Champagne Beach Review
One of the most beautiful beaches in the South Pacific, Champagne Beach gets its name from the underwater springs that send effervescent bubbles to the surface at one end of the beach. On the northeast coast of the island of Espiritu Santo, a 50-minute flight from the Vanuatu capital of Port Vila, the beach can be accessed from the port of Luganville (50 km away) or better still from accommodations at nearby Lonnoc Beach Bungalows resort. The beach—with its powdery sand, translucent water, border of palm trees, and with views to Elephant Island—is just around the bend from Lonnoc, about a 15-minute walk. P&O Cruises' ships often call at the island for a day tour, so some days it gets busy, but there's room for all.