My amazing visit to Vanuatu’s Efate and Tanna islands has been liberally sprinkled with as many adjectives as I could muster to describe what I experienced and saw on my visit, but the Blue Cave on Tanna, was possibly beyond description, but let’s kick off with “simply superb”.
Travelling up the Limestone Coast by boat for around 40 minutes, soaking up the sights of ever changing magical tropical waters, coastal village communities and local fishermen going about their everyday life was a very relaxing scene setting experience indeed, for what was to become an incredible yet initially unassuming sight!
Our boat stopped outside, yes, the unassuming Lemnap Cave (also known as Blue Cave), with the cave only accessible through an underwater entrance … yes I said underwater!
So, “here we go” I said to myself as our guide grabbed my hand and we swam through together.
Nothing could have prepared me for what I was experienced as we emerged from the pristine clear waters, with the incredible sight of this stunning natural cavern and its amazing turquoise water.
The shafts of light coming through the opening in the cave’s roof gave it a surreal, cathedral like feel, with the cave itself vast, about 30meters across and 50 meters in length.
Amazingly, I was simply able to rest on the rocks inside the cave and just enjoy its unique environment.
Oh yes, a truly magic Vanuatu tour excursion and one you must try when you visit Vanuatu.
More stories to come from me Jodie from Vanuatu and Tanna, so watch out for my Vanuatu and Tanna adventures!
An on location report from Efate and Tanna, Vanuatu by Jodie Hill.