Vanuatu Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia (4K)

Vanuatu Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia (4K)

The Republic of Vanuatu lies in the sparkling
South Pacific Ocean. While it’s only a short flight from Australia
and New Zealand, chances are, it’s a world away from wherever
you are right now. Like a handful of shells cast upon 5000 square
miles of pristine waters, this Melanesian archipelago remains relatively
untouched by the waves of mass tourism. This is a nation where traditional customs
remain strong, …a place where the people live in harmony
with the moods of the waters and the land. In Vanuatu, the opportunity for adventure, and the chance to relax, await at every turn. This is a place that will challenge the way
you think about happiness, and what it means to truly live in the moment. Most visitors to Vanuatu arrive at the nation’s capital, Port Vila, situated on the main island of Efate. Vila, as it’s affectionately known, sits at the edge of a magnificent natural
harbor filled with corals and sea life. Visiting yachts and inter-island traders bump
and sway at anchor, evoking the romance of times gone by. While around the harbor, beaches, islands and resorts welcome weary 21st century
travellers looking for a chance to reconnect with loved
ones, and themselves. Like many South Pacific ports, Villa is wonderfully laid back and relaxed, so leave your designer gear at home, pull
on some flip flops and slide into island time. Wander the markets filled with handicrafts
and produce from across the archipelago. For those fussy shoppers used to checking
labels, relax, everything here is organic. Explore the beaches of Mele Bay, …and send a postcard home to loved-ones
from the underwater mailbox at Hideaway Island. At sunset, enjoy the cool sea breezes and
warm hospitality of your resort, or hang out with sailors, expats and locals at the bars and restaurants along the waterfront. If you can drag yourself away from your deckchair, Vila is the perfect jumping off point for
adventures all over the island, from sunset cruises, kayak adventures, …forest walks, …to zip-lining. Just a ten-minute drive from port Vila, and then a five-minute walk into the heart
of Erakor Rainforest, is Ekasup Cultural Village. Here, proud villagers are waiting to share
their centuries-old customs, crafts, music and stories with you. For a day trip that many rate as the highlight
of their Vanuatu adventure, take a 35 minute drive north from Port Vila, then climb aboard a boat to nearby Lelepa
Island. Cool off in a pristine aquatic wonderland, …or simply glide over coral gardens in a
traditional outrigger. Enjoy a beach-side barbeque, then take a cultural tour across the island, learning about traditional bush medicine and soaking up the local smiles along the way. Before you leave however, quietly enter sacred
Fels Cave, once part of the domain of Roy Mata, the great 13th century chieftain who united
Vanuatu’s many tribes. Tiny Lelepa Island is just one of Vanuatu’s
80 islands. The largest, is Espiritu Santo, just a 50-minute flight north from Vila. At the island’s sleepy capital Luganville, stock up on supplies at the markets, before venturing off to explore the natural
wonders of Santo. Vanuatu is dotted with incredible blue holes, a geological phenomenon that results in pure
waters of jewel-like quality. Take a dip in one of the best, at Matevulu, just a 30-minute drive from Luganville. Follow the coast north though the coconut
plantations and farms of Santo, to some of Vanuatu’s finest beaches. Stay a few nights in a bungalow at Lonnoc
or neighboring Champagne Beach, and wake each morning to some of the whitest, footprint-free sands in the world. A little further north, hang out with local families and enjoy the
idyllic waters of Port Olry. After exploring mainland Santo, explore the islands off its southern coast. While away your days enjoying the pristine
marine environment of Aore Island. On tiny Bokissa Island, let one of the locals
massage out those 21st century knots. While on neighboring Ratua Island, why not
stay right on the water and let the outgoing tide carry your stresses
far out to sea. Two miles off the coast of Santo is Malo, an island of exceptional natural beauty. Join a kayak tour and gently paddle up the
pristine waters of the Malo River. Just as the river narrows and the forest closes
in around you, it opens out again, revealing yet another
of Vanuatu’s remarkable blue holes. After the islands of Efate and Santo have
worked their soothing magic on you, get even further away from it all, on Tanna
Island. Just a 45-minute flight south from Port Vila, Tanna is fringed with beaches ranging from
pure white,…to black volcanic sands. The island offers a range of accommodations too, from simple beachside bungalows, …to stunning eco resorts with all the mod cons. But away from the coast, time has stood still. Many of the hillside villages on Tanna remain largely unaffected by the trappings
of the modern world, and that’s the way the locals prefer it. At Lowinio Village, the residents proudly
share their way of life, which they call “kustom”. This isn’t just a show for tourists, here, the welcome and the smiles are among
the warmest you’ll ever receive. Tanna means Earth, and after kicking up the
dust together, you’ll feel completely grounded too. You’ll certainly feel the earth shake on
Mt. Yasur, one of the world’s most active and accessible
volcanoes. In 1774, Captain James Cook changed course
to Tanna after seeing the volcano’s far-off glow. Cook attempted to climb the volcano, only to be turned back by locals who considered
the mountain sacred. Today Mt. Yasur’s custodians invite visitors
to stand on the caldera’s fiery rim to witness one of the greatest spectacles
on the planet. As lava shoots into the evening sky, some tremble, most are awestruck, but all are humbled. In fact, you’ll feel humbled wherever you
go in Vanuatu …by the incredible natural beauty, …by the richness of the culture, …but mostly, by its people. In these islands, the true measure of wealth
is how much a person can give away. After experiencing the warmth and generosity
of Vanuatu’s people, it’s easy to feel that Vanuatu could be, one of richest places on earth.

100 thoughts on “Vanuatu Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia (4K)

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  2. wow it's amazing and lovely highlands with strong culture i would like to visit in case i get a chance……
    Gabriel Much sending warm greetings from the world newest and the youngest nation

  3. Thank you Expedia for this amazing video of my country. You made it sound like a glimpse of heaven. Subscribed to your channel and can't wait to see your future videos. Tankio tumas (y)

  4. The Vanuatu people will make stew out of you if you will only let them!
    Just look at that awesome cannibalistic smile on their faces.

  5. Wow, so beautiful and fantastic place. It's a place to live the rest of my life. The peoples there are awesome.

  6. "The Sun, The Sand And The Sea" (Island Tourism Anthem)

  7. Thank you very much for sharing such a beautiful place, Can I know please how can I visit this place? Who can provide me services? I will really like to visit this place, Thank you very much Expedia. Waiting for your kind reply.

  8. 1:01 Those children are severely malnourished. I hope that after you recorded the video, you helped them.

  9. When flying a drone in Vanuatu, remember it must be registered first to avoid fines, or having your drone confiscated. You can see more info regarding Vanuatu drone laws here,

  10. Ok Awesome, Recently i contacted and they helped me understand the immigration and citizenship process for VANUATU.
    I have enrolled for the immigration and hopefully be a first class citizen of VANUATU.
    contact them if you are looking for Vanuatu citizenship.

  11. im going on a holiday t to fiji and vanuatu and other islands in feb next year, if i love it i might have to fake my death jokes

  12. i am from pakistan..i like this city very much…who can tel me about amigration exp travel to africa from pakistan..

  13. Its funny as I have bumped into this video after I read about this place as one of the most dangerous and unhospitable in the world but after watching this video I am just stunned .

  14. This is country who interviering Indonesia trought UN board.. so what this call Vanuatu contribution in keeping peace..? Indonesian has sent peace keeping force since 1960's, ask other country opinion about Garuda peace keeping force.. thats how you contribute to make world a better place not to mash with other country stability.. Beware Indonesian people is friendly but they never forget and keep it mind who was mashing out with our nation… watch out for provocation from the Jack..

  15. Nice video! 🙂 if you wanna get to know the real life of Vanuatu people, check my VLOG:

  16. The western world is artificial and the rest of the world is natural, organic. It's your choice, which you like to live in.

  17. Simply breathtaking peaceful and relaxing. I love the idea of everything being organic and the scenery is absolutely stunning the crystal clear water what else do you want from life?

  18. I learned about Vanuatu from an article I read in Reader's Digest back in the early 1980s about two castaways adrift on a small boat; they were lost at sea for a few weeks and vowed that if they survived, one would dedicate his life to serving G-d, and the other would dedicate his life to serving his country. Both were rescued and kept their word. Glory to G-d and power to them. I remember the name of one of them: Meli Whitecross.

  19. i’ve been here on my cruise most memorable experience it was gorgeous i got so sunburnt but it was worth it i can’t recommend this place enough

  20. This video basically just took me back in time and realized how our world shows us more than just staying at home

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