The islands of Vanuatu have a rich and colourful history with unique cultures and traditions and some of the most unspoilt natural beauty in the South Pacific.
Explore Efate, home to the capital of Port Vila, where you will be met with a colourful mix of shops, restaurants, markets and beaches.
Discover Santo, Vanuatu’s largest island, with world famous diving, blue holes and pristine beaches.
Be amazed on the island of Tanna, home to fascinating custom villages and Mount Yasur, one of the world’s most accessible live volcanoes.
These are the three most popular islands in Vanuatu for tourists but there are 83 islands full of hidden gems and natural wonders. For a more remote island experience consider Pentecost, Ambrym, Malekula or another to explore untouched nature and get a rare taste of a more traditional way of life. If you only have hours not days to spare then island hop from Port Vila and discover some of the stunning islands surrounding Efate.
A stunning island nation just hours from Australia and New Zealand, has been right in front of you all along.
Efate is the international gateway to Vanuatu, and is a vibrant island offering a mix of restaurants, bars, shops, markets and more. The capital Port Vila is located around a magnificent natural harbour and is flanked by a stunning lagoon. Waterfalls, blue holes and beaches are scattered around the island and there are plenty of tours to uncover them. Port Vila is the starting point to explore Vanuatu’s other islands. Most are a short flight away but some, including Lelepa, Pele, Nguna and Hat can be accessed by boat.
A 55 minute flight north of Port Vila, lies Vanuatu’s largest island, Santo. Relax on the islands white sand beaches, or head to a blue hole, for a dip in fresh cobalt blue water hidden deep within the jungle. Dive world famous sites such as SS President Coolidge. North of Santo are the Banks and Torres Islands, of Vanua Lava, Mota Lava and Ra. Be mesmerised by volcanic mountains and waterfalls on Vanua Lava. Enjoy magnificent views as you climb the massive rocks on Ra or the Sleeping Mountain on Mota Lava.
Tanna is rich in natural wonders. Visit stunning waterfalls, swim in underwater caves and meet the local people in their traditional Kustom villages. Take a 4WD trip to mighty Mount Yasur, Tanna’s most famous attraction and one of the world’s most accessible active volcanoes, where you will be treated to a magnificent lava display. The Tafea Provence also includes the beautiful islands of Aniwa, Futuna, Erromango, and Aneityum, offering authentic cultural experiences, ancient rainforests and pristine beaches.
Vanuatu’s second largest island, Malekula has a rich cultural offering and is known for having some of the best custom dances in Vanuatu. Stay in a village and witness island tradition as villagers proudly share their history, dances and songs. Adventure enthusiasts can trek through the mountainous and rugged forest-covered interior. Easily accessible via boat are small neighbouring islands, such as Maskelynes along the east coast and Uri and Uripiv, in the north, offering sand beaches and snorkelling.
Volcanic ash and sorcery have earned Ambrym the title of the “black” island. For the very fit and adventurous, a trek to the twin volcanoes, Mt Benbow and Mt Marum, is a must to observe the boiling lava lakes and breathtaking views. Experience authentic culture and traditions, from custom dances and fern masks to sand-drawing and sculpted tom-toms (vertical slit gongs carved from trees). Witness the striking Rom dance unique to Ambrym, where masked “spirits” stomp out ancient rhythms to the beat of the massive tam-tams.
Pentecost is known for the daring land-diving ritual (Naghol) but also boasts pristine rainforests, waterfalls and clear blue waters. The Naghol land diving is said to have inspired modern day bungee jumping and occurs every Saturday between April and June. Visitors can also discover spectacular waterfalls or take a tour of a local village to see traditional dress, and the unique custom of sand drawing. For the more adventurous, climb Mount Vetmar, Pentecost’s second highest mountain and be rewarded with stunning views.
Head off the beaten track to remote outer islands to immerse yourself in the rich culture and traditions which continue to thrive today. Largely untouched by tourism, ancient cultures and pristine landscapes await your discovery. Journey east of Santo to Ambae, a volcanic island with secluded beaches in the south and thick rainforest perfect for hiking, or discover the island of Maewo lined with black sand beaches, dramatic waterfalls, and lush flora and fauna. There are a plethora of islands just waiting to be explored.
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Poppy’s on the Lagoon
On all new bookings at Poppy's on the Lagoon, get a 35% off on all room categories.
Booking name: POPPYS35NEW
Booking code: POP35NEW
Book by: 31 Mar 2019
Travel dates: until 30 Apr 2019
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Minimum stay 4 nights and 90 days advance purchase required
Book by: 31 Jan 2019
Travel dates: until 30 Apr 2019
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Island Magic Resort
Stay 7 nights in the Oceanfront bungalow for 2 adults at the Island Magic Resort.
• Welcome drinks
• Free massage
• Free WiFi
• Continental buffet breakfast
• One way transfer from the airport to the resort
• 2 course Dinner from the specials board with a bottle of wine
Booking code: DINESTAYSAVE
Travel dates: Up to Dec 2018
*conditions apply, subject to availability, not available during public holidays or peak periods.
Book by: 21 Sept 2018
Travel by: 21 Sept 2018
Aoredise – Paradise on Aore Island
Price includes up to four guests;
3 Nights - $522.00
6 Nights - $1044.00
7 Nights - $1218.00
Extra guests $20.00 per person per night (maximum 6 guests)
• Whole 2 bed, 2 bath house on 1/2 acre
• BBQ, Fridge, Washing Machine, Linen
• 35 metre private beach
• Free use of push bikes and kayak
Book by: 30 Sept 2018
Travel dates: Up to 10th December 2018
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Chantilly’s on the Bay
Stay 4 nights in a studio for $800
Stay 7 nights in a studio for $1,300
• Continental Breakfast
• 1 pizza and 2 drinks at Banyan Bar (valid for one use)
• Dinner for two (main, dessert and drink) - valid for one use
Book by: 23 Feb 2019
Travel dates: Up to 31 Mar 2019
Black out dates, Ts&Cs apply
From From AU$1990 p.p twin share
MyVanuatu – Ratua Private Island
• 5 Nights in an upgraded Deluxe Beachfront Villa
• Return economy airfares to Espiritu Santo flying Air Vanuatu including 30kg checked luggage per person^
• Return airport transfers
• Island Dining Meal Plan including breakfast, lunch & dinner PLUS bar snack menu & sunset canapes
$3500 BONUS Value
• Complimentary room upgrade from a Deluxe Beachfront Marquee is included
• 2 x 4000 Vatu Spa vouchers*
• Horse riding for 2 guests
• Bottle of wine & fruit platter on arrival
• Use of resort’s non-motorised sports equipment including mountain bikes, paddle boards, kayaks & snorkeling equipment, plus all non-guided activities
• Use of resort facilities including games room, library & cinema
• Complimentary WiFi
Room Upgrade Offer: UPGRADE to a 2 Bedroom Courtyard Deluxe Villa from only $500 per person!
Book by: September 30, 2018
Travel dates: 1 February - 31 March 2019
Travel outside these dates may incur extra costs
From From $499
Brisbane to Espiritu Santo
Vanuatu from $499 return departing Brisbane to Espiritu Santo .
*Price includes all taxes
Ramada Resort Port Vila
Just the Two of Us
Stay 4 nights from $1,255
Stay 7 nights from $1,842
• Accommodation in junior suites
• snorkelling equipment, kayaks & stand-up paddle boards
• Round trip airport transfers in shared shuttle
• 2x 60 min Thai massage at Kesorn Spa
• Romantic dinner for two on the beach at Akiriki Restaurant
Book by: 24 Mar 2019
Travel dates: up to 31 Mar 2019
Blackout dates, Ts & Cs apply
Grand Hotel and Casino
Just a step away from many local attractions, amenities, bars and restaurants, Grand Hotel and Casino is the only central city, waterfront, 4-star hotel in Vanuatu.
From $210 per night
• Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms and public areas
• VT500 Casino Free Bet Chip
From from 30% off
Angelfish Cove Villas
Enjoy your stay at the Angelfish Cove Villas with a 30% Off!
• Private plunge pool ( Studios and 3 bedroom only)
Book by: 31 Mar 2019
1 May 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
Blackout dates apply, contact hotel for more information.
40% off our year round rate:
Book from: 1 September 2018 - 20 March 2019
Travel from: 1 November 2018 - 20 December 2018 & 1 February 2018 - 31 March 2019
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• This offer is based on availability
• The offer is available in all accommodation categories