Vanuatu Resorts | Vanuatu Islands | Vanuatu Holiday Accommodation
Page: Top Things to do on Your Holiday in Vanuatu

Top Things To Do In Vanuatu

Sightseeing and activities to do on your holiday in Vanuatu

Vanuatu is an island archipelago in the South Pacific, popular with visitors from the surrounding countries, such as Australia and New Zealand especially, as well as other countries from around the world.

The islands enjoy a slow pace of life with an abundance of sites and places to see and tour. There are various holiday activities available on the main islands, most popular of which are Efate, Santo and Tanna islands. Here are some of the top activities and attractions you will find in Vanuatu.

Bird watching

This is one of the best places to spot different birds. Tropical birds are exotic, noisy and colourful. Best time to see them is between September and January in the southern islands, when they're breeding.


Birdwatching is one of favourite sightseeing activities for many Vanuatu visitors,
where they can find lots of exotic and colourful birds, such as Toucans.


There are two locations that you can dive in to, Santo and Efate. They have spectacular views and access is great with, good visibility and reefs, caves and wreck dives as well as swim throughs. One of the best known and most popular diving sites for advanced divers is the WWII wreackage of the ship President Coolidge, located off the Espiritu Santo Island.

Ekasup Cultural Village

This is a village near Port Vila where you can take a tour, or drop in as part of your round the (Efate) island tour. Your tour organizer will pick you up from your resort in Port Vila, when you book the tour. The village offers a view of the life and culture of the Vanuatu people, their food, dance, medicines, hunting and traditional village living. There are tours twice daily except Sunday and in addition on Friday night they have the Melanesian Feast.

Espiritu Santo Island

Vanuatu largest island offers a lot of diving and snorkelling opportunities. The white beaches are beautiful for swimming in e.g. Champagne Beach and Blue Holes. There are several resorts here as well as its main town Luganville, which offers many interesting spots to see.

Game Fishing

Vanuatu is the place to go deep sea fishing for swordfish, wahoo, marlin and tuna in the South Pacific. Fishing tournaments are held here throughout the year. Boats bring passengers from Port Villa on full day tours or half day ones. You can also opt to go for reef fishing.


When you're holidaying in Vanuatu you can also enjoy dolphin spotting,
among other water
based activities, by signing up with one of many day cruises
available from tour shops Port Vila.

Go dolphins spotting

This is a full day cruise from Havannah Harbour on the Coongola. It visits the turtle sanctuary on Moso Island, where you have a barbecue on the beach and can snorkel. Both morning and afternoon tea re provided. When the wind is good, you can sail back using a sail and watch the dolphins as they dive.


In Port Vila there are two markets on the harbor. There is Mama's market a 24 hour market closed Saturday afternoon until Monday morning. Here you find fruits, flowers and vegetables served by the local women. Local delicacies like lap-lap are served. There is a market for handicrafts selling sarongs, carvings, handicrafts and souvenirs as well as clothing items. You can get your hair braided here too.

Port Vila

Vanuatu's capital is Port Vila, located on Efate Island. This is the place where you first arrive when you visit Vanuatu, via Bauerfield International Airport. Most of Vanuatu attractions and places of interest can be found here, where you can also discover a variety of restaurants, bars, cafes and night clubs.

Most of the tours in Vanuatu start from here. It also offers water sports and other holiday activities for those who like a adventurous holiday. Apart from its colourful markets, Port Vila also has a cultural center, with lots of artefacts from the South Pacific.

Scenic Flights

Vanuatu has seaplanes at Iririki Island Resort in Port Villa that offers flight seeing. There are helicopter at the Nambawan CafĂ© with a harbor platform. Flights are short and scenic and you can ask to be left on a private island for a picnic or eat lunch at an out of town restaurant. You can also go for a real estate inspections and take aerial photos on these island hopping flights.


Australians, New Zealanders and other nearby visitors to Vanuatu are known by their
enthusiasm for angling, which also gets transferred over when they go to Vanuatu.

Tanna Island

This popular island is accessed by air from Port Villa. It has an active volcano Mt. Yasur. The volcano is seen right from the rim and excursions can be day long or overnight stays. There are traditional villages, kava and black magic tours, caves, waterfalls and beaches to be seen.

The Secret Garden

It is on Mele and is a fantastic place to visit. It showcases local fauna and flora and recounts the Vanuatu history. These are black birding days, cannibalism customs, missionaries and World War two. You can see thatched huts, pythons, kava, iguanas and pythons. It also has a Melanesian Feast.

Vanuatu is a beautiful tropical paradise to visit, whether you do so during summer or winter holidays. It offers plenty of attractions and numerous natural activities to enjoy and experience. It has a strong cultural heritage that it is proud of and visitors are told about them in guided tours.

  Holiday Information and Guides to Vanuatu

Vanuatu Facts

Vanuatu Holiday
Vanuatu Location

Vanuatu Story

Vanuatu Activities

Vanuatu Attractions

Vanuatu Christmas
Vanuatu Flights
Holiday on Efate Island
Kid Friendly Vanuatu Fun
Long Stay Vacations in Vanuatu
Pet Friendly Vanuatu Holiday
Perfect Family Getaway
Plan a Trip to Vanuatu
Reasons to Visit Vanuatu
Short History of Vanuatu
South Pacific Region
Things to Do in Vanuatu
Things to Know About Vanuatu
Winter Holidays in Vanuatu

   Benjor Beach Club
   Bethel Village Bungalows
   Blue Pango Motel
   Breakas Beach Resort
   Chantillys On the Bay
   Coral Motel Apartments
   Deco Stop Lodge
   Erakor Island Resort
   Hideaway Island Resort
   Iririki Island Resort
   Le Lagon Resort
   Le Meridien Resort
   Mangoes Resort
   The Melanesian
   Nguna Beach Resort
   Sunrise Bungalows
   Toa Palms Bungalows
   White Grass Ocean Resort
ATV Tours
   All Inclusive Packages
   Best Family Resorts in Vanuatu
   Pango Green Motel Planned
   Places to Stay in Vanuatu
   Resorts for Different Travelers
   Tanna Island Bungalows
   Vanuatu Family Resorts
   Vanuatu Resorts Serenity
   Vanuatu Wellness Centres
   Backpacking in Vanuatu
   Best Diving Spots Vanuatu
   Car Rentals Vanuatu
   Cruises in Vanuatu
   Diving Adventures in Vanuatu
   Duty-Free Shops in Port Vila
   Exercise While Traveling
   Exploring Vanuatu on Foot
   Fish Species in Vanuatu
   Fishing and Cruises Vanuatu
   Golf Courses in Vanuatu
   Hiking Trails in Vanuatu
   Honeymoon in Vanuatu
   Horseback Riding Vanuatu
   Outdoor Activities for Families
   Pamper Yourself in Vanuatu
   Snorkeling in Vanuatu
   Surfing in Vanuatu
   Vanuatu Diving Spots
   Vanuatu Fishing Guide
   Vanuatu Sailing Adventure
   Vanuatu Scuba Diving
   Wedding in Vanuatu
   Annual Swims Vanuatu
   Bluewater Island Aquarium
   Cascades Waterfall
   Ekasup Village in Vanuatu
   Eton Beach on Efate
   Land Dive on Pentecost
   Most Unique Attractions
   Outer Islands Vanuatu
   Port Vila Golf and Country Club
   Underwater Post Office
   Vanuatu Islands Volcanos
   Wildlife Experience in Vanuatu
   Casinos in Vanuatu
   Christmas Holidays in Vanuatu
   Mothers Day in Vanuatu
   Resort Restaurants in Port Vila
   The Nightlife of Vanuatu
   Vanuatu Festivals and Events
   Wedding in Vanuatu
Port Vila
   Port Vila About
   Port Vila Attractions
   Port Vila Cafes
   Port Vila Duty Free
   Port Vila Markets
   Port Vila Restaurants
   Port Vila Snorkeling
   Port Vila Town
   Port Vila Vacation
   Vanuatu Facts
   Vanuatu Holiday
   Vanuatu Location
   Vanuatu Story
   Vanuatu Activities
   Vanuatu Attractions
   Vanuatu Christmas
   Vanuatu Flights Info
   Holiday on Efate Island
   Kid Friendly Vanuatu Fun
   Long Stay Vacations in Vanuatu
   Pet Friendly Vanuatu Holiday
   Perfect Family Getaway
   Plan a Trip to Vanuatu
   Reasons to Visit Vanuatu
   Short History of Vanuatu
   South Pacific Region
   Things To Do in Vanuatu
   Things to Know About Vanuatu
   Winter Holidays in Vanuatu
Vanuatu Guide
Vanuatu Islands
   Island Hopping
   Popular Islands
   Ambae Island
   Ambrym Island
   Aneityum Island
   Bokissa Island
   Efate Island
   Emae Island
   Epi Island
   Erromango Island
   Espiritu Santo
   Inyeug Island
   Lelepa Island
   Malekula Island
   Moso Island
   Nguna Island
   Pentecost Island
   Tanna Island
Vanuatu Nightlife
   Kava Tasting in Vanuatu
   Melanesian Feast Night
   Vanuatu Drink Bars
   Vanuatu Nightclubs
   Vanuatu Restaurants
   Vanuatu Main Casinos
   Australia Top Casinos
   South Pacific Casinos
Vanuatu Tours
   Efate Island Tours
   Fishing Charters in Vanuatu
   Pele Island Tour
   Vanuatu ATV Adventures
   Vanuatu Day Tours
   Vanuatu Diving Excursions
Vanuatu Banking
   Banks and ATMs in Vanuatu
   Guide to Banking in Vanuatu
   Currency Exchange Tips
Expat Living
   Buying a Property in Vanuatu
   Find Job Before Moving to Vanuatu
   Guide to Moving to Vanuatu
   Living in Vanuatu as an Expat
   Moving to Vanuatu During Covid 19
   Relocating to Vanuatu
   Things to Leave Behind
Travel Tips
   Best Travel Site Bookaweb
   How to Plan a Budget Trip
   International Packing Hacks
   Is Vanuatu Affected by Pandemic
   Prepare Home for Long Vacation
   Tips for Perfect Travel With Baby
   Ultimate Travel Safety Checklist
   User Friendly Travel Tips
Photo Galleries
   Cascades Waterfall Photos
   Melanesian Feast Night gallery
   Port Vila City photos
   Vanuatu Holiday photos
   Worawia Resort gallery
   Worawia Floorplans
   Christmas Greetings
   Family Bungalow
   Bungalow 2
   Bungalow 3
   Bungalow 4
Guest Posts
   The Travel Bug
   Newsletters Map
   Newsletter Downloads
   ESTA Report
   2005 Archive
   Travel Bug 1
   Travel Bug 2
   Travel Bug 3
   Travel Bug 4
   Travel Bug 5
   Travel Bug 6
   Travel Bug 7
   Travel Bug 8
   Travel Bug 9
   2006 Archive
   Travel Bug 10
   Travel Bug 11
   Travel Bug 12
   Travel Bug 13
   Travel Bug 14
   Travel Bug 15
   Travel Bug 16
   Travel Bug 17
   Travel Bug 18
   Travel Bug 19
   Travel Bug 20
   Travel Bug 21
   Travel Bug 22
   2007 Archive
   Travel Bug 23
   Travel Bug 24
   Travel Bug 25
   Travel Bug 26
   Travel Bug 27
   Travel Bug 28
   Travel Bug 29
   Travel Bug 30
   Travel Bug 31
   Travel Bug 32
   Travel Bug 33
   Travel Bug 34
   2008 Archive
   Travel Bug 35
   Travel Bug 36
   Travel Bug 37
   Travel Bug 38
   Travel Bug 39
   Travel Bug 40
   Travel Bug 41
   Travel Bug 42
   Travel Bug 43
   Travel Bug 44
   Travel Bug 45
   Travel Bug 46
   2009 Archive
   Travel Bug 47
   Travel Bug 48
   Travel Bug 49
   Travel Bug 50
   Travel Bug 51
   Travel Bug 52
   Travel Bug 53
   Travel Bug 54
   Travel Bug 55
   Travel Bug 56
   Travel Bug 57
   Travel Bug 58
   2010 Archive
   Travel Bug 59
   Travel Bug 60
   Travel Bug 61
   Travel Bug 62
   Travel Bug 63
   Travel Bug 64
   Travel Bug 65
   Travel Bug 66
   Travel Bug 67
   Travel Bug 68
   Travel Bug 69
   Travel Bug 70
   2011 Archive
   Travel Bug 71
   Travel Bug 72
   Travel Bug 73
   Travel Bug 74
   Travel Bug 75
   Travel Bug 76
   Travel Bug 77
   Travel Bug 78
   Travel Bug 79
   Travel Bug 80
   Travel Bug 81
   Travel Bug 82
   2012 Archive
   Travel Bug 83
Travel links
Other links

ATV Tours
Port Vila
Vanuatu Guide
Vanuatu Islands
Vanuatu Nightlife
Vanuatu Tours
Vanuatu Banking
Expat Living
Travel Tips
Photo Galleries
Guest Posts
Travel links
Other links
Link to us
Privacy Policy