Vanuatu Sights & Attractions

Port Vila
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Attractions in Vanuatu

Vanuatu offers a choice of must-see attractions for active couples celebrating a honeymoon or romantic getaway, including the world’s only underwater post office and the amazing death-defying naghol – an ancient (and courageous) ritual leap.

Port Vila

(Efate Island)
Stroll around the waterfront to admire moored yachts, watch tropical fish right off the town’s seawall and follow winding paths up the hillside for great views across the picturesque natural harbour to Iririki and Ifira islands.

Climb to the top of Klems Hill for views over Mele Bay and Hideaway Island, then wander through the faded French grandeur of downtown Vila before relaxing with a cold drink in a charming café or at the lively Nambawan Market & Café in one of the South Pacific’s most attractive towns.

Underwater post office (Efate Island)
Buy special waterproof postcards at the gift shop on shore, then mail them to family and friends at home while you’re diving or snorkelling at the world’s only underwater post office, located just off the beach at Hideaway Island.

National Museum of Vanuatu (Efate Island)
Admire a treasure trove of traditional artefacts including tamtam (slit-drums), ceremonial headdresses, pottery and a massive outrigger canoe. Check out the photographic displays and videos on traditional ceremonies and legends of Vanuatu. The National Museum of Vanuatu is located in Port Vila.

Land diving (Pentecost Island)
Watch as men and boys leap from a 30m-high tower, falling head first with nothing but vines tied to their ankles. The naghol (a ritual leap) is traditionally made to ensure a bountiful yam harvest between April and June.

Mount Yasur Volcano (Tanna Island)
Depending on the level of activity, watch nature’s very own fireworks display light up the night sky or visit during the day to marvel at the eruption of fiery magma rock exploding into the air.

Low-level activity means you may be able to walk right up to the edge of 400m-wide crater and peer down into the cauldron of bubbling lava. Mount Yasar (361m) is located on the coast near Sulphur Bay.

Local authorities advise when it is safe to visit and how close you can safely approach the active volcano, which has been erupting off-and-on for centuries.

Latest update on this honeymoon destination: 16 February, 2017
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