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Intriguing named, this little island (population zero) is a slice of paradise (see map ).
It may be a “mystery”, but it is not a secret. Nearby islanders travel to Mystery Island to sell handicrafts and tours. Inclusive, if not politically correct, advertising, for “non-snorkelers or old people”.
We are at the Southernmost bit of the Vanuatu Archipelago, 80 islands and islets just 1,000 miles from Australia.
Sunshine, passing rain showers and island breezes blessed our visit.
Protecting reefs surround the island, creating an underwater coral garden alive with colorful fish.
A grass landing strip, built by the USA in World War 2 provides quick access for the next door islanders.
Hästa is posed on Ed’s yellow flipper
Ship’s tenders ran back and forth all day – providing easy access to a day in the sun for guests and crew.
Islanders’ ancestors were not so welcoming to early missionaries.