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Your Guide to Winter Holidays in Vanuatu

International travellers facts and tips for Vanuatu holidays

Vanuatu is a paradise of 80 volcanic islands with white-sand beaches and lush rainforest. It is best known for colorful tropical fish and coral reefs in its underwater world. If you are flying from Australia, it will take you 3-4 hours to reach this fantastic holiday destination.

Whether you want to take a windsurfing holiday or a meet with friendly and hospitable citizens, Vanuatu is the ideal international tourism paradise which is eco-friendly as well.


Hotels, motels and resorts in Vanuatu provide a tranquil, tropical ambience
that's ideal
for a relaxing, care-free winter holiday in Vanuatu islands for your family.

Vanuatu resorts have similar qualities to any other resorts found in the Pacific region, and a few of them can accommodate families. This guide presents information that will be of great value to international tourists. Here are important facts and tips for Vanuatu holidays.

What to expect

Meet lush rainforests, rising to the top of the volcanic mountains, and pristine beaches. Vanuatu vacation is a rare but welcoming experience where modern resorts contrast the resilient ancient culture. You will get a chance to explore beautiful hills and traditional villages that protect a special kind of Pacific islanders lifestyle. In the morning, you will be surprised by the mist covering the hills by 4WD; while in the afternoon you can have fun by the poolside as you sip a cocktail. Isn’t this the place you want to adventure, from active volcanos to the underwater underworld with world-class coral reefs? If relaxing is your ideal luxury, you will have a great time on the island too.


The local Melanesian people are friendly and welcoming to visitors, that enjoy
a typical Pacific islanders lifestyle, rooted in tradition and love of nature.

How to get around Vanuatu

Almost every single day in the course of the week, flights depart to Vanuatu. It is also amongst the most accessible Pacific islands since Vanuatu is only a few hours from Australian East coast. Every single day in this place is a holiday, and it is not hard to adjust to island life. There are certain things you have to learn like operating on island time. Note that getting around Vanuatu is not so easy if you are used to taxis.

If you are new to this place, you cannot simply meander around; you need a local guide. You can try to get a tour operator or visit Vanuatu tourism office if you are traveling alone. Some remote places are only accessible by speedboat or foot, e.g. Ambrym, Maewo east coast, Malekula, Santo west coast, and Pentecost.


The seaport at Port Vila is the main port for Vanuatu islands, which also welcomes
many Pacific cruise ships during the southern hemisphere Summer season.

Vanuatu climate information

Before you jet off to the islands for a vacation, see our Vanuatu guide, as you don’t want to worry about a downpour. Even though the place is usually sunny, it experiences heavy rainfall and occasional cyclones. Before you leave, make sure you know the expected weather in Vanuatu. There are two major seasons- the cool, dry period (May - October), which correlates with Australian winter and the warm-wet period (November – April) that coincides with summer in Australia.

images/blue3-triangle-1s.pngThe dry season - May to October

Vanuatu resorts offer modern, comfortable bungalow accommodation, close to beach or with sea views, for a laidback holiday.

Expect these months to be sunny and dry, but high winds are common. In the sunny days, the temperatures which range from 20°C to 33°C are perfect for beach activities. August is usually the driest month.

The wildest period is May to June, but breezes bring a lot of relief from the extreme heat. Expect some afternoon showers, so carrying a rain jacket would be a great idea.

During the windsurfing season, expect the waters to be calm. One of the best places to learn windsurfing is Mele beach because it is never crowded with swimmers.

images/blue3-triangle-1s.pngThe wet season - November to April

Don’t worry too much about the wet season. The highest rainfall is experienced in March, and the showers take a few hours, mostly in the afternoons, before sunshine comes out again. So it is best to plan your activities during morning hours. While timing Vanuatu holidays is a great idea, you can visit the place anytime.

Where do you plan to take your family before January 2018 comes? Search for the surprising vacation packages and find more tips from this site.


The majority of Vanuatu people are of Melanesian culture, one of several
culture groups
located throughout the Pacific islands' archipelagos.

Christmas vacation in Vanuatu

If you are taking a Vanuatu vacation with your family this Christmas season, check for the friendly resorts available as well as the included facilities for kids. Other things you should consider if you have children include meals, playgrounds, accommodation prices and discounts, kid’s activities, and so on.

With cruise ships and the perfect environment for families, there is an abundance of adventures and experiences awaiting you in this 80-island archipelago. If you are willing to experience Vanuatu traditions, Malekula should be your go-to destination while for first-class underwater adventures, take a trip to the biggest island- Espiritu Santo. If you are not scared to see a live volcano, you had better check in Tanna Island.

Author Bio

Nicole Lewis is a freelance writer and independent journalist. Nicole has traveled to more than 15 countries and become an experienced guide for her readers. Her hobbies beyond writing and tourism include fitness, reading, and volunteering.

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