Vermont

Its name, which is derived from the French words ‘mont vert’ - meaning ‘green mountain’ - is after the American state of the same name and probably refers to the Onrust Mountain, which serves as a backdrop to the village.

A beautiful coastal path stretches from Onrus along the coastline becoming what is now known as the Vermont Trail, interspersed with tidal pools and ending at the sand dunes of Brekvis (Breakfast) Bay, one of the most undisturbed beaches in the area and a perfect spot for the earliest meal of the day.

The Vermont Salt Pan, an ecologically sensitive seasonal body of water that teems with bird-life, plays host to a large population of flamingos that come here to breed - their pink wings and long legs against the backdrop of the mountain make a wonderfully scenic moment.

Vermont nestles snugly between Brêkfis Bay and the Babilonstoring Mountains and the unspoilt beach.