Planning your Holiday
Around Efate Island
The main island of Efate has several excellent coral reef dives along the South Coast, with easy access from all Port Vila accommodation.
Eratap Beach Resort is Efate’s most upmarket boutique hotel fronting a secluded and picturesque beachfront setting 20- minutes drive from Port Vila along the southern coastline of Efate. With eleven villas, this is a great choice for couples as well as families looking for a quiet retreat.
Hideaway Island Resort is the liveliest budget accommodation in Vanuatu set on a private coral island three minutes by small boat off Mele Bay on Efate’s southern coast. With a coarse sand beach, fantastic snorkelling and an on-site PADI dive centre, Hideaway is a popular island for a holiday or day-trip from Port Vila.
Vanuatu scuba diving holidays centre around the impressive wreck dive, the President SS Coolidge on the outer island of Espiritu Santo. The wreck lies in shallow water making it accessible to beginners, and the sheer size and depth of the boat makes it a great exploratory dive for advanced divers.
Bokissa is a secluded private island resort off the southern tip of Santo with a delightful white sandy beachfront, fabulous snorkelling lagoon and laid back atmosphere. With just sixteen bungalows Bokissa makes an ideal honeymoon beach retreat offers a private PADI scuba diving set up for the Coolidge and reef dives.
Aore Island Resort is beach front property on a peaceful offshore island, ten minutes by boat from Luganville Town. With a pretty beachside setting and good snorkelling, Aore is a great value holiday resort for couples and families or a comfortable island base for scuba diving the Coolidge Wreck and other nearby dive sites.
Coral Quays Resort is a small retreat in a peaceful tropical environment with ocean views, ten minutes drive to Luganville Town. With quaint bungalows set around a swimming pool, Coral Quays is a popular base for divers as well as attracting couples looking to explore Santo’s scenic attractions.
Deco Stop Lodge is a budget resort aimed primarily at scuba divers and located on a hillside suburb overlooking Luganville Town. The lodge is a ten minute walk to town and has cleaning facilities and storage for dive equipment There's an attractive pool surrounded by wooden decking and a cosy restaurant with views.
Beachfront Resort is located on a coarse sand beach just 3-km to the west of Luganville Town and offers a variety of budget style accommodations with spacious lawn areas, a restaurant and an outlook overlooking the yacht-filled bay and Aore Island. Good base for discerning travellers on a budget looking to dive and explore.