7 Things to Do in Luganville That You Shouldn't Miss

December 27, 2017 Major Galusha

Luganville is the second largest city of Vanuatu, a South Pacific island nation. There’s so much to explore here, whether it’s hiking amid the awesome beauty of Millennium Cave or an epic dive session at the shipwrecked SS President Coolidge. When it’s time to relax, take a dip in one of the area’s peaceful blue holes, sapphire pools of calm water.
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1. Millenium Cave

Millennium Cave Luganville Santo, Luganville, Espiritu Santo 862, Vanuatu +678 547 0957
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5 based on 586 reviews

Millenium Cave

Reviewed By AusChick101

Everyone will tell you how hard this trek is and they are right! It is challenging and you need a good level of fitness. I did not get told much about the tour except this but the experience blew me away! The scenery while stumbling over moss covered boulders and climbing down bamboo ladders was incredible. You also spend at least half an hour walking through water in the pitch black cave while trying to stumble over rocks. You are given a torch but it is quite hard to hold the torch and stop yourself from falling over.
Please take a waterproof camera! I did not have mine and the guides offer to take your phone in a waterproof box, but I did not want to risk it. Also, lunch is not provided so you need to take your own.
I found the guides very professional and really looked out for the group. At one time I was about to slip through the cave and my life jacket was grabbed from behind to stop me from falling.
I would highly recommend this tour for the adventurous/active type!

2. SS President Coolidge

Espiritu Santo Island, Luganville, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu +678 775 8082
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5 based on 316 reviews

SS President Coolidge

Reviewed By Salty - Sydney NSW

First dived Pres.Coolidge in 1982 on air. The Lady sculpture was just discovered previous week and I had a great snap of it published in Neville Coleman's "Underwater" magazine, beating established photographers to be the "first" published.
The wreck is a walk-in dive that caters for elementary to experienced divers. Great fish and coral photo opportunities for photographers. Plenty of sharks too. Eerie looking down off the poop deck into the very deep channel that seems to have no bottom. Visibility is mostly astounding.
Alan Power has been conducting tours on the Coolidge since early 1980's, longer than any other operator and it was Alan who first showed me over the vessel in 1982. For experience and professional guidance you cannot go past Alan.
This is a "must do" in the world of diving. No matter how deep you are comfortable with, you will gain a great sense of achievement. Not only is it a great dive opportunity but you get to experience the local culture and great local hospitality.

3. Nanda Blue Hole

East Coast Road, Luganville, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu +678 730 4630
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4.5 based on 265 reviews

Nanda Blue Hole

Reviewed By Matt M - Auckland, New Zealand

This place is stunning, absolutely stunning.
We were fortunate enough to be there early before anyone else arrived and had the place to ourselves. The water clarity is phenomenal and I was surprised to see so many fish. Great place to visit, if you're in Santos it's an absolute must!

4. Mount Hope Waterfall

near Oyster Island, Luganville, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
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5 based on 134 reviews

Mount Hope Waterfall

The Adventure You've Been Hoping For!! Let yourself be taken on this half day excursion by the river, snaking its way through the dense Vanuatu rainforest. The river has carved out a magnificent gorge, lined with remarkable limestone formations and overhanging supersized ferns and trees. Be serenaded by birds as you float down to the waterfall and spend some time there taking in the natural beauty. Follow the guide on an easy, instructive walk through the lush jungle and finish off with some refreshments (fruit and water). Ready yourself for the infectious laughter and smiles coming from the happiest people on the planet, as we drive passed their villages and Gardens on our way to and from Mount Hope. Required are closed (reef)shoes and shorts. Bring camera, towel and change of clothes.

Reviewed By Hello T

Wear good shoes, need to be fit and if you like walking and being outdoors than this is a must see and must do on your list. It was just awesome!

5. Million Dollar Bay

Luganville, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
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4 based on 272 reviews

Million Dollar Bay

Reviewed By Matt M - Auckland, New Zealand

Photos don't do this place justice.
I could ramble on about the scale of what was done here, only advice I'll give is take an underwater camera and prepare to be wowed.
Fantastic and devastating in equal measures.
A must see in Santos.
Also quick tip, all the good stuff is to the right of the wharf.

6. Magical Water Music Experience

Cultural Water Park, Luganville, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu +678 37365
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5 based on 59 reviews

Magical Water Music Experience

Reviewed By johnC4806NT - Christchurch, New Zealand

A short minibus trip on rough roads takes you to the site. Interesting, but repetitive. Not for me. About 6 sets of music and lots of splashing.

7. Velit Bay

Velit Bay Plantation | East Coast Road, Luganville, Espiritu Santo Sanma, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu +678 590 0151
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4.5 based on 83 reviews

Velit Bay

Reviewed By CHRISTOPHER C - Sydney, Australia

We called into Velit Bay on a recommendation, on our way to Lonnoc Beach, and stayed for lunch. The bay is stunningly beautiful, and lunch is western style and of quite high standard. There's no accommodation there as yet, but it's well well worth a stop of an hour or two, more if you want to snorkel, kayak etc.

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