Vanuatu holiday resorts and visitors guide


Travel Bug

Issue 71 - January 2011

Me’a Kai cookbook finalist for “Best Book of the Year”

Me'a Kai cookbook
Pacific Islands cookbook

Robert Oliver, author of Me’a Kai, which covers cuisine and delicacy dishes of the pacific islands including Vanuatu, contacted VTO this week with an exciting announcement that his book is currently on the shortlist of four finalists to win “Best Book of the Year". The award will be announced in Paris on March 3rd during Paris Cookbook Fair.

According to the president and founder of the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, Mr Edouard Cointreau, Me’a Kai highlights a breakthrough in linking sustainable food, the economic interests of local agriculture, and tourism services. It is further commented on as being a benchmark for similar efforts in other parts of the world. The book is entertaining, profound and efficient, with all the high quality of Random House New Zealand hardcovers. This year, 154 countries participated in the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, entering books in 53 categories. The Vanuatu Tourism Office would like to congratulate Mr Oliver for this historical achievement placing Vanuatu and the south pacific region into the eyes of world class authors.

New Manager at The Havannah Resort

The Havannah Resort, north Efate island, has announced its new managers Owen and Tish Mete. Owen and Tish opened and managed Chantilly’s on the Bay six years ago, returned to New Zealand, and have now come back to Vanuatu to manage the Havannah. This beautiful resort is set on the white sand peninsula of Samoa point, on north Efate. Owen and Tish can be reached via email on:

« Archive  TB72 »


With current spread of the pandemic, much of the travel plans have been cancelled. Our thoughts go to all those who have been affected by the virus.
See the map.

Subscribe to our free newsletter
(go to Sign-up page)
ATV Tours
in Vanuatu
Vanuatu Tours and ATV Rides

Book here

More info in PDF
(click to download)