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Vacations & Travel - - On The Ground -

DIV­ING AND SNORKELLING

Tran­quil­lity Is­land Re­sort on Moso Is­land, a short boat trip off the north­east coast of Efate, of­fers ter­rific full day div­ing ex­pe­di­tions and full and half day snorkelling trips in Ha­van­nah Harbour. You’ll see lots of fish, soft and hard co­rals and, if you are lucky, dol­phins and maybe even a dugong. You can also visit its hawks­bill tur­tle rook­ery which pro­tects and re­leases tur­tles back into the wild. There are rustic cab­ins too, if you want to stay longer.

Hide­away Is­land Re­sort and Marine Sanc­tu­ary in Mele Bay of­fers sched­uled snorkelling and dive trips, where you can even post a let­ter at the un­der­ground post of­fice.

SWIM­MING

En­joy the Blue La­goon on the East Coast, a gor­geous blue hole filled with soft aqua fresh wa­ter mixed with sea­wa­ter. You can swing off ropes, kayak and pic­nic here as well. Some of Efate’s most pop­u­lar beaches in­clude Mele Beach with its ter­rific Beach Bar (come to the Fri­day night fire dance) as well as Eton and the aptly named Hon­ey­moon and Par­adise beaches.

FISH­ING

Efate has some of the best game fish­ing in the South Pa­cific. Just a few kilo­me­tres off shore there’s Pa­cific blue mar­lin, black mar­lin, striped mar­lin, spearfish, sail­fish, wa­hoo, mahi mahi, gi­ant trevally, dog­tooth tuna and yel­lowfin tuna.

Ocean Blue Fish­ing not only of­fers a range of game fish­ing op­tions but also has charm­ing ac­com­mo­da­tion at Trees and Fishes An­glers Re­treat on Ha­van­nah Harbour.

Ev­ery May, the Blue Mar­lin Lodge in Port Vila harbour or­gan­ises the Van­u­atu Mar­lin Clas­sic.

WATER­FALLS

Well-known water­falls in­clude Mele Cas­cades and Ren­tapo River Tour but the most spec­tac­u­lar are the tucked-away Lololima Falls on land owned by the Catholic church high above Port Vila. At­mos­phere tour op­er­a­tor has the only per­mit to ac­cess it via mini bus.

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