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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
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.
The island contains two extinct volcano craters – Mount Tapuora, which is 593m high and the better known Mount
Marow, which is 472m high.
One of the main attractions at Nguna island are its coral gardens, surrounding the island, which
are very popular with divers.
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.
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.
Hiking at the island's Mt Marow volcano is one of the holiday activities available to
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.
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.