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10 Great Reasons to Visit Vanuatu

Number 1

Two and a half hours from Brisbane and three hours from Sydney or Auckland. Air Vanuatu flies from those three departure points each week. twice weekly on Saturday and Wednesday from Auckland. Twice weekly from brisbane and three times weekly from Sydney. Extra flights are added seasonally to cater for peaks such as School Holidays and times like Easter. To check availble flights and fares go to the Air Vanuatu Website

Number 2

There is so much to do and see and so easy to access right on the seafront in the middle of Port Vila. Whether its deep sea fishing, diving, ziplining, kayaking, a helicopter safari,jetboating, or a sunset cruise, all of these activities are just so easy to access, They represent great value and will leave a lasting impression on you long after you return to your mundame daily grind

Number 3

There is a huge diversity of accommodation options both in and around Port Vila and beyond on the outer islands of Tanna and Santo. Luxury Fares at Ratu or an adventure on Aore await in Santo whilst at Tanna you can stay at the famous Whitegreass Ocean Resort or next door at the locally owned and operated Evergreen Resort. On efate accommodation extends from budget hotels such as Moorings on the Bay to family resorts such as Le lagon or couples only retreats at The Havannah. Eratap and bBreakas. Of course it would be remiss of me not to add the seriously good value you can find in Private Villas and houses in and around Efate

Number 4

Amazzing and diverse food at a variety of restaurants. Whether your tastes are for Thai Japanese, Chinese or Vietnamese you are catered for. Whether it is the fun of cooking your own Vanuatu beef on a hot rock at the Stone Grill or tucking into a rack of the famous Warhouse Saloon Ribs you wont be dissapointed. For the romantics try the famouse Villa Chaumiers or Les Jardine des Savuers both offer a romantic atmosphere and menus to suit a romatic dinner for two (RDT)

Number 5

Great Casual drinking spots in and around Port Vila have a variety of locations and options. If you enjoy sport then head to The Anchor Inn where a miriad of large screen TV's tuned into the latest live sports awaits. Sunsets at the Anchor are legendary.The Banyan Bar between Chantillys and The Moorings offers a great beachfront sand between the toes feel with soft seating and daybeds. The Lava lounge next door to The Grand Hotel is a new and inovative venue offering great cocktails and tapas and sunsets. Whilst you are there check out the Amazzing Submarine machine and book a tour on this most Jules Verne like craft

Number 6

A safe Destination. Forget the uncertainty of travelling to the Middle East, Bali and Europe all featuring heavily on TV news for all the wrong reasons as far as a holiday destination is concerned. The South Pacific is a sleeping giant and that's how we like it. Vanuatu is one of the most accessiible small Island nations in the huge Pacific Basin and the locals are just so friendly and always ready with a smile and some good advise on where to drink good Kava or what village to visit. Many guests make life long ni-Vanuatu friends from their one vsist and that ends up being the reason they keep coming back

Number 7

Whether the Kiwanis Picnic Races is your week or the Vanuatu Golf Open or The Marlin Classic then we have something for everyone. Other classic events include the Annual round Iririki Swim, The Santo Ocean Swim, The Round Island Relay or the annual rowing Regatta Annual special events are always a great reason to come to Vanuatu.

Check the VTO website for dates and details and then just book it and come we will be expecting you soon

Number 8

There are things to do in Vanuatu that you cannot do anywhere else in the South Pacific Unique activities including visiting a live volcano on the Island of Tanna or traditional land diving on the Island of Pentecost. The latter expereince is usually only availble for around 3 months of the year approx. May to July. You should check with the local Tour Operators that service both attractions for packages and availability

Another realtively new unique attraction is the Summit Zipline experience. An exhilorating experience operated through Jungle high on the Summit overlooking Mele Bay and Hideaway Island

Number 9

The Vanuatu Culture is unique and the locals are always keen to share this with visitors to Vanuatu. For many visitors it is a real eye opener to see how families live in the village environment and still prepare food and pass on the culture of past generations to their children and grand children. Visiting Children will be engaged with the local kids and this sort of interaction will be something Australian and NZ kids will cherish forever

Number 10

Vanuatu has been twice voted The Happiest Place on Earth. Having lived and worked here for the past 15 odd years I can appreciate this. The thing that always impresses me is just how caring the locals are when it come to visitors to Vanuatu. We sometimes overlook the things in life that are so accessible and yet so often overlooked in western civilsations. The pace of living needs a rain check every year or so to restore your energy and to learn from a culture that values family time and just chilling out under a palm tree

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