perfect paradise with beaches and clear waters
Apart from the occasional cruising yacht or diving cruiser, Emae
Island - situated in the middle of the Shepherds Islands in Vanuatu - is seldom visited by travelers. It is one of the largest islands in the group. The
other large island is Tongoa.
Although the island isn't often visited by travellers, this could change when the
new eco-tourism project comes to fruition. This project could bring more visitors to the island, especially those
that are looking for a picture-perfect paradise with long strips of beaches and crystal clear waters.
Enjoy peace and quiet
Emae Island is only 11.3 kilometers long and 3.5 kilometers wide, and whilst it's
far from the most popular island in Vanuatu, it has a unique charm. The people here are friendly and warm, and the
island is close to a popular diving site called Cook Reef. There's also a nerby anchorage for
|For those who like to get away from it all, to enjoy
peace and quiet in the nature,
Emae island makes the perfect holiday destination.
Just 20 minutes by plane from Port Vila, Emae is the ultimate destination if you are
looking for some peace and quiet. In fact, the island way of life lives up to the popular Vanuatu saying: "The
Timeless Vanuatu Islands". If you enjoy walking and hiking, this is an ideal place for it.
Your trip from Port Vila to Shepherds islands could be combined
with a visit to Epi
island, too. This will make the most of your travel from Vanuatu's
Two volcanic cones
There is an airstrip located on the south-west side of the island
(Siwo Airport), and there are two old volcanic cones situated here, including Maunga
Lasi in the north-east, and Makura Volcano. At 644 metres, Maunga Lasi is also the
highest peak on Emae island.
There's not much economic activity on Emae island, but
fishing is good.
Getting around the island is probably easier than you think; the bush roads aren't
too bad here, and vehicles are able to drive across Emae most of the time unless there has been heavy rain. A
chartered truck will take you across the island for a small fee, allowing you to explore this Oceanic
Accommodation on the island
There are no eateries on Emae and you are limited when it comes to
you will find that the locals are always willing to tell you a few stories about this charming
In Marae Village, you can find Annie's Homestay,
Emae Sunset Bungalows, and Takelomai Homestay. Although these accommodation
options are basic, they provide the perfect place to lay your head after a busy day exploring the island. Other
options include Wahe Guesthouse in Siwo Village and Freshwind Guesthouse
in Tongamea Village.