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Where to take the best family portraits in Vanuatu

Family vacations are the perfect time for everyone to relax and escape the stress of the daily grind plus bond over new experiences. Exploring a new country together is a great time to make unforgettable memories, memories that you can capture on camera. True, you might get a little snap happy at times, but who doesn't these days? Even if the kids moan and groan about yet another picture you know they'll appreciate the well-documented trip one day!


The beautiful Pacific country, Vanuatu offers many spectacular backdrops for the perfect family portrait. Check out these locations and get the camera ready.

Mele Cascades, Efate  

This country is filled with pouring waterfalls, but Mele Cascades is by far one of the most popular. Located just outside the capital, Port Vila, you'll quickly see why visitors and locals alike flock to this destination. The photogenic falls form into a perfect aquamarine pool, so plant your family right in the middle and you can't get a bad picture. Afterwards, once you've finally got the perfect snap, you can take a dip in the water.

Port Resolution, Tanna 

A meandering walk around Port Resolution will present countless places for you to stop and say 'cheese!' The shores of this spot are lined with golden beaches and gorgeous cliffs. Head up to the famous yacht club, located on a bluff next to Ireupuow village, and pose in front of the pristine view of the bay. Be sure to capture the crisp white sails of the boats that dot the water below.

Luganville, Espiritu Santo 

The city of Luganville is the second largest in Vanuatu, and is very diverse as it is mixed with both old and new cultures. It's detailed with vibrant buildings and markets, as well as historic World War II sites like the Quonset huts at Main Wharf. This location will satiate your need to get some pictures of the family exploring the country's customs and history.

Erakor Beach, Erakor 

Time to get the classic beach picture of the family enjoying sandy activities. To be honest, you couldn't pick a wrong beach in Vanuatu, they're all beautiful, but why not explore a new island? Erakor beach and lagoon have the crystal clear waters and white sands that make for a perfect portrait. What better photo op could you ask for?

After visiting these locations, you'll be loaded with portrait background choices. Whether these pictures are going to be your next holiday card or just going in an online album, you can be confident you got the best shot!