Vanuatu is home to everything you could dream of for a honeymoon or couples’ getaway. From the vibrant capital Port Vila to remote and isolated islets, there’s something for every couple.
Enjoy a romantic getaway in Vanuatu
Efate, the main island and home to Port Vila, is where every couple simply must try some of the country’s dining delights. Mouthwatering restaurants and cafes offer up dishes influenced by a whole range of cultures, but before you opt for a French or Italian-inspired meal, make sure you sink your teeth into some local fare.
Try dishes including local staples such as yams, taro, banana, coconut, pork, seafood and plenty of juicy tropical fruit!
Romantic vistas abound on the island of Espiritu Santo. Enjoy all the beachside activities you can imagine, with lagoons, caves and coves around each bend. Divers and snorkellers love it here due to the sheer variety of creatures and bright underwater sights to be discovered. For a dreamy picnic on this island, head to Lonnoc, Golden Beach or Champagne Beach. For many couples, visiting the ‘Blue Holes’ is a highlight of this island. These crystal springs are a shining sapphire blue thanks to the way the limestone and coral reflect in the water, making it a truly magical place for a romantic dip. This is the perfect island for a laid-back and relaxed getaway where you will always be surrounded by stunning views.
Tanna Island is ideal for adventure-seeking couples. Take a guided trek up to the active Mt Yasur volcano for a once-in-a-lifetime experience together! Gallop on horseback down dramatic beaches, plunge into pristine pools at the bottom of cascading waterfalls and snorkel and dive in clear waters. You can also visit local villages to discover plenty more about the culture of the warm and welcoming people of Vanuatu.
If you find you’re fascinated by local custom, a visit to Pentecost Island is a must. This destination is famous for its land diving ritual, where young men jump from a high tower with only their legs attached to a vine – a slightly more spine-chilling version of bungy jumping. The ceremony is complemented by dancing, foot stomping and chanting and is an illuminating experience.
Why you’ll love a Vanuatu holiday or honeymoon
Visitors to Vanuatu should all indulge in the nation’s great spa facilities, too. All over the islands you can find great day spas with rejuvenating massages and body treatments. Set in tropical and beachfront areas not only will your treatment be spectacular, your surroundings will be too. From hot stone massages to aromatherapy techniques, heading to a spa centre will enhance your honeymoon bliss.
With plenty of beautiful accommodation options as well, you are probably going to want to stay at this tropical paradise forever.