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Coral Quays Fish & Dive Resort

Surrounded by 6 acres of lush, tropical gardens, Coral Quays Fish and Dive Resort is just a minute’s walk from a beautiful private beach and jetty and only a 5 minute drive away from the town centre, Luganville. Santo International Airport is a short 15 minute drive away.

Located on the Segond Canal, Coral Quays offers many water sports on site. Absolute Adventures is the on-site activity company offering diving, including but not limited to, diving the famous SS President Coolidge, fishing, snorkelling and boat charters. The property has free kayaks and a tour desk that can book village tours and trips to the Millennium Cave.

Cool off in the pool, read your book in a hammock and if you cannot leave your work at home, there is complimentary wireless internet available.


Accommodation, Amenities and Activities

Accommodation
The resort has 18 light, airy and spacious bungalows. The 10 Standard Garden Bungalows are fan cooled and ideal for singles, couples or families. The 8 Superior bungalows are air conditioned and some have water views. Each bungalow has private bathroom facilities, tea and coffee making, a refrigerator and private veranda with ocean or garden views.

Inside Bungalow

Bungalow Coral Quays

 

 

 

Amenities
Offering lovely ocean views, Raintree Restaurant is open all day and offers a varied à la carte menu. Complimentary breakfast includes fresh seasonal fruits, toast, cereals, coffee, tea and juices. Coral Quays also has an in-house bar, terrace area, swimming pool, access to private jetty and beach, Melanesian massage, baby sitting service, free internet access, laundry service and complimentary use of sea kayaks.

Coral Quays Pool and Restaurant

Activities
Diving, snorkeling, swimming, kayaking and fishing. Tours to beautiful beaches, The Blue Holes, crystal clear river mouths, custom villages, WWII sites, Millenium Cave and River Trek and conservation parks can be organised.

Diving at Coral Quays Fish and Dive Resort

Dive Vanuatu Coral Quays Fish and Dive ResortCoral Quays Resort has its own dive facility, Absolute Adventures, offering Introduction/Try dives, dive courses, scuba gear rental, shore dives and boat dives (some on exclusive reefs only accessed by Coral Quays and Absolute Adventures) and select wrecks around Santo. Dive sites range from access off the jetty or beach to sites between a 10 - 60 minutes boat ride away.

Some Exclusive Reef Dive Sites

You can dive many of the best diving spots including Million Dollar Point, Cindy’s and Chalis Reef, but there are also many exclusive dive sites that you can only dive with Coral Quays and Absolute Adventures. Some of these are:


Mal Mal Point: 40 - 45 mins boat trip

Located on the point of an uninhabited tropical island, this dive is known for the schools of big eye travelly and passing giant travelly and dog tooth tuna. Grey reef sharks and other small reef sharks often cruise of the edge of the reef. In the shallows there are swim throughs and small caves filled with life and countless varieties of corals. Depth 10 - 21 metres.

Ratarata Reef: 40 mins boat trip

This vein of reef pops up 200 - 300 metres offshore rising from 45 metres up to 3 metres. Ratarata is frequented by schools of rainbow runners, barracuda’s, GT’s, trevally, green sea & hawks beak turtles, parrotfish and reef sharks. Abundant in fish life and stunning corals - hard and soft corals, stag horn, plate, brain and fan corals; this is a dive not to be missed!

Ratarata Reef:

This vein of reef pops up 200 - 300 metres offshore rising from 45 metres up to 3 metres. Ratarata is frequented by schools of rainbow runners, barracudas, GTs, trevally, green sea & hawks beak turtles, parrotfish and reef sharks. Abundant in fish life and stunning corals - hard and soft corals, stag horn, plate, brain and fan corals; this is a dive not to be missed!

 

Wreck Dives

SS President Coolidge:   10 mins road trip

Coral Quays are unique in that they have their own private shore site to access the Coolidge, and also two boats to provide boat dives if preferred to discover this amazing shipwreck. Access is quick and easy and guides are very experienced.

USS Tucker (US Destroyer):   20 - 25 mins boat trip

The USS Tucker went down just off the island of Malo as another casualty of friendly fire. Over the years she has broken into three main pieces - the bow, the mid section engine blocks and the stern. This WWII wreck is one of the less explored in Santo and sits on a fantastic reef. Many fish inhabit the wreck including Humphead Maori wrasse. Depth 14 - 21 metres.

Tui Tawaite (Marine Tug):  10 mins boat trip

The Tui Tawaite is a tug boat heroic in the historic Wahenni ferry incident in New Zealand. She found herself in Santo pumping fuel and oil out of the sunken President Coolidge. The tug boat is 40 metres long and rests up right in the middle of Segond Canal straight off Coral Quays' jetty. A great dive for the experienced diver looking for something a bit different than the Coolidge. Depth 40 - 45 metres.

Submarine Nets: (Shore Dive)

Directly off Coral Quays Resort’s jetty are the remains of WWII submarine nets placed by the American troops to protect Luganville from the Japanese mini Sub threat. The steel nets have since collapsed and over the past 70 years have created an abundant artificial reef site.

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