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“Champagne Beach”
Review of Champagne Beach

Champagne Beach
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

This beach was a little disappointing. We had to walk through a herd of cattle and some pigs to get to the sand. There were cow pads in the shelters. The men's toilet was dirty and water covered a good area of the floor.
On the positive side is the white sand, lovely clear water and we saw a huge school of fish while snorkelling just out from the jetty. I had a nice walk along the promontory extending from the right side of the beach (when facing the water). There is a small track which the locals use which takes you to near the end of this promontory.
You are asked to pay 500 Vatu per person to go to the beach.

2  Thank Michael G
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

This beach was as beautiful as promised. We were almost alone on this intensly white sandy beach. Very clear turqouise water. No cruiseships this day - luckily! Small foodstalls in behind provides all sorts of cold drinks and some sandwiches.
We rate this beach without doubt among our top 5.

1  Thank Per U
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

Beautiful beach and only 12 people there. Good snorkeling quite a distance off shore. Water was very clear and warm.

1  Thank sjw156
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

We were fortunate enough to visit Champagne Beach on a non-ship day, so arrived to a deserted paradise. There is evidence of a substantial stall areas for souvenir sales that must be very busy on "ship days".
The water crystal clear, the sand powdery and you feel like you're in a postcard! WOW. Definitely worth the entrance fee - there are changing rooms, showers and toilets.

2  Thank NZMelinda
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Reviewed 4 July 2014

I have not been to every beach in the world, but I have been to beaches in 5 South Pacific Countries plus North America, and this is the best by far. The sand is so white that it hurts your eyes in bright sunshine. It is so soft that it demands bare feet. Unlike most beaches in Vanuatu, you can answer that barefoot call without stepping on sharp pieces of broken coral because the beach is very clean. The high jungle-clad bluff on the east and Elephant Island offshore protect it from the surf, so the water is a calm, clear, and stunning turquoise blue. We often have it to ourselves, although we believe the stories of overcrowding on cruise ship days. Most of the time you are more likely to see pigs than people. If you snorkel past the jetty or out to the buoys you can see coral and much more. On my most recent visit I saw three giant clams and a green sea turtle. There is a 2000 vatu entry fee per vehicle, and it is worth it, even when the bathrooms are closed. (The pit toilet is always open.) I only make it over there about once a year, and I always enjoy it.

2  Thank SouthSeasAmerican
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