Best things to do in Vanuatu
Find out more about those top places in Vanuatu
Vanuatu is a hidden gem when it comes to tourist destination, it has amazing weather, great beaches and lovely resorts. It might not be as popular as other islands such the Solomon Islands and Fiji but it can certainly go toe to toe with them when it comes to tourism.
Located in the South Pacific Ocean, the Y shaped archipelago consists of over 82 islands and has an array of attractions. Visit the Millennium cave, Mount Yasur Volcano, Mele Cascades among other sites for the best of time in Vanuatu.
No visit to Vanuatu is complete without a visit to the Millennium Cave, situated at Luganville town, in South Central Santo. Getting to cave, is not for the faint-hearted requiring a trek or hike through the forest – passing through plantations and bamboo bridges. The cave is about 20 m wide and 50 m high, tourists can go into the caves examining the cave walls and roofs. It is one of those trips to go with a proper guide to ensure safety and a full experience.
If you are brave enough to visit an active Volcano, then head to the Mount Yasur. Situated on Tanna Island, it is a 45-minute away from Port Vila with an easily accessible trail leading up to its summit. Tourists are allowed to walk up to its 400 diameter rim - the Mount Yasur usually presents some aesthetically pleasing eruptions round the hour. Its eruptions are measured by the Vanuatu Geo-Hazards Observatory, who alerts the public on eruption levels – so before heading there, it is advisable to do some research.
One of Vanuatu’s many waterfalls but certainly the most popular about on the island, maybe due to its beauty or its accessibility from Vanuatu’s busiest town Port Vila. Whatsoever the reason might be, the engrossing 35 m waterfall is a must visit – the falls get their source from a series of travertine cascades that culminates to form one great waterfall plunging into a natural pool at the base.
The Secret Garden is one of the unique attractions Vanuatu has to offer, it offers a peaceful and serene environment. The botanical garden offers both flora and fauna attractions – with several well documented signs on trees, and a couple of animals. A tour through the garden will be most educative because it also doubles as a cultural center where you can catch up on Vanuatu’s history and culture. After which you can relax at its Jungle Restaurants, visit the swimming pool or see a magic show.
It might not be the most exciting place in Vanuatu to visit, but an important place to explore. The domain is simply three sites that are linked to the life and death of the island most importance Chief, Roi Mata. The 17-century chief, which according to popular Vanuatu Legend was responsible for bringing peace among the islands of Efate. The three sites to visit include the Roi Mata’s residence, the site of his death and his burial site.