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Vanuatu consists of 83 islands in the South West Pacific; the four
main islands being: Espiritu Santo, Malekula, Efate, and Tanna.
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Espiritu Santo is the largest island but the capital of Vanuatu,
Port-Vila, is on Efate.
The history of Vanuatu follows a course similar to many of the islands in the region.
A Portuguese explorer, Pedro de Queiros, sights them in 1606.
French navigator Louis Antoine de Bougainville sails around in 1768
and then along comes Captain James Cook, in 1774, thinking that the New Hebrides would be
a fitting name for them.
The British and French jointly administer the islands; the Americans
set up a base during World War II; and the New Hebrides finally becomes independent, as
Vanuatu, on July 30th, 1980.
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Island, Espiritu Santo,
Moso Island, Port Vila, Tanna Island.
Getting to Vanuatu
International flights connect Auckland, Brisbane, Espiritu Santo, Nadi, Noumea, Port Vila, Sydney and
A number of cruise ships make calls at Luganville and Port Vila.
Getting Around Vanuatu
Domestically, Air Vanuatu connects Port Vila with Santo, Tanna,
Valesdir (Epi), Norsup (Malekula) and Lonorore (Pentecost).
Vanuatu is the land of so much to see, so much to do with a reputation for interesting,
fun and educational activities to suit any traveller's expectations; from treks and
abseiling to deserted beach picnics and wreck dive explorations to Cultural villages.
Many of the resorts in Vanuatu are child-free zones.
Nestled amidst swaying palms fringed on a 2km private beach, Breakas Beach Resort is an
intimate tropical retreat. All 15 bungalows sit along the
Surrounded by crystal clear blue water, there's 69 acres of private
island to indulge in; just a two-minute ferry-ride from Port Vila.
Mangoes Resort overlooks Erakor Lagoon. Hotel amenities include
two swimming pools, onsite restaurant and bar. Beach access is a three
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