With cascading waterfalls, welcoming locals, picture-perfect beaches and magnificent underwater life, Vanuatu is some kind of paradise. Made up of 83 islands it offers a mix of fascinating tribal cultures and communities, beach getaways and some of the best scenery in the world. Spending time underwater here is pretty great too.

Not to be missed

Visit the literally explosive island of Tanna to explore undersea caves, dive incredible reefs, visit ever-flowing waterfalls and experience Mount Yasur, one of the world’s most active volcanoes.

The hidden treasure of Espiritu Santo is perfect for basking in the sun. Beautiful beaches lapped by stunning seas are ideal. For more action, dive into the deep and explore the blue holes offshore. Diving and snorkeling are popular activities here. The main island of Vanuatu is Efate. Here you will find the islands’ capital, Port Vila, which is quickly becoming the “culinary capital” of the South Pacific. Expatriate cultures have peppered the cuisine with their own touches and lovely local cafes offer delicious epicurean delights. Nightlife also can be found in Vila. Resort bars, clubs and even casinos will have you enjoying life at night.

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