World War II

James Michener wrote 'Tales of the South Pacific' while stationed on Espiritu Santo, and Pappy Boyington joined up with the Black Sheep Squadron operating from the island.

Bomber missions operated from one of the three bomber fields through much of the war but the major fronts moved north, away from Vanuatu and the focus switched to maintenance and repair as well as a base for strategic command.

Espiritu Santo was a supply base and this meant that there was always plenty of good food and warm beer. Bloody Mary was a real person and a hero of the enlisted men. She supplied local women and cheap booze for Yankee dollars. She was Tonkinese and lived in Luganville until the 1990's.

The importance of the base during the war can still be seen in the infrastructure that is left behind. Many buildings and facilities built during the war are still used today. The aircraft pictured were parked at Bomber 2 airfield, used today as Espiritu Santo's Pekoa international airport.

Aore Adventure Sports & Lodge

Espiritu Santo's only PADI Dive Resort to offer 1st class boat diving and beach front accommodation.


Paradise Tours

Luke Tokar, the friendly face of Paradise Tours can take you on a variety of tours throughout Santo.


Santo Heritage Tours

Santo Heritage Tours can provide indepth, exclusive knowledge of Santo's unique attractions and history.


Wrecks to Rainforest

The warm clear waters and fascinating nature of the untouched island paradise of Vanuatu is host to a variety of world famous ship wrecks, beautiful coral reefs, crystal and mysterious clear blue holes, white sand beaches, spectacular caves


Aore Island Coffee Roastery & Plantation

Join us on Aore Island, Santo for a guided Tour of our New Coffee Plantation and Roastery. See how it's grown, processed and roasted from the Master himself. We might even give you a taste! :-)