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Singular and amazing Champagne Beach

Champagne Beach

Champagne Beach is one of the most attractive places in the world, and is for sure a place worth the visit if you are the lover of everything unusual and picturesque. This beach is located in a country of Vanuatu, that is not yet that popular among tourists, as Matira Beach in Bora Bora or Barking Sands in Hawaii. But this is more of a disadvantage for all those who didn’t hear about Champagne Beach, as the country with its beaches is simply amazing!

Unique foaming water and perfect sand

The most known place in Vanuatu is the Champagne Beach. This beach is called "Champagne Beach," because water there is seething like champagne when it reaches the coast. This may be quite usual, but believe me, this effect you haven’t seen anywhere else on Earth, even in charming Malta Golden Bay or incredible McKenzie Lake Beach. The secret for this wonder is quite common, seething effect is produced by the gas that is released by the volcanic rocks on the sea floor and thus it seethes once it reaches the oxygen at the coast.

Champagne Beach

Relict rainforest and a sleeping volcano

The beach is the part of the Espiritu Santo Island - the largest island of the archipelago (4010 sq. km.). Its relief is quite typical for the area - along the western coast stretches pretty high mountain range with the highest point of the country - a sleeping volcano Tabvemasana (1877 m), which is even higher than famous Kelimutu volcano. The southern and eastern parts of the island is plain and almost completely covered with plantation crops. Because of their size and abundance of mountains, Santo - as it is known locally, has the largest array of relict rainforest, and is home to over 170 species of birds and more than a dozen species of orchids. Wild world here almost as rich as in Loango National Park or Matira Beach. The last one has extraordinary marine life. Huge kauri trees still form the vast forests in the south-western mountainous areas of stunningly beautiful island Vanuatu.

History and architecture of Espiritu Santo

Espiritu Santo, Vanuatuwas the first island discovered by Europeans in the XVII century, and the most attractive place for European settlers. In spite of this, the local tribes have managed to preserve their culture, the best known of which are the centers of Fanafo - the birthplace of the movement for the independence of the country, and Saqao peninsula on the west coast.

Luganville is the island's capital and second largest city of Fiji (260 northwest of Port Vila). Appearance of the city is not impressive - in fact, it is a set of modest two-story buildings, rusting hangars and headquarters buildings of the Second World War, allied army just took out as unnecessary. Restaurants and cafes are very few - the locals prefer to cook at home, and tourists are rare visitors. If you look for fast and furious rest with all facilities, better service can be found in Las Salinas Beach on Ibiza or Mission Beach in Queensland, Australia. However Luganville is the starting point for trips to the northern islands, like Pentecost, or group Maevo Torres.

Memorable sights of the island

Also noteworthy are the sites of ancient shipwrecks on the east coast of the island and near Elephant Island, a nature reserve Ramme, a nearby experimental plantation, one of the most beautiful beaches on the planet - White Songz, beach Lonnok, Lake Red Lake on the island tion, green island Aore, an extensive system of caves and sinkholes, caves linking the island to the ocean, including the famous "Blue Hole" (50 m in diameter and 18 m deep). You should also visit River Sarakata River and the Jordan River - the best seats in the Vanuatu for all sport fishing, a few found in the jungles of the broken B-17, and waterfalls in Big Bay, which can impress as much, as famous waterfalls of Plitvice (Plitvicka) Lakes.