Palm trees and overwater bungalows on a tropical beach, Vanuatu, Erakor Island, Efate

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Whether you're seeking adventure, relaxation, or a blend of both, Vanuatu has something to offer everyone, no matter your travel style or budget.

Welcome to Vanuatu, a beautiful island nation in the South Pacific Ocean, known for its stunning beaches, crystal-clear waters, and vibrant culture.

From hiking to the top of Mt. Yasur, an active volcano, to snorkelling in the turquoise waters of the Coral Sea, nature lovers will find endless opportunities to explore the breathtaking landscapes of Vanuatu. Families can spend their days visiting animal sanctuaries, discovering ancient traditions at cultural centres, or simply lounging on the beach.

Couples seeking romance can indulge in luxurious spas, private beachfront dinners, and sunset cruises. Meanwhile, budget-conscious travellers have few limits in Vanuatu, with plenty of options for affordable accommodation, dining and activities.

With so much to see and do in Vanuatu, from Port Vila to Espiritu Santo and beyond, here's our guide to the best things to do when you're in Vanuatu. Let the adventure begin!

Top things to do in Vanuatu - Overview:

  1. Top 10 attractions
    1. Mount Yasur
    2. Mystery Island
    3. Mele Cascades
    4. Blue Lagoon
    5. Hideaway Island Marine Reserve
    6. Ekasup Village
    7. Millenium Cave
    8. SS President Coolidge
    9. Nanda Blue Hole
    10. Port Vila Market
  2. Top 10 activities
    1. Kayak down the river
    2. Explore cascades
    3. Go snorkelling
    4. Swim in a watering hole
    5. Dive to a wreck
    6. Take a road trip
    7. Relax at the beach
    8. Check out villages
    9. Hike into a volcano
    10. Watch the land divers
  3. Things to do in Vanuatu by island
  4. Things to do in Vanuatu for couples
  5. Things to do in Vanuatu for groups
  6. Things to do in Vanuatu for families

Top 10 things to do in Vanuatu – Attractions

1. Mount Yasur

Eruption of Yasur volcano, Tanna Island, Vanuatu

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If you're looking for adventure in Vanuatu, be sure to get to Tanna Island to check out one of the most active and accessible volcanoes in the world - Mt Yasur. The locals are ardent followers of an unusual cult that worships John Frum, a mythical American WWII serviceman who is believed to reside inside the mountain. By praying to him and his serviceman, the local Melanesians believe they will one day return with technological goods. As part of the tour, you’ll be guided to ask permission to the gods to climb the volcano when you first arrive. Protective gear is provided, including ash coats and goggles, but you can bring your own if you happen to have some lying around! Then…it’s time to view the spew.

Wear sturdy shoes and bring a water bottle; you’ll need the fitness to complete a steep but short climb from the trek base to the viewing point. Time your visit with sunset when it’s coolest and where you can best glimpse the molten lava roiling in its cauldron – fantastic for photos. Most tours depart from hotels on Tanna Island, which is a 40-minute flight from Port Vila on Efate. Pick ups usually commence at 14:00 and the tour includes ground transport, guide, entry and afternoon tea. Allow about 7 hours.

Opening hours: By appointment with tour company

Cost of entry: From about VUV 28,000 (~AUD $350)


2. Mystery Island

Mystery Island, Vanuatu, Beach view with palm trees

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Mystery Island, also known as Inyeug or Aneityum Island, is a small uninhabited islet situated in the southern part of Vanuatu, located in the Pacific Ocean. It's a famous tourist spot and is popularly known for its crystal-clear waters and coral reefs - ideal for swimming, snorkelling, and diving. Visitors can also enjoy the island's white sandy beaches and take a leisurely walk around its perimeter, which takes approximately 30 minutes.

Apart from being a stunning location, Mystery Island has an interesting history. It was once used as a meeting place for tribal chiefs to discuss important matters and later used as a landing strip by the United States during World War II. Today, it's a popular stopover for cruise ships passing through the Pacific. Visitors can enjoy local cultural performances, purchase handicrafts from the island's vendors, and taste local cuisine.

The island can only be accessed by boat, so visitors can hire a charter or join a tour to get there. It's recommended to arrive early in the morning before the cruise ships arrive to avoid crowds. Visitors should carry their own beach towel, reef-safe sunscreen, and fresh drinking water. Snorkelling gear is also essential to make the most of the crystal-clear waters around the island.

Visitors should bring cash (most vendors accept AUD) and indulge in some fresh coconut juice and local delicacies while relaxing in the breezy shade. For a touch of luxury, visitors can book a massage in a cabana, but it's essential to pre-book it in advance. The entire trip takes about 6 hours.

Opening hours: By appointment with tour company

Price of entry: From VUV 3900 (~AUD$49)


3. Mele Cascades

Mele Maat Cascades in Port Vila, Efate Island, Vanuatu, South Pacific

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Mele Cascades is a stunning natural waterfall located just a half-hour drive from Port Vila on Efate. The site is managed by traditional owners who keep watch over aqua pools and the turgid waterfalls that feed them. To explore the falls and the jungle surrounding them, you'll need closed shoes and a moderate level of fitness. The trek to the top of the falls takes about 20 minutes, and rope swings are available for daredevils. However, be aware of underwater boulders, and only strong swimmers should enter the strong currents created by the force of the falling water.

One thing to note is that there are two tolls for full entry, as the site is managed by two different groups. Most people spend 2-3 hours here, so plan accordingly. If you get hungry or thirsty, there's a small cafe and bar on site that serves simple refreshments. Alternatively, you can bring your own food and drinks and enjoy them next to the cascades.

Opening hours: Daily, 8:30-17:30

Price of entry: VUV 3500 (~AUD$44)


4. Blue Lagoon

Incredibly turquoise Blue lagoon in Efate, Vanuatu

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Blue Lagoon is a natural swimming hole that features calm, clear water the colour of turquoise - making for very Insta-worthy content all round. Beyond aesthetics, this is a stunning location to come for a day of rope swinging, floating, and leaping from trees.

To make the most of your visit, bring swimmers, a towel, and wear water shoes to protect your feet from the rocky bottom.There aren’t food outlets here, so we suggest bringing snacks and plenty of water - or even better, packing a picnic. Getting to Blue Lagoon is relatively easy, with many of the full and half day tours around the islands stopping in here. Alternatively, it’s accessible by car, bike or bus.

Lastly, don't forget to bring cash for the entry fee, which supports the locals who own the land. Changing rooms are available but don't have lockers, so be sure to keep your belongings with you.

Opening Hours: Daily, 8:00 - 17:00

Price of entry: Adults VUV 500 (~AUD$6) children VUV300 (~$3)


5. Hideaway Island Marine Reserve

Hideaway Island--Beautiful tropical island in Vanuatu

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Located just a 20-minute boat ride from Port Vila, Hideaway Island Marine Reserve is a rocky islet that provides a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Once you arrive, disconnect from the world, say goodbye to wi-fi (yes, really!) and enjoy the pristine cay and crystal-clear waters. The onsite dive centre offers diving and snorkelling straight off the beach, with abundant coral and marine life to discover. Don't forget to wear water shoes to protect your feet. The restaurant on the island offers delicious and laid-back dining options, including fresh seafood, curries, and dishes that appeal to kids and adults alike. While you're there, be sure to visit the world's only underwater post office, which is situated 3 metres beneath the azure blue water. You can even send your own unique missive with a one-of-a-kind stamp.

Opening hours: Always open, overnight stays available

Price of entry: VUV 1500 (~AUD$19)


6. Ekasup Village

Locals dressed in traditional wear at Ekasup Village, Vanuatu

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For an educational and entertaining experience, head to Ekasup Village, located just a 10-minute drive from Port Vila. Here you can explore ancient Melanesian practices such as game trapping, plant remedies and sand drawing. Plus, everything you’ve ever wanted to know about … cannibalism. You’ll want to wear sturdy, flat soled shoes and a hat, and bring local currency for browsing the authentic handicrafts on offer. Watching the artisans deftly weave natural materials into baskets, mats and hats is inspirational and strangely relaxing, and you may find it difficult to leave without taking one home. There are no meal options here (this is a village) but there is plenty of fruit on offer. The two hour guided tour is a highlight for many visitors to Port Vila, and just a 10-minute drive from the centre of town.

Opening hours: Monday - Saturday (closed Sunday) 9:00 - 11:00, 14:00 - 16:00

Price of entry: Adults VUV 3875 (~AUD$49) children (~AUD$24)


7. Millenium Cave

Waterfall in Millenium Cave, Vanuatu

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Millennium Cave is a natural wonder located on the island of Santo in Vanuatu. It is a deep cave system that can only be accessed through a guided tour, which involves hiking, swimming, and rock scrambling through the lush jungle. But beware, this full-day tour isn’t for the faint of heart - at times you will be in complete darkness, accompanied by flapping bats. You’ll get very wet swimming through river canyon, so don’t bring a camera that can’t get submerged. Hiking boots are highly recommended and participants will need to be agile and quite fit to climb boulders, shimmy down rock faces and handle the water. This is a physically demanding tour, so not appropriate for children. Pack sunscreen, insect repellent, lunch and a change of clothes, and avoid coming when it’s wet. Again, expect true adventure with this one…!

Opening hours: Tour hours differ, contact tour operator

Price of entry: VUV 9500 (~AUD$120)


8. SS President Coolidge

Wreck Diving Vanuatu President Coolidge

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The SS President Coolidge is a shipwreck off the coast of Luganville on Santo. This WWII relic, the largest easily-accessible shipwreck in the world, is renowned for its well-preserved artefacts like the “barber's chair” and coral encrusted guns. The wreck is also home to a diverse range of marine life such as lionfish, scorpionfish, and giant clams, hidden amongst the nooks and crannies of the ship.

To explore this remarkable site, hire a diving guide from one of the outfits to take you to the remains of the SS President Coolidge. Depending on your diving experience, you can investigate the remains at depths ranging from 20 to 70 metres during the day or even at night. It's important to note that before diving, you should consider your dive time to ensure a safe dive. So, don't forget to factor that in your planning.

Whether you're a history buff or an adventurous diver, the SS President Coolidge is a must-visit site for anyone visiting Vanuatu.

Opening hours: Always open, contact dive shop

Cost of entry: No fee to enter, guide fees differ


9. Nanda Blue Hole

Lush rainforest and clear water at the Nanda Blue Hole

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So perfectly peacock blue that it seems created by AI, Nanda Blue Hole is a stunning natural wonder that many consider to be the best blue hole in Santo. The water here is transparent and a beautiful peacock blue colour that seems almost artificial. This phenomenon occurs when fresh water rises through limestone to create a crater. You can go snorkelling in the blue hole, which is up to 13 metres deep, and see a variety of fish flitting around. The water is cool and refreshing, perfect for a dip on a hot day.

The blue hole is located at the top of Turtle Bay and is managed by the family who own the land. There is a timber jumping platform and a small café where you can grab a few local beers and nibbles. To avoid the crowds, it's best to arrive early in the morning when the blue hole opens. Don't forget to bring your towel, mask, sunscreen, and cash to pay the entry fee.

Opening hours: Monday - Saturday 8:00 - 16:30, Sunday 9:00 - 16:30

Cost of entry: VUV 1000 (~AUD$12)


10. Port Vila Market

Food at Port Vila Market, Vanuatu

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The Port Vila Markets is a fantastic stop for sampling authentic and hyper-local cuisine - whether that’s stopping in for lunch or picking up snacks to back at your accommodation. A large meal will set you back about AUD$5, and give you the opportunity to try the best of local eats – why not create your own food tour going from one food stall to the next? Make sure you visit the new specialty handicraft markets next door to the traditional market. They sell unique carvings and jewellery made by residents and villagers. Don't miss browsing the unique plants while you're there. You could easily spend a day between both of the markets, especially when sampling the tastes and flavours of the food stalls.

Opening hours: Early to late; some stalls open 24 hours

Cost of entry: Free


Top 10 things to do in Vanuatu – Activities

1. Kayak down the river

Red kayak on a river in Vanuatu

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Become one with the rushing waters of Vanuatu’s rivers, with kayaking offering such a unique way to explore Vanuatu’s inlands.The Rentapao River in Port Vila winds through lush green rainforest, mangrove thickets and local villages on a gentle current. For a serene and picturesque journey, with occasional sightings of prawn fishermen or children playing on the banks, take a tandem kayak or solo down the Sarakata River on Espiritu Santo. It’s easy to hire a guide, or just the equipment, and it’s possible you’ll have the place to yourself. Any time of day is a great time to go, but avoid kayaking when it’s very windy, stormy or rainy - as this can create unstable conditions.


2. Explore cascades

Rarru Rentapao Cascades, Waterfall and the River, Teouma village, Efate Island, Vanuatu

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If there’s one thing that Vanuatu has in glorious abundance, it’s cascades. Vanuatu’s waterfalls are natural treasures, as lovely to look at as they are to cool off in. The Rarro Rentapao on Efate Island is a hidden gem with a small ledge behind the main waterfall where you can sit and soak in the stunning views. Another excellent option is the Tuffuntari Waterfall on Santo Island, which has been compared to the Garden of Eden. It requires a guide and you should expect a bumpy road journey, but it is well worth the effort for the unforgettable experience.


3. Go snorkelling

A woman snorkelling over a coral  reef off the coast of Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu.

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With crystal clear waters and many protected lagoons, you can snorkel from just about any beach on the islands. Some of the best snorkelling spots include the volcanic Tanna Island, which is home to a 60-metre wide grotto and coral gardens, as well as the remains of the 1916 shipwreck, ‘The Fijian’. Tranquility Island, located at Moso off Efate, is a great place to see turtles in the wild, while Dany Island provides a private beach where you can snorkel with an aquarium of fish at your fingertips. With so many options, snorkelling in Vanuatu is an activity that will make your trip truly unforgettable.


4. Swim in a watering hole

A woman on a rope swing over Riri Blue Hole, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu

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You’ll never see a watering hole the same way after you’ve experienced one in Vanuatu, and we recommend visiting more than one, as no two are the same. Matevulu, located on Santo, is an excellent option for visitors of all ages due to its rope swings and vibrant underwater life. For those seeking a refreshing dip, the Riri blue hole in Luganville, surrounded by lush jungle green rainforest and 18 metres deep, is an excellent choice. At the Nanda blue hole, basic snacks and beer are available, so there's no need to bring a cooler. Don't forget to pack your snorkelling gear, sunscreen, and towel for an unforgettable adventure.


5. Dive to a wreck

Wreck Diving Vanuatu Million Dollar Point

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Diving in Vanuatu is a dream come true for those who love underwater exploration. The Bonzer tugboat Wreck, off Efate’s Hideaway Island is a welcoming spot for beginners. Clear water, with little current and loads of anemones (an invertebrate relative of coral and jellyfish) make it more than worthwhile for a first experience diving in Vanuatu. For experienced divers, the Senele Federesen near Port Vila is a treat with its beautiful rainbow sea fan coral and a chance to spot shrimp and cod. For a different type of wreck all together, dive to the Tasman, a Qantas S26 Sandringham Flying Boat where you can swim through the cockpit at 40m deep. The dangers of flying Qantas eh?


6. Take a road trip

Road lined with palm trees at sunset in Vanuatu

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Vanuatu’s largest island Espiritu Santo (Santo for short) has a nicely paved ring road - perfect for beach-hopping to your heart’s content. The road is 113 kilometres return and can easily be completed in two to three hours, or stretched out over a day or two if you prefer to linger longer. To hire a car locally, you can seriously just ‘ask around’ as this can be done quite informally here. Take towels, sunscreen, snacks and drinks including plenty of water. You may be stopping so often that you don’t want to change in and out of your swimmers constantly, so thongs are a good idea, as are water shoes, and a shirt or sarong for quick coverage.


7. Relax at the beach

Two deck chairs on a sandy beach in Vanuatu.

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Vanuatu is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, so choosing Vanuatu’s best beaches is like choosing your favourite child. That being said, our favourite is Champagne Beach in Santo (don’t worry, we won’t tell the other beaches!), with its azure water and silky sand. What better place to snorkel or sneak in a nap? Louniel Beach on Tanna Island is off the beaten path, but well worth the 15-minute trek from the car park. Ebony sand of volcanic ash meets the warm sea, so bring plenty of reef-safe sunscreen and if you’re concerned about your sun exposure, a beach umbrella. Also in Santo, Port Orly is a fantastic beach, owing not only to its perfect water, but also the beachfront dining where the freshest seafood is served up.


8. Check out villages

A local village in Efate in Vanuatu

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Vanuatu's villages are actual communities where people live and work. To gain an authentic experience and a true insider's viewpoint of village life, we recommend taking a tour with one of the residents. This way, you can get involved in the local culture and learn more about the daily life of the villagers. One of the best is Ekasup Village in Port Vila, highly regarded for its welcoming hospitality and authenticity. The information about tattooing and tooth removal is fascinating - don’t worry, your skin and teeth are safe…! Yakel Village, located deep in the forests of Tanna and home to a thriving population of 800 villagers, is another great option for an authentic village tour in Vanuatu. The tribal society still practises the ‘kastom’ way of life, where economics, religion, marriage, magic and art are passed down through oral traditions from one generation to the next. For the villages, allow two hours to tour and simply hire a car to take you there, or join with a larger tour group.


9. Hike into a volcano

Eruption of Yasur Volcano on Tanna Island, Vanuatu

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No trip to Vanuatu is complete without a visit to one of the country's nine volcanoes - two of which are underwater. Mount Yasur on Tanna Island is the most famous and frequently visited, while the Marum volcano on Ambrym Island is much less well-known. However, Marum is one of the most active volcanoes in the world and attracts adventurous hikers with its 12-kilometre-wide caldera (the cauldron shaped hole that forms when a volcano erupts), filled with molten lava. Another noteworthy volcano to explore is Mount Garet on Gaua Island, which offers scenic and colourful views as the prize for crossing Lake Letas and trekking up its steep slopes.

It's essential to hire a guide who knows the terrain and safety protocols when exploring Vanuatu's volcanoes.


10. Watch the land divers

VANUATU, PENTECOST  ISLAND: land diving ceremony, called Naghol or Gol. Indigenous men jump from wooden towers 20 to 30 meters high, with tree vines wrapped around their ankles

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One of the most thrilling cultural experiences in Vanuatu is watching the land divers on the southern side of Pentecost Island. Every Saturday from April to June, village men and boys jump from a 30-metre tower with only two vines wrapped around their ankles in a ritual ceremony of masculinity and virility. After climbing to the top of a wooden tower made from jungle debris and taking a quick sip of kava, the goal is to hurl oneself off the top and land with shoulders touching the ground. This makes for a fantastic day trip, but for those who wish to immerse themselves in this aspect of Vanuatu culture for longer, there are simple yet comfortable bungalows available. To get there, take a puddle-jumper or boat to Pentecost Island.


Things to do in Vanuatu by island

1. Efate

Port Vila is capital city of Vanuatu, Lies on the main island Efate

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Efate is the main island of Vanuatu, and home to the island's capital Port Vila. As the entry point for most travellers to Vanuatu, Efate serves as a gateway to the island's natural beauty and culture - with plenty to see and do of both. On Efate you can visit local villages, taste the local cuisine (with its British and French influence), seek adventure on quadbikes or ziplines, take to the water for diving or fishing trips and check out some of the best waterfalls and natural attractions in Vanuatu.

Top 5 things to do on Efate:

  1. Explore and swim in the Mele Cascades
  2. Snorkel at the crystal-clear Blue Lagoon
  3. Go on a zipline tour at Jungle Zipline
  4. Explore the island on a buggy with Off Road Adventures
  5. Experience sand drawing at the National Museum of Vanuatu


Port Vila, Efate

In Port Vila, the capital of Vanuatu, enjoy a deep dive into local culture at Ekasup Village where you might even meet the Chief. Rubbing shoulders with the friendly locals at Port Vila markets is fun and fascinating – grab some fresh fruit and try a hot lunch, it’s the best bargain on the island. You can also explore the Port Vila Harbor and watch the boats come and go, or take a scenic flight to see the island from above.

Top 5 things to do on Port Vila:

  1. Visit Ekasup Village
  2. Try fresh produce at the Port Vila markets
  3. Take a boat trip from the Port Vila Harbor
  4. Snorkel at the Hideaway Island Marine Reserve.
  5. Fly over the island via scenic helicopter flight


2. Espiritu Santo

Port Orly sandy beach with palm trees, Espiritu Santo Island, Vanuatu.

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Arguably, the best beaches in Vanuatu are here on Espiritu Santo, or "Santo" for short. Santo is the largest island in Vanuatu, famous for it's incredible beaches like Champagne Beach, with its rosy sand, and Port Olry, a favourite amongst regular visitors. The blue holes of Santo are a must - Nando, Matevulu and Riri are top of the list. For those who prefer active adventure amongst the jungle, Millenium Cave is a fantastic outdoor location to explore. Divers and snorkelers the world over come to explore the SS President Coolidge. Be sure to check out Million Dollar Point, a unique underwater museum showcasing WWII history.

Top 5 things to do on Santo:

  1. Dive to see the wreck of the SS President Coolidge
  2. Visit the underwater museum at Million Dollar Point
  3. Float in a tube in waters of the Nanda Blue Hole
  4. Relax at Champagne Beach
  5. Explore the Millennium Cave


3. Tanna

View of jungle in the middle of Tanna island, Vanuatu

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Tanna is the sixth largest island in Vanuatu, yet is just 40km long. Tanna is home to Vanuatu’s most visited volcano, Mount Yasur, as well as the secluded Lenuanatuaiu waterfall which is said to be fed by a prehistoric river. Relax on the black volcanic sands of Louniel Beach and take in the crystal-clear azure waters. For a glimpse of local culture, visit the Yakel Village and witness the ancient traditions and customs of the people who call Tanna home.

Top 5 things to do on Tanna Island:

  1. Stand at the rim of the volcanic Mt Yasur
  2. Swim or snorkel at the Blue Cave
  3. Visit Yakel Village
  4. Explore Lenuanatuaiu waterfall
  5. Relax at Louniel Beach


4. Pentecost

Jungle, mountains and the coast as seen from Bunlap, Vanuatu. Bunlap is an isolated kastom (custom) village in the South-East of Pentecost Island.

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Pentecost Island is a mountainous island stretching over 60km. Pentecost is world-famous for the heart-pumping tradition of land diving, which takes place from April to June, on Pentecost Island. The island's lush and mountainous landscape offers opportunities for trekking and jungle exploration, with a range of accommodations from basic village-style to upscale resorts. Don't miss the chance to explore the stunning waterfalls and rivers of Pentecost, including the breathtaking Loltong Waterfall and the mystical Nalkutan Cave.

Top 5 things to do on Pentecost Island:

  1. Watch the land divers of the famous Nagol festival
  2. Visit Kastom Village
  3. Take a tour of local waterfalls and rivers
  4. Swim at the cave pools
  5. Hike the forest trails


Things to do in Vanuatu for couples

Couple sunbathing on a boardwalk at The Havannah, Vanuatu, surrounded by turquoise water

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Vanuatu is a popular tropical destination for couples, whether for honeymoons, anniversaries or just as a place to get away. There are plenty of romantic and adventurous activities to enjoy. For a unique experience, visit Eden on the River in Port Vila, where you can explore suspension bridges leading to laid-back floating pools. On Pele Island, you can immerse yourself in nature and have the beach to yourselves. Don't miss the chance to see dolphins and turtles in the sea. There are numerous spas and wellness centres throughout the islands where you can indulge in oil massages and volcanic scrubs to relieve stress. Finally, relax and nap in a couples' hammock under the sultry shade of the palms at Port Olry Beach.

Top 4 activities for couples in Vanuatu:

  1. Visit Eden on the River in Port Vila
  2. Enjoy secluded beach at Pele Island
  3. Take a couples spa treatment
  4. Lie back in a couple's hammock at Port Olry Beach


Things to do in Vanuatu for groups

Group of friends enjoying outdoor dinner, Vanuatu

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Vanuatu offers something for everyone, making it a great destination for group tours. Hiring a bus and driver is a cost-effective way to explore the area. Start by visiting the Blue Caves and duck diving to see the blue glow of the entrance. For a round of golf, head to the Port Vila Golf and Country Club, where you can play 18 holes with spectacular views that meet Australian standards. Take a helicopter tour to see the islands from a new perspective or hire a flight out to a deserted island with hampers of food and beverages.

Top 4 activities for groups in Vanuatu:

  1. Hire a bus and drive to tour around
  2. Swim together at the Blue Caves
  3. Play golf at Port VIla Golf and Country Club
  4. Take a helicopter tour


Things to do in Vanuatu for families

Family enjoying sunset on beach, Vanuatu

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Vanuatu is a family-friendly destination with many activities that children and adults can enjoy. A half-day canoe tour to Gaspard Bay Conservation Area on Malekula Island is a great way to see the dugong population. Children older than eight can swim amongst them. Horseriding along the beach is a relaxing way to take in the views, while jet-boating the waves is a bit more adventurous. Zipline tours through the jungle's canopy with its leafy treetops are a family favourite. Don't miss the natural blue holes and paradise-perfect beaches, where you can create memories that you'll cherish forever.

Top 5 activities for families in Vanuatu:

  1. Embark on a canoe tour at Melekula Island
  2. Horseride along the beach
  3. Take a jet-boat trip
  4. Zipline through the jungle
  5. Visit caves, blue holes and waterfalls