About Vanuatu Islands
More information about Vanuatu islands
and South Pacific region
Located only a few hours flying time from Australia and New Zealand,
Vanuatu offers the perfect blend of South Pacific charm with Melanesian culture and hospitality of Melanesian people.
Combine that with duty free shopping, volcanic sand beaches, tropical
waterfalls and deep sea fishing, and in Vanuatu you have the ideal escape from the daily grind. Experience a
different time and different place by visiting Vanuatu.
|Vanuatu islands are part of the South Pacific
which includes Papua New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand,
Solomon Islands, Fij, and New Caledonia.
Vanuatu is a group of 83 islands in the South West Pacific,
located North East of New Caledonia, and North West of Fiji. Vanuatu islands archipelago is
surrounded by Solomon Islands on the north-west, Fiji islands in the south-east and New Caledonia on the
Australia and New Zealand are also located in this region, but are
more considered to be part of what's called Australasia, or the Southern hemisphere countries. Most of visitors
to Vanuatu, as well as expats living in Port Vila, come from Australia and New Zealand, as well as nearby Asian
Efate island is the main administrative island in
home to Port Vila, Vanuatu's capital, and many other attractions,
resorts and activities for your holiday in this tropical location.
Efate Island is the main administrative island
of Vanuatu, where Vanuatu's capital Port Vila is also located. Efate has a land area of approximately 1000 sq
kilometers and it's one of 83 Vanuatu islands. Make your Vanuatu Efate holiday complete by
doing 'Round the Island' day tour.
Being the gateway to Vanuatu islands, Efate is the most visited
island in Vanuatu archipelago, where you will find the most of holiday resorts and other accommodation. Likewise,
most of the tours and cruises start here.
The main Vanuatu airport is Bauerfield International Airport, not far
from Port Vila, on Efate Island. It's the main gateway to Vanuatu archipelago.
Upon your arrival at Bauerfield International Airport, the Worawia
Courtesy Bus will be waiting to deliver you to the resort which is only 10 minutes away. Other bookable courtesy
bus services can be arranged at Worawia's reception.
|Outdoor parking area in front of Bauerfield
International Airport, the gateway to
Vanuatu islands, located just outside of its capital Port Vila, on
Remembering that Vanuatu is in the Southern Hemisphere (it is Winter
here when it is Summer in the Northern Hemisphere), the climate of Vanuatu is generally tropical temperate with
rainfall averaging about 235 centimeters (90 inches) annually.
Typical Vanuatu temperature ranges are:
Hill view of Port Vila, with Iririki
island seen in the centre of this photo, taken from a
Summer:December - March
(temperature range 21°C - 33°C)
April - June
(temperature range 19°C - 29°C)
July - September
(temperature range 15°C - 26°C)
October - November
(temperature range 18°C - 30°C)
No matter when you decide to holiday in Vanuatu, you will find it a tranquil
paradise, with plenty of things to do and places to explore.