Espiritu Santo, known locally as Santo, is the largest island of the Vanuatu archipelago and lies northwest of the island of Efate, where the capital Vila is located. Its population is very diverse, with many different languages reflecting centuries of Pacific region migration. In 1980, Santo was the scene of a rebellion led by local politician Jimmy Stevens, aimed at securing independence from Vanuatu. (The effort was quickly put down.) The main crop is copra. Luganville, at the southeastern corner of the island, is the second-largest town of Vanuatu. It's like visiting a time warp with quaint shops (many still owned by Chinese settlers) and a wide, dusty main street; the general stores seem to have one of everything.
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Sail Date: Apr 2018
I love Luganville Or Santo as it is otherwise known, there are a lot of great options to get out and see or do but this time around I made some bad choices and what should have been our best port ended...Read More
Sail Date: Dec 2017
We hired a taxi for the day $100.00 for four people he was excellent he took us to all the main places and more he even took us to a great resort to have coconut crabs for lunch great value for money we will...Read More
Sail Date: Aug 2017
First time here only went for walk through town, seems to be bit more investment in this city with new port building going up catering for cruises . Will definitely return . Some other cruisers went on excursions...Read More
Sail Date: Apr 2017
Took a local taxi from Main busy Rd, for 100 kina per hour $19 Australian. Drove out to Turtle beach, paid the locals $3 each for the right to swim on their beach, then enjoyed this beautiful setting with only two...Read More
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