Nanda Blue Holes Near Turtle Bay Lodge, Santo, Vanuatu


The Nanda Blue Hole (pictured above), also known as Jackie’s Blue Hole, is about 6km north of Turtle Bay Lodge. It features a delightful deck built over the water and there are usually quite a lot of fish swimming underneath.
The secret Blue Hole, adjoins Nanda Blue Hole and offers a fantastic diving platform.

Matevulu Ble Hole near to Turtle Bay Lodge
Matevulu Blue Hole, Santo, Vanuatu

The Matevulu Blue Hole is nearest to Turtle Bay Lodge and has a spectacular rope swing accessed by a ladder up an enormous banyan tree. You can kayak to this blue hole from Turtle Bay Lodge up the Matevulu River. It’s a great experience kayaking through the peaceful jungle surroundings. A must do in Santo.

The Ri Ri Blue Hole is a little further south of Matevulu Blue Hole. You can also kayak to this one but you’ll spend more time on Peterson Bay and less time in the river as it’s a much shorter river. Some days the bay is glassy but on other days the wind can make it a tougher trip!
The owners also offer a custom experience where you can travel up the river in a dugout canoe – you’ll see the canoes stored near the bridge as you pass on your way to Turtle Bay Lodge.

Jackies Blue Hole, Turtle Bay Lodge, Santo, Vanuatu
Jackie's blue hole, Santo, Vanuatu

Contact us here at Turtle Bay Lodge if you need any more information or aren’t staying with us and would like to book a kayak. It really is a great trip and you can top it off with a relaxing drink at the bar overlooking the peaceful bay.

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