"Vanuatu - Pacific Island Paradise." Top 5 Page for this destination Vanuatu by K.Knight

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Dozens of magnificent Islands.

Vanuatu is comprised of 82 islands with a combined population of 182,000. The capital, Port Vila, is situated on Efate Island, which is a charmingly quaint colonial town and is situated on a photogenic harbour.

The inhabitants of Port Vila are extremely friendly withe approx half of the population speaking English and the other half speaking French.

Mystery island...600 km's south of Efate Island.

Mystery island, an uninhabited sandy islet all surrounded by coral reefs, lies to the very south of the Vanuatuan island chain. Its real name is Inyeug Island. Inyeug Island was used by the Allied forces during WWII as a landing strip for small aircraft. To this day, this airstrip is used as the airfield for the rugged, mountainous Anaton Island located about 1.5 km's from Inyeug.

Queen Elizabeth II came to Vanuatu in 1975 on the Royal Yacht Britanica and she and her party stopped off at Mystery Island for a picnic lunch.

Cheap seafood.

The inhabitants of Anaton Island, located about 1.5 km's from Inyeug, paddle their canoes to Mystery island when the planes land or the cruise ships arrive. They offer a range of services from guided snorkelling safaries to a seafood feast!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful people, beautiful scenery & beautiful weather.
  • Cons:Isolated and the major towns are expensive.
  • Last visit to Vanuatu: Sep 2005
  • Intro Updated Sep 26, 2005
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  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Nov 28, 2010 at 2:50 PM

    The islands was a feature on the tele and looked so beautiful and serene. You took some great pictures and showed the wonders and super beaches and culture.

  • Sep 24, 2009 at 8:57 PM

    My husband and I lived on Efate for 1 1/2 years. Vanuatu has absolutely the best snorkling in the world! The people are the friendliest and the scenery is beautiful. We will be going back.

  • JessH's Profile Photo
    Aug 18, 2006 at 10:43 PM

    Hello Kevin. Superb tips on a gorgeous destination! You really seem to capture the islands & captivate the reader... I really want to visit now, and it's your fault! haha! Greetings from the desert :-) Jess

  • CandS's Profile Photo
    Aug 3, 2006 at 8:52 AM

    Great page! I LOVED Vanuatu...such an amazing country!!!! :) Hehe, the cruise ship day was the 'worst' day I had on Efate...way too many tourists and prices went mad... ;)

  • juliewong's Profile Photo
    Aug 2, 2006 at 1:02 AM

    great tips. can only afford to dream about this place.

  • Travmad's Profile Photo
    Jun 20, 2006 at 5:17 AM

    Nice one! I stayed on Hideaway Island for a week. great pics!

  • Xemx's Profile Photo
    Oct 4, 2005 at 4:30 AM

    Hi Kev! I love your new page with excellent tips and beautiful photos. Buon Viaggio!

  • grets's Profile Photo
    Oct 1, 2005 at 12:30 AM

    Thanks for keeping me informed about your updates. Great page you have built here, I would love to go to Vanuatu. I especially like the people shots. :-)

  • Aurorae's Profile Photo
    Sep 29, 2005 at 2:53 AM

    Fantastic updates!!! Pacific islands are one of my greatest travel desires! You built a great page with beautiful photos and excellent info!!

  • nipper1's Profile Photo
    Sep 26, 2005 at 5:17 PM

    absolutly right, cruisin to the Pacific Isalnds IS the way to travel. super page, the kids a great shot


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