Country The south Pacific - vanuatu
‘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.
MOTA LAVA VANAU LAVA Sola Banks Islands
MAEWO PENAMA AMBAE PROVINCE Longana Sara Luganville PENTECOST MALO Lonorore Norsup MALEKOULA
South West Bay
Language Population Currency Banking hours Business hours
Bauerfield International Airport is located 6kms from Port Vila.
English, French, and Bislama
Port Narvin Ipota ANIWA
Lowital TAFEA PROVINCE
Ni-Vanuatu Vatu (VT)
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.
Most countries are visa exempt for short-term travel to Vanuatu which include Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.
VT3,500 per person (over the age of 12 years) included in airfare price
Police – 22 222, Fire – 22 333 & Ambulance – 22 100
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