Accommodation in Vanuatu

Although Captain James Cook explored and chartered the Vanuatu archipelago in 1774, which he named the New Hebrides, he ignored the island of Efate and thus missed discovering one of the world’s most beautiful deep water harbours.

Today Efate offers safe anchorage to those who visit the capital Port Vila by boat and there is Bauerfield, the international plane terminal, which is ten minutes from the capital. Thus Port Vila is the gateway to Vanuatu and offers visitors a wealth of tourist activities.

Free of skyscrapers, the town is set within a magnificent natural harbour where hibiscus dot the surrounding hills and the air is redolent with the scent of frangipani.

A boat trip around Efate and the other island retreats, reveals a place untouched by modern civilisation.

Tanna Island has almost 16,000 people who inhabit 92 villages in a 56,199 sq km area. The islanders have remained relatively unchanged by a century and a half of explorers, missionaries and traders.

Pentecost Island is a beautiful unspoiled place, home to a spectacular ritual, the Pentecost Jump.

Espiritu Santo is the largest and oldest island with the largest population and the greatest number of natural sights.

Tourism peaks in the months of July to December. The months of January to June are the quietest. Experienced travellers take advantage of these tourism troughs to travel, as airlines, accommodation providers and other tourism related businesses discount heavily during this period.

Vanuatu is a land of volcanoes and magic, underwater ship wrecks, ancient art and dance, waterfalls and blue-holes, organic foods and a myriad of hidden bays and beaches. Read on… about the lush, tropical islands… the warm, turquoise waters… the friendly people… the colours, the culture… and the fantastic food! You’ll find that there are many personal observations and opinions throughout the site, but there’s also all the information you may be seeking.