Stay in our Vanuatu accommodation and experience this South Pacific paradise. The Republic of Vanuatu is an island archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean, 1,750 km east of Australia. With a population of around 220,000, Vanuatu's economy is primarily based on small scale agriculture. There are 113 distinct languages and innumerable dialects spoken in Vanuatu, but English is widely spoken and understood.
Stay in our Vanuatu accommodation and experience the richness and diversity of the local culture, by visiting the Cultural Centre in Port Villa, which boasts one of the world's most extensive Pacific artifact collections. Or attend a Melanesian Night, which include traditional food, and kastom dancing. Or visit Pentecost Island during April and May and see men performing the Naghol ritual to ensure a bountiful yam harvest. The ritual involves men tying vines to their ankles and leaping from a 30m tower head first, with only the vines to save them from death. The rich cultural history of Vanuatu was influenced by 3,000 years of sporadic immigration from many Pacific countries and European settlement since the 18th century.
Stay in our Vanuatu accommodation and take advantage of the excellent diving conditions of warm water and great visibility. Vanuatu has a wide variety of easily accessible diving sites, including reefs, underwater volcanoes and canyons, and wrecks of planes, sailing ships and the huge SS President Coolidge. A number of diving businesses, which cater for all levels of diving experience, operate out of Port Villa, on the island of Efaté, and from the island of Espiritu Santo.
While staying in our Vanuatu accommodation, be sure to try Kava. Kava was traditionally drunk by Chiefs during ceremonies, but the taboos surrounding kava vary from island to island. Kava is made of the root of a plant related to the pepper tree. Vanuatu kava is the strongest in the world, containing over 30 active ingredients and is the only legal narcotic in the world.
There's plenty to do, while staying in our Vanuatu accommodation. Charter a yacht from Port Villa or Luganville. Or join an island tour and see volcanoes, rainforests, waterfalls and hidden bays and deserted beaches. Or go to Tanna Island and see the active volcano, Yasur. See the amazing bird life of the islands, especially during the breeding season between September and January. Or trek through the mountainous rainforest. Before you see the beauty of Vanuatu first hand, be sure to book your Vanuatu accommodation and flight to Vanuatu!