Island Holiday

 

 

Water Sports

Santo affords  lots of opportunity to enjoy the water, from taking a dip  off your own private beach to  deep sea fishing and yachting charters.  

Snorkelling

Snorkel on the beautiful coral gardens on the home reef just metres from the shore right in front of your villa. Mask, snorkel and fins are provided. If you are lucky you might see a turtle. 

Million Dollar point is also an interesting place to snorkel if you enjoy war paraphernalia. The Americans dumped all there war surplus items in the ocean, quite close to the beach, at the end of the war when they departed Luganville. 

 

Kayak

Paddle along the coast and search for the Dugong that can regularly be seen feeding on the sea grass, sometimes with baby along. The retreat provides kayaks for your enjoyment. If you are fit and adventurous, a great outing is to paddle to Oyster island for breakfast or lunch and then continue up the river to one of Santo's amazing blue holes. 

 

Scuba Diving

As well as the incredibly rich and varied corals, fish, canyons, caves and swim throughs that can be experienced on reef dives around Santo there is a plethora of interesting wreck dives and war memorabilia to be seen, the most famous being The President Coolidge, the largest most accessible wreck dive in the world .

Book at:

Alan Power Dive Tours http://www.allan-power-santo.com

Aquamarine   http://www.aquamarinesanto.com

Santo Dive and Fishing           http://www.santodive.com

 

Island Hopping

Take a boat trip out to one of the neighbouring islands.

Malo – contact tour operators

Aore – free ferry at 11.30 every morning from the BP warf. Lunch at Aore resort, hire bikes, swim, snorkel, scuba or just read and relax. A great view back across the channel to Luganville.

Ratua – Telephone the island to arrange a day trip to this charming resort built from century old Indonesion buildings. Enjoy lunch, a swim or spoil yourself with a spa treatment in the overwater spa.

Oyster Island – all visitors welcome for a meal at the restaurant or just a drink and swim. Beautiful spot just 20 kilometers from Luganville on the Champagne Coast Rd. Just ring the dong for the free ferry and wait for the boat to collect you. No need to pre-book...

 

Sailing..

If you want to have some fun on a hobey cat, then head down to Splash Extreme at Lope Lope. If a sailing charter is more your style then a day on a beautiful yacht can be  arranged.

 

Take a dip in the plunge pool. 

Some consider dangling their feet in the cool water of the plunge pool while sipping a G&T a sport.