Once known as the New Hebrides Islands, Vanuatu is spread across 83 islands, 68 of which are uninhabited.
Here, you can either laze on the beach just a short walk away from a range of creature comforts dedicated to spoil honeymoon couples or choose from a variety of outdoor activities.
Dig your toes into powder-white sand, kayak the calm lagoon, go deep sea fishing for blue marlin, dive on one of the world’s most famous wrecks, marvel at the volcanic display of Mount Yasur, watch ancient tribal festivals and meet kastom villagers wearing only nambas (penis sheaths) and grass skirts – for a rather different honeymoon experience.
Step into the past at Santo’s tribal kastom villages; hike into the pristine lowland forests of the Loru and the Vatthe Conservation Area; dive the magnificent WWII wreck of the USS President Coolidge; swim in a crystal-clear ‘blue hole’; admire the stalactites and stalagmites at Millenium Cave; and climb Mt Tabwemasana, one of Vanuatu’s highest peaks.
Or relax on one of many picture-perfect, palm-fringed white-sand beaches that fringe Vanuatu’s largest island that is home to numerous honeymoon resorts.
Sunbathe on the beach, swim, snorkel or dive, jet-ski or kayak the tranquil lagoon; try abseiling and parasailing; hike to the beautiful Mele Cascades; or sip a cool drink in bustling Port Vila while people-watching the friendly locals.
Vanuatu’s hilly capital rises from a horseshoe-shaped bay and hosts an array of quaint little back streets crowded with restaurants, museums and shops where you can easily pick up an interesting memento of your honeymoon.
Here you can horseback ride or hike across grassy plains and through pristine rainforest, stand under tumbling cascades, plunge into deep blue swimming holes, surf large waves, snorkel or dive rich coral reefs, watch ancient festivals and meet kastom villagers wearing only nambas (penis sheaths) and grass skirts – just perfect for the adventurous and active honeymoon couple.
Or just laze on a pristine, palm-fringed white-sand beach and watch the sunset while sipping your favourite cocktail.
The 'cool' season lasts from June to August, water temperatures drop to 21°C and the air is cooler – probably not the best time to visit if you’re hoping to laze on a beach, but great for hiking through the rainforest.
The summer wet season in Vanuatu runs from November until April, with heavy rains in January and an average temperature of 28°C.
Latest update about this honeymoon destination: 14 February, 2017
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