Mystery Island is a tiny, magical part of Vanuatu. Aside from a few huts that appeared to be for cruise passengers, and a grassed airstrip, (built by United States Military personnel to serve the nearby island of Aneityum) the island was uninhabited.
Great and easy place to snorkel. Especially on the pier side of the island. Head right (when facing the island) towards the clear bottom canoe tours. Crystal blue water with plenty of fish to see.
HINT: Bring your own snorkels. You don’t need fins or a tour to explore the reefs.
HINT: If its your first time in tropical waters, make sure not to walk on the coral. Cuts can get infected and are not easy to treat.
The island is very little (about 200-300 meters wide) so exploring is easy and quick. P&O staff informed us to go and explore the beach directly on the other side to where we docked but if you like a less populated area venture around 300m down the beach (same side as pier)! The picture above and below.
A small food hut hosted by P&O was set up near the pier. You could purchase packet chips and cold drinks. No money is needed (chargeable to cruise card).