Lamen Bay, Vanuatu

Lamen Bay is located on the northern coast of Epi island, in the Shefa province of Vanuatu. Epi is a serene island with beautiful white sandy coves, many white and some black sand beaches, and inshore reefs. The interior is the rugged terrain of recent volcanic activity covered with lush rainforest.

Lamen Bay has a beautiful 1.5km long black and white sand beach and offers spectacular snorkeling amongst its shallow coral. ‘Bondas’ the friendly Dugong is a major tourist attraction. Visitors can swim with him in the water, although sometimes he may not be seen for 2 or 3 days.

The 2 km canoe ride to Lamen island is also worth doing. The island is small but surrounded by beautiful white sandy beaches.

Things to see and do

* Visit Lamen Island
* Swim with ‘Bondas’ the friendly Dugong
* Visit the local waterfall
* View the beautiful sunsets
* Snorkeling

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Vanuatu vatu (VUV)
Language – Bislama, English, French
Land area – 444 km²
Population – 4,500 approx
Electricity – 2 Angled pins and 1 flat pin centred below Australian style
Time – GMT plus eleven hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 678

Port Location – The port is located at Lamen Bay.

Travel Links – There are two airstrips on the western coast, one at Valesdir to the south and the other at Lamen Bay, to the north. Both are serviced a few times a week by Air Vanuatu. The island can also be reached by ship.

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