With the buoyancy of a boogie board on the sparkling waters of Champagne Beach, the community of the Vanuatu Islands has rebuilt a gorgeous getaway from sea level up after experiencing harsh tropical weather. As the blue waters and rushing waterfalls will tell you, this island nation makes bouncing back look good. Wanna escape to a waterfront destination with spirit and spunk? Pack your bathers and sunnies and check out Wotif’s Vanuatu Islands holidays.
As you begin the search for hotels in the Vanuatu Islands, you have a tough decision to make: Sugar-white or golden sand? With 65 inhabited islands and islets to choose from, you’ve got to whittle the options down somehow, right? Or if you have your eyes on a little more city swagger, book accommodation in Port Vila, the capital city located on the south coast of Efate Island.
If your holiday self has a craving for coconut cocktails, lazy beach days and outdoor adventures, this is the place for you. Otherwise, snooze in a comfy Vanuatu Island hotel while your mates are out snorkelling through colourful coral reefs off the coast of Bokissa Island and hiking around Mount Yasur on Tanna Island. If you like chasing waterfalls, it’s time to grab your togs for some island-hopping. Drift down a river in Luganville on Espirito Santo Island, where you’ll end up beneath Mount Hope Waterfall. Once you’ve cleaned up and floated back to Efate, it’s time for some cultural immersion in Port Vila at Ekasup Village. Stop in for an event featuring traditional Melanesian dance, history and cuisine. Don’t forget the world that’s waiting beneath the ocean’s surface: learn about the finned fauna at Hideaway Island Marine Reserve from knowledgeable guides who can take you on an aquatic safari—no pith hats required.
Touch down at Bauerfield International Airport (VLI), about 6 km north of downtown Port Vila. From there, you’re conveniently close to Vanuatu Island accommodation in Mele Bay, and only a ferry ride away from other island hideouts. On land, catching a cab is the most efficient way to get around; look for license plates with the capital “T” for “taxi,” “travel” and “terrific.” Yeah, we made the last two up. Ferry services and boat tours are a breezy treat when you want to branch out to other sands.
There’s a few warm showers in the rainforest in November through March, but you can visit anytime because the weather is mild and warm year-round. April through October are swimming perfection, but don’t expect to be the only one in on the memo. Don’t worry, though; even with more tourists around, you’ll be able to find Vanuatu Islands accommodation, space for your towel and some uninterrupted downtime.
So when are you getting out of town? Mix and match hotels and flights to the Vanuatu Islands to create your perfect holiday with Wotif today.