Vanuatu holiday resorts and visitors guide

 

Nguna Island

Home to two volcanoes

Nguna island is a popular tourist destination in Vanuatu islands, as one of outer islands. This exciting location has a lot to offer if you are looking for a great island tour in this tropical island nation.

The island is located in Undine Bay, between Pele island to the east and Moso island to the west. Another small but popular island of Emao is further to the east.

Settlements On The Island

Most of Nguna Island contains village settlements, except for the western region, which is thinly populated. It is estimated that the total population in the island is 1,300 people, who live in thirteen villages.

Volcanoes

The island contains two extinct volcano craters – Mount Tapuora, which is 593m high and the better known Mount Marow, which is 472m high.

Underwater corals and fish
One of the main attractions at Nguna island are its coral gardens, surrounding the island,
which are very popular with divers.

Tourist Attractions

Attractions in Nguna Island include its unique geography, particularly the volcanoes and the exciting beach line. Other tourist attractions include the island's unique culture and the nearby Pele-Nguna Marine Protected Area which offers exciting holiday activities such as diving.

The island's beautiful coral gardens provide stunning underwater attraction for the divers. Apart from the volcanoes, this is one of the main reasons for visitors coming to the island.

Holiday Accommodation

There are plenty of accommodation options for visitors to Nguna island. There are about a dozen bungalows and guest houses that provide secluded natural scenic getaways that perfectly represent the laid back island living style with just the right amount of modern luxuries.

Most of the bungalows are found in or close to Taloa village, which is located in the southern part of the island. Some tourists also choose to stay in nearby locations such as Pele and Emao islands.

South Pacific volcano crater
Hiking at the island's Mt Marow volcano is one of the holiday activities available to visitors

Activities

As a tourist, there is a lot you can do while visiting Nguna Island. You can go for diving at the Nguna-Pele Marine Protected Area, hike at Mount Marow, do tree house climbing, and so forth. Additionally, turtle tagging (applying tags to sea turtles) is usually a part of the fun-filled Nguna Island tour.

Restaurants

One of the accommodation places on the island is Nguna Beach Resort, which has fully licensed bar and restaurant. They open 7 days a week and have an appealing menu.

How To Get There

To begin with, there are no airports on Nguna Island, which means you have to land in Bauerfield Airport in Port Vila, Vanuatu, and make your way to Nguna Island. From Port Vila, you can use public transportation or hire a car to take you to Emau wharf, where you can get a boat ride to Nguna Island.

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