We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Nanda Blue Hole

Features Animals
Closed Now: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Open today: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Review Highlights
Beautiful Blue Hole

The water is crystal clear, very deep and the most amazing shade of blue. Many fish to see so great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gabi A
Melbourne, Australia
Bluest water in Santo

Nanda has probably the clearest and most blue water of the main blue holes on Santo. Well worth a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Brisbane, Australia
via mobile
Read all 302 reviews
All photos (184)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good18%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“blue hole”(112 reviews)
“fish”(54 reviews)
“change rooms”(13 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours Today: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
See all hours
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
East Coast Road, Luganville, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
+678 730 4630
Improve This Listing
Reviews (302)
Filter reviews
268 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews blue hole fish change rooms rope swing blue water beautiful blue entrance fee lovely spot underwater camera snorkel gear refreshing water taxi driver the east coast great place to visit easy access champagne beach unique experience
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 268 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The water is crystal clear, very deep and the most amazing shade of blue. Many fish to see so great for snorkeling. Nanda was the best maintained of the three blue holes with decking and ladders on either side to access water. Definitely worth a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gabi A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nanda has probably the clearest and most blue water of the main blue holes on Santo. Well worth a visit! The entry fee translates to AUD 5- 10 per person which goes to maintaining the grounds and supporting the locals. We went in the morning...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank fionam1990
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The water is an amazing colour here, swimming was so delightful and they have toilets, changing too.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lyndyg53
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Great place to relax and enjoy the fresh water. It it well shaded along the banks, and the locals are very happy and accommodating.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank MikeStan65
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

We arrived here at 10am (with our guide Charley) and we were the sole occupants of this magical place. The natural beauty of the pool was out of this world - beautiful blue with great depth and magnificent fish. We swam, dived, jumped and did...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ediths896
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Amazing place, never seen anything like it. Deep blue colour. Had the place all to ourselves and the grounds etc really well looked after. Swam and snorkelled here. Highly recommend a visit!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Janet K
Reviewed 22 October 2018

Such a contrast to swimming in the sea. Crystal clear water with a tinge of blue, fish swimming around and visibility limitless. We basically had the place to ourselves! Cool shade trees complement the peaceful atmoshpere.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tipperrary
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Fantastic place to visit with crystal clear fresh water bubbling up through the limestone bedrock. The water is so fresh and cool. The hole is surrounded by dense tropical vegetation. There are some freshwater fish and limestone formations to be seen if you take your...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Emanuel P
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Nanda was the best maintained of the three blue holes we visited. The rope swings were out of action when we went but the kids still enjoyed jumping in off the decking. Such a lovely spot

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank natashab519
Reviewed 3 October 2018

This blue hole is amazing. Was a great place to see on our trip. It is too blue to believe it is true!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Peta P
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 15 nearby hotels
Hidden Cove Eco Retreat
72 reviews
12.01 km away
Sunrise Beach Cabanas Resort
82 reviews
14.21 km away
Barrier Beach Resort
697 reviews
14.31 km away
Mahi Mahi Beach Villas
89 reviews
15.12 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 31 nearby restaurants
Natangora Cafe
158 reviews
22.37 km away
The Tu Restaurant & Bar
121 reviews
22.35 km away
Restaurant 1606 at Village de Santo Resort
162 reviews
22.92 km away
Deco Stop Lodge Narcosis Bar & Restaurant
146 reviews
22.02 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 46 nearby attractions
Millennium Cave
633 reviews
18.50 km away
Freshwater Plantation
57 reviews
26.91 km away
Port Olry Beach
255 reviews
31.43 km away
SS President Coolidge
340 reviews
24.48 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Mel B
21 September 2018|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from Denise K | Reviewed this property |
Yes, safe
19 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from 524frankm524 | Reviewed this property |
Paradise tours seem to be the best and most reliable in Santo. Nanda blue is spectacular and you will have plenty of time to go to champagne beach and Port Olry
Linda N
13 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from precilla W | Reviewed this property |
Hi Linda. It is 30km from Luganville and approximately 20 to 30 minutes drive. It depends on whatever type of transportation you wish to take like hire car, tour, taxi etc.. anyways the entry fee to Nanda is VUV 1000 per... More