Index of newly
added pages on this website
In order to provide
you with more information on Vanuatu holidays and resorts as well as latest news in Vanuatu, we
continue to add new pages and update this site on a regular basis. This index of new pages will help you quickly
locate and click through to the most recently added pages of interest to you. Index of the most recent new pages
can be found at the bottom of our Vanuatu holidays home
Although seldom visited by travellers, Emae island is one of the largest
islands in the Shepherds group of islands, which are part of Vanuatu islands archipelago. A new
eco-tourism project could bring more travellers, apart from yachties and divers, to this
picturesque island paradise, with sandy beaches and corals.
This island, located near the large Santo Island, became famous for being the
inspiration behind the late American author James Michener's "Tales of the South Pacific". Watching
the island disappear in the morning mist, the author got the idea for the magical island paradise
he named Bali Hai.
It's one of the most unique attractions in Vanuatu and possibly in the world.
Where else can you visit a post office underwater and even mail a postcard!? Located in the
Hideaway Island marine sanctuary, this is only one of many attractions you will find on this
island, popular with divers and snorkellers.
Being part of the "Pacific Ring of Fire", Vanuatu islands are home to several
active volcanoes and a number of those that are no longer active. They make for unique and
interesting sightseeing sites. If you enjoy hiking on these volcanoes, you will no doubt hear some
fascinating stories about their eruptions.
This small island is located in Undine Bay, between other well known small
islands, Pele and Moso. There are only some small villages on the island, but it provides a few
very interesting natural attractions, such as coral gardens and Mt. Marow volcano.
Port Vila Golf &
There are only two major proper golf courses in Vanuatu. Port Vila Golf and
Country Club is located in Mele village, next to Worawia resort. It's sandwiched between the main
road and the beach. This is where the annual Vanuatu Golf Open is held.
Located on the eastern coast of Efate island, Eton beach is one of the most
beautiful white-sand beaches in Vanuatu. It's half an hour drive from Port Vila, along the island's
ring road. The 500 vatu entrance fee is used to support the local community.
Apart from holiday escape, many visitors come to Vanuatu to experience the
local culture and customs. Melanesian culture is over 5000 years old and many villagers on the
island still live of the land and as fishermen, as you can find in Ekasup Village.
Located just outside of Port Vila town, in Mele Village, Cascades Waterfall
is a unique holiday attraction and tour destination. Ideal for family outings, whether you want to
spend half a day or a whole day enjoying the greenery and splashing in waterfall pools.
With its superb natural beauty, fishing opportunities, duty-free shops, rich
culture and customs, you will find plenty of reasons to holiday in Vanuatu. But one of the main
reasons for people to travel to Vanuatu are its great diving sites.
A number of Vanuatu islands are known by their volcanoes, some of which are
sleeping, while the others are still active. Aneityum island has been formed on two adjoining, now
sleeping volcanoes. This made the island rich with volcanic soil, making it ideal for growing
There are only three casinos in Vanuatu, although a number of online casinos
have made Vanuatu their base. Being a low-tax jurisdiction, with no income or personal tax, this
location is popular with casino entertainment companies. Get more details about the offline casinos
located in Port Vila.
When we think of "aquarium", we think of an enclosure where marine
animals are held. However, this is not the case with the Bluewater Island Aquarium. This nature's
own "aquarium", where sea animals can be seen and cared for. Sea turtles are in particular popular
with visitors, who can feed them.
Fishing Tours and
The sea plays an enormous role in daily life on Vanuatu islands. So it's no
surprise that water activities prominently feature on holidays in Vanuatu, such as diving,
snorkeling and cruising. But the other popular activities for visitors involve various sea fishing
charter options and fishing tours.
When you go on a holiday or business trip, apart from booking your flights
and accommodation, your primary concern is that of having enough spending or emergency money at
hand. One can only bring so much cash or rely on credit cards. The main thing is to know where
are the nearest ATMs or cash machines.
Best ways to explore Port Vila, Efate and other Vanuatu islands is via many
tours. Some of these can be booked online, others at hotel or resort where you're staying, and most
of them in town at one of many tour shops in Port Vila. More tour information will be added over
the coming weeks.
In Port Vila and some Vanuatu islands, one of the most popular authentic
nighttime events are Melanesian Feast Nights. These are held at a number of hotels and resorts,
featuring buffet-style feasts, kava drinking, string music and local dancers. If you are curious,
this is a good way to learn about local customs.
Kava Tasting in
Traditionally served in a shell, 'kava kava' drink is made from the root of a
specific type of plant that is part of the pepper tree family. Melanesian people have for centuries
used this drink as a relaxant, primarily used in ceremonies as a drink for tribal chief. Kava is
not produced from alcohol, but it is intoxicating.
As a popular holiday destination, Vanuatu offers a diverse choice of holiday
options and activities. This includes having a wedding in Vanuatu, as many couples choose to do
every year, mostly from Australia and New Zealand. Combine your wedding with a honeymoon, or even
renew your vows.
Five Reasons to Visit Vanuatu in
As a great South Pacific holiday destination, Vanuatu has many attractions
and places of interest. These tropical islands hide secluded swimming spots, pristine white sand
beaches, natural landscapes, birdwatching places, active volcanoes, and more. There are also
attractions such as music festivals and land diving.
Top Things To Do in
Vanuatu islands enjoy a slow pace of life, with an abundance of natural
wonders, sites and places to see and tour. Efate, Santo and Tanna islands are the most popular, but
you will find many others on this 83-island archipelago that offer something unique to see and
enjoy, including birdwatching and dolphins spotting.
Seven Top Attractions in
Brimming with island life, sightseeing places and numerous tourist
attractions, Vanuatu provides you with a rich variety of reasons to spend your holiday here. There
are popular events and festivals that will have you come back for more, as well as fantastic places
to leave you with a wonderful holiday memories.
Popular Vanuatu Wellness
As a great tropical holiday destination, Vanuatu offers numerous hotels,
resorts and villas. All of them provide a range of holiday activities. But some of the best known
and most popular hotels and resorts in Vanuatu provide wellness centres that will add that extra
value to your holiday rest and relaxation.
Best Diving Spots in
Vanuatu islands are popular with divers from Australia, New Zealand and other
countries who enjoy excellent diving and snorkeling locations found in Vanuatu. Best diving spots
can be found at Santo Island, one of the favourites among divers.
Vanuatu All-Inclusive Holiday
Packages - When you're planning your holiday in Vanuatu, one of the best options is to choose
an all-inclusive holiday package. Such packages usually include meals and possibly some tour or other
activity options. There are also Vanuatu holiday packages that include return flights, which seem to be
common in Australia and New Zealand.
Vanuatu Family Accommodation - Vanuatu is a great place for family holidays. It's no surprise then that many resorts
in Vanuatu offer a variety of resort facilities for families with children, combined with a great family
Photo Gallery updated - Experience Port Vila and Vanuatu through pictures, now updated and
easier to browse through. The photos come with full descriptions, giving you a visual tour of Port Vila, Vanuatu,
Worawia and other holiday attractions.
Backpacking in Vanuatu - The beautiful Vanuatu islands beg
to be explored more closely. What a better way to do that than having a backpacking Vanuatu holiday. Before
you do that though, get some basic tips and tricks for backpackers in Vanuatu.
Vanuatu Annual Swims - They used to be local events, barely attracting two dozen swimmers. These days, over
200 local and international swimmers compete in the Port Vila and Santo Aore annual swims.
Banking in Vanuatu - Our guide to banking and currency in Vanuatu will help you know what to expect in
Vanuatu when it comes to tipping, what currencies are accepted, and how to access your money while holidaying
Vanuatu Picture Galleries - Our photo galleries have been updated and now can be viewed much easier. Full
descriptions have been added to each of the images, which will provide you with much more info about Port Vila,
Vanuatu, Worawia, etc.
Vanuatu Festivals - An important part of your holiday in Vanuatu would be to see and learn more about
Vanuatu culture. One of the best ways to do that is to attend some of Vanuatu's festivals, which are held
Vanuatu Sailing - There's no better way to experience your sailing adventure than to start your sailing
in Port Vila and continue around other Vanuatu islands for a memorable sailing experience.
Archive - The Travel Bug
newsletter has been published since 2005. We have now created annual indexes for each year's news items, listed
month by month. This will help you quickly find news items of particular interest to you, then click through to
Christmas Greetings - If you never spent a Christmas or New Year holidays in tropics, perhaps Vanuatu might
be the place to start. Check Christmas 2011 tourism industry greetings and festive season
Newsletters Map - With nearly 7 years of monthly Travel Bug newsletters archived and other travel
newsletter related pages, you will find our Newsletters Map handy to quickly find for what you're
Port Vila Markets - Running along the city's main street, Port Vila market a great assortment of locally
made arts and crafts, locally produced fresh produce, flowers and foods, as well as other types of local
merchandise and Vanuatu souvenirs.
Espiritu Santo Island - Best known as Santo island or just Santo, this largest of Vanuatu islands is
particularly known for its scuba diving sites, including WWII shipwreck of SS President
Vanuatu Restaurants - When it comes to dining choices,
you will find an array of those in downtown Port Vila. We list some of the bars, clubs and restaurants in
Erromango Island - Previously the home to large sandalwood forests, this island is now a great
destination for adventure seekers, including caves and hiking trails.
Pentecost Island - First sighted in 1744 by Captain Cook on the Day of Pentecost, this island is best
known for naghol - the annual land dive ceremony.
Vanuatu Vacation - Whether you enjoy relaxed holiday or an adventure vacation, Port Vila and its
surrouding areas are sure to offer your multiple accommodation and entertainment choices.