The writer James Michener, an American Army Lieutenant based at Santo during World
War II thought Ambae the most beautiful island in the South Pacific. Legendary as the Bali Hai in Michener’s famous
Tales of the South Pacific and sung about in the musical South Pacific, Ambae is a volcanic island often shrouded
in cloud due to a high rainfall. In the 1500m high volcano are three craters each containing a freshwater thermal
lake and a ready supply of prawns.