Vanuatu is an island archipelago. It consists of about 82 relatively small, geologically newer islands of volcanic origin (65 of them inhabited), with about 1,300 kilometres (810 mi) between the most northern and southern islands.Two of these islands are also claimed by France as part of the French collectivity of New Caledonia. Fourteen of Vanuatu’s islands have surface areas of more than 100 square kilometres (39 sq mi). The country lies between latitudes 13° and 21°S and longitudes 166° and 171°E.
From largest to smallest, the islands are Espiritu Santo, Malakula, Efate, Erromango, Ambrym, Tanna, Pentecost, Epi, Ambae or Aoba, Vanua Lava, Gaua, Maewo, Malo, and Anatom or Aneityum. The nation’s largest towns are the capital Port Vila, on Efate, and Luganville on Espiritu Santo.The highest point in Vanuatu is Mount Tabwemasana, at 1,879 metres (6,165 ft), on the island of Espiritu Santo.
Vanuatu’s total area is roughly 12,274 square kilometres (4,739 sq mi), of which its land surface is very limited (roughly 4,700 square kilometres (1,800 sq mi)). Most of the islands are steep, with unstable soils and little permanent fresh water.One estimate made in 2005 is that only 9% of land is used for agriculture (7% with permanent crops, plus 2% considered arable).The shoreline is mostly rocky with fringing reefs and no continental shelf, dropping rapidly into the ocean depths.
Detailed Map of Vanuatu
The climate is tropical, with about nine months of warm to hot rainy weather and the possibility of cyclones and three to four months of cooler, drier weather characterized by winds from the southeast.
Top Things to Do in Vanuatu, from a Cruise Ship - Created by BoostVacations.com Staff
Top Things to Do in Vanuatu, from a Cruise Ship - Feel free to add, vote or provide feedback to the list
Mount Yasur is an active volcano on Tanna Island, Vanuatu with a height of 361 m (1,184 ft) above sea level, located on the coast near Sulphur Bay. It lies to the southeast of the taller Mount Tukosmera, which was active in the Pleistocene.
A blue hole is a cave (inland) or underwater sinkhole. They are also called vertical caves. There are many different blue holes located around the world, typically in low-lying coastal regions. The best known examples can be found in Belize, the Bahamas, Guam, Australia (in the Great Barrier Reef), and Egypt (in the Red Sea).
Iririki is a privately lease held island, located in Mele Bay, a free 3-minute ferry ride from the Vanuatu capital Port Vila. The whole island is leased to the Iririki Island Resort and no ni-Vanuatu live on the island. Iririki Island is the traditional land of Ifira Islanders, another island in Mele Bay, just beyond Iririki.
Welcome to Iririki Island Resort, a unique island retreat set amongst a spectacular tropical landscape. Situated only 3 minutes away from Port Vila, Iririki provides the perfect balance between peaceful seclusion and advantageous convenience. Offering breathtaking views (both overwater and underwater) and vibrant gardens all year round, Iririki is not only great a holiday escape, but also an ideal place to host weddings and functions.
The island is owned by the local Mele villagers, but is leased to the owners of Hideaway Island Resort. The island is accessed by a boat service from nearby Port Vila and offers accommodation and watersports to visitors.
Top Videos for Cruise Destination Vanuatu–Created by BoostVacations.com Staff
Top Videos for Cruise DestinationVanuatu– Created by BoostVacations.com Staff. Feel Free to add, vote or provide feedback to the list.
Vanuatu's Broken Dreams
Cruise ships visiting Vanuatu should have brought prosperity to islanders, but Dateline asks why they're seeing so little benefit. For more on Peter George's story, go to the SBS Dateline website... http://bit.ly/19b4OpJ
Vanuatu's showcase 7-min movie presenting the country and the highlights of tourism in the six provinces. This film should give you plenty of reasons to explore the beautiful islands yourself. The blend of traditional culture (Custom or Kastom) and beautiful nature should be irresistible to any visitor!
Just a little video I made with my GroPro when I went to Vanuatu with my girlfriend and her family for 3 weeks. It was the most amazing holiday of my life and I cant thank her family enough for taking me there!
December 2010 With no material goods; Vanuatu is one of few primitive villages left. However, one aspect of the modern world that they have accepted to capture their story is 3D. Welcome to the real Avatar.
A Day in Port Vila, Vanuatu
This was our day in Port Vila, Vanuatu, which included a visit tour of a local village, Port Vila down town and the beautiful Cascade Waterfalls. The ship is the P&O Pacific Jewel. Music is by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Before They Pass Away by Jimmy Nelson - Vanuatu Update V2
This is the 2nd cut of one of the episodes of the potential TV series Before They Pass Away - the making of. In this episode photographer Jimmy Nelson and his team travel to Vanuatu Islands. Out of the chain of 83 islands, they visited 5 and portrayed a tribe on each island.
Secrets Of Vanuatu
Visit: http://webtravelmap.com Hello You Tube users! Thank you for watching this video! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Description The video speaks for itself 🙂 Enjoy! About Vanuatu: Like any other country, Vanuatu has a unique sights which makes this country unique travel destination in the world!
Posso venire a dormire da voi - VANUATU
Versione italiana della bellissima trasmissione francese di Antoine de Maximy. Un concetto veramente originale: viaggare da solo, ripreso da telecamere fissate su se stesso, alla scoperta della gente in vari paesi del mondo. A volta comico, a volta commovente, sempre emozionante, Antoine ci fa entrare nell'intimità e la cultura delle persone che incontra con grande rispetto e apertura mentale.
Hideaway Island, Vanuatu travel review
Short review of Hideaway Island at Vanuatu. Explore the transport, food, bar, PADI scuba, snorkelling, accommodation, bungalows and beach of Vanuatu's favourite island destination, Hideaway. Hideaway Island is about ten minutes drive and five minute ferry ride from Vanuatu's capital, Port Vila.
Vanuatu Island Tour From Port Vila - Efate
Tour of the island of Efate in Vanuatu. From Port Vila round and back again. Great tour! Needed more time though.