More than 80 volcanic islands make up the nation of Vanuatu. It's a Y-shaped island collection in the South Pacific with mountainous interiors, delightful beaches, dive spots and friendly locals. While today many of the (underwater and on-shore) volcanoes are dormant, there are a few with fire in their bellies, including Tanna Island's Yasur volcano which you can visit on tour. Most tours depart from the capital, Port Vila, on the main island of Efate. Read more...
Iririki Island Resort, Port Vila 4-StarPort Vila
Situated on a private island, 1.5 kilometre from Port Vila township and 6 kms from the airport. The resort offers a complimentary 24 hour ferry service across to the island (3 minutes each way). Vila is the capital of Vanuatu and is on the island of Efate.
Travel Dates:10 October - 9 December 2015.
Idyllic beaches, balmy breezes, spectacular reefs and friendly Ni-Vanuatu locals
Water babies are drawn to Vanuatu. Scuba divers love exploring the submarine cliffs, caves and tunnels these islands afford, alongside curious fish. Novice and experienced divers alike are attracted to one of the world's largest wreck dives: SS President Coolidge, a 22,000 tonne luxury liner converted to a troop ship. Of course you don't have to dive to enjoy the warm waters here. An island-hopping cruise, kayaking, fishing or just beach time in a hammock, gazing at the water may be more the ticket.
Whether you're enjoying the cultural, aquatic or terrestrial delights, if you'd like a quirky way to deliver news of your holiday in Vanuatu, why not send a waterproof postcard from the world's only underwater post office? It's at Hideaway Island's marine sanctuary, only 3 metres below the surface.