Vanuatu holiday resorts and visitors guide

 

Popular Islands

The most popular of the Vanuatu islands for tourists

The Vanuatu archipelago, which is located about a thousand miles from the coast of Australia, continues to be popular vacation spots for tourists who arrive from all around the country. Each of the islands is beautiful, a paradise just waiting for someone to come along and explore.

Some of the 83 islands seem completely untouched by humankind. Other islands are destinations for countless tourists every year. A few of the most popular islands for visitors are Moso Island, Espiritu Santo, Tanna, and Efate.

Moso Island

Islands tranquility
If you like tranquility, you will find smaller islands, like Moso and Lelepa ideal for exploring.

The island of Moso is located off the north coast of Efate, where it creates what is known as Havanna Harbor, along with Lelepa Island. There are no cars or roads on the island, and it is a very tranquil place. You will find two villages on the island, Sunae and Tassiriki. In Tassiriki is a rather popular turtle preserve, and there is a small tour business located in Sunae. On the western side of the island, which is well known for the spectacular diving, is the Tranquility Dive and Resort.

Tanna Island

Tanna Island is a popular destination for adventure tourists and has a variety of places for vacationers to stay, including bungalows and guesthouses. The island is home to Mount Yasur, the most active volcano on any of the Vanuatu islands. You will also find plenty of great opportunities for hiking and exploring.

Espiritu Santo

This is the largest of the islands, and the city of Luganville is the second largest city in Vanuatu. It has some of the best diving sites – it boasts the SS President Coolidge, which is the largest, intact diving wreck in the world, as well as the USS Tucker, a destroyer. Santo Island is one of the best places to experience the authentic culture of Vanuatu and still have all the amenities you need.

Santo is popular with wreck divers
Espiritu Santo island has many diving sites, including underwater wrecks, left over from the WWII

Efate Island

Port Vila, the capital of Vanuatu, is located on Efate Island. It is on Efate that most of the tourists come and stay for vacation, and it has the most amenities. Even those who wish to visit a number of the other islands often stop in Port Vila to make arrangements. Like all of the Vanuatu islands, Efate is beautiful and tropical.

These are only the most visited of the islands. Certainly, you may wish to visit more than just this handful of islands while on your Vanuatu vacation and you should explore to your heart’s content.

 

  Vanuatu islands information

Island Hopping
Island Hopping

Popular Islands
Popular Islands

Ambae Island
Ambae Island

Ambrym Island
Ambrym Island
Aneityum Island
Aneityum Island
Bokissa Island
Bokissa Island
Island of Efate
Efate Island
Emae Island
Emae Island
Epi Island
Epi Island
Erromango Island
Erromango Island
Espiritu Santo Island
Santo Island
Inyeug Island
Inyeug Island
Lelepa Island
Lelepa Island
Malekula Island
Malekula Island
Nguna Island
Nguna Island
Pentecost Island
Pentecost Island
Tanna Island
Tanna Island
     

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