Vanuatu

Intrepid and indulgent travellers unite in Vanuatu for an extensive range of activities and attractions.

Natural formations in every shape imaginable dot the terrain of this 80-island archipelago. Take Evergreen Cascades Waterfalls as a prime example of wild wetness. Natural pools that you can swim in and peaceful greenery make it a lush wonderland. Or the famous Nanda Blue Hole boasts a bar, boardwalk, and bungalow for travellers with an affinity for indulgence. And Mount Yasur will get your heart racing as you approach this volcano on a four-wheel-drive vehicle.

South Pacific Vanuatu

Beautiful Beaches

Exotic white sand, turquoise waters, and an overwhelming sense of relaxation is the heart of Vanuatu. Champagne Beach - as if the name weren’t encouragement enough - lures in travellers with its crystal clear waters and beachside cafes. Paradise Cove Beach on Efate Island is amazing in its own way – surrounded by lush greenery, and safe-swimming conditions, it’s suitable for swimmers and snorkelers of all levels.

Museums

Dive into the rich culture of Vanuatu by visiting museums, traditional dances and cultural centres. The National Museum of Vanuatu displays the history of the area in an approachable, interesting way. Then be sure to check out the Vanuatu Cultural Centre, as this organization plays a role in the preservation of the culture of Vanuatu. If you happen to be in Vanuatu during their annual Dance, Music and Creative Arts, it’s a spectacle you’ll remember forever. You’ll get to watch fire dancing, cooking and art demonstrations, and live music.

Visit a Village

The best way to learn about life as a local is to explore one of Vanuatu’s villages firsthand. Notable villages worth visiting are Ekasup Village and Larofa Cultural Village in Port Vila.

Natural Wonders

Vanuatu’s natural formations are what make this place so attractive. Take Evergreen Cascades Waterfalls for example. Walk through the greenery for about half and witness the spectacular scenery that surrounds you. The waterfalls create natural pools that you can swim in. Another beautiful creation to visit is the Nanda Blue Hole - a natural blue swimming pool in the middle of the forest. But, a bar, boardwalk, bungalow and picnic area have been built in for tourists. Mount Yasur is a volcano that you can get right up close and personal to. You can actually get 150m from the brim in a four-wheel-drive vehicle.

About Vanuatu

  • Fast Facts

    Fast Facts

    Language
    French, English, Bislama
    Currency
    Vanuatu Vatu
    Visa Requirements

    CIBTvisas

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    Getty Images
  • Must Do's

    Must Do's

    • Mount Yasur (volcano)
    • Champagne Beach, Espiritu Santo
    • Mele Bay
    • National Museum of Vanuatu
    • Aore Island
    • Evergreen Cascades Waterfall
    • Nanda Blue Hole

     

  • Family Friendly Activities

    Family Friendly Activities

    • Hideaway Island
    • Duck Island
    • Watch a traditional Rom Dance
    • Watch fireworks at Mount Yasur volcano on Tanna Island
    • Port Vila markets

     

     

  • Key Festivals and Events

    Key Festivals and Events

    • Father Walter Lini Day (February)
    • Custom Chiefs Day (March)
    • Naghol (April)
    • Full Moon Sail (May)
    • Fete de la Musique (June)
    • Independence Day (July)
    • Assumption Day (August)
    • Toka Festival (September)
    • Constitution Day (October)
    • Unity Day (November)
    • Family Day (December)
  • Off the Tourist Trail

    Off the Tourist Trail

    • The Secret Garden on the island of Efate
    • Malekula (known for its tribal groups, ancient cannibal sites, hiking and protected marine areas)
    • Ambrym (north of Vanuatu’s Efate, exhibits a green, moss-like vegetation covering ancient lava flows, evidence of the successive damaging eruptions in the island’s history)

     

     

     

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