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Nanda Blue Hole

#3 of 25 things to do in Luganville Features Animals
East Coast Road, Luganville, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
+678 730 4630
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Best blue hole in Santo

After visiting 3 other blue holes Nanda is the best. Swimming while fish eat out of your hand... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gold Coast, Australia
via mobile
Clear, deep and blue!

Amazing blue hole. The water was crystal clear, didn't really need the goggles and snorkle! Just... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
East Coast Road, Luganville, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
+678 730 4630
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After visiting 3 other blue holes Nanda is the best. Swimming while fish eat out of your hand. It's like swimming in an aquarium, definitely a must do while in Santo.

Thank Kaz64au
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing blue hole. The water was crystal clear, didn't really need the goggles and snorkle! Just come and check out the colour of this water!

Thank Jane T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Crystal clear blue hole. Well worth it, a truely unique experience. So good I visited twice. Facilities were excellent as well.

Thank Tony B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was amazed by the colour of the water. So clear. Visability was great & the water was a good temperature to swim. The surrounding gardens are also lovley.

Thank JaneneA
Reviewed May 11, 2017

Visiting here is always a delight because it doesn't matter what the weather brings. Deep crystal blue refreshing waters. I loved it - take a picnic and spend a day there, plenty of shade and another great natural beauty Santo has to offer.

Thank Zafrolly
Reviewed April 21, 2017 via mobile

Breathtaking scenery, woow. You will not be disappointed. Make sure it is a clear day & the sun is shining down on Nanda. Relax & take it all in. Don't forget to bring your goggles or snorkeling masks. If only we had more time to...More

Thank KKB000
Reviewed April 10, 2017

What a stunning place. A must-visit. We've visited quite a few blue holes, but this one was the best. Fresh water is cool when you first jump in but you get used to it. Lots of fish to see - take a mask and snorkel.

1  Thank cheviecat
Reviewed April 9, 2017 via mobile

One of the prettiest and coolest thing to do on your trip. Canoe down and swim in the beautiful blue water. Besides being refreshing it is also fun as there are s couple of ropes to jump from into the water midway with locals and...More

1  Thank Hello T
Reviewed April 6, 2017

This blue hole has to be seen to be believed. It is absolutely beautiful and on the day that we visited, was so clear that I could see the bottom at its deepest point...i think around 13 metres. There is a lovely cafe on site...More

Thank JessiPalmer
Reviewed March 28, 2017 via mobile

If you haven't gone to a blue hole and had swim, your missing out. This very picturesque spot should be high on your list of must do's or at least one the other two blue holes in the area. Don't forget your snorkelling gear.

1  Thank 524frankm524
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Linda N
Traveling to Luganville and will get there monday, what are the costs to get to nanda blue hole and also entry? Also are there markets along the way? How long does it take to get there?
May 13, 2017|
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Response from precilla W | Reviewed this property |
Hi Linda. It is 30km from Luganville and approximately 20 to 30 minutes drive. It depends on whatever type of transportation you wish to take like hire car, tour, taxi etc.. anyways the entry fee to Nanda is VUV 1000 per... More
We are visiting Santo on cruise ship and would like to travel to Blue Hole via local taxi -how long will this take and what is the approx cost? Or we have heard that we could visit via canoe? thank you-we look forward to meeting you and swimming there
July 24, 2016|
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Response from Claire S | Reviewed this property |
There are several Blue Holes on Santos. we visited two of them, neither had any canoes in sight. There is one that you do paddle to via canoe - we saw them paddling - just not sure where we were exactly :) To visit Nando... More
My partner uses a walking stick. Does the access to the Nanda Blue Hole have any steep paths or steps? Or is it level ground to get there? Is there an easily accessible area where he can sit and watch? How far is it from the port at Luganville?
July 20, 2016|
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Response from sah78Roma | Reviewed this property |
Hi! Yes, there is only a very short path from where you can park and a nice area where your partner can seat in a quiet spot!!