Located in the South Pacific is the island nation of Vanuatu (Republic-of-Vanuatu). Nestled within its 83 islands you’ll discover a whole world full of sunshine and wild adventures.
You’ll find ancient cultures, hiking trails, a live volcano, world-class scuba diving, remote and rugged islands. This is just a small taste of what awaits you amongst this 83 island archipelago.
Vanuatu is divided into six provinces
The country’s population is roughly 300,000 strong. Its people are spread across 6 provinces, encompassing a wide diversity of languages. However, the most commonly spoken, are: English, French and Bislama.
Each Vanuatu province has its own signature attractions. They range from; water music, snake dancers and champagne beaches, to vibrant cultures, magma-filled active volcanos, pristine blue holes and world war 2 ship wrecks and relics.
Although a small island nation, ii is surprisingly influential. It’s a member of the; Pacific, African & Caribbean Group of States, Pacific Community, Pacific Islands Forum, Organization international de la Francophonie, Non-Aligned Movement, World Trade Organization and United Nations.
Vanuatu translates to: ‘The Land Eternal’
The Republic-of-Vanuatu is a lesser-known chain of islands in the South Pacific. It’s an island destination for people in search of a genuine and memorable experience. It allows you to immerse and lose yourself in the moment, and to slowly absorb the welcomed pace of a tropical life.
It remains one of the most culturally diverse nations in the world and home to the happiest people on the planet. It’s steeped in tradition with an impressive rich history of ancient art and dance.
There are over 1,000 languages spoken across the islands by its 300,000 strong population. But as stated earlier, English and French commonly used.
Located between Australia and Fiji, in the warm waters of the South Pacific, Vanuatu has a host of activities awaiting every visitor to its shores.
Charming boutique hotels, 18-hole golf courses, active volcanoes, tribal villages, lush rainforests, spectacular lagoons, world-class scuba diving, and deserted beaches. It’s a truly fascinating destination for the adventurous traveller.
Vanuatu… Relax, Eat and Play
With some of the best sea food (fished locally) Vanuatu has become known as the ‘Gastronomic Capital of the South Pacific’. It features and serves up a phenomenal wide variety of seafood. When combined and cooked with locally grown fresh ingredients, a taste, is to die for!
If seafood is not your thing then you might be surprised to know that Vanuatu raises and maintains a very high-quality of local beef stock.
Travellers that are looking to retreat from the stress of daily life can indulge in a plethora of hotel spa’s and spa treatments. Be pampered in the morning, then relax lounging on a deserted beach in the afternoon.
Take a sunset cruise with champagne and experience the calm and beauty of ancient lagoons. Close your day with a relaxing dinner, and your day is done!
The overwhelming beauty of the islands and its relaxed way of life is what compels many to return time and time again.
However, there are plenty of adventures to be had for those seeking a thrill!
Unbelievable Scuba Diving opportunities
With huge schools of tropical fish, sting rays, eels, and richly coloured coral reefs, the opportunity to take in some world-class scuba diving is not to be missed.
There is, however, more to be explored than just the amazing coral reefs. The USS Coolidge, off the coast of Espiritu Santu, is the largest ship wreck dive in the world. It’s an amazing dive that attracts some of the worlds top scuba divers.
Then there is ‘Hideaway Island’, just off the coast of Port Vila, the capital of Vanuatu. It has breath-taking snorkelling as well as a unique underwater, fully serviced and used, post office box!
Visit The World’s Most Accessible Volcano
On mount Yasur, on the island of Tanna, you will find the world’s most accessible live volcano. Take a hike up to the edge of the crater and stand on its lip, whilst staring down into a magma-filled pit below. It’s a stunning, yet surreal, show of lava bursts.
Put Vanuatu On Your Bucket List Today!
This fascinating island offers an unforgettable experience. Your visit will stay with you for life. It may stay with you so much that you want to become a citizen!
From the moment you land at the local airport, you are carried into another world, and into a truly off-the-radar destination. For some, this is an irresistible island destination. If nothing else, it’s definitely a bucket list must!