Few holiday destinations in the world can match the magnificent beaches of Vanuatu, a chain of 83 islands in the South Pacific, and one of Australia’s closest neighbours. The Ni-Vanuatu people are very gentle and caring with big wide smiles to warm your heart. The kids will warm to them quickly, enjoy doing activities with them and just being in their company.
After Fiji, Vanuatu is possibly the most visited of the South Pacific gems, and is undeniably a family favourite. Smiling faces, a laid-back atmosphere and that gentle touch of French culture gives the family tropical holiday a European twist.
In the local language, Vanuatu means “rising land”, a name derived from its ancient landscape of wild mountains and towering volcanic cones. Many of the islands are covered in dense rainforest and its celebrated beaches are wide, unspoiled and lapped by clear, warm water harbouring rich coral reefs. Vanuatu is perfect as a quiet, ultra-relaxing escape or more active families can enjoy activities like diving, snorkelling, fishing, water-skiing, horse riding and exploring forests, mountains and genuine island culture.