Travel Blogs from Luganville, Vanuatu

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Coral always wins out, Luganville, Vanuatu travel blog

Coral always wins out

A travel blog entry by jamesh1066

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Needing to stock up on basic food stuffs (ahead of our flight to Malekula) we travel the 15 minutes back to Luganville by minibus. Whilst not a great tourist town we pass a pleasant few hours buying various miscellaneous groceries, browsing the markets ...

Nambawan, Luganville, Vanuatu travel blog

Nambawan

A travel blog entry by hayleya18

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... got talking. She and her boyfriend Kevin were nurses, from France, but had been working in New Caledonia for a year and were in Vanuatu for a month travelling around. They were really nice and we waited and chatted together. After 2 hours, a woman made an ...

Finally in Santo, Luganville, Vanuatu travel blog

Finally in Santo

A travel blog entry by gypsymichelle

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Well I finally made it to Santo a little wiser. Lessons learned--reconfirm flights the day before (should have known better) and always pack the bathing suit in the carry on (what was I thinking?!?!). I managed to pick up the bare essentials ...

Ups and Downs..., Luganville, Vanuatu travel blog

Ups and Downs...

A travel blog entry by rob.alsmith

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... one door shuts, another opens". How true that can be. I only decided to go to the chain of islands making up Vanuatu when I found out my sailing trip was cancelled, and it has provided some of the best experiences of my trip so far! This leg of ...

Espiritu Santo, Luganville, Vanuatu travel blog

Espiritu Santo

A travel blog entry by tpfeiffer

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Hey guys! I already arrived in Luganaille (also called Santo) on the Island Espiritu Santo. It's pretty nice here and right now I am enjoying my last day in a proper civilasation! Tomorow we are heading into the bush to visit some antives and stay in ...

Eat and Sea't, Luganville, Vanuatu travel blog

Eat and Sea't

A travel blog entry by hayleya18

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... to music and chatting with Mailys. It was a warm and sunny day. We finally arrived (I was sleeping at this point) at Luganville, Santo at around 4pm. After we disembarked, I said bye to my French friends as they went to contact their couch surfing man ...

Um mergulho no Espiritu Santo., Luganville, Vanuatu travel blog

Um mergulho no Espiritu Santo.

A travel blog entry by foradecasa

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... .    No post anterior começamos a falar do Espiritu Santo. Neste post vamos literalmente mergulhar em Vanuatu, com direito a cilindro, colete e tudo mais. Espiritu Santo é uma das mecas para mergulhadores. Apesar da beleza natural e dos ...

Polynesian Tour 2013 update, Luganville, Vanuatu travel blog

Polynesian Tour 2013 update

A travel blog entry by bartschr

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... very good. We prepared a Leek Quiche, Scallop Potates and Lamb in a puffed pastry. ( see pictures ) Today we arrived in Luganville, Vanuatu. Lots of WW ll history here....yes, we took another taxi tour... He took to some local sights...very unique sea ...

Getting close to Paradise, Luganville, Vanuatu travel blog

Getting close to Paradise

A travel blog entry by jamesh1066

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... glorious view of the reef and ocean we find ourselves departing Tanna for Santo. The largest of the Vanuatu islands Santo has sealed roads, a bustling town (Luganville) and some great diving and snorkeling. After the rough tracks of Tanna, my how we have ...

Wanem blong you?, Luganville, Vanuatu travel blog

Wanem blong you?

A travel blog entry by hayleya18

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 On Thursday, I went along with French couples Mailys and Kevin and Ben and Vanessa to Eton, a village/small town which had a beach and Blue Lagoon. We bought some bits from the Chinese shop (always Chinese!) and bakery, and the first bus that ...

Que tal conhecer o Espiritu Santo? Vá no ato!, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu travel blog

Que tal conhecer o Espiritu Santo? Vá no ato!

A travel blog entry by foradecasa

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...     Depois de cruzar mais de meio mundo, saindo de Vitória - Espírito Santo - Brasil, chegamos a Luganville - Espiritu Santo - Vanuatu em mais um momento inusitado do Projeto 20°12'. Vanuatu é um arquipélago-país da região ...

Santo East Coast tour, Luganville, Vanuatu travel blog

Santo East Coast tour

A travel blog entry by hayleya18

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... in themselves as they not only have great views but perhaps the best facilities to an international standard. We then drove back to Luganville, and later that evening went for dinner at the market and spoke with an old former Englishman called Neil. A ...

Military snorkelling, Luganville, Vanuatu travel blog

Military snorkelling

A travel blog entry by jamesh1066

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After our minibus travels of yesterday we look to spend today exploring our private island and some of the uninhabited atolls it neighbors. As our little Zodiac motored out of the lagoon, towards an island that had similar characteristics to that Crusoe ...

Crusing safaris and Esline Turner, Luganville, Vanuatu travel blog

Crusing safaris and Esline Turner

A travel blog entry by hayleya18

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... of Cruising Safaris, a tour agency. I had been into their office the day before and spoke with the lovely Josine about doing the Luganville Town half day tour and the full day East Coast tour on Tuesday. The note from Esline confirmed that both tours were ...

Espiritu Santo, Luganville, Vanuatu travel blog

Espiritu Santo

A travel blog entry by fyrelizard

... , as it is often nicknamed).  The exact details seem to vary slightly with each retelling, but essentially the Vanuatu government did not go through with the purchase, quite probably presuming that the Americans would simply abandon the gear and ...

Millennium Cave, Luganville, Vanuatu travel blog

Millennium Cave

A travel blog entry by hayleya18

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 I bumped into my beloved French friends the day after arriving in Luganville, at a tour agency where I booked to go on the Millennium Cave tour the next day, a "must do" in Santo.  On Sunday I waited at my motel for the bus that was supposed ...

Happy Halloween, Luganville, Santo, Vanuatu travel blog

Happy Halloween

A travel blog entry by abeiner11

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... fighting in the South Pacific. At the time of the war the US set up several ocean mine in the water in Luganville, Santo; a northern island in Vanuatu. There was only one entrance that did not have mines but the Captain of the ship decided to go to ...

What a wreck!, Luganville, Vanuatu travel blog

What a wreck!

A travel blog entry by finn_steve

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Jak jsme stanovali u nacelnika na dvorku, Luganville, Vanuatu travel blog

Jak jsme stanovali u nacelnika na dvorku

A travel blog entry by mike.stumpf

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... na nejvetsim ostrove Vanuatu – ESPIRITO SANTO (nebo taky jenom Santo). Protože levny ubytovani v jedinem meste ostrova LUGANVILLE bylo beznadejne obsazeny, rozhodli jsme se popojet po vychodnim pobrezi na LONNOC BEACH, kde nas udajne nechaji ...

James A Michener's

James A Michener's "South Pacific" really exists!

A travel blog entry by oldgumby

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James A Michener's "South Pacific" still exists! Beautiful Vanuatu is inexorably becoming the BVI’s of the South Western Pacific! There is a lot to admire about this Island Nation. Sadly the damage from the devastating cyclone in early 2015 is ...

Beautiful Water Today, Luganville, Vanuatu travel blog

Beautiful Water Today

A travel blog entry by thannigan

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... written by famous writer James A. Michener, which was later adapted into a play by Rogers & Hammerstein.  Luganville is on of Vanuatu's busiest ports, especially as a transshipment point for copra and cacao.  Second Channel, the body of ...

Arrive in Santo, Luganville, Vanuatu travel blog

Arrive in Santo

A travel blog entry by crocks

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... blends with the smells of local copra kilns, filling the air with coconut so strong that its almost edible. Santo is Vanuatu's largest island with a coast line studded with smaller islands and beautiful beaches. The interior of the land is mainly jungle ...

Cruising the Island group., Luganville, Vanuatu travel blog

Cruising the Island group.

A travel blog entry by sagatatravels

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... Blue Bie so down to 1 Phil and an almost empty anchorage. The weather improved took Meg shopping to the metropolis of Luganville and had a good look around. Finally had some better weather but it was so hot that we almost wished ...

Luganville, Luganville, Vanuatu travel blog

Luganville

A travel blog entry by n6tk

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... has a flat tire. How do we get into these situations? Let me start at the beginning.  We're not exactly in Luganville.  We stayed there a couple of nights but were driven out by some roosters, an Ausie singalong that went well into the night ...

Million Dollar Point and a Custom Village, Luganville and Fanafo, Vanuatu travel blog

Million Dollar Point and a Custom Village

A travel blog entry by joelmeeker

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... Australians in general. They felt the Aussies took advantage of them in business, and didn't play by the local rules. Back in Luganville, Tom took us around to see the old French-built hospital and the new hospital built with some foreign aid. We saw ...

On to Espiritu Santo Island, Luganville, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu travel blog

On to Espiritu Santo Island

A travel blog entry by joelmeeker

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... of carrying 1000 passengers in luxury, it carried 5000 marines packed like sardines. In 1942 as it entered the waters off Luganville, due to a communications snafu, it hit two US mines which would sink her. Since the ship was still moving, the Captain ...

Dykning och dåligt väder, Luganville, Vanuatu travel blog

Dykning och dåligt väder

A travel blog entry by jordenrunt

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... . Japan hade, som vi tidigare nämnt, sin bas i PNG på ön New Britain som inte ligger jättelångt bort från Vanuatu fågelvägen. Ön är därför full av gamla flygfält och vrak från flygplan, fartyg samt annan krigsmateriel. Vi fick en nästan ...

The Incredible Coolidge, Luganville, Vanuatu travel blog

The Incredible Coolidge

A travel blog entry by wanderingdivers

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... out last day on a land tour to the Millennium Caves.  If anyone is reading this blog entry because you’re planning a trip to Vanuatu then trust me, you can’t miss this tour!  It was amazing!  It took us deep into the jungle to a ...

Diving the President Coolidge, Luganville, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu travel blog

Diving the President Coolidge

A travel blog entry by joelmeeker

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At 8:00 today (Sunday) we were at the dive center to outfit ourselves with gear: wetsuits, masks, fins, tanks, buoyancy compensator vests and regulators, and sat in on a dive briefing. Our guide would be an Australian fireman named Jason, who comes ...

Discovering Vanuatu & The Island of Espiritu Santo, Sanma Province, Vanuatu travel blog

Discovering Vanuatu & The Island of Espiritu Santo

A travel blog entry by explorewithemma

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... quickly to find out that this really should not be the case as Santo has so much to offer. I had chosen to stay in Luganville at a small but very respectable hotel called Hotel Santo. Most people in Santo live on the south and east coasts, probably ...

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