Vanuatu - Efate ,Jun 2008
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We Flew to Vanuatu on Jun 9th to get away from the cold temperatures of South Australia.
It wasn't as hot as we thought it would be due to the early travel. Normaly we hit the Pacific in Oct. We didn't need fans or airconditioning at night, but the sea's were still warm to snorkel!
We stayed at a place called Coconut Palms Resort which was lovely, although a little noisy at night from the kava bar next door. We took a tour around Efate for a day trip, which was a bumpy but well worth trip. The Island of Efate is beautiful and you need to see all parts of the Island rather than staying just in Pt Vila. The markets are a wonderful colourful sight and also a great place to get a cheap lunch. If you sit at the back with the locals, you can have a wholesome meal of meat or fish with rice and veg for just $3.
We hired a car and drove around the Island and stoped at several places. Blue Water Lagoon Resort was great for tranquility and you can feed the turtles, and even sharks. Further around the Island is Beachcomber Resort, where you can swim in themal pools, one outside and one inside next to the restaurant!
After talking to one of the locals, we discovered a great place on the west side of Efate where Survivor was filmed called Havanah Harbour. Unfortunately we missed the turnoff while driving around in our 850cc little car and it seemed too hard to go back on the bumpy slippery roads. We took a tour to Lelepa Island which reminded us of the simple but beautiful life we too could have, if we don't spoil it by development.
The Diving was great at Hideaway Island and we posted a postcard fron the only underwater postoffice in the world. The water is clear and great to snorkel and I would recommend Vanuatu to anyone who would like to explore more than just their own Resort!