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Vanuatu: A thrilling island adventure with rich history, natural beauty and an active volcano!

Situated in the South Pacific is the nation of Vanuatu. Consisting of approximately 80 islands, it is home to more than 270,000 people. Vanuatu offers you an adventure in the South Pacific, with its ancient culture, secluded beaches and an active volcano! The leading attractions are Millenium Cave (Luganville), Mount Yasur (Tanna Island) and Mele Cascades (Port Vila).

Get ready to explore this amazing destination, because cheap flights to Vanuatu are now available for a limited time! Vanuatu’s hub airport is Bauerfield International Airport (VLI), which is a 15-minute drive from the city centre of Port Vila.

Why visit Vanuatu

Vanuatu Scuba Diving

Wonderful Adventures

Discover the diving sites near the huge President Coolidge cruise liner, explore underwater caverns, such as the Blue Cave near Tanna Island, or go on off-road adventures in the wilderness.

Vanuatu Pentecost Western Coast

Deserted Beaches

Explore the remote islands around Vanuatu. These locations boast untouched nature and secluded beaches. The most popular islands are Pentecost, Abrym, and Malekula.

Vanuatu Mount Yasur

An Active Volcano

One of Vanuatu’s top attractions, Mount Yasur offers you the incredible opportunity to look down into its heart, by air in a helicopter, or atop the summit (where you can feel earth move!).

General information

Essential details you need to know before your trip

Currency Vanuatu Vatu (VUV)
Language French / Bislama / English
Hub Airport Bauerfield International Airport (VLI)
Airline Air Vanuatu
Time Zone GMT + 11
Travel Adaptor C / G / I

Best time to visit Vanuatu

Vanuatu gets the best weather conditions between April and October, when rainfall is at its lowest and temperatures during the evening are mild. This is also the time when the number of tourists visiting the country increases. This furthermore results in higher hotel rates. The wettest part of the year (November – March) brings fewer tourists, guaranteeing better hotel deals. Book cheap flights to Vanuatu during this time to experience this destination at your own pace.

Weather & Climate in Vanuatu (Port Vila)

Average temperature (°C) & rainfall (mm) per month

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Low °C 23°C 23°C 23°C 22°C 21°C 20°C 19°C 19°C 20°C 20°C 21°C 22°C
High °C 30°C 30°C 29°C 29°C 27°C 26°C 26°C 26°C 26°C 28°C 29°C 30°C
Rainfall (mm) 302 263 373 225 160 137 125 113 111 109 167 206

Get ready for an amazing holiday experience in Vanuatu. This collection of approximately 80 islands is home to an incredible collection of beaches, scuba diving opportunities, underwater caverns and shipwrecks!

Vanuatu has an incredibly long history, with pottery shards discovered that date back between 1100-1300 BC! In the capital, Port Vila, visit the Vanuatu National Museum. If you’re in Luganville, make sure to experience wonderful diving opportunities at the tremendous shipwrecked SS President Coolidge cruise liner. Another historic site is Chief Roi Mata’s Domain.

From Port Vila, take a thrilling tour to the active volcano, Mount Yasur. It’s an especially arresting sight at night, due to the natural fireworks, courtesy of the glow the volcano emits. This makes Mount Yasur a natural lighthouse for ships at sea!

Among the 80 islands of Vanuatu, there are the remote ones, such as Pentecost, Ambryn and Malekular. Experience a more traditional lifestyle with the island-hopping experience these locations offer. Meet the tribal inhabitants, explore beautiful forests, or walk along serene beaches.

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Make sure to visit a doctor to get all the routine vaccinations four to six weeks before you leave South Africa. Depending on your plans for your time in Vanuatu, you may additionally need vaccinations for hepatitis A, typhoid, hepatitis B and malaria.

Take special care at night, especially in Port Vila. Avoid the back streets of Port Vila and Luganville. In the rural areas, women should take care to never wander around alone, as there have been reports of sexual assault.

Should you go swimming or snorkelling, take care to watch out for aquatic animals, some of which are poisonous. The most dangerous of these is the stonefish.

At Mount Yasur, should you be on foot, follow the advice given by the guides to ensure your safety, as the volcano has been known to emit projectiles of debris and lava.

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