Ready to experience the best of Vanuatu? We’ve compiled a list of the best places to visit for your dream holiday.
Best Places to Visit for Snorkelling, Scuba Diving and Island Living
If your dream Vanuatu holiday includes exploring and relaxation, Espiritu Santo is a great option. Stay at the beachfront Barrier Beach Resort, conveniently located amid sandy beaches, the beautiful turquoise ocean and other nearby natural attractions.
Only a short 20-minute drive from the resort, you’ll find two of the most popular diving destinations in Vanuatu. Luganville is the home of the sunken S.S. President Coolidge luxury liner. There is a longstanding tradition for divers to locate the ‘Lady and the Unicorn’ porcelain sculpture and give her a kiss, so pucker up. You can also dive at Million Dollar Point, the resting place of the U.S. Navy’s machinery and supplies left behind following WW2. Make sure you pack your GoPro!
Best Places to Visit for Resort Style Holiday, Shopping and Nightlife
Vanuatu’s capital city, Port Vila, has a lot to offer in both shopping and nightlife options. For resort-style holiday accommodation, you have a range of options, from Warwick Le Lagon Resort and Spa to Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu, Iririki Island Resort & Spa and Ramada Resort Port Vila. With landscaped tropical gardens, cascading swimming pools, tennis courts and plenty of watersports, you won’t want to leave the resorts.
The resorts are perfect for those who just want to stay put but, we do recommend checking out what Port Vila has to offer. Take a short 10-minute drive to the Port Vila Handicraft Markets and spend the day browsing the handmade baskets, home decor, jewellery and artwork. After you’ve shopped till you’ve dropped, make your way to the Banyan Beach Club to watch the beautiful sunset fade into night and relax with a cold drink.
Best Places to Visit for Families
Planning on taking the little ones on holiday with you? Port Vila is one of the most family-friendly locations in Vanuatu. The larger properties offer Free Kids Clubs for kids with face painting, scavenger hunts, fish feeding, games organised with local children, necklace-making and many more activities. While your kids are having the time of their lives, you can relax poolside and enjoy at the bar,. If you’re feeling active, try your hand at tennis at the on-site tennis courts or hit at one of Vila’s golf courses. There are plenty of activities to keep the whole family busy.
Best Places to Visit in Vanuatu for Nature and Cultural Experiences
If immersing yourself in nature, history, and culture is more your style, you should visit Tanna Island. This cultural paradise is a short 40-minute flight from Port Vila. During your stay here, we recommend taking a guided Tafutuna Cultural Experience tour to learn about the island’s unique way of life.
You can stay nearby at the White Grass Ocean Resort, a beautiful location that embraces its islander heritage with private bure accommodation located along the untouched reef. While you’re there, jump on the Blue Cave Boat Tour that conveniently departs from the resort.
Visit the Mt Yasur Volcano and stop along the way to observe the cargo cult at John Frum Village. Book your John Frum Village tour on a Friday, and you’ll get to witness cultural dances and join in on the feast.
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