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
Birdwatching is one of favourite sightseeing
activities for many Vanuatu visitors,
where they can find lots of exotic and colourful birds, such as
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 Feast.
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
When you're holidaying in Vanuatu you can also
enjoy dolphin spotting,
among other water based activities, by signing up with one of
many day cruises
available from tour shops 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
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
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 island hopping flights.
Australians, New Zealanders and other nearby
visitors to Vanuatu are known by their
enthusiasm for angling, which also gets transferred over when they go
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, whether you do so during summer
or winter holidays. 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.