4th February 2015
Located 800km west of Fiji, Vanuatu is a Y-shaped chain of islands situated in the South Pacific Ocean. Translating to 'Land Eternal;, Vanuatu is made up of 83 islands that range from raised coral and densely rainforested islands to wide beaches, towering volcanic cones and deep natural harbours. A popular holiday destination renowned for its natural beauty, Vanuatu is a world away from the hustle and bustle of our daily lives. Although not a complete 'castaway' experience, a visit to Vanuatu is quite different to life on the mainland and there are some helpful hints worth noting to make your visit more enjoyable.
It's certainly worth researching Vanuatu travel information before you go, to familiarise yourself with general information on culture and religion, languages, geography and climate as well as practical information such as business hours, banking and currency, timezone, telecommunications, electricity, transport, water, medical services, passports and visas and more. This will ensure you're completely prepared for your trip, allowing you to relax and enjoy yourself. Not to mention, you can arm yourself with some excellent in-the-know info, opening you up to some more unique experiences that not all 'tourists' know about such as the incredible land diving in Pentecost and the Tanna Island Toko Ceremony. These experiences aren't found anywhere else in the world and truly are the experience of a lifetime.
Vanuatu is a bewitching land steeped in ancient culture and boasts majestic volcanoes, spectacular cascading waterfalls, mysterious underwater shipwrecks, breathtaking blue holes and a myriad of hidden bays and beaches. You'll also experience their time honoured traditions of art, dance and island foods, all surrounded by lush rainforest, warm crystal waters, colourful culture and some of the friendliest people on earth. Prepare yourself for an unforgettable holiday in Vanuatu.