Espiritu Santo

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 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 untouched rainforest or discovering an ancient and relatively unchanged culture.

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

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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 troopship which sunk just of shore, have become world renowned dive sites. Divers and snorkelers can explore ship wrecks 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.