Espiritu Santo Island, Vanuatu – Part Four

Flight from Port Vila to Santo Island is an easy fifty minutes with Air Vanuatu.

The Manager Dave would like you to feel welcome at the Beachfront Resort, his off sider at Reception is happy to see you as well.

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Pool view at the Beachfront Resort which offers excellent accommodation over looking the sheltered waters of Segond Channel and Aore Island.

Although a bit rainy for a couple of days, it was an easy place to relax in Melanesian-style surroundings. It’s about a ten-minute walk to the township of Luganville.

Or you can take a taxi for about 100 vatu (approx. A$1.25 each way). They drive on the wrong side of the road too – meaning the right-hand side. French influence ‘eh?

First stop is the markets, again fresh vegetables available all day.

These little bananas are as sweet as …

Or you can make new friends over lunch (across from the markets), here with Shahar and Tzvia who are visiting from Melbourne.

Food is fantastic value and very tasty.

Wong store? You might as well go in – lots of bargains.


You can head over to Santo’s Aore Island Resort for the day and have use of the restaurant with wonderful views back towards Luganville.

If you buy lunch, the boat ride over is free. So worth it as the cuisine is delectable and classy!

So what do you do at the end of the day? Head over to HQ Kava Bar with the boss!

Dave ordering us all a round of Kava …

Ummm I think my face says it all … Bit numb later on so not much more to give away about what I think.

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All you can do really is sit back, relax and watch others at work on the river while doing some texting – just making sure the world is still a happening place …