Photographs of Espiritu Santo (Vanuatu) to inspire you to visit
Thursday, April 6th, 2017
Photographs of Espiritu Santo (Vanuatu)
to inspire you to visit
If you are seeking white sand, aqua water, great snorkeling, coconut trees, freshwater swimming holes and a simpler way of life……the island of Espiritu Santo in Vanuatu might be for you!
I spent a week on the island of Santo with my husband and young kids, staying at Lonnoc Beach Bungalows near Port Olry. It’s an hours drive from the main town of Luganville and mains power doesn’t make it that far down the island. The locals are self sufficient, with family owned and run bungalows using solar power and generators.
Accommodation down this end of the island is wonderfully basic. Don’t worry, you still have running water and toilets and showers; it’s just not hot! Don’t expect anything more than four walls, a thatched roof, cold water and basic lighting provided by solar energy.
This shouldn’t put you off though! The quiet location is stunningly beautiful and more often than not; you have the whole beach to yourself other than a few random cows who might wander down to say hello.
The few restaurants that are available do a fantastic job with the locally grown and caught produce. You cannot leave without trying a coconut crab or Santo beef dish.
Looking for some inspiration for your next family getaway?
For more blog posts and information on my travels through Espiritu Santo in Vanuatu, please check out this page: Vanuatu