4 Things To Know Before Going To Vanuatu
Helpful things to know about Vanuatu
There is simply no way to deny the fact that a Vanuatu vacation can be incredibly memorable. However, this does
not mean that you do not have to properly plan everything. You need to think about very different things but some
of higher importance are much more common than others. This is exactly what we will focus on in order to help you
quickly plan a perfect Vanuatu getaway.
Before you decide on your holiday to Vanuatu, get to know some helpful
about Vanuatu as a destination, to guide you around this tropical island paradise.
When To Visit
There is not really a bad time when to plan a holiday to Vanuatu but most people consider the period between
April and October as the best since the weather is really sunny and warm. Humidity is also lower so you will be
much more comfortable. In other months, especially February or earlier, you will find pretty cheap deals since
tourist trade becomes slower. It is really easy to get to Vanuatu since only 3-4 hours are needed by plane when
traveling from the east coast of Australia, depending from which of the Australia's cities you're coming
If you want to travel to Vanuatu, you do need a visa. However, this does not apply in the event that you have a
passport coming from a country that is listed as being visa exempt. The system is not as the eTa Canada program or like the ESTA in the US. You just need a valid passport from an
authorized country. An official waiver agreement was signed with the EU. All citizens of countries listed under
the Schengen Agreement can travel to Vanuatu and stay up to 90 days every 180 days.
Getting Around Vanuatu
Cheap transportation is available through a really well developed bus system in Vanuatu's capital Port Vila. The schedule is not timetabled but busses do often appear, every
10-15 minutes. You can also consider metered taxis as they are really common. Some do offer fixed rates or rates
that are comparable to that of the buses. You can flag down mini buses from the street. They are identified with
the letter B put in front of their license plate.
Depending on your desired type of accommodation, you will find many different
accommodation in Vanuatu, from traditional bungalows, to villas, resorts and hotels.
Obviously, the possibility of renting a car is available but you should
know it is mostly not needed. Islands are really compact and it is so simple to navigate them on foot. You can also
consider hiring bicycles if you want to have a more active or a little bit faster experience.
Is Vanuatu Expensive?
Contrary to what many think, Vanuatu is not expensive. However, it cannot be seen as a cheap travel destination.
If traveling from Australia, you are used to prices as they are similar for drinks and food. Vanuatu has numerous
self-catering accommodations, supermarkets and markets. These allow budget conscious travellers to save a lot of
It is important to note that most resorts will accept the major credit cards. ATMs are easy to find in Port Vila’s main street, together with numerous money exchanges.
Once at the airport, it is a good idea to exchange some money so you are sure you have some cash available if you
need it. Vatu is the official currency of Vanuatu. 1 AUD is around 80 Vatu, with a bus trip around the town costing