We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Matavulu River and Nanda Blue Holes”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Matevulu Blue Hole

Matevulu Blue Hole
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: 20 mins northwest of Luganville
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Matavulu River and Nanda Blue Holes”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2012

Wow! Eye-popping! Crystal clear sapphire blue waters! You can see the fish metres below, as if they were swimming on the surface! The water makes for a refreshing swim. We took snorkels and masks and were not disappointed. The Matavulu blue hole is huge and fringed by tropical rainforest. Beautiful but do take mozzie spray for time out of the water. To find this blue hole cross the Matavulu river, turn left at the sign to Matavulu college and follow the road, keeping left. stop before the cattle grid and look right. You will see a bush track. Go down the track turn left at the end and this road takes you to the blue hole. Our SUV car managed well. To find Nanda blue hole, go north on the Santo East coast road, past Turtle cove turnoff and look for the painted blue hole signs on the left. Look right, across the road and drive down the track to a well set up place. The villagers greet you with a coconut drink and papaya and you can swim or slip down a slide into the blue. All for a small fee. You can do organised tours of blue holes but we had fun, freedom and flexibility, self touring.

Visited July 2012
Thank 2sydneytravelbugs
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

305 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Thai first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Blue Hole”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

A great activity, the canoe trip is just as good as swimming in the clear cool blue hole

Visited July 2012
Thank davcrow
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Gorgeous and definately worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2012

We visited the Matelevu blue hole on our way back from Champagne Beach. The water is startingly blue and crystal clear, very refreshing to swim in after being at the beach - my girsl didn't want to get out! We snorkelled and you can see right down to the bottom - 20m. A few fish to spot too. Make sure you have insect repellant as mozzies are known to be a problem there (not an issue when we were there).

Visited June 2012
2 Thank Fiji_Novice255100
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level Contributor
127 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“Malo River Blue Hole is Great !”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2012

This Blue Hole is not North of Luganville, it is on Malo Island which is behind Aore Island south of Luganville. It is easily accessible from Luganville, Aore Island, Ratua Island or Bokissa Island, and most of these Hotels drop you off at a small beach on the riverbank on Malo Island. Then you hop in a canoe, and it is an easy 20 minute row to a big Lagoon, and a further 5 minutes to the Blue Hole. The row down the river is fantastic, it is very shallow and so crystal clear you can see heaps of fish, and almost eerily quiet and peaceful. There is no mistaking the dramatic change in water colour from Crystal Clear to Turquoise Blue when we reached the Blue Hole, so we jumped in for a quick swim. Hint - Bring your insect repellant for this trip ! Then it's an easy row / paddle back down the river to the waiting boats.

Visited June 2012
1 Thank Mike M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2012

Fresh water blue holes on Santo Is - gorgeous! some freshwater fish - take a snorkel kit. Colour of the water is AMAZING!

Visited June 2012
Thank solotraveller101
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Matevulu Blue Hole also viewed

Luganville, Espiritu Santo
Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
Luganville, Espiritu Santo
Luganville, Espiritu Santo

Been to Matevulu Blue Hole? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing