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Ultimate Vanuatu Travel Guide 2024 – Everything You Need to Know


You’ve landed on the ultimate Vanuatu travel guide that details everything you need to know about visiting the beautiful South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu.

This Vanuatu blog post is designed to provide you with all the information you need to plan a memorable and authentic experience.

From the best places to visit and the most exciting activities to sign up for to practical tips for where to stay, how to get around, and how to stay safe.

I traveled solo to Vanuatu over Easter in 2023 and although it wasn’t the smoothest of trips, I have a lot of insights to share with you! Traveling to a less developed country can be tricky, but don’t fear I’ve uncovered a lot of information about Vanuatu travel that you simply can’t find online.

Whether you are a first-time visitor or a seasoned traveler to Vanuatu, this Vanuatu travel guide will help you make the most of your time on this stunning and unique island nation.

So, pack your bags, grab your sunscreen, and get ready for an unforgettable journey to Vanuatu!

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Champagne Beach

Top 13 Best Things to See and Do in Vanuatu

A Vanuatu travel guide wouldn’t be complete without the best things to do.

Here are my 5 ride-or-die or die things to see and do in Vanuatu.

1. Tanna Blue Cave

Located on the island of Tanna, the Blue Cave is a natural wonder that is sure to take your breath away. The cave is filled with crystal clear water that glows a brilliant blue when sunlight filters through the cave’s entrance. Take a guided tour with Whitegrass Resort to swim and explore the cave, an experience I will remember for life.

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2. Blue Holes of Santo

The Blue Holes are a must-visit attraction in Vanuatu. These deep, freshwater holes are filled with clear blue water that will make you go WOW! Swim, snorkel, and take gorgeous photos at one of the blue holes, my personal favorite is Nanda Blue Hole.

3. Champagne Beach and Port Orly

Champagne Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Vanuatu, with bright blue waters and pristine white sand replicating beaches you find in the Maldives and French Polynesia.

Further north Port Orly is another gorgeous beach that I actually preferred over Champagne Beach. It is free to access, unlike Champagne Beach and the waters and views are just as stunning if not more. Plus there is a great local restaurant to dine at!

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4. Yasur Volcano

Located on the island of Tanna, Yasur Volcano is one of the most active and accessible volcanoes in the world. Take a guided tour with Whitegrass Resort to hike up to the crater and witness the awe-inspiring volcano. As the sun begins to set the red glow of the lava will contrast against the night sky, it’s magnificent.

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5. Discovering the Local Culture

Vanuatu is known for its rich culture that has been well preserved. Take the time to explore the island’s traditional customs and practices on your trip to Vanuatu.

From attending a local dance performance to visiting a village, there are plenty of opportunities to immerse yourself in the unique culture of Vanuatu.

6. Shop at Port Vila markets

Port Vila, is home to several bustling markets where visitors can find local crafts, clothing, and fresh produce. The markets offer a glimpse into everyday life in Vanuatu.

7. Drink Kava

Kava is a traditional drink made from the root of the kava plant and is a key part of Vanuatu’s culture. Kava effects are similar to drinking a glass of wine, but you won’t get a nasty hangover. Visitors can try kava at local bars or at kava ceremonies, where locals gather to drink and socialize.

8. Discover Nearby Islands

Vanuatu is home to many picturesque islands, each with its own unique culture and attractions. Take day trips or longer excursions to explore nearby islands like Espiritu Santo, Tanna, and Pentecost.

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9. Pentecost Land Diving Festival

The Pentecost Land Diving Festival, also known as the Nagol, is a traditional ceremony that is a very unique experience. During the festival, local men jump from tall wooden towers with vines tied to their ankles, symbolizing a bountiful yam harvest.

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10. Go Snorkeling or Diving

Vanuatu’s clear waters and coral reefs make it a prime place for snorkeling and diving. Explore the underwater world including colorful fish, sea turtles, and a range of coral.

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11. Visit the Underwater Post Office

Located on Hideaway Island, Vanuatu’s underwater post office is a super cute attraction that allows visitors to send postcards from underwater! Snorkelers and divers can post their cards in a waterproof pouch, creating a one-of-a-kind souvenir. Hideaway Island is accessible from Port Vila so it’s an easy day trip to add to your itinerary.

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12. Venture to Millennium Cave

The Millennium Cave, located on Santo, is a spectacular cave filled with waterfalls, rivers, and natural rock formations. You will need to take a guided tour to explore the cave and from what I hear it is very physically challenging!

13. Visit the Mele Cascades

The Mele Cascades are a series of waterfalls located just outside Port Vila. Hike through the jungle to reach the cascades, where you can swim in the refreshing pools and enjoy the stunning scenery.

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Money-Saving Tips

As Vanuatu can be expensive, below are my top money-saving tips when travelling to Vanuatu.

  • Bring snacks from home
  • Chose accommodation with free breakfast
  • Travel with a friend to split the cost of accommodation
  • Travel with hand luggage only
  • Convert AUD to Vatu in Vanuatu to avoid a fee
  • Travel outside of peak times such as May and September
  • Take advantage of free activities such as hiking, snorkeling, and swimming
  • Take the bus instead of a taxi

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Where to Stay in Vanuatu

Booking accommodation in Vanuatu can be tricky as there aren’t loads of options, especially budget-friendly options. Plus getting around the islands can be difficult, so picking a good location to stay is essential!

I traveled to Port Vila, Espiritu Santo, and Tanna Island so I have popped my accommodation recommendations below to help you book your stay.

Continue reading my Vanuatu travel guide to read my thoughts on the places I stayed.

Port Vila


I loved my stay at Breakas Beach Resort, it was a beautiful beachfront resort with wonderful bungalows.

Breakas is located just south of Port Vila on a 500m private beach. It’s a short drive to shops and restaurants although you won’t really need to leave the resort as it has it all.

Free breaky is included plus there is a range of delicious Italian options for lunch and dinner.

The resort also offers daily activities including cooking classes, live music, fire dancing, and more.

You don’t need to go far to access some great snorkeling at Breakas. I spent the day exploring the reef located on the private beach and it was magical.

Breakas resort port vila

Garden View Bungalow: $262 AUD (free breakfast included)

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Espiritu Santo


Turtle Bay Lodge was my favorite stay in Vanuatu.

The owners were so lovely and accommodating, even when my flight was delayed and I didn’t arrive until midnight they still greeted me with a welcome drink!

It is a prime location for snorkeling in Turtle Bay, plus you can borrow their Kayak and head up to the blue holes.

During my stay, I was surprised by a free fire dance performance one evening which just added to my stay.

The food is wonderful, with a range of Italian and hearty pub meals.

Double Room, Ocean View, Oceanfront: $204 AUD (free breakfast included)

I was even upgraded for free to the Deluxe Double Room which is priced at $308 AUD per night.

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Tanna Island


On my visit to Tanna Island, I stayed at Whitegrass Ocean Resort due to the fantastic range of tours they had on offer including the Yasur Volcano tour and Blue Cave tour.

The resort was very expensive but due to the remoteness of the island, there aren’t many options.

The resort is a short walk to Blue Holes 1 & 2 which are some of the best snorkeling spots on Tanna. Or you can even snorkel right off the beach of the resort, just follow advice from the dive team as it can be dangerous.

Overall, I loved my stay at Whitegrass Ocean Resort, the staff were lovely, the food was divine (although very expensive) and the rooms were clean and comfortable.

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Bungalow with Seaview: $362 AUD (free breakfast included)

This last resort is extra pricey as it is on a pretty remote island, however, I managed to grab a great deal at work and only paid $278 AUD per night (I work for a travel company).

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Is Vanuatu Worth Visiting?

Vanuatu is an incredible destination for anyone looking for a unique and unspoiled holiday experience. If you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life, Vanuatu’s natural beauty, including pristine beaches, lush rainforests, and active volcanoes, won’t disappoint.

Immerse yourself in the rich culture and traditions of Vanuatu, and experience the unique customs and ceremonies that make this destination truly special. A holiday in Vanuatu is a chance to reset your perspective and reflect on all you have to be thankful for.

For those who love adventure as much as I do, Vanuatu offers a range of activities, such as snorkeling, diving, hiking, and ziplining, all set in stunning natural surroundings.

Importantly, Vanuatu is committed to sustainable tourism, with many operators and accommodations implementing eco-friendly practices. The locals take great pride in maintaining the land and preserving nature for years to come, and this commitment shows in the immaculate condition of the reefs, rainforests, and beaches.

Vanuatu has also managed to maintain its authenticity and charm, with locals welcoming visitors with open arms and genuine warmth.

It’s truly a great destination for families, couples, and solo travelers alike.

How to Get Around Vanuatu

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Getting around Vanuatu can be a bit challenging as there are no railways or efficient public transport options on the islands.

However, there are several ways to get around the country which I will take you through.


To island hop in Vanuatu you have to fly via Port Vila. Air Vanuatu offers the only flights to and from the Islands unless you take a private Air Taxi. Just note, that flying to the islands can add up, particularly when you can’t go direct!


When you arrive, Taxis are available on the main islands of Efate, Santo, and Tanna. But they are not metered, so it’s important to negotiate the price before getting in and be wary of scammers. Hiring a taxi driver for the day for an arranged price is a common way for travelers to get around. I recommend asking your accommodation to help you book this to ensure you choose a reputable company and negotiate a fair price. Or they may even arrange a private tour driver instead.


You can take buses for generally cheap, but they can be crowded, uncomfortable, and poorly scheduled. It can also be tricky to tell a bus from a regular van.

Rent a car

Lastly, you can rent a car on the main islands, but they can be expensive ($100-$180 per day) and driving can be challenging due to the poor condition of the roads. Plus they drive on the right-hand side of the day.

I rented a car for the day in Santo, with the help of Turtle Bay Lodge, and it cost me $180 and came with an empty tank of petrol which only further added to the cost! But it gave me the freedom to explore at my own pace. Just remember to drive carefully and slowly as the roads are in bad shape.

Vanuatu Tours and Experiences Not To Miss!

Vanuatu offers a range of tours and experiences to suit every traveler. Tours are often the best or only way to get to the main attractions in Vanuatu so it’s definitely worth looking into.

Below are my recommended tours to check out.

1. Snorkeling and Diving Tours

Vanuatu has some of the best snorkeling and diving spots in the world, with clear waters and abundant marine life. A snorkeling or diving tour can take you to underwater caves, coral reefs, and shipwrecks.

2. Mt Yasur Tour

Tanna Island is home to the famous Mount Yasur, an active volcano that is a must-see attraction. Whitegrass Ocean Resort offers one of the top-rated Mt Yasur tours available, I recommend checking them out.

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3. Blue Cave Tour

Take a 40-minute boat ride from Whitegrass Ocean Resort. When you arrive, swim underwater (approximately ½ metre) to enter the turquoise cave. When inside you will see the stunning grotto, which is lit from above, by a shaft of light filtering down through a hole in the cave’s roof – the effect is breathtaking. My absolute favorite experience in Vanuatu!

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4. Santo Horse Tour

Spend the morning riding a horse through lush rainforest trails, a gorgeous private blue hole, and finishing along the beach. A wonderful way to see hidden spots in Vanuatu whilst learning a new skill. As a beginner, with no real horse riding experience, Meagan made the whole experience enjoyable. I always felt safe and in control thanks to her guidance!

5. Cultural Tours

Vanuatu has a rich cultural heritage, and visiting a traditional village is a must-do activity. A cultural tour can take you to remote villages to witness customs such as traditional dancing, firewalking, weaving, and kava ceremonies. One of the best places to experience the preserved culture of Vanuatu is on the remote Tanna island. Whitegrass Ocean Resort offers excellent cultural tours that you should check out.

6. Santo Day Tour

If you are in Santo and are short on time, this full-day tour covers the main attractions you don’t want to miss. Experience the blue Holes, Champagne Beach, Million Dollar Point, and Port Orly, all within one day.

7. Port Vila Day Tour

Explore the major attractions on Efate including the Blue Lagoon, swim with turtles, explore the Rarru Cascades, and enjoy an inclusive BBQ lunch. The perfect day trip to see the best of Efate!

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These are just some of the tours and experiences available in Vanuatu. Not all the available tours in Vanuatu are listed online, in fact, I found most were organized by the hotels and resorts.

They are generally very accommodating so I recommend talking to your accommodation about your itinerary and they will help you plan it!

breakfast at turtle bay lodge

Best Time To Go to Vanuatu

The best time to visit Vanuatu depends on your preferences and what you want to do.

The best month to visit Vanuatu is during the dry season, which runs from April to October. During this time, you can expect sunny and warm weather, with little rainfall and lower humidity.

This makes it an ideal time to explore Vanuatu’s beautiful beaches, go snorkeling or diving in the clear waters, and go kayaking or hiking. It’s worth noting that the peak tourist season is from June to August, so expect prices to be higher during this time.

I visited over Easter in April and it was a lot more humid and hot than I had anticipated. Let’s just say it was pretty sweaty and frequent swims and cold beers were essential.

If I were to go again I would wait until the end of May or September.

The wet season in Vanuatu runs from November to March which brings high humidity and heavy rainfall, with occasional tropical storms or cyclones.

While this isn’t ideal the lush tropical vegetation is the most vibrant during this time, and you may be able to find lower prices and fewer crowds.

Where is Vanuatu? 

The best time to visit Vanuatu is April to October during the dry season

Vanuatu is an island nation located in the South Pacific Ocean.

It is an archipelago made up of 83 islands, located a 2-3 hour flight from Australia,

Vanuatu is also a short 1hr 30 min flight from New Caledonia and a 2 hr 30 min flight from Fiji.

How to Stay Safe in Vanuatu

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Safety is paramount when traveling to any destination, particularly when we travel solo.

In my opinion, Vanuatu is a safe destination for all to enjoy.

Below are my top tips for how to stay safe in Vanuatu.

1. Choose your accommodation wisely

If you are traveling solo to Vanuatu like I did, choosing your accommodation is very important for your safety.

Getting around Vanuatu is challenging, particularly as a solo traveler so staying near main attractions you are visiting is essential.

Plus I found the people at all the resorts I stayed at to be super friendly and helpful, particularly at Turtle Bay Lodge. They helped me hire a car, book tours, discover the best spots to snorkel, and even allowed me to purchase cash when I ran out!

When booking accommodation, I would check the reviews and opt for a place that has a tour desk operator and friendly staff.

2. Share your location with a loved one

No matter where you are traveling, I always suggest you share your location with either a friend, partner or family member you trust.

I also share my detailed travel itinerary with this person and make sure to check in every other day. If they are ever worried about my safety, it’s peace of mind knowing they know where I am.

3. Purchase travel insurance

The number 1 tip I continue to stress is, travel insurance is non-negotiable. 

If you can’t afford travel insurance you can’t afford to travel FULL STOP! No buts no ifs. 

It is possible that you may experience unexpected medical expenses or disruptions to your travel plans, so it is important to be prepared with travel insurance.

I flew Air Vanuatu which is notorious for flight cancellations and delays. And yes it did end up happening to me… twice!!

For a 1 week’s trip, I had 2 flights that were delayed by 1 whole day, which meant I had to book additional accommodation and pay for extra meals. Having travel insurance gave me reassurance that if Air Vanuatu wasn’t going to reimburse me, my insurance provider would.

Just make sure to keep your receipts!

Plus, Vanuatu’s health care system isn’t the best, particularly on the islands outside of Port Vila. If you were to injure yourself or fall sick, you may need medical evacuation, which as you could imagine, is a pretty penny.

Travel insurance is likely not as expensive as you think.

For example, a 25-year-old Australian traveler visiting Vanuatu for 7 days can purchase travel insurance from World Nomads for only $70 AUD!

4. Lock up your valuables

On my trip to Vanuatu, the people staying next to my marquee were actually robbed. They broke in and stole all of their duty-free alcohol.

This could have been a lot worst and just goes to show that break in’s can occur and resorts can be targeted.

Most places have safes so pop your valuables in there, or lock up your suitcase when you leave.

Don’t leave cash lying around and hide your passport in your luggage.

5. Be careful leaving your bags unattended on the beaches

Most places in Vanuatu are generally harmless, but there are a few spots where I’ve been told by the locals to never leave your bags unattended.

These places include Riri blue hole, Metavelu blue on Santo, and blue holes 1 & 2 on Tanna.

Avoid bringing many belongings if you plan on swimming and when you do swim pop your bag on the water’s edge to keep an eye on it.

6. Avoid walking alone after dark

When traveling in Vanuatu, it is essential to be aware of your surroundings, especially at night. Avoid walking alone in dimly lit areas and back streets.

7. Wear lots of insect repellant

Dengue fever, malaria, and the Zeke virus are real risks in Vanuatu.

Make sure to wear insect repellant during the day and at night. If you are applying sunscreen, pop this on first before the repellant.

If you are like me and getting bitten really easily, I suggest visiting your Dr for some anti-malaria medication. It’s an added layer of protection and will give you peace of mind on your trip.

8. Be cautious of the weather

Vanuatu is prone to tropical storms and cyclones during the wet season, so keep track of the weather conditions and follow the advice of locals.

9. Respect the culture

Vanuatu has a rich cultural heritage, and it is important to respect the local customs and traditions. Dress modestly when visiting villages, and ask permission before taking photographs of people or their property.

10. Use licensed taxis

Use licensed taxis for transportation, and avoid getting into unlicensed taxis or hitchhiking.

11. Stay Informed

Keep yourself informed about any security risks, natural disasters, or health hazards by regularly checking travel advisories and the local news.

Things To Know Before You Go: Vanuatu Travel Guide

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Before you visit Vanuatu, there are a few things you should know to make your trip more enjoyable and hassle-free.

In this next section of my Vanuatu travel guide, I will take you through some key insights into what to expect on your trip.


While the official languages of Vanuatu are English, French, and Bislama, the local language is predominantly Bislama, particularly on the more remote islands. I personally never had any language barriers on my travels to Port Vila, Santo, and Tanna as a lot of the locals learn English at school and are thus bi-lingual.


Vanuatu has a tropical climate with two seasons – a wet season from November to April and a dry season from May to October. Year-round Vanuatu enjoys warm weather.

Vanuatu is also prone to natural disasters such as cyclones, earthquakes, and tsunamis, particularly in the wet season. Check the weather and the local news before traveling to Vanuatu, and follow the advice of local authorities in case of a natural disaster.


The currency used in Vanuatu is the Vatu.

Make sure to exchange your currency at the airport or in the city center before you head to the islands.

Debit/Credit Cards are not widely accepted on the islands and ATMs are very scarce. Don’t do what I did and run out of cash by day 3 with no access to an ATM!


There are no trains or public transport in Vanuatu.

Taxis and buses are available, but renting a car is the best way to explore the islands on your own schedule.


The Ni-Vanuatu people are friendly and welcoming, but it’s important to respect their culture and traditions. Dress modestly, avoid taking photographs without permission, and ask before entering a village or a sacred site.


Mosquito-borne illnesses such as dengue fever and malaria are prevalent in Vanuatu. Make sure to use insect repellent, cover up (if it’s not too hot), and sleep under mosquito nets.


Vanuatu’s cuisine is influenced by its Melanesian, French, and British heritage.

On your trip, try a variety of seafood, tropical fruits, and root vegetables. Don’t miss the chance to try Vanuatu’s famous kava drink.


The electricity supply in Vanuatu is 220-240 volts, with a Type I plug.

If you are from Australia you don’t need to bring an adapter. All my devices were able to be plugged in with no issues.

Internet and phone service

The internet and phone service in Vanuatu can be slow and unreliable, especially on more remote islands.

I used my Optus roaming service which cost $5 a day. It was pretty slow and the coverage wasn’t great but it was all I needed. Combined with decent Wi-Fi at the resorts, I was able to stay in touch with loved ones and get some work on my blog done.

Consider purchasing a local SIM card if you need a strong and consistent connection on your trip.

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Is Vanuatu Expensive?

Vanuatu can be expensive, but it can also be relatively affordable if you plan ahead.

I found Vanuatu to have similar pricing to Australia and New Zealand.

Although the quality of products and services are rarely on par with that of Australia and New Zealand, so you don’t really get value for money.

Vanuatu is quite expensive in touristy areas, in particular at resorts and restaurants/cafes near attractions.

For a full breakdown of how much I spent on my trip to Vanuatu, check out my detailed Vanuatu expense guide.

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FAQ’s – Vanuatu Travel Guide

If you’re headed to Vanuatu you may have a few unanswered questions.

Below are my answers to some common questions travelers have!

What is the best month to visit Vanuatu?

The most ideal month to visit Vanuatu in my opinion is May.

During this time, the weather is warm and sunny with temperatures ranging from 21 to 32 degrees Celsius and it is just before the peak tourist rush.

The months of June, July, and August are particularly pleasant, as the weather is cooler, but this of course means its peak time.

How many days do I need in Vanuatu?

I recommend a minimum of 5-7 days to explore the main attractions of Vanuatu, such as the stunning beaches, waterfalls, cultural sites, and outdoor activities like snorkeling and diving. My trip to Vanuatu was 7 days and this was the perfect length for me to tick off major bucket list experiences.

However, if you have a specific interest in a particular aspect of Vanuatu, such as its history or natural wonders, and have the budget, you may want to stay longer.

Or if you want to experience more remote areas of the country, and cover more islands, you will need to add extra days to your itinerary to allow for travel time.

Ultimately, the length of your stay will depend on your travel goals, how much leave you have with work, and your budget but if in doubt 5-7 days is a safe bet.

Is Vanuatu better than Fiji?

It’s difficult to say which is better Fiji or Vanuatu. It’s comparing apples with oranges. This is a Vanuatu travel guide but I will try and give you my unbiased opinion!

Fiji is known for its stunning beaches and luxurious resorts. It’s a popular spot for honeymooners and those seeking a relaxing holiday in paradise. Fiji also has a rich culture and history, with traditional villages and ceremonies that can be explored.

Vanuatu, on the other hand, is known for its rugged natural beauty, including active volcanoes, lush rainforests, and pristine coral reefs, making it a popular destination for adventure seekers. Vanuatu also has a unique culture, with traditional ceremonies still practised.

If you’re looking for a luxurious and relaxing beach vacation, Fiji may be the better choice. If you’re interested in adventure and exploring a unique culture, Vanuatu may be more of your style.

Ultimately, whether Fiji or Vanuatu is better for you depends on your personal preferences.

Is Vanuatu good for tourists?

Vanuatu is a great destination for tourists who are looking for an adventure.

From its pristine beaches to its lush rainforests and active volcanoes, Vanuatu is a place that provides a unique and authentic experience.

The country’s rich culture and traditions are also a highlight for travelers. The friendly locals, fresh food, and exciting activities such as snorkeling, diving, and hiking make it a perfect holiday destination.

With its warm tropical climate and laid-back atmosphere, Vanuatu is also an excellent choice for those seeking a relaxing trip.

Is Vanuatu cheaper than Australia?

Vanuatu is generally considered to be a more affordable destination than Australia.

The cost of living in Vanuatu is lower than that of Australia.

However, tourists staying and dining in resorts that are in prime locations will experience pretty similar prices to those in Australia.

This is for numerous reasons such as geographical location, cost to import goods, limited tourism supply, limited competition, and high government taxes and charges.

I personally found prices to be on par with Australia, however, once you factor in international transaction fees, government charges, and the quality of goods and services, the better value does lie in Australia.

Do you need malaria tablets for Vanuatu?

Malaria is present in Vanuatu, particularly in the more remote and rural areas of the country. In particular, Malaria is a risk in Espiritu Santo.

It is recommended that travelers take antimalarial medication. The type of medication will depend on how long you stay and your specific destination within Vanuatu.

I suggest you visit your Doctor or a specialized Travel Doctor for a prescription.

I am incredibly susceptible to mosquito bites so I opted into taking Malaria medication. The medication was around $20AUD and I was required to take one pill for 30 days, starting the dose a couple of days before arriving in Vanuatu.

More importantly, though, you should take measures to prevent mosquito bites from happening in the first place by, using insect repellent, wearing protective clothing, sleeping under mosquito nets, and lighting mosquito coils, particularly during dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active.

The Wrap-Up: Vanuatu Travel Guide

And there you have it, my detailed Vanuatu travel guide to help you plan an unforgettable and authentic experience.

In this Vanuatu travel guide, we have covered a lot! From the best things to do, where to stay, some great tour options, a couple of budgeting tips, and my must-know travel tips.

Let me know in the comment section if you have visited Vanuatu or if it’s on your bucket list. Feel free to share any tips or insights I missed!

Read more about travelling Vanuatu:
Best Espiritu Santo Vanuatu Resorts
Is Vanuatu a Good Holiday Destination?
Is Vanuatu Safe For Tourists? Essential Safety Tips
Best Port Vila Tours – Top Things To Do in Vanuatu 
Vanuatu Vs New Caledonia: A Guide To Choosing Where to Go
Is Vanuatu Expensive? Ultimate Spending Money Guide
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