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Explore the different regions of Vanuatu

Vanuatu

Posted by on 08 Apr 2021 , in Islands

Vanuatu's islands are the perfect place to experience tropical sunshine while digging your toes in the white sandy beaches or snorkelling in the warm waters around the islands. 

The island of Efate

 Home to the capital Port Vila, the island of Efate features varied landscapes of rugged coastlines, vast countryside, impressive waterfalls, stunning sandy bays and lagoons. Port Vila is set around a natural harbour and offers a range of exciting activities such as ziplining, hiking and snorkelling. Connect with the friendly locals by watching a cultural show, sampling fresh produce or purchasing handcrafted souvenirs at the local markets.

Tanna

Exudes traditional Melanesian culture (Kastom) and is known as the island of adventure. This charming island is teeming with a diverse range of spectacular sites around every corner. The iconic Mt Yasur is the world’s most accessible active volcano and is an impressive site to behold. A snorkelling adventure to the hidden grotto of the Blue Cave is a truly breathtaking experience and not to be missed.  Marvel at the giant Banyan Tree, take in the “Kastom” at local villages, and explore hot springs and secluded beaches.

Espiritu Santo

Vanuatu's largest Island, is renowned for its world-class diving, spectacular blue swimming holes, fine white sandy beaches and lush jungles. Experience adventure, history, Melanesian culture and bare-foot-luxury on this extraordinary island. A diver’s paradise, explore various wreck sites including the legendary SS President Coolidge. Sip some bubbles on Champagne Beach or take a hike through dense jungle and cool off in the iridescent blue swim holes.

When to visit

Vanuatu enjoys endless sunshine year-round thanks to its sub-tropical climate. Mild temperatures and clear blue skies are typical throughout the year and swimming is also pleasant with sea temperatures varying between 22-28°C.

  • The Winter season, April to September, is a cooler, drier period with an average temperature of 26°C. It is generally a popular time to travel, especially for Australians escaping the colder winter season.

  • The Summer season, November to March, can be hot, wet and humid with an average temperature of 28°C. These months are part of the tropical cyclone season however, most resorts are located in the southern region of Vanuatu which benefits from less extreme climate conditions and generally experiences less rain and humidity. December-January can be quite busy due to the extended Summer holidays in Australia & New Zealand.