Champagne Beach

Nanda Blue Hole

Champagne Beach
Champagne Beach on the island of Espiritu Santo in Vanuatu is one of the most stunning beaches in the world.

One of the highlights of my Vanuatu holiday in early January was visiting Nanda Blue Hole. It’s a picturesque freshwater natural swimming hole surrounded by forest and teeming with tropical fish.

Entrance costs 1000 vatu (A$11). That’s more expensive than other blue holes, but there’s decking, change rooms and amenities.

The money goes to the traditional owners.

My daughter Maggie and I went there after visiting Champagne Beach, which was beautiful but also very hot in the baking sun.

The freshwater at Nanda Blue Hole was sweet, cool and refreshing.

We had our goggles and flippers, so went snorkelling there. It’s surprisingly deep and there were many large fish.

Our thanks to Mutiara for the video. She’s on Instagram if you’d like to follow her adventures.

We hired a car and driver from Luganville to make the trip, costing around $100 for half a day. Having our own car would have given more flexibility but it’s good to have a guide when visiting new places.

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