- Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
Some people didn’t give it enough gas to get through the soft sand at the edge of the beach.
A few days later we hired a 300cc quad bike to go out to a turtle sanctuary as it was the only place we wanted to go and a quad was much cheaper than a tour that also took in other places we weren’t interested in.
Quads can be road registered in Vanuatu though you don’t often see people riding them unless they are tourists. Ours was a no name Honda ripoff that went quite well considering the roads. Most of the local buses we went in the suspension was absolutely stuffed as the roads in Port Vila are very badly pot holed as they haven’t been resealed in a long time.
The road out to the Turtle Sanctuary is one of the very few dirt roads off the main sealed road outside Port Vila that actually goes somewhere.
It doesn’t look like it but it’s actually very badly potholed