Group of snorkelers snorkleing in tropical waters of Vanuatu
At Champagne Bay, you can snorkel close to the shoreline, but there's coral reef to be explored not too far offshore as well. The consistently good water visibility means that it's easy for you to see the hundreds of different coral and fish species calling the bay (and Espiritu Santo) home.
President Coolidge ship wreck dive sites in Champagne Bay, Vanuatu
The S.S. President Coolidge is one of the world's best wreck dive sites. In 1942, the former luxury ocean liner was serving as a troopship when mines sunk her off the coast of Espiritu Santo. Its popularity grew thanks to its visibility and relative shallowness. Divers can see a mosaic tile fountain, jeeps and even chandeliers in the underwater wreckage.
Of course, taking your time to unwind on the white sands of Champagne Beach is one of the best things to do with your cruise. Wade in the warm, bright-blue waters, wander the bay's grassed area, or put your feet up under the shade of a swaying palm tree.
Locals cook and serve fresh crab and lobster directly on the beach at Champagne Bay. The nearby Towoc Restaurant and Bungalows also serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. Their specialty is fresh fish with sweet potato, which are two staples in the Vanuatuan diet.
There are residents selling an assortment of handmade Vanuatu souvenirs at Champagne Bay. Some of the products you can purchase include brightly colored sarongs, dresses and shirts imprinted with traditional patterns, seashell jewelry and baskets and boxes woven from brightly dyed leaves from the local pandanus trees.
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