Vanuatu is an island nation in the south Pacific and part of the Melanesian group of islands and this Vanuatu travel guide takes you there. It’s believed that the first settlers arrived over 4000 years ago. Portuguese Europeans discovered the islands at the beginning of the 17th century. 150 years later James Cook re-discovered them and named them the New Hebrides. This name was used until independence which marked the end of British and French colonial rule.
The weather is pleasant year-round in Vanuatu with temperatures around 27-32 degrees Celsius. Rainfall can occur any time of the year and between December and April you must keep in mind that cyclones can occur. You won’t be in danger though. Each island is different and covered in this Vanuatu travel guide. Some are known for their pristine white beaches and others for their easy accessible volcanos. One island, Pentecost, is of particular cultural interest as the locals practice land diving.
Vanuatu is easy to reach from Australia for a short trip but if you’re from Europe or the America’s it’s a long way. This Vanuatu travel guide helps you plan a trip from any location. If coming from far it’s recommend to add a visit to a South East Asia trip or combined in a Pacific island-hopping itinerary. One thing is sure, it’s a unique destination and a great place to discover what matters.
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