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Bungalows and outer island travel - advice
Posted November 30th, 2010 - 10:04 am by from Port Vila, Vanuatu (Permalink)
For any Cs out there looking to get off the beaten track in Vanuatu then one of the best resources about where to go and where to stay can be found at:


(thanks Seb for sending it my direction - http://vanuatu.travel/)

Port vila is a small town, just like any (well except its on a beautiful harbour in the tropics) so if you want to get a "real" vanuatu experience head to the outer islands. surprising enough you can still see people wearing penis sheathes and grass skirts.

I've traveled a fair bit to the outer islands and I can't recommend it enough to anyone coming my way.

If you didn't know, Air Vanuatu gives international travelers a 5-10% if you show your return ticket.


Posted February 8th, 2011 - 1:31 pm by from Hervey Bay, Australia (Permalink)
cheers Ivan great tip on the air travel discount. If you only had 7 days in Vanuatu, love sportsfishing, surfing/beach, hiking and exploring what would you get up to?

I am heading there this thursday for a short holiday , cant wait!

thanks Stephen

Posted April 30th, 2011 - 11:09 am by from Hamburg, Germany (Permalink)
Hey Ivan! Perfect thanks for the link. It's just amazing how undiscovered the islands of Vanuatu seem to be. Can't wait to travel there in August :) Im try to hop some islands in a row for some days each like Epi, Ambrym, Malekula and Santo hopefully by boat. Unfortunately I have just two weeks and maybe me plan is too ambitious. But I'll see...

Posted April 30th, 2011 - 11:23 am by from Issaquah, United States (Permalink)
You should definately explore the outer islands. I spent 3 weeks in Epi and Ambrym last September and loved it. I flew to Epi to avoid a possible 24 hr choppy boat ride, and then took a boat from Epi to Abrym. FYI though- boats have schedules but are rarely able to follow them due to breakdowns, weather, or a million other reasons. With little communication available, there's a good chance your adventure will come when you end up waiting on a deserted beach for two days hoping the boat will arrive. Eventually, it does....maybe on the right day or maybe the next week...making for an even better adventure! (unless of course yuo are in a hurry to get somewhere). Leave extra time, or bring extra cash to buy a plane ticket in case you get stuck.

And have a GREAT time!

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