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Country The south Pacific - vanuatu

Vanuatu

HIU

VANUATU

TORBA PROVINCE

LINUA

‘Welcome to Paradise’ is the phrase that most visitors hear on arrival to Vanuatu, probably because this unique island nation is just that: a paradise on earth. Boasting three official languages and a rich, diverse local culture, Vanuatu is the perfect island getaway.

facts

Torres Islands

MOTA LAVA VANAU LAVA Sola Banks Islands

N

GAUA

Olpoi

ESPIRITU SANTO

Malao

SANMA PROVINCE

MAEWO PENAMA AMBAE PROVINCE Longana Sara Luganville PENTECOST MALO Lonorore Norsup MALEKOULA

South West Bay

Coral Sea

Airport

SHEFA PROVINCE

AMBRYM Ulei

Language Population Currency Banking hours Business hours

MALAMPA PROVINCE

EPI

Valesdir

Shepherd Islands

EMAE

PORT VILA

Bauerfield International Airport is located 6kms from Port Vila.

ÉFATÉ

ERROMANGO

English, French, and Bislama

Pacific Ocean

Dillon’s Bay

Over 280,000

Port Narvin Ipota ANIWA

Lowital TAFEA PROVINCE

Ni-Vanuatu Vatu (VT)

TANNA

ANATOM Anelghowhat

Monday to Friday 8:30am-3pm Generally Monday to Friday 7:30am-5pm (a siesta occurs between 11.30am-1.30pm), shopping between 8am-5:30pm.

Visa

Most countries are visa exempt for short-term travel to Vanuatu which include Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.

Departure Tax

VT3,500 per person (over the age of 12 years) included in airfare price

Emergency numbers

Police – 22 222, Fire – 22 333 & Ambulance – 22 100

Dress

Modest, casual attire

events • Between April and June bare witness to the spectacular land diving on Pentecost Island. • May heralds the Vanuatu Marlin Classic Competition, a tag and release tournament that sees man go up against the marine variety. • In June, Efate and Santo get into action with the Port Vila Swim and the Santo Aore Swim.

• Bastille Day and Independence Day both occur in July, with a number of key events occurring in Efate such as a beauty pageant and horse racing. • In July, Ambrym Island reveals its traditional rituals steeped in magic and sorcery at the North Ambrym Magic Festival. • If you’re a golfing enthusiast, in August Port Vila hosts the Vanuatu Golf Open. • Yes you heard right, the Melbourne Cup is celebrated in Efate in November. • Don’t miss Christmas in the Park in Port Vila in December.

attractions • Crystal Blue Lagoon • Eton Beach • Eton Blue Hole • Sara Beach • Takara Thermal Springs • Siviri Caves • Havannah Harbour • Mele Cascades • Hideaway Island

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