Cruises from Champagne Bay
Champagne Bay is located to the NE of the island of Espiritu Santo in Vanuatu (New Hebrides until 1980), an island nation located in the South Pacific. The archipelago of Vanuatu lies at the centre of the other island groups Fiji, New Caledonia and the Solomon Islands. Espiritu Santo is the largest island in the nation; and its highest peak is Mt Tabwemasana at 1879m. The bay, a favourite destination for cruise ships, is so named due to a fresh water spring on the eastern side of the beach that creates bubbles underwater.
The island played an important role during WWII and a fictionalised account appears in the musical South Pacific (filmed elsewhere).