Formerly known as the New Hebrides Islands, Vanuatu consists of 83 islands situated in the Pacific Ocean between Australia and New Zealand. Vanuatu is a great place to combine pampering with adventure as there are plenty of exciting dive sites, volcanoes, spectacular waterfalls, and pristine forests to explore. Dive deep to discover shipwrecks or watch ceremonial dances.
Places to visit in Vanuatu
Keen scuba divers and snorkellers will want to spend some time exploring the clear waters around the Bank Islands. There are numerous white sandy beaches here, perfect for stretching out on, while those with a strong sense of adventure can hire a bicycle to peddle along picturesque winding lanes and explore the tiny traditional villages.
The capital city of Port Vila is a great place to use as a base to explore Vanuatu and there are plenty of places to stay here. Just off the coast, Erakor Island is waiting to be explored and as there is a free ferry service, reaching the island couldn’t be simpler. Port Villa is known for its large interesting old buildings, while Independence Park is a good place to watch a sports match.
Accommodation in Vanuatu
Accommodation on Vanuatu caters for all types of travelers. Those on a budget can stay outside the city in homestay accommodation, which usually consists of comfortable rooms, shared facilities and includes meals. There are also plenty of luxurious resorts to choose from where standards are high and pampering is guaranteed. Most resorts offer guests a wide range of activities to choose from and there are plenty of services and facilities.
Bauerfield International Airport is located just to the north of Port Vila. There are regular flights from a number of destinations including Auckland, Melbourne, Sydney, and Nadi. Ferries also arrive at Port Villa from a range of nearby islands, while many people travel to Vanuatu by private yacht.