an uninhabited island at low tide. This beach even has spectacular treehouse bungalows if you decide to stay the night!
Visit the South Pacific's underwater dumping ground of WWII relics
Not far from the coast of Santo, the Pacific's bed is littered with tons of Second World War relics dumped by the US military. The site has now become a popular diving and snorkelling destination and is appropriately dubbed Million Dollar Point; purely because the value of the equipment dumped there is believed to be in the millions. Divers have reported seeing jeeps, six-wheeler trucks, bulldozers, forklifts, semi-trailers, tractors, sealed boxes of clothing and crates of Coca-Cola bottles. Relax at the newly built restaurant & bar and massage parlour. You can book dives here with Pacific Dive and Coral Quays Fish & Dive Resort.
Enjoy a private beach all to yourself on the remote island of Guau
A day trip to Tony Beach Paradise will allow you to experience some of the best swimming and snorkelling in all of Vanuatu.
Spend your morning in the crystal blue waters before enjoying a picnic lunch prepared by Tony himself. Have a nap under a coconut tree, read a book or hop back in the ocean – the choice is yours!
Explore 9 small island atolls, completely uninhabited, for a day of survival style antics
Go off the beaten tourist trails and take a day trip from neighbouring islands Rah, Vanualava or Motalava to this remote island paradise. Enjoy absolute privacy and uninterrupted freedom.
Visitors can even choose to camp here overnight for the ultimate 'castaway' style holiday.
Relax on the most indulgent beach you'll ever experience
Champagne Beach lies on the east coast of Santo, accessible by a smooth, sealed road. Its gets it's name from the effervescent water that resembles champagne at low tide through the pure spring water bubbling up to the surface.
Nature has shaped the coastline like an old fashioned champagne flute. The sea is flat and shallow and the water a crystal clear turquoise blue. Voted 31st best beach in the world (2017) by Flight Network.
Rah Island Beach
Experience ancient traditions and the very special relationship between the community of Rah island and their ocean lifestyle.
Get stuck into village life on the remote island of Rah in Torba province. Interact with locals and learn their ancient methods of fishing, weaving, and kastom ceremonies right on the beach and in the ocean. Watch the rare snake dance, performed only on this island, right in front of you.