There are a number of “Blue Lagoons” around the world, on a recent South Pacific Cruise we discovered the Blue Lagoon on Santo Island, Vanuatu.
The Lagoon is, as the name suggests, Blue. The water is an amazing colour and crystal clear I imagine when there are not 300 cruise passengers swimming around in it!
We did not join a tour, we instead opted for a private taxi which we found upon arrival into port. We shared a van with another couple and paid $50 return for the family of four.
There are not many taxis on the island and I am not sure this one really qualified as one, rather an eight seater family van that was earning some cash on the day. Completely unroadworthy for Australian standards - but when in Vanuatu!
The Lagoon was approximately a 20-minute drive from the port and upon arrival an AUD $5 per person charge was required to enter the water area.
A short walk from the car park past some obligatory markets and we were greeted by the turquoise waters.
The locals have put in some ladders and jumping platforms and everyone lines up to swing on the rope like a monkey from a tree gracefully, or not so much, diving into the refreshment from the humidity and heat of the tropical island.
Beware of rusty nails on the ladders, there are no Occupational Health and Safety Officers checking the standards here, and the floating piece of wood in the middle of the lagoon portraying a pontoon had all types of species of algae to discover.
Of all the Blue Lagoons in the world I am sure this one would not rank in the top 5, however it does deliver on amazing coloured water and a unique swimming experience on a tropical island.
The lush jungle that surrounds makes you feel like you are in a location out of a movie set and it is an experience not to be missed if you have a cruise port stop in Santo.
Have you been to this Lagoon? Tell us about your experience.
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