Top Things To Do In Vanuatu
Sightseeing and activities to do on your holiday in
Vanuatu is an island archipelago in the South Pacific, popular with visitors
from the surrounding countries, such as Australia and New Zealand especially, as well as other countries from
around the world.
The islands enjoy a slow pace of life with an abundance of sites and places to see and tour. There are various
holiday activities available on the main islands, most popular of which are Efate, Santo and Tanna islands. Here
are some of the top activities and attractions you will find in Vanuatu.
This is one of the best places to spot different birds. Tropical birds are exotic, noisy and colourful. Best
time to see them is between September and January in the southern islands, when they're breeding.
Birdwatching is one of favourite sightseeing activities for many Vanuatu visitors, where
they can find lots of exotic and colourful birds
There are two locations that you can dive in to, Santo and Efate. They have spectacular views and access is
great with, good visibility and reefs, caves and wreck dives as well as swim throughs. One of the best known and
most popular diving sites for advanced divers is the WWII wreackage of the ship President Coolidge, located off the
Espiritu Santo Island.
This is a village near Port Vila where you can take a tour, or drop in as part of your round the (Efate) island
tour. Your tour organizer will pick you up from your resort in Port Vila, when you book the tour. The village
offers a view of the life and culture of the Vanuatu people, their food, dance, medicines, hunting and traditional
village living. There are tours twice daily except Sunday and in addition on Friday night they have the Melanesian
Vanuatu largest island offers a lot of diving and snorkelling opportunities. The white beaches are beautiful for
swimming in e.g. Champagne Beach and Blue Holes. There are several resorts here as well as its main town
Luganville, which offers many interesting spots to see.
Vanuatu is the place to go deep sea fishing for swordfish, wahoo, marlin
and tuna in the South Pacific. Fishing tournaments are held here throughout the year. Boats bring passengers from
Port Villa on full day tours or half day ones. You can also opt to go for reef fishing.
When you holiday in Vanuatu you can also enjoy dolphin spotting, by signing up with one of
many aday cruises available from Port Vila
This is a full day cruise from Havannah Harbour on the Coongola. It visits the turtle sanctuary on Moso Island,
where you have a barbecue on the beach and can snorkel. Both morning and afternoon tea re provided. When the wind
is good, you can sail back using a sail and watch the dolphins as they dive.
In Port Vila there are two markets on the harbor. There is Mama's market a 24 hour market closed Saturday
afternoon until Monday morning. Here you find fruits, flowers and vegetables served by the local women. Local
delicacies like lap-lap are served. There is a market for handicrafts selling sarongs, carvings, handicrafts and
souvenirs as well as clothing items. You can get your hair braided here too.
Vanuatu's capital is Port Vila, located on Efate Island. This is the place where you
first arrive when you visit Vanuatu, via Bauerfield International Airport. Most of Vanuatu attractions and places
of interest can be found here, where you can also discover a variety of restaurants, bars, cafes and night
Most of the tours in Vanuatu start from here. It also offers water sports and other holiday activities for those
who like a adventurous holiday. Apart from its colourful markets, Port Vila also has a cultural center, with lots
of artefacts from the South Pacific.
Vanuatu has seaplanes at Iririki Island Resort in Port Villa that
offers flight seeing. There are helicopter at the Nambawan Café with a harbor platform. Flights are short and
scenic and you can ask to be left on a private island for a picnic or eat lunch at an out of town restaurant. You
can also go for a real estate inspections and take aerial photos on these flights.
Australians, New Zealanders and other regular visitors to Vanuatu are known by their
enthusiasm for angling, which also gets transferred over when they go to Vanuatu
This popular island is accessed by air from Port Villa. It has an active volcano Mt. Yasur. The volcano is seen
right from the rim and excursions can be day long or overnight stays. There are traditional villages, kava and
black magic tours, caves, waterfalls and beaches to be seen.
It is on Mele and is a fantastic place to visit. It showcases local fauna and flora and recounts the Vanuatu
history. These are black birding days, cannibalism customs, missionaries and World War two. You can see thatched
huts, pythons, kava, iguanas and pythons. It also has a Melanesian Feast.
Vanuatu is a beautiful tropical paradise to visit and you may need to apply for esta to come to the islands. It offers plenty of attractions and numerous
natural activities to enjoy and experience. It has a strong cultural heritage that it is proud of and visitors
are told about them in guided tours.
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