If you are looking for the best summer destination for a great and memorable experience, Vanuatu is a great choice. Although most people think of Bali and Fiji, Vanuatu is actually just as good if not better. It is an underrated archipelago located in the South Pacific; it has 83 different islands that are all worth visiting. This tropical paradise has great weather especially during the summer that makes it easy to enjoy the extraordinary views, magnificent landscapes, beautiful forests and hundreds of outdoor fun activities. Here are 5 things to do in Vanuatu during the summer that make the ultimate summer getaway.
As far as natural magnificence goes, this is arguably one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world. This spectacular waterfall cascades down a series of crystal clear aqua blue pools and looks particularly stunning during the summer. The location is easy to get to as it is only a simple 20 minute walk up the mountain. Along the walk are plenty of gorgeous sites to photograph such as the beautiful fresh water pools and the tropical gardens that are filled with numerous hibiscus flowers and waxy, spiky pink and red bromeliads that are a sight to behold. Navigating the waterfalls is surprisingly easy and for some reasons the porous rocks are not slippery.
The water in Vanuatu during the summer is clear and crystalline making Vanuatu an ideal spot for scuba diving and snorkelling. One great scuba diving and snorkelling site is off Snorkelers Cove at Iririki Island. Scuba diving in Vanuatu is excellent and most of the dive sites are excellent because that are easily accessible, have great visibility and the water temperature is tolerable. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, you will definitely have the time of your life. For an introductory drive, you can easily access the guidance and help of diving instructors at a small fee. The wreck and reefs are excellent scuba diving and snorkelling spots for novice and experienced divers.
The history and culture of Vanuatu can comfortably be explored when the weather is clear and the temperatures are tolerable. You can visit the Vanuatu cultural centre which is home to the National Museum of Vanuatu. The centre records and documents the history and culture of the numerous versatile cultural groups in Vanuatu. Additionally, the cultural centre also hosts cultural events and performances that are exciting and enjoyable to watch. Furthermore, the museum is also the home of historical and cultural artefacts such as fossils, prehistoric shell as well as contemporary art that will blow your mind.
With a never-ending supply of tuna, wahoo, marlin and swordfish, Vanuatu offers arguably the best deep-sea fishing destination in South Pacific and is awesome during the summer. Additionally, there are many game-fishing tournaments that are held throughout the year particularly in the summer. If you are looking for smaller catches then reef fishing is available. The summer is also the perfect time to spot dolphins from your sailboats; you can set sail in search of dolphins by simply boarding the Coongoola which is a lovely timber ketch. It departs from the Havannah Harbour and takes visitors to the turtle sanctuary found on Moso (Tranquility Island); here you can enjoy a fun beach barbecue and go snorkelling. The wind is favourable during the summer, this higher the chances of seeing some dolphins when sailing back.
This spectacular island paradise filled with pristine tropical islands that you can easily view courtesy of a helicopter ride. Viewing Vanuatu from a helicopter enables you to see the active volcanoes, coral reefs and amazing forests; a helicopter ride is the key to unlocking all the magnificent natural beauty this region has to offer. If you want a better view of this tropical paradise by helicopter then visit during summer and you will have the ride of your life.