Port of Call - Vanuatu warmly welcomes you to explore our island home
Located in the Southwest Pacific, Vanuatu lies between Fiji, New Caledonia and the Solomon Islands. Virtually every one of Vanuatu’s major islands have safe anchorages close by. Most of Vanuatu’s 300,000 people are found in and around Port Vila and Luganville, leaving plenty of secret spots among Vanuatu’s 82 islands to drop anchor.
Active volcanoes, lush rain-forests, abundant waterfalls, blue holes and the rich diversity of traditional villages and customs make Vanuatu a unique destination.
The islands offer scuba diving at coral reefs, underwater caverns and wrecks such as the WWII-era troopship SS President Coolidge. Harbour-side Port Vila, the nation’s capital and economic center, is on the island of Efate. The city is home to the Vanuatu National Museum, which explores the nation’s Melanesian culture.
Vanuatu’s small population and lack of infrastructure keep it as one of the world’s least developed countries and best kept secrets and it’s twice been named the World’s Happiest Country. Spend a few days basking in the warmth of the Ni-Vanuatu community and you’ll soon see why. The best time to cruise Vanuatu’s waters is between April and November.