Reasons To 'Drop In' On Vanuatu Soon

Here's a great honeymoon option for couples who have just "taken the plunge." If they want to really see what "taking a plunge" is all about, head to Vanuatu.

Each year along the southern coast of Vanuatu's Pentecost Island, the native islanders build tall towers, some as high as 70 feet, from which they dive with their ankles tied to long vines. Because of this, these folks are credited with inventing bungee jumping—although any similarity between bungee cords and the vines they use is certainly open to debate!

Whether or not you and your spouse decide to follow up your personal plunge into married life with a plunge off a 70-foot tower tethered to vines, is up to you. But no matter how you look at it, a trip to Vanuatu is one holiday you certainly will not forget.

Vanuatu: Not Just a Honeymoon Destination

While a Vanuatu honeymoon will definitely be an unforgettable experience, you don't have to be newlyweds to find a lot to do in Vanuatu. There are plenty of other thrills to be had for anyone and everyone in this exotic island getaway.

  • Hot lava

Vanuatu is made up of more than 80 islands of volcanic origins and some of the volcanos are still active. One of these is on the island of Tanna. It's easy to arrange a trip to see this volcano. However, for some visitors there's an even more unusual way to get up close and personal with a volcano:

  • SCUBA diving and snorkelling

Divers can actually see underwater volcanic activity in Vanuatu, but that's not the only underwater attraction. Coral reefs with incredible aquatic life are abundant as well. Even if you're not a certified diver, finding introductory instruction on the islands is not difficult.

  • Mele Cascades

A lot of the fun in Vanuatu is better when travellers are willing to get wet, as we just pointed out. However, a visitor doesn't have to strap on a mask and fins to enjoy the water. A trip to Mele Cascades—just 15 minutes outside Port Vila—is an exceptional adventure. Imagine a beautiful rainforest and cascading waterfall and you begin to get the idea. To get the full picture, you need to see it for yourself.

  • Ekasup Village

Even if you decide not to try the local no-frills version of bungee jumping, you have to get a picture of native life. Head to Ekasup Village, near Port Vila. This cultural village will give you an authentic introduction to traditional native life. You'll even learn some native cooking techniques that you can take back home with you.

Travel is easy

Flights to Vanuatu are convenient and Australian currency, traveller’s cheques and credit cards are widely accepted in the major cities. Groups like Travel Vanuatu and the official Vanuatu tourism office can provide helpful information regarding accommodation in Vanuatu. You might also want to check out Lonely Planet's travel guide to Vanuatu.

So whether you’ve just “taken the plunge” or simply want to plunge into adventure, Vanuatu is definitely the perfect place for you.

Author Byline

Debra Wright blogs about a plethora of topics including Vanuatu honeymoon in Vanuatu accommodation and other fields. Wright considered Travel Vanuatu as one of the leaders in luxury holiday homes.