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7 Attractions That You Should Visit in Vanuatu

Some of the top attractions in Vanuatu

Vanuatu archipelago are heavenly islands filled with life and tour attractions that will leave you wanting to visit the place again and again. Some of these reasons will help you get to understand the native's culture, while enjoying some of the best foods and accommodations in the island. If you are planning to travel to Vanuatu, here are seven amongst the best of Vanuatu attractions.

The Fests

The island has the most thrilling fests particularly in September. There are three fests that you need to look out for, The Zion Fest, Nalenga Fest and Napuan Fest. All the three events are worth your dime.

The Festive events comprises of musical acts and performances with some artists traveling from different parts of the world including Japan and New Zealand, which means you will see a lot worth talking about.

The Zion Fest celebrates gospel and religious music, while Nalenga Fest features Vanuatu's string bands. If you like contemporary music from the South Pacific region you will find Fest Napuan to your likeness.

Music string band in Vanuatu

One of the most popular music festivals in Vanuatu is Nalenga Fest,
which attracts the local string bands.

Cultural Fest

One particular fest that will catch your attention is The Port Sandwich Art and Culture Festival. The event goes on for two days and you will not only see cultural performances, but also get free lunch. Those who want to stay there overnight, all you have to do is add a small amount of money and then you will be accommodated by a local family.

The Famous Mt. Yasur Volcano

Located on Tanna Island, the volcano is renowned for its activity that happens all year round. Irrespective of when you choose to visit the island, you will see Mother Nature at her best performance. Accommodation is available on Tanna, which is one of the most popular Vanuatu islands.

Diving at the SS President Coolidge

SS President Coolidge was a luxury liner that was used for the US troops transport in the early parts of the WWII, until it was sank by mines by Espiritu Santo Island, in Vanuatu.

You will love diving from the reefs which will offer you a chance to experience the thrill of jumping into the water and you can get a chance to see the World War II vessel wreckage. There is a lot to see around the place and you will love the idea of diving through the vessel.

Land Diving

It is rather a strange experience to see the locals diving from their hand built wooden towers. Even today it might not be quite clear how this event originated and why, not that there's a lack of stories and explanations about the event.

So why not join the natives in their diving tradition on Pentecost island. It will make you think twice about your personal traditions considering how Vanuatu’s tradition is enthralling. April and May are the only months when you can see the Naghol.

A Visit to the Secret Garden

The place is a must to visit because you will have a chance to hold an Iguana or a Coconut crab as you get to know more about Vanuatu wild life. You will be surprised at how much you will learn about flora and fauna in Vanuatu islands. You can also attend one of their cultural festivals during the week.

Melanesian Feast Night in Vanuatu

Popular Melanesian feast nights are now held at the Secret Garden,
featuring buffet-style meals and music entertainment.

The Blue Hole

With a Kayak you should have a nice time maneuvering the untouched jungle and when you get to the head of the river you will want to have photos of you there. You can go fishing, scuba diving the place is too beautiful to be forgotten.

These are just some of the highlights of what you can experience on these tropical islands. If you visit Vanuatu, you will find far more reasons to come back for more.

Author Bio

Ruth Anoya is a passionate blogger, living in UK. She writes on behalf of Turkey Visa. She loves to write as a guest blogger with interest in Travel, Health and Automotive. You can contact Ruth on ruthanoyawriter@gmail.com.

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