Bali Hai from the Tales of the South
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.
Ambae is a volcanic island with freshwater termal
lakes seen on this photo.
(Image by Wikipedia)