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Best beaches: Barrier Beach, Vanuatu

SNORKELING DREAM: Barrier Beach, Santo, Vanuatu
SNORKELING DREAM: Barrier Beach, Santo, Vanuatu

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In you find yourself in Santo, then forget about heading to Champagne beach. This place has even more going for it.

The beach itself is beautiful, with a small island at one end, and a blue hole at the other.

CRYSTAL CLEAR: The blue hole end of the beach.
CRYSTAL CLEAR: The blue hole end of the beach.

The snorkeling here was by far the best I experienced on Santo.

We had a small reef just meters from our fale that was covered in a large variety of clownfish. Further out the reef had turtles, manatees, and a huge assortment of reef fish.

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