Hey, I’m Kristy and I’m Luke! We’re from Flight Centre, and we’re in beautiful Vanuatu here in the South Pacific.
We’re going to give you our top tips for this tropical paradise, whether you’re after relaxation or adventure.
Now, when is the best time to go to Vanuatu? It’s awesome all year round.
For families, I recommend April to November.
But, for couples, October to early December is best to avoid school holidays.
Getting here is easy.
You can fly directly from the east coast of Australia to Port Vila or Santo.
This isn’t my bag.
If you’re looking for what to do in Vanuatu that really depends on where you stay.
The three most popular islands are Efate, Espiritu Santo and Tanna island.
Port Vila is the capital of Vanuatu, here on the main island of Efate.
The weather is sunny and tropical all year round, so there’s always plenty of things to do.
Like, see it all from the air! Vanuatu Helicopters run a heap of different tours, each giving you an incredible view of the island.
You also have to see the Blue Lagoon, and take a zip-line adventure! Go on a snorkelling trip! And visit the Mele Cascades, the island’s most popular natural attraction.
The easiest way to see these sights and get around Efate is with Evergreen, one of Vanuatu’s top tour companies.
Their huge range of half- and full-day tours make Evergreen our go-to.
One of my favourite tours is their day trip to Pele Island, off the north coast of Efate, is their day trip to Pele Island, off the north coast of Efate, where you can relax on the beach and snorkel.
Or for a unique experience, jump on a local bus! If you’re after a good lunch spot Tamanu On The Beach offers a South Pacific dining experience with ocean views.
And Wild Ginger at the Warwick Le Lagon is a favourite for Asian fusion.
Or try K2 Kitchen, a cafe here in Port Vila.
When it comes to where to stay, there are some awesome resorts on Efate.
There’s the Holiday Inn Resort, Vanuatu, or Breakas Beach Resort.
The Warwick Le Lagon makes a fantastic base due to its central location.
It even has overwater bungalows.
Or check into Iririki Island Resort.
As you can see, Efate lets you do as little, or as much as you like! Now, ‘Santo’ – as the locals call it, is the biggest island in Vanuatu.
Santo has clear, sheltered waters and is home to some of the best coral reefs in the South Pacifc.
And it's perfect if you’re into diving.
Million Dollar Point and the famous Coolidge Wrecks are two of the best dive spots on the island.
While you’re on Santo you should also check out the blue holes.
Vanuatu has more of these pristine swimming holes than anywhere else in the world.
But my favourite part of the island is Champagne Beach.
If you’re wondering where to stay on Santo, there’s Barrier Beach Resort, Aore Island Resort, and the luxe Ratua Island Resort & Spa, an eco paradise on 146 acres.
The resort has an overwater day spa and a restaurant where you can feast on fresh seafood.
A few days here and it’s easy to see what makes Santo so special, and why people like me keep coming back! Next up, Tanna is an island in Vanuatu known best for its live volcano and friendly locals.
You can take a 4WD tour to Mt Yasur, and see the lava explode up close! For the most incredible cave you’ve ever seen, head to Tanna’s Blue Cave.
It can only be accessed by swimming underwater.
It’s like something out of a movie! You should also check out the Sulphur Bay Hot Springs or, visit the small and welcoming Yakel Village and experience local customs, traditions and dancing.
When staying on Tanna Island, we love White Grass Ocean Resort.
It’s perfect for relaxation and the best spot on the island for a sundowner.
Or check out Friendly Beach resort, which is great for the whole family.
From the famous Champagne Beach to popular destinations like Port Vila, Vanuatu is full of natural beauty and memorable holiday moments that will have you coming back again and again.
So, to plan your next Vanuatu vacation, Talk to your Flight Centre Travel Expert in store today.