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“Stunning beach”
Review of Champagne Beach

Champagne Beach
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Reviewed April 27, 2014

We had the beach to ourselves, but there are signs to could be very busy with cruise ship passengers. Lots of huts line the beach - for traders selling to tourists? These were empty when we were there. No access to the toilet block due to the keys not being available. The other toilet accessible was really unusable. Perhaps some of the entry fee could be spent on some usable facilities? Also there was rubbish amongst the trees. Cows roam freely, so watch out where you walk!

Nevertheless, white powder like sand and clear warm water make this a special place to see.

Thank Adelaidian10001
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Reviewed April 10, 2014

The place was excellent, beautiful clear water, snorkelling was great plenty to see.
There is local markets and local seafood that you can purchase.

1  Thank WiseyW
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Reviewed March 24, 2014

We had the beach pretty much to ourselves luckily. Crystal clear water, waves lapping at shore, snorkelling on the point and reefs just off the beach. Definitely deserves it's spot near the top of the prettiest beaches to sit and swim (and that's coming from Newcastle, NSW where we have some of the best beaches in the world). Apparently get's very crowded when the cruise ships are in.

Thank Aaron W
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Reviewed March 15, 2014

We visited Santo on a cruise and the ship docked at Luganville. Two months prior to leaving Sydney we had organised a local tour company to pick us up at the dock, ( Luke Tokar -Paradise Tours, Google It!) Three reasons, the first is that they are locally owned and operated secondly they agreed to take us to as many places as we could fit in and thirdly there was no 40% mark up which goes entirely to the cruise ship company if you book one of their on shore tours. Throw in the fact that cruise ship tours may only take you to a couple of places and it just makes sense.
Anyway, Champagne Beach - this was stop 3 on our tour we had already been to and snorkelled and swum at Million Dollar Point, The Blue Holes and Velit Bay. The weather was a little overcast but the water was warm and the sun broke threw a few times and when it did the whole place just radiated. The sand is so fine it is almost like talcum powder, and brilliant white. The water is so clear I spotted a dive mask on the bottom and retrieved it. It is quite a beautiful place. Do pay a visit. (We went to Port Olray after and again, a beautiful spot, as is Velit Bay and the Blue Holes are just incredible)
Our day was 8am pick up and back at the ship by 3pm, cost $50 each which included all the small local village charges for entry.

5  Thank TimberBlueMountains
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Reviewed January 29, 2014

Beautiful location. Beware this, like many Santo beaches is not free. You pay the locals to enter and enjoy. Need to go at low tide to get the effects of the Champagne.

Thank helen G
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