Zinnias Birthday, Espiritu Santo
Fri 15 Nov 2013 09:19
The Oyster Island resort was recommended to us as perfectly protected spot with a beach and things to do. We sold it to Zinnia about a month before her birthday and got there the day before. The resort is a step above the normal Vanuatu hotel and had a great restaurant and charming staff. We made a bee line there from Ambrym overnight and wiggled through the poorly marked, shallow passage into the inner lagoon, in the early morning. Quite a ‘lux place to have your eleventh birthday – after all I think Colin’s was probably in Camberley!
The Blue Hole was a 40min kayak ride up river passing through mangroves and woods as the water got clearer and clearer. The river turned into a weed fringed stream and then popped out into a spring hole 40m diameter and 17m deep with crystal clear, fresh water that has a very blue look about it.
Birthday lunch of steake frite
String band played that evening and Zinnia had a Happy Birthday Vanuatu style
The next day we gave a family whom Cosmo had brefriended staying at the hotel a lift up to Champagne Beach about 20nm North.
Champagne beach has crunchy brilliant white sand and spectacular snorkelling – every bit the tropical beach