This stunning tropical paradise is part of the Melanesian
Islands sandwiched in between the Solomon Islands and New
Caledonia. Vanuatu is a relatively young country that's offers
plenty in the way of dramatic landscape - volcanoes, gorgeous sandy
beaches, lush jungle, extensive coral reefs and cultural diversity.
The friendly locals are genuinely happy to welcome visitors and
live a traditional village life.
The former 'New Hebrides' colony that has been previously
governed by both English and French powers, now has formed its own
character of French-speaking Pacific heaven. Enjoy the shopping and
array of accommodation in the capital, Port Vila, or if youre
feeling a bit more adventurous, how about a trip to Tanna Island
with its organic gardens and active volcano. For the thrill-seekers
there is always a trip to Pentecost, where BJ Hackett may have been
inspired for his bungee empire - there, young men throw themselves
off unstable-looking high platforms with nothing but tree vines
tied to their ankles.
If you're inclined to delicious seafood, incredible
sunsets and smiles that will melt your heart, then Vanuatu is
waiting for you.