What you need to know about
Vanuatu, Melanesian people and culture
Vanuatu islands archipelago is spread out like a string of emeralds
against the azure backdrop of the South Pacific. The South Pacific is famed for crystalline waters, tropical
islands and incredible sea life. Vanuatu offers you the best way to enjoy this spectacular beauty.
|Port Vila town is the capital city of Vanuatu country, whose population are mainly
people, although there are many expats from nearby countries who also live in Port
You are most likely to begin your Vanuatu holiday in Port Vila town.
This is the capital city as well as the location of the airport - Bauerfield Internaional Airport. Port Vila is the
gateway to Vanuatu.
Regardless of where you stay in Port Vila, it is important to make
the reservation ahead of time. The further ahead that you plan, the more likely you are to have an enjoyable and
stress free stay in the area.
That said, there are a number of travel websites out there that allow
you to find a place to stay in Port Vila with little to no difficulties. There’s simply no reason to waste hours of your time
running from hotel to hotel at the last minute, when you can book the perfect room in just a few moments
Learn more about Vanuatu from the
- About Vanuatu
Islands - Only a short flying distance from Australia and New Zealand, Vanuatu offers a perfect
blend of South Pacific charm, with Melanesian culture and hospitaly of Melanesian people.
- Backpacking in Vanuatu - When it comes to hiking and backpacking
holidays, you want your destination to be scenic, weather to be good, and people to be friendly. You'll find
all that and more if you choose to backpack your way in Vanuatu.
- Casinos in Australia
- If you have a couple of days to spare on your stay in Port Vila, why not "return the favour"
and hop over to Australia. You will find some of the best casino entertainment in Sydney, Melbourne and other
- Kava Kava
Root - If you know anything about South Pacific culture,
you would be familiar with the name of kava root. Used for thousands of years, this popular root drink has many
uses in the local customs. It is also very popular in Vanuatu.
- Kava Tasting - One of the most popular local customs in Vanuatu is that of kava tasting. This
root-based drink offers you a relaxed, numbing feeling, even though it's not an alcoholic
- Melanesian Culture - When you
visit Vanuatu you also get an opportunity to experience the history and culture of the local Melanesian
people. This includes visiting local villages and historical
- Melanesian Feast
Night - You Vanuatu holiday experience won't be complete
without attending at least once Melanesian Feast Night. Combining local customs, music, dancing, food and kava
kava drink, this is a unique outting, popular with Vanuatu visitors.
Vanuatu belongs to the Pacific Island area, which is mostly inhabited by Melanesian people. But the islanders
cultural values have also been influenced by European peoples due to
- Prepare Healthy
Meals - Port Vila's and Vanuatu's great outdoor areas
are a true magnet for picnics and family outings. For a complete outdoor experience, why not prepare your own
healthy meals, using the great variety of fresh food available in Port Vila markets.
- Reasons to Visit
Vanuatu - Welcoming Melanesian people make Vanuatu one
of the most desirable holiday destinations. But there's much more to this tropical island paradise. We give you
seven reasons why you should visit Vanuatu for your next holiday and travel experience.
- Resorts in
Vanuatu - Nothing can spoil your holiday like staying in
a place that's less than you hoped for. Your holiday accommodation should be more than just a good bed. Choose
your resort accommodation in Vanuatu with well-reputed resorts.
- Vacation in
Vanuatu - Port Vila offers some of the best Vanuatu
resorts. But you will also find good private vacation homes available for rental and lease. They all offer good
accommodation and traditional Melanesian hospitality.
Land Dive - It's one of Vanuatu's most recognized features -
the Nagol or Land Dive ceremony. Held annually to ensure a
rich yam harvest, this is a unique ceremony that can be seen on Pentecost island only.