Vanuatu – The Undiscovered Gem of the Oceania
Vanuatu is located in the South Pacific Ocean. Melanesian people were the first inhabitants here. After that many Europeans began to settle down here. Vanuatu is a symbolic representation of the happiest place on the earth. It is y shaped and consists of four main islands and eighty smaller islands. Port Villa is the capital city of Vanuatu.
There are many places to visit at Port Villa. The cultural centre, the handmade carvings found in the local markets and necklaces made out of seashells, baskets and mat-weaving which are made out of local materials is the centre of attraction. There are a lot of sandy beaches at Port Villa and fishing trips are also available here. There is also a beautiful waterfall at Mele village.
Erakor Island is very a nice place in Port Villa which has sandy beaches and has a free ferry to take people to their resorts which operates 24 hours a day. There is also another island called the hideaway island which is well known for hand feeding fishes and also, it’s under water post-office.
Irirriki island resort is a famous honeymoon spot. There’s another island called the Santo Island which is very famous for diving sites. Bossica Island is a very romantic place. Tanna is again an island famous for its volcanoes. So, Vanuatu is made of eighty islands and all of these have some kind of new experiences. There’s also a famous dance called the toka dance. Pentecost Island is famous for bungee jumping. Each man jumps off the tower which is thirty-five meters high and gets his own wine.
Vanuatu has beaches, coral hills, volcanic mountains, plain coasts, and deep crystal harbours. There is abundance of water in Vanuatu. Tropical climate prevails in Vanuatu. There are 4000 marine species found in this island. Vanuatu is divided in to three cultural regions. The northern region symbolizes wealth and how much people can spend, the central region is influenced more or less by the Melanesian culture and the southern region with the granting of titles. English, French, and Bislama are the three main languages in Vanuatu. Christianity is the main religion here. There are many churches also like the Presbyterian church. Roman Catholic and Anglican are the other churches.
It is a beautiful island and consists of several other islands and a visit to these places can be a lifetime memory. Nobody can forget the beautiful moments spent here and a visit to any place here helps us to gain knowledge of not only the scenes and sceneries of the island but also the traditions, the culture, the religion, and the languages of the place. Vanuatu, though a very small island but has many learning experiences. Vanuatu is very near to Australia and New Zealand. In Vanuatu, there is deep seas and wreck drives, an 18-hole golf course, horse riding on the beaches, volcanoes and rainforests, many restaurants with numerous dishes.
Your trip to Vanuatu will give you an insight into a unique culture with a fascinating history and many intriguing traditions. The Vanuatu Museum contains a fabulous collection of ancient artifacts, ceremonial head dresses and traditional pottery. If you enjoy cultural activities, you won’t be disappointed by your stay in Vanuatu. There are dance festivals and arts festivals at various times of the year, and you’ll be enthralled by the colour, music, passion, and energy of the people of these fascinating islands.
Some of the more unusual things visitors tell their friends about when they arrive home from Vanuatu vacations include standing at the edge of the Yasur Volcano crater on Tanna Island, diving amongst the wreckage of the SS President Coolidge just off the beach at Luganville and watching in awe as the land divers defy death on Pentecost Island.
Holiday makers love to try out different sports while they’re away from home, and Vanuatu is a great place to indulge in water sports, biking, and bush walking among many other sporting activities. You can even keep up your golf handicap at the Port Vila Country Club. Of course, there’s no reason you can’t just book into a resort and spend your days lying in a hammock under a palm tree listening to the gentle lapping of water at the shore. There are a good number of resorts to choose from, as well as excellent shopping and dining options. You can shop to your heart’s delight for a wide range of handicrafts and jewellery. Dining out is very reasonably priced, with the choice of Melanesian feasts and international cuisines. For those who like to dance the night away, Vanuatu vacations offer plenty of nightlife including casinos, bars, and music venues. The kava bars are a must stop for those who want to try the national drink of Vanuatu.
Vanuatu vacations are extremely relaxing and give you a real break away from the grind of daily life. Vanuatu is less commercialised than many of the other tropical islands available to tourists. It’s a great place for those who love all the normal vacation activities in an informal and relaxing environment without too much hype.