Vanuatu holiday resorts and visitors guide

 

Culture of Vanuatu

Immerse yourself into Vanuatu culture by discovering best ways to experience Vanuatu through its arts, kastom and Ni-Vanuatu cuisine.

The shores of Vanuatu, a place with a great culture.

Vanuatu islands are home to a great culture that has its roots in Melanesia,
as one of great South Pacific cultures that values indigenous art and customs,
reflected through its stories, music, dancing and cuisine.

Vanuatu is unique as a vacation location since it is more than merely a place that has a beach. It is a place to learn about history, culture, and customs that are one of a kind. Additionally, learning more about Vanuatu's traditions, people, and culture will make your stay there more enjoyable. Leave your familiar surroundings behind and travel to this land of mystery, magic, and heritage. That's a great way to relax and immerse yourself in the great culture of Vanuatu.

The great culture of Vanuatu

Although Vanuatu is close to Australia, its culture is vastly different. Over 3,000 years of migration have resulted in the creation of a civilization that is very diverse. Despite having a population of only 260,000, the island nation has at least 113 unique languages and innumerable dialects, demonstrating how culturally complex it is.

Many facets of Vanuatu culture and traditions are on display for visitors. The culture supports myths and tales in the same way that Australian Aboriginal narrative practices do. Storytelling, traditional music, and dancing are vital means of communication, and you can hear stories about Vanuatu's history and landscape emerge from these ancient tales.

The arts and humanities

Ni-Vanuatu displays their culture through body decorations and tattoos, mesmerizing masks, and sculptures. All this shows that art is an essential aspect of social life and religious celebrations. It's possible to buy handcrafted artifacts from local artists and bring them home as one-of-a-kind mementos. Art is an indispensable part of the culture of Vanuatu.

Vanuatu holidays and resorts

Vanuatu is a tropical paradise located in the South Pacific's crystalline waters. It's ideal for a relaxing retreat. Vanuatu's tropical islands, sandy beaches, lush vegetation, and magnificent marine life are just a few of the reasons to visit.

Bungalows that you can stay in while researching the culture that Vanuatu offers.

There's no better way to research the great culture that Vanuatu offers
than to stay in their bungalows. You will find some of Vanuatu's best resorts
offering bungalow accommodation, such as Hideaway, Iririki and many others.

Cuisine

Everyday food in Ni-Vanuatu cuisine combines traditional South Pacific flavors with some new ones. Some go-to food groups that were present before making contact with the West were yams, bananas, taro, tropical nuts, chicken and pig meat, shellfish, etc. After that, various tropical and temperate crops, for instance, plantain, papaya, mango, sweet potato, beans, peppers, pumpkin, and carrots, appeared.

Rice, bread, and canned fish are staples of the urban diet, complemented with rural items that people typically produce on their own.

However, restaurants in Port Vila and Luganville cater primarily to tourists. This means that you should try to find local restaurants if you want to experience their authentic cuisine.

Best ways to experience Vanuatu

Visit the Mamas markets

Paying a visit to Mamas markets will make your stay in Vanuatu a special one. These markets are named after the women that sell all the fresh produce there. They dress very colorfully and offer some great specials that include exotic fruits like tapioca, taro, coconuts, and scarlet ginger flowers.

Tanna's roadside stalls are a must

These stalls will show you the true culture of Vanuatu. There, most landowners sell fresh fruits and veggies on the side of the road. You haven't tasted fresh produce until you've gone to Tanna's roadside. But remember to carry some change in their currency since they'll rarely have any themselves.

Pay a visit to a Kastom village

Going on a trip to a Kastom village can be a life-changing experience. There, you'll feel like you've entered another era. There's no technology or anything that could distract you from soaking in this beautiful testament to history. Make sure to do some research before you head off to see which village would suit you best.

Stay in a local bungalow

As you're probably aware, Vanuatu has incredible spots for holidays and resorts. There are many resorts that you can visit, as well as some hotels. Nevertheless, staying in a bungalow is an experience like no other. It'll help you stay in the spirit of Vanuatu even while you're sleeping.

A market on the side of the street where great local produce is sold in Vanuatu. This is the best way to experience its culture.

Try the fresh organic produce on the streets of Vanuatu.
This is the best way to experience its culture, by meeting locals and
purchasing their produce and handmade products. No haggling though.

Make Vanuatu your home

If you find your stay in Vanuatu rewarding, you'll probably wish to prolong your trip. However, if your work and personal life allow it, why not move there? Relocating to Vanuatu can be a great decision. Even though you may not have planned it, this choice could positively impact your life. If you decide to go through with it, hire experts to lead the process and focus on more important relocation tasks.

Don't forget to have fun

Relocating somewhere can make you forget about all the fun things that made you fall in love with it in the first place. But, it may be harder to forget here since Vanuatu culture will remind you of its beauty constantly. Still, try to have as much fun as possible. For instance, go and explore some areas you've never been to or visit diving locations where you can see mesmerizing nature.

Hire reliable movers

Once your decision to move is final, make sure to plan the whole thing out. Of course, you can't do this alone. Make sure to hire a professional company that'll take care of the tricky parts. If you let the experts from Easy Move KW deal with the technicalities, you will have a pleasant experience with minimal surprises and changes.

A sea turtle swimming.

If you're looking to experience the endless stream of mesmerizing features
that the Vanuatu culture has to offer, make sure to listen to the advice
of someone with more experience.

Friendly tips can make your stay in Vanuatu even better

Finally, using helpful travel advice is always a good idea. You can organize and prepare for your vacation much better if you listen to someone with more experience. Exploring the culture of Vanuatu will be a much smoother and more enjoyable experience. All you need to do is take your time and consider which option suits you best. Once you've done so, pack your belongings and begin your journey.

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