Turtle Bay

Turtle Bay

Turtle Bay

Starfish

Starfish

Starfish

Starfish

Chicken Curry at Turtle Bay Resort, Vanuatu

Chicken Curry

View of Turtle Bay from the restaurant

View of Turtle Bay from the restaurant

Baby Turtles

Baby Turtles

Turtle Bay

Turtle Bay

Totem Pole

Totem Pole

We have discovered this beautiful spot in Vanuatu called Turtle Bay through a recommendation of a jeep driver that we hired for the day. We have seen pretty much every tourist spot around Efate Island and we almost ran out of things to do. One could only do so much sunbaking and snorkelling. Turtle Bay in Vanuatu is situated on the other side of the Efate Island. It is quaint and almost rustic.

It’s hard to find information on Turtle Bay.  The tourist resort is relatively new so for a change, a tourist site that is not crowded with tourists. The resort intends to help with the conservation of the turtles. They incubate the eggs and keep the hatchlings for about 6 months then they release them into the wild. Through this process, survival rate of the turtles is much higher.

They have a number of  enclosures that hold baby turtles, a 60 year old loggerhead turtle, reef sharks,  a bush pig (don’t ask me why!)  and a few giant coconut crabs. To enter the bay will cost you  1800 vatu and for an extra fee you can also swim with the large turtles and sharks in the enclosure (No thanks to the swimming with the sharks).

TIP: Don’t be too political on how they handle the endangered marine animals.

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