An archipelago of islands located in the South Pacific, Vanuatu has three official languages - English, French and Bislama, a pidkin language. If you are looking for an adventurous vacation, then this is the vacation destination for you. Here you will find colorful reefs, active volcanoes and a lush rainforest. Drive up to the Yassur crater, take a sea kayaking tour around the islands or bike through cocoanut plantations. The scenery is awesome and will cause you to stop often to gaze around in amazement at the panoramic vistas before you. There are exquisite beaches where you can lie in the sun if you prefer something less strenuous in your holiday plans.
The airport is located in the capital of Port-Vila, located on the island of Efate. The tourism of the country is centered on three islands - Efate, Tanna and Espiritu, but you can visit the other islands, especially as day excursions. There are airports on the other islands or you can charter a boat to take you from one island to the next.
The island of Efate has cascading waterfalls, as well as isolated sandy beaches and lagoons. Take a walking trail to the interior of the island through the rainforest where there are remote weather stations. Havannah Harbor is a dream to visit and is the site of several important archaeological excavations. The city of Port-Vila is fast becoming the gourmet cuisine capital of the South Pacific in the many restaurants and hotels offering gourmet food from all over the world.
The island of Espiritu offers spectacular scenery with white sandy beaches fringed by cocoanut trees. Here you will find majestic mountains and underground caverns. Cruise ships regularly stop at this island where visitors want to visit Mystery Island, located just offshore. There is also a National Park on this island where you can see the blooming flowers and the wildlife of the country.
On Tanna, you can see the Yasur Ceater and visit the village of the John Frum cult. Watch the performance of the men of Pentecost Island jumping from a high tower with only a vine tied to their feet. This is the most extreme bungi jump in the world. Hiking, fishing, diving, windsurfing, birdwatching and sailing are just a few of the activities you can enjoy in Vanuatu. It is one country that you will want to come back to time after time.