Vanuatu

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An archipelago of 83 islands located in the South Pacific, Vanuato is a unique mixture of resorts, beaches, and native communities laid out in some of the most beautiful waters in the world. During a visit to Vanuato, you will have the opportunity to experience some of the most memorable and unique activities and people in the world. Located east of Australia, west of Fiji, and south of the Solomon Islands, the location is a vacationers dream. Not only can you experience the islands themselves, but you are a short flight from New Zealand, Australia, or Fiji. This island nation truly is a tropical paradise in every way.

Water Sports
Like with most vacation destination tropical islands, water sports abound. You can enjoy boating on your own, a cruise, or a boating safari. The warm waters of the region offer opportunities to see exotic fauna a swell as breathtaking seascapes from the comfort of a boat deck. If you feel a little more adventurous, you can experience some of the most exciting diving and snorkeling around. Tropical water makes for comfortable diving while clear waters allow you to take in all the wildlife the area has to offer. Guided tours can show you some of the best locations to see the world beneath the surface of the water. Finally, the beaches are always a nice option for water sports. Enjoy soft sandy beaches, warm sun, and crisp waters. Wade along the shoreline, swim in the surf, or lie on the beach and enjoy the warm sun of the tropics. Whatever you choose to do, you will undoubtedly make wonderful use of the water surrounding this tropical archipelago.

Island Diversity
Vanuatu offers up 113 different languages with many more dialects within those languages. Statistically, then, Vanuatu is one of the most culturally diverse countries you will ever visit. The diversity of the islands dates back some 3,000 years. Over that time, the islands have been an immigration destination from a number of Pacific countries. Melanese settlers, Polynesians, and people from all over the globe found their way to Vanuatu over the millennia. Drawn by the beauty, climate, and island lifestyle, they settled and brought pieces of their culture with them. These eventually morphed together and formed what is now a unique and storied culture. The culture of Vanuatu can be divided into four main regions of the island. The northern islands are characterized by a culture where status is purchased and based on the ability to give away wealth. Centrally, the islands offer more of a Polynesian cultural system where a chief has power over a well defined class system. Finally, the southern islands have a very male dominated culture where status comes with property and power.

Activities
If you want more than just water sports, Vanuatu is still going to have plenty for you to do. Depending on where you stay, any number of non-water activities will be available to you. Try out sand volleyball on the beautiful beaches to get some exercise while enjoying the perfect weather. There are hikes and safaris available by guide. You can also explore on your own if you are the adventurous type. The geography of the islands makes them conducive to hiking and exploring. So whether you hike, explore, or play beach sports, there will always be plenty for you to do in Vanuatu.

A divers paradise

A divers paradise

Vanuatu is an island nation in the South Pacific, and is home to some of the most famous and spectacular diving locations in the world. Many dive shops and guides operate in this diver’s paradise, and you will be able to choose from a wide variety of wharf or reef dives. Whether you are a novice, experienced, or professional diver, you will find the perfect dive for you off one of Vanuatu’s many beautiful islands.
One island in Vanuatu draws more divers than any other—Espiritu Santo. This beautiful island inspired the famous author James A. Michener to write his novel “South [...]