Stop Lodge in Espiritu Santo Vanuatu
Deco Stop Lodge Espiritu Santo Vanuatu Diving Resort Hotel Lodgings Accommodations
Hosts: Ben Healy and Kim Duncan
Address: P.O. Box 105, Luganville, Santo, Vanuatu
Fax: (678) 36101
Activities/Attractions: The Republic of Vanuatu is an island nation located in the South Pacific Ocean. The archipelago is located some 1,750 km east of Australia, 500 km north-east of New Caledonia, west of Fiji and south of the Solomon Islands. It was named New Hebrides during its colonial period. Vanuatu is only 2.5 hours flying time North East of Brisbane and 3.5 hours from Sydney, Australia. It's a little over 2 hours from Auckland, New Zealand.
Espiritu Santo is an "away from the masses" experience so you can take the opportunity to do as little or as much you need to in this unrushed region of Vanuatu. It is truly one of the few places left where you can be on a beach alone if you wish, dive or snorkel with a thousand colourful fish, explore tribal and ritualistic cultural sites and follow it up with dinner on a jetty overlooking the South Pacific, all in the same day.
Despite the passing of three centuries since its discovery by Europeans, Espiritu Santo's majestic beauty is little changed. It is perhaps best known as the inspiration for James A. Michener's classic "Tales of the South Pacific", written in World War II while the US Forces were stationed in Santo.
"High on the ridge behind Luganville overlooking Segond Channel; its huge deck floats around the inviting swimming pool. There's a great social atmosphere and a large sports facility. Many rooms are set up for divers, with secure wash areas right behind."
General Information: Welcome to Deco Stop Lodge in Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu ... if you are looking for a relaxed stay in Santo with the added bonus of waking up to a million dollar view then this is the place for you! Deco Stop is situated on an acre hillside, overlooking the Segond Canal - just five minutes walk up Winston Churchill Drive. Here you can catch a bird’s eye view of what’s happening in town and watch the beautiful sunsets every evening at Chardonnay o’clock on the huge open veranda.
The Deco Stop Lodge has a fully stocked bar, restaurant, pool, entertainment room with pool table, SAT TV, table tennis, darts and a gym. Push bikes are also for hire for those that needed to zip into town in between dives. Lodge features include:
The restaurant has been newly renovated, with service second to none making it the best in town. There are also computers available for people to download digital camera images and burn to CD. Internet connection is also available.
Payment Accepted: Visa, MasterCard and Cash.
Rates: (Prices quoted in AUD Dollars).
$145/night/double or twin room