What To Do In Vanuatu
The A to Z of Vanuatu
Welcome to Vanuatu A-Z, the simple guide to what Vanuatu has to offer the visitor – attractions, information, history and little known facts.
This site has been written by people who have lived in Vanuatu, visit Vanuatu regularly, know Vanuatu and love Vanuatu. Why? Because we want visitors to return home with wonderful memories and spread the word about this safe, friendly and rewarding destination.
This is a thumbnail guide to Vanuatu, along with some quirky, personal observations. It has been written for a ‘fun’, entertaining read as well as factual information
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Volcanic Earth is more than an award-winning Vanuatu day spa. In addition they also manufacture, wholesale, retail and export their fabulous, all natural skin care products all over the world. They also operate a tour of their Virgin Coconut Oil and skin care manufacturing facility. Really worth a visit when in Vila!
Book early for the Vanuatu Golf Open 2018
Dates confirmed from 21st-26th August 2018
Played at the beautiful Port Vila Golf & Country Club where you can also play year round as a visitor to Vanuatu. Just call the club on +678 7710779
DRIVE THE ISLAND
If you are hiring a car we suggest obtaining quotes from one of our prefered suppliers:
Ask for the VLHH preferred or local rates
Soar through the jungle canopy and experience a fantastic buzz while on 6 ziplines and 2 suspension bridges. Zip platform to platform high in the trees and enjoy breathtaking views overlooking the ridgeline down to Mele Bay. For more information go to Zipline website
We recommend trying eith Big Blue or Nautilus Dive in Port Vila. Both are excellent operators and will provide you with expert tution and equipment to get the best from your dive. In and around the Port Vila Harbour there are numerous dive sites.
VISIT A VOLCANO
Yasur Volcano on the Southern Island of Tanna is well worth the effort to see this truly memorable live volcano..
Private Charter operators and Air Vanuatu run daily flights to Tanna and if you want to stay for a couple of nights on Tanna email Whitegrass Ocean Resort.
The team at Whitegrass will certainly make your stay worthwhile.
WATCH LAND DIVING
Between April and June every year, on a Saturday, men in the southern part of the island jump from tall towers (around 20 to 30 m) with vines tied to their feet, in a ritual believed to ensure a good yam harvest and fertility for men. The vine diving ritual is also now used to show acceptance into manhood.Tours can be booked via Unity Airlines
Learn to Cook
A “Must do” excursion ideal for all ages. A spacious 23 metre timber sailing ketch with twin diesel back up power, dinghies, snorkelling gear ...and can carry 60 passengers.
For more information and bookings
go to...Coongoola Cruises
Attention snorkelers, divers and sailors, the most colorful and healthiest coral reefs with lots of marine life, are to be found on our full day cruise from Havannah Harbour into the Nor-West Efate area, bounded by Lelepa Island, Hat Island and Paul’s Rock.
Ask at your hotel tour desk for more info. or call Sailaway +678 7723803
Go Out of The Beaten Track
Vanuatu Ecotours provide a full range of fun, exciting and interesting adventures: river and sea kayaking, trekking, mountain biking, and waterfalls tours. No one can get you closer to the real Vanuatu life and Pure Nature. For maximum personalized service and respect of the environment, these absolutely exclusive tours are reserved for small groups. We look after young and old. A tour with Vanuatu Ecotours is memorable, informative and authentic. For more information go to www.vanuatuecotours.com
HIRE A CHEF
Relax and let one of our Chefs cook that special meal for your guests so that you can enjoy the event as much as everyone else. Kandy from . K2 Kitchen can be contacted by email for more information including wedding services
Learn to cook local food and have a great day out.
Details are on the brochure
Local Cooking Class
At Orovy Beach Restaurant Emua
2 1/2 hours of fun and food in an idylic beach setting.
A great option for a group of 4-6 people
Claire Barkhuizen runs yoga and Pilates classes at resorts and corporate sites in and around Port Vila. You can check out Claire Facebook Page Claire is able to offer our guests staying in holiday houses these services so if you are interested you can email Claire for more information.
Ask us about saving money on tours, restaurants and other activities whilst you are in Vanuatu. Hotspots is a great local initiative designed to save the traveler money. Your accommodation provider will have the discount vouchers available for sale but if you book thorough us we give you a booklet of vouchers free.
TAKE A TOUR
To really appreciate the best in tours and sites to see check out all the options on the Vanuatu Tour Operators website
Or contact one of the main tour operators like ...
Evergreen, Adventures in Paradise or Melanesian Tours.
There are plenty of great options for a cool drink on a hot day in Port Vila. We recommend in no particular order...
The Anchor Inn, The Banyan Bar, The Office Pub, the Warhorse Saloon, The Lava Lounge, Cafe Du Village, The Brewery Bar.
All but the Warhorse Saloon are on the main street of Port Vila on the waterfront
The Mele Cascades are one of Vanuatu's most unique and popular activities
his tour departs 9 am and 2 pm daily from your Hotel foyer.
You will be met by our friendly driver and taken on a fifteen minutes pleasant drive to Mele Cascades Waterfall. Enjoy a chilled drink of Evergreen water while the drive gives you an introduction of the tour and commentary of the sites you drive past.
Port Vila offers a variety of retails shopping options Pandanus is located on the main street in the center of town and has a great range of souvenir and gift ideas. The recently open Tanna Russet Mall at the northern end of town also has a cinema with a gold pass section offering hopitality whilst you enjoy a movie