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Things To See in Vanuatu

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Vanuatu is not on the typical traveller’s bucket list. Except for those who like scuba diving, since divers have long found the underwater riches of this South Pacific island. Even if you don’t intend to swim in the country’s clear blue seas, it’s a vibrant blend of traditional Melanesian culture, friendly people, gorgeous tropical beaches, active volcanoes, and all the contemporary conveniences you’ll need to have a good time.

The numerous islands ringed by beautiful sandy beaches provide stunning views of the Pacific. The Bank Islands include beautiful beaches as well as rough terrain. The Siri Waterfall, located on the largest of the Banks Islands, Gaua, is fed by the country’s largest crater lake, Lake Letas. Visit Mount Yasur, the world’s most accessible active volcano, on the island of Tanna. Tanna, a popular tourist destination, is also home to waterfalls and men dressed in penis sheaths and grass skirts. If you have the opportunity, stay for one of their old festivals or ceremonies.

Efate is the starting point for most visitors to Vanuatu, as well as the location of the country’s pleasant small capital, Port-Vila. It aims to bring together the finest of the archipelago and is the go-to spot for excellent wine and cuisine.

Aoba Island (renowned for the crater lakes on top of the huge volcano that defines the islands) and Pentecost Island are two more locations worth seeing (the spiritual birthplace of bungee jumping). Last but not least, the active volcanoes, lava lakes, and artwork created by local people are compelling reasons to stay in one of Ambrym’s traditional style bungalows.

How To Travel To Vanuatu

By boatPort-Vila on the island of Efate and Luganville on the island of Espiritu Santo are Vanuatu's major ports.P&O Trips offers frequent cruises through Vanuatu's seas.Tallship Soren Larsen, +64 9 817 8799, sails from Fiji to Port Vila and Santo once a year to explore the northern Banks Islands....

How To Travel Around Vanuatu

By planeThere are a few charter airlines, including Unity Airlines, Sea Air, and Air Safaris, but the domestic network is operated by the government airline, Air Vanuatu.Several businesses in Vanuatu provide watercraft services between the islands. Fresh Cargo, Ifira Shipping Agencies, and Toara Coastal Shipping are among them.By busBuses...

Destinations in Vanuatu

Regions in VanuatuVanuatu's islands are divided into six geographic provinces, with names derived by combining the initial syllables or letters of the main islands in each.TorbaTorres Islands and Banks IslandsSanma (Luganville)Espiritu Santo and MaloPenamaPentecost/Pentecote, Ambae and MaewoMalampaMalakula, Ambrym and PaamaShefa (Port-Vila)Shepherd Group and EfateTafeaTanna, Aniwa, Futuna, Erromango and Aneityum/AnatomMatthew and Hunter...

Accommodation & Hotels in Vanuatu

There are several levels of lodging available.ResortThe most popular and biggest of the resorts is Le Lagon. It has been in operation for more than 30 years. It provides significant discounts for children, so there are a lot of youngsters visiting during the Australian school vacations.Iririki Island is a...

Food & Drinks in Vanuatu

Food in VanuatuThere are many restaurants and cafes in Port Vila, ranging from high-end businesses catering to visitors and expatriates to more casual options. Lunch will cost you between 1000 and 1500 vatu, depending on where you dine and what you eat.Lap-LapThe typical meal, lap lap, is a root...

Money & Shopping in Vanuatu

The Vatu is the native money (VT). (The ISO 4217 code for it is VUV.) 100VT is now worth about 0.94 USD, 1.25 AUD, 1.40 NZD, or 0.84 EUR as of March 2016. There are notes in denominations of 200 VT, 500 VT, 1000 VT, and 5000 VT, as...

Traditions & Customs in Vanuatu

Throughout Vanuatu, and particularly in the communities outside of Port Vila, life is heavily affected by "kastom" – a collection of ancient traditions and taboos that apply to a wide range of issues. Be mindful of this and heed residents' demands for "kastom."When visiting villages, ladies should dress modestly,...

Language & Phrasebook in Vanuatu

The official languages are English, French, and Bislama. Bislama is a pidgin language – and now a creole in urban areas – that blends a characteristically Melanesian syntax with a mostly English vocabulary. It is the sole language that the whole Vanuatu population understands and speaks, usually as a...

Internet & Communications in Vanuatu

TelephoneVanuatu's international country code is +678. To call someone in another country from Vanuatu, dial 00 followed by the appropriate country code and phone number.Ambulance (22-100), Fire (22-333), and Police (22-333) are the emergency phone numbers (22-222).GSM mobile coverage is available in Port-Vila, Vanuatu, and most GSM...

Culture Of Vanuatu

Vanuatu culture maintains a high level of variety due to local regional differences and international influence. Vanuatu is split into three cultural areas. Wealth in the north is determined by how much one can give away, as determined by a grade-taking system. Pigs, especially those with rounded tusks, are...

History Of Vanuatu

Vanuatu's prehistory is unknown; archaeological evidence suggests that people speaking Austronesian languages initially arrived on the islands about 3,300 years ago. Pottery pieces ranging from 1300–1100 BC have been discovered.The Vanuatu group of islands first came into contact with Europeans in 1606, when the Portuguese explorer Pedro Fernandes de...

Stay Safe & Healthy in Vanuatu

Before visiting Vanuatu, it is recommended that you get immunized against Hepatitis A and B, as well as typhoid fever.Malaria is prevalent in certain parts of Vanuatu but not in Port-Vila. If you want to go outside of the resort regions, consult with your doctor beforehand. Malaria may not...

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