Vanuatu is an archipelago made up of a total of 83 islands, however many of these are inaccessible or uninhabited. Efate, Espiritu Santo and Tanna Island are the main tourist destinations, each offering their own unique attractions and charm. Explore each region to help you decide where you want to stay and which island best suits you.
As an important part of the customs and ceremonies of Vanuatu culture, art and craft is also a rich part of the indigenous daily life. Varying from island to island, Vanuatu art and craft reflects the more traditional aspects of life on the island through carving, pottery, weaving and tools made from wood, shells and stones.
Vanuatu is famous for its gorgeous tropical climate which offers fantastic weather all year round. Enjoying mild temperatures, clear blue skies and almost endless sunshine, Vanuatu weather also experiences a wet season in the earlier months of the year which keeps the islands looking lush and green.
The Ni Vanuatu have populated the islands for centuries and with more than 115 distinctly different cultures and languages still thriving, Vanuatu is recognised as one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world. The main languages spoken are Bislama, English and French.
Located 2,500 km northeast of Sydney, Vanuatu is an archipelago of 83 islands that create a 'Y' formation in the Coral Sea. Use these Vanuatu maps as a reference point for planning your holiday and explore the accommodation and points of interest that stretch 1300km north to south across the archipelago.
Vanuatu’s culture is both ancient and enduring, with many traditional customs still observed today. Rituals and ceremonies are a large part of Vanuatu culture and history, as is storytelling, which is expressed through song and dance, art, body decorations, masks and carvings – all of which can be seen in Vanuatu today.
Get a feel for the kind of beauty you can expect to see in Vanuatu with our media gallery. Explore some of the most popular beaches, resorts and natural attractions in a pictorial tour of Efate, Espiritu Santo and Tanna Island. Gain an insight into the spectacular sunsets and vistas of Vanuatu with a selection of videos from our tourism partners.