Top things to do

Top Choice Cave in Luganville

Millennium Cave

Trek and trudge through the jungle, across creeks, along bamboo bridges and through cascades to this massive cave, 20m wide and 50m high, about 15km from Luganville. Climb down a bamboo ladder, and through a rocky p…
Top Choice Village in The East Coast Road

Port Olry

At the end of the sealed road you come to Port Olry, a small francophone fishing village with a stunning curve of white-sand beach and eye-watering shallow turquoise waters. Three offshore islands can be reached by …
Top Choice Market in Luganville

Market Meal Booths

The best budget dining in Santo. Choose one of the bright little tables next to the orange booths and a cheery woman will appear at the window with a glass of cordial, ready to take your order. Choose from chicken, …
Top Choice Cafe in Luganville

Natangora Café

This breezy open-air cafe (with a distant view of the water) specialises in breakfast, house-roasted coffee, hamburgers, juices and salads, but also does an interesting line in Japanese dishes – sushi, bento boxes, …
Seafood in The East Coast Road

Oyster Island Restaurant

Much of the produce used in the restaurant is sourced locally on the island - including the oysters. Call to order at least a few hours in advance for fresh oysters (1200VT for half dozen). Other standouts include g…
Seafood in The East Coast Road

Velit Bay Plantation & 15° South

The winding 2km drive down the rocky road to spectacular Velit Bay is a visual sensation, while the small open-sided 15° South does much to tempt the taste buds. Chill on the private beach, where there are deck chai…
International in Luganville

Deco Stop Restaurant

It's worth a trip up to the hilltop for the view alone, out to Segond Channel and Aore island. Dining is beside the pool with white wicker chairs on the terrace. The small but changing menu features fresh produce su…
Beach in The East Coast Road

Champagne Beach

Champagne Beach is a pretty horseshoe of soft white sand and turquoise water that gets rave (slightly overhyped) reviews and regular cruise-ship visitors. If you're driving, park the vehicle well back from the beach…
Dive Site in Luganville

Million Dollar Point

Million Dollar Point, where hundreds of tonnes of US military equipment was dumped, now shows its coral-encrusted machinery to snorkellers and divers. At low tide you'll find metal objects littering the beach for a …
International in Luganville

Tu Restaurant

At the Espiritu hotel, this elegant street-front restaurant serves a well-prepared local and global range of dishes from Santo scotch fillet to Thai green curry as well as all-day pizzas. Lunch features burgers and …