Dubbed the happiest place on earth, Vanuatu is an idyllic South Pacific destination. Like most island destinations, outdoor activities and tours reign supreme, such as cruising along the treetops on a zipline and snorkelling over the reefs. However, fun can still be found inside at the Port Vila Markets and during a relaxing spa retreat. To make the most of your Vanuatu holiday, consider signing up for one or more of the guided tours that whisk you away to blue lagoons and mountain tops.
Don't miss these Vanuatu attractions
- Kayaking tours
- Port Vila scuba diving and snorkelling
- Mount Hope waterfall
- Seaplane sightseeing tours
- Pele Island
Out on the reef
While staying on Vanuatu you might want to spend some time appreciating the beautiful ocean life by taking a semi-submarine reef tour or trying your hand at guided reef kayaking. There are also numerous diving operators with local guides who know all the best spots for experiencing the magical underwater world.
Many tour companies provide combination tours that may include sunny Sand Island or gorgeous Paradise Cove and a mixture of sailing, kayaking, cruising or snorkelling. For a more relaxing time out on the reef, you can enjoy a sunset cruise with the island and horizon as your backdrop.
Appreciating the scenery
Away from the water, the island terrain is also worth admiring courtesy of a horse riding adventure through the rainforests, a buggy ride through the jungle or a hike to the famed Cascade Waterfall. There are also full-day tours available where you can appreciate many scenic vistas and a Secret Garden tour that introduces you to various local birds, lizards and turtles.
For a bird's-eye view of Vanuatu, take to the skies in a seaplane that lets you soar above it all while revelling in all the coastal pockets, outlines of reef and inland landscape. Alternatively, get a little closer to ground, but still as high as the trees by ziplining through the forest around Port Vila.