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Champagne Beach

Hog Harbour, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
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Absolutely Amazing Beach With Snorkelling Off Shore

Cruise Ship day trip, our first time to Champagne Bay and WOW it did not disappoint, powder like... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Cheryl S
Brisbane, Australia
Stunning Beach

First stop on our cruise - without a doubt in the top 5 beaches I have been lucky to swim in. Water... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chris P
Melbourne, Australia
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“white sand” (24 reviews)
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Hog Harbour, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
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Reviewed yesterday

Cruise Ship day trip, our first time to Champagne Bay and WOW it did not disappoint, powder like sand, stunning clear water. We had our own snorkel gear and headed to right hand side off bay out past small corner area where there is some...More

Thank Cheryl S
Reviewed 1 week ago

First stop on our cruise - without a doubt in the top 5 beaches I have been lucky to swim in. Water is so clear and so warm. Nice array of local village stalls around the beach when a ship is nearby. Ofcourse you have...More

Thank Chris P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This beach is all you could want in a beach. Beautiful clear water, sun, squeaky white sand and more often than not, nobody else around. This is our go to place on Santo. A picnic lunch and a bottle of champagne, what more could you...More

Thank paulnat2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here on our cruise, we swam in the pristine waters and soaked up the sun, we enjoyed the simplicity of the island. Lots of little markets offering small trinkets for sale, you can buy soft drinks and basic food. Very friendly and simplistic.

Thank mrandmrsarmon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hi, we weren't disappointed, just a beautiful place spent half a day, swimming & snorkelling. Well worth the visit. Quite a weird experience when you're snorkelling on top of the water which is all fresh then trying to focus into the salt water beneath!!! Would...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You will get a Woow factor & you will be excited to get out of the car & want to run into the water. Sand is perfect & soft ( not full of shells, coral or seaweed). Water is blue as far as the eye...More

1  Thank KKB000
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We arrived too late in the afternoon for our photos to do this stunning beach justice. The sand is the texture of talcum powder, the blue ocean dotted with palm-clad islands offshore, surrounded by the greenery of jungle. There's a wharf to dive off -...More

2  Thank cheviecat
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Champagne Beach is a beautiful beach and I can see why cruise ships stop here however, I do feel it is slightly over-rated if you were to compare it to nearby beaches of Lonnoc Beach and Port Olry. I visited when there were no cruise...More

1  Thank JessiPalmer
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Champagne beach is beautiful and swimming excellent. We love Espirito Santo area. There are many lovely places to rent along Tides Reach beach which front onto the snady beach.

1  Thank 42flo
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Wonderful wonderful place. Was told by the cruise staff that there was not a lot there maybe because they didn't have a finger in the pie? Fabulous people great market and COLD BEER was with a ship but it wasn't busy because it was drizzling...More

1  Thank Craig H
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A little confused. I'm doing an 11 night cruise. Two of our stops are at Santo one day and Champagne Bay the next. Are these the same Island? Would love to go to the Riri Blue Hole so wondering do I do this from Santo or Champagne Bay? Or can anyone recommend a better Blue Hole at either Santo or Champagne Bay. Hope I haven't confused you!
23 April 2017|
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Response from JessiPalmer | Reviewed this property |
Yes its the same Island. Riri Blue Hole is beautiful with Jungle surrounds however, Nanda Blue Hole is spectacular coloured blue and very deep and clear (well it was a couple of weeks ago). There is more infrastructure at... More
Hi, there are 4 adults arriving in Luganville, just for the day off the cruise ship Golden Princess in May. We would like to go to Champagne Bay but don't want to book through the tours off the ship. Is there a local service we could hire and how long should we allow for the trip. We would like to be picked up from the quay and dropped off near the Santo Hotel to say hello to Mary Jane if she is still managing the hotel. Looking forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience, Thanks, Rob Finneran
17 April 2017|
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Response from 524frankm524 | Reviewed this property |
Hi You can book a taxi, once you come off the ship and allow about three hours to get there and back as this will give you about a hour and half at the beach, or even stop off at one of the blue holes on the way. And you... More
Kiralee S
Hi. Can you please tell me what day is "cruise ship day?" planning a trip to santo for a few nights but wanting to avoid the ships! Thank you
10 January 2017|
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Response from craigj23 | Reviewed this property |
My partner and I went twice and were lucky to miss all cruises - one day we had the entire beach to ourselves. The days were a Wednesday and Monday