Luganville

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Luganville

An exciting port-of-call on the southern coast of Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu’s second-largest city has a lovely waterfront boulevard with a busy market.

Experience local culture and easy access to some of Vanuatu’s premier attractions when you base your adventure in Luganville on the archipelago’s largest island. The large port, wide range of tour operators and laid-back atmosphere make Luganville the perfect first destination for your Vanuatu trip. Explore the coast’s unbeatable dive spots and geological formations and spend some time perusing the local produce at the market.

Get acquainted with the city by going for a stroll down its leisurely main road, which stretches along the waterfront. This is where you’ll find the majority of local businesses and tour operators. Look out across the Segond Channel to gorgeous offshore islands as you explore the range of boutiques, cafés and kava bars. At one end of the streets is the Luganville Port, while the other contains the Luganville Market. Near the Sarakata Bridge, the lively market is a meeting place for villagers from all over the island. Try local snacks and drinks or pick up delicious fresh fruit and vegetables.

If you’re ready for some adventure, chat with one of the operators about what tours are available during your stay. Join the guided-tour experience of Millennium Cave to explore an immense grotto in the middle of the rainforest, where waterfalls and rapids spill from the jagged rocks. Go snorkeling or diving at Million Dollar Point to see an underwater gallery of coral-crusted U.S. military equipment, which was dumped here after World War II. Take the ferry to the resort on nearby Aore Island to check out a series of short walking trails. Learn about the Ni Vanuatu people at the Ransuck Cultural Village and listen to water music at Leweton Cultural Village.

Luganville is located on Espiritu Santo’s south coast and has a range of transportation options. Reach the city via Santo-Pekoa International Airport, which is a 15-minute drive from the center of Luganville, or via its cruise port terminal. Taxis and buses are easily accessible. Book your accommodations at a waterfront resort or hotel for pretty island views. Also known as Santo and Kanal, Luganville is a fantastic first stop for your Vanuatu vacation.

The Espiritu
The Espiritu
3 out of 5
Rue de Luganville, P.O Box 133, Luganville, Espiritu Santo
The price is $91 per night from May 22 to May 23
Stay at this 3-star hotel in Luganville. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the quiet rooms in our reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (110 reviews)
Stat
"Excellent service, especially considering the remoteness and recent global challenges. Well done"

Reviewed on May 24, 2021

The Espiritu
Deco Stop Lodge
Deco Stop Lodge
3 out of 5
Hospital Road, Luganville, Espiritu Santo
The price is $108 per night from May 27 to May 28
Stay at this 3-star family-friendly resort in Luganville. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and spa treatment rooms. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (53 reviews)
"the room rate booked was with a sealing fun. Since the room was so hot I asked to use an air-conditioner by topping up another 2,000 Vatu. Distant view is very good, but the foreground is not admired, next of road and houses, and noisy. Beef pie was so good."

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

Deco Stop Lodge
Beachfront Resort
Beachfront Resort
3 out of 5
Red Corner, Luganville, Espiritu Santo
Stay at this 3-star beach resort in Luganville. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious rooms ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (89 reviews)
"Everyone was amazing and super friendly. Beautiful property and the owner David is such a unique and wonderful man super smart and full of knowledge."

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

Beachfront Resort
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Aore Breeze
Aore Breeze
2.5 out of 5
Aore Point, Aore Island
The price is $116 per night from May 23 to May 24
Stay at this beach cabin in Aore Island. Enjoy free WiFi, a private beach, and an airport shuttle. Popular attractions SS President Coolidge and Unity Park are ...
Aore Breeze
Santo Seaside Villas
Santo Seaside Villas
3 out of 5
Main St, Luganville
Stay at this 3-star beach apartment in Luganville. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Popular attractions Unity Park and Luganville Market are ...
Santo Seaside Villas
The jewel in the crown of Espiritu Santo
The jewel in the crown of Espiritu Santo
Saraotou, Sanma
Stay at this beach vacation home in Saraotou. Enjoy a beach locale, breakfast, and onsite parking. Popular attractions Riri Blue Hole and Santo Golf Course are ...
The jewel in the crown of Espiritu Santo
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