Ever imagine a South Pacific nation leap out of the bounds of conventions? Well, Vanuatu fits the bill just right. You will not find luxurious resorts here or out of the world tourism campaigns, but you are sure to find tranquillity and peace in a way that you will never forget. The coral reefs here offer perfect opportunities for scuba diving and each of the 80 islands have a different shade of culture to show to you.
Nationals of Schengen countries can stay visa free for up to 90 days. Nationals of China may enter Tonga and stay for up to 30 days. Citizens of Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Azerbaijan, the Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China (PRC), Cuba, Dominica, Fiji, the Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Macau, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Monaco, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Peru, the Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Russia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, Uruguay, Vatican City, Zambia and Zimbabwe can also stay for up to 30 days.
When to go
The best time to visit Vanuatu is from the months of April to October even though the weather conditions are favourable all year round. You will get great deals from June to July, but the flight tickets can be fairly expensive. Booking in advance, will save you a lot of money.
Destinations to cover
While drawing out your Vanuatu travel guide, remember these things to do in Vanuatu. Apart from Port Vila and Loganville, remember to include Meme Cascades, Mele, Iririki (a famous honeymoon destination), Mount Yasur and Aore Island.
Get in and around
The best answer for how to reach Vanuatu is through the Port Vila airport. There are flights operating from in and out of Australia, Fiji, New Zealand and Solomon Islands. You can also enter via boat from Port Vila and Loganville. The islands are connected by air, by boats and by buses. There are taxis in the main cities and the rest can all be explored on foot.
Hotels and Food
The main cities (especially Port Vila and Luganville) have plenty of mid range as well as luxury resorts available. Bu finding budget accommodation, especially beds and breakfasts and dorms is not difficult at all. Kava is a local drink that you must try out, but remember to practice caution as too much of it can get really nauseating. The food is decently priced and is particularly exquisite in the rural areas. Some of the dishes that you should definitely try out are Lap-Lap, Tuluk and Steak.