Holidays To Tanna Island
A Tanna Island holiday is no ordinary escape; in fact, you could say it's almost explosive! The site of an active volcano and home to villagers with an untouched way of life, Tanna is located in the Vanuatu Island chain—and it’s your escape from modernity. View the natural light show, snorkel in a cave with a skylight or visit a local settlement where the fruit hangs fresh from the trees. When your day is done, relax by the beach and soak up the atmosphere.
Things to Do in Tanna Island
With one of Wotif's Tanna Island car hire deals, you can explore everything on the island. With your camera ready, ascend Mount Yasur to the volcano's rim with the help of a guide or tour—go in the evening for the best views. The drive there gives you the perfect opportunity to get snaps of the black ashy sand; you can also fly over if your knees buckle at the idea of getting too close to the lava.
Volcanic eruptions are just the start of Tanna Island holidays. With large swaths of land preserved from industrialisation, people here have maintained a natural way of life. Get a glimpse of the lifestyle in Yakel Village, where families are still deeply connected to the island's ecosystem. They make their homes high up in the trees—that staircase made of branches may look shaky to you, but it's kept them safe for generations.
Take a boat ride to Blue Cave for some fun in the ocean. The water is clear enough to spot sea life and the sunlight streams in through the opening in the rock overhead. Come equipped with a waterproof camera and prepare yourself for some rocky waters—from nature, of course, as opposed to your boat captain.
Port Resolution is 8 km from Mount Yasur and a gateway to snorkelling at Yewao Point, surfing at Yankaren Para or relaxing at the white-sand beaches of Ireupuow. Linger at the Port for cliffside views, dining and entertainment—it's a quiet place to pass the hours during your island holiday.
Shopping, Dining & Nightlife
For a true island experience, visit the open-air market on Fridays when villagers sell their woven baskets and homegrown fruits (possible snacks for your trek to the volcano?). Spend your cash on fruits and souvenirs at Port Resolution, but don't stop there. Plan an outing to Lenakel, the main town and your best option for food and souvenirs to bring home to your friends.
Port Resolution also offers a selection of small diners for when you've had your fill of shopping. The resorts near Lenakel often have onsite restaurants—check the details of Tanna Island holiday packages to see what's included. The locals grow coffee on this island, so you should always be able to grab a cuppa. Kava bars are located throughout the island, but know ahead of time this drink may make you a bit woozy!
If a quiet evening by the water or a nice glass of wine is to your taste, visit one of the shops in Lenakel to pick up food. Wotif's Tanna Island deals get you great rates on flights and hotels—the destination's natural beauty is the entertainment. Watch the ocean at sunset, snap pictures of the fiery-red volcanic eruptions and sip a bottle next to a pristine ocean.
From the peaceful shoreline to fancy explosions, Vanuatu holidays have it all. Find the best value and accommodation with Wotif's Tanna Island packages. You can rely on us to make booking a holiday easy—all you have to do is leave your worries behind.
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