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Find Vanuatu Travel and Tourist Information with links to official travel and tourism websites and state resources for visitors to Vanuatu.

About Vanuatu

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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Map of Vanuatu

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The Islands of Vanuatu

Espiritu Santo is the largest island but the capital of Vanuatu, Port-Vila, is on Efate.

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History of Vanuatu - New Hebrides

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.

Visiting Vanuatu

Getting to Vanuatu

Vanuatu's proximity to Australia and New Zealand makes reaching the country a breeze.

International flights connect Vanuatu with Auckland, Brisbane, Nadi, Noumea, and Sydney.

Affordable and emerging as a great holiday destination neighbouring Fiji, New Caledonia and the Solomon Islands also offer side-trip options from Vanuatu.

Cruising to Vanuatu

A number of cruise ships visit Vanuatu with 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 Tourism

From breathtaking beaches to heart-pumping adventures, every moment in Vanuatu is unforgettable.

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, wreck dive explorations and cultural village experiences.

Hiking in Vanuatu

From soaring, steamy mountain peaks to volcanic craters, beach trails to riverside meanders, Hiking in Vanuatu offers an excellent way to connect with the local community.

Port Vila - Efate Island

Where to Stay in Vanuatu

Many of the resorts in Vanuatu are child-free zones.

Breakas Beach Resort

Breakas Beach Resort

Breakas Beach Resort: Pango Road, Port Vila, Vanuatu.

With all fifteen bungalows sitting along the tree-lined beach, this intimate tropical retreat provides the ultimate 'feet in the sand' beach holiday

Nestled amidst swaying palms fringed on a two kilometer private beach the Breakas Beach Resort backdrop is enhanced by the natural beauty of a private cove on Pango peninsular.

Iririki Island Resort

Iririki Island Resort

Iririki Island Resort: Lini Highway, Port Vila, Vanuatu.

Surrounded by crystal clear blue water, there's sixty-nine acres to indulge in at Vanuatu's favourite private island resort.

Just a three-minute ferry ride from Port Vila, Iririki Island Resort & Spa offers the perfect balance between peaceful seclusion and convenience.

Mangoes Resort Vanuatu

Mangoes Resort Vanuatu

Mangoes Resort Vanuatu: Rue de Wales, Port Vila, Vanuatu.

Swap city life for South Pacific serenity in child-free Vanuatu accommodation, some with their own private plunge pools.

Overlooking Erakor Lagoon, Mangoes Resort Vanuatu features 29 bungalows and apartments with uninterrupted tropical vistas.

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