24th August 2016
Many holidaymakers considering a trip to Vanuatu often wonder when is the best time to visit. The good news is that anytime is the best time to visit Vanuatu. There is no bad time to visit, so what would be considered the 'best time to visit' is really just a matter of personal preference. Of course there are a few things that will affect your decision, but ultimately it comes down to where you'll be staying and what you really want to get out of your holiday to Vanuatu. In fact, the best time to visit Vanuatu is probably different for everybody. However the following factors should help you to make your decision.
Thanks to its wonderful tropical climate, Vanuatu weather is typically great all year round however conditions are generally at their best from April to October when the weather is fine and temperatures are warm yet comfortable, averaging between 18 degrees Celsius and 28 degrees Celsius. The wet season arrives in November and sticks around until March however showers are usually brief and won't impact most activities and tours. The wetter weather can make conditions more humid though. Average year round temperatures sit at a pleasantly mild 22 degrees Celsius to 28 degrees Celsius so conditions are always great for swimming no matter when you choose to visit.
Another important consideration is peak and off peak season. Peak season is, as its name suggests, the busiest time of year and therefore usually the most expensive time. The peak season coincides with Australian school holiday periods which can drive prices up but also makes for a fun and exciting atmosphere with plenty of opportunity to meet and make new friends. Off peak season is more cost effective and from February and the earlier months of the year things are a bit slower but also a little wetter. If you don't mind brief showers and would prefer to avoid the tourist crowds, you'll also benefit from saving money.
No matter when you choose to visit, it's always the best time to visit Vanuatu and the smiling locals welcome you.