Aore Island


Aore Island

Aore Island is an island in Sanma Province, Vanuatu. It is located opposite Luganville on Espiritu Santo and has an area of 58 km2.

Aore Island is renowned for it's world class diving and fishing. There are numorous resorts on the island catering for tourists, weddings and babtisms. Aore Island is a haven for divers, being right on the doorstep of world class wreck and reef diving. Several of the wreck dives include the SS President Coolidge, SS Tucker, and the MV Henry Bonneaud.

Game, reef and sport fishermen are well catered for by the natural beauty of this tropical paradise and the abundance of fish and marine life. Whether at anchor or trolling along the pristine coastline, anglers from novice to the most experienced enjoy outstanding year-round fishing in Aore and the clear blue waters of Espiritu Santo and its neighbouring islands.

Tourism and plantations are Aore Islands main provider of employment and economic revenue. The Seventh Day Adventist Church has been active on Aore Island since the early 20th century, and a mission and school is active to this day.

There exists a large colony of bats that occupy the many caves of Aore Island.


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