Guide to Finding Hotels in Vanuatu
Mystical and tropical, Vanuatu hotels offer the more adventurous type of holiday-maker the chance to engage a fascinating culture, to dive uncharted coral reefs, to explore active volcanoes and to experience a time long forgotten by the western world. This fascinating eco-tourism destination has developed a diverse adventure and cultural holiday experience that caters equally to hardened travellers as it does to families and honeymoon couples. So come and explore one of the last frontiers of tourism
Port Vila is the main centre for tourism in Vanuatu with over half the country's hotel beds. The picturesque town, which sprawls alongside a tranquil lagoon, has several large international brand hotels with over 200 rooms and kids clubs which make them a popular choice for a family holiday.
Port Vila is again a popular base for a more intimate holiday with a handful of boutique resorts around the lagoon and on the beaches along the peninsula which are good for water-based activities including scuba diving and surfing. Adventure travellers will find several boutique resorts on Tanna and in Espiritu Santo where you can explore the stunning environment on private tours.
Vanuatu Hotel Search
The following ideas will help you select the perfect beach resorts in Vanuatu from exclusive private island retreats in the outer islands to family beach hotels in Port Vila.
Surprisingly for such a traditional destination, there are a handful of excellent luxury hotels in Vanuatu. The Port Vila waterfront boasts a couple whilst honeymooners will enjoy the intimacy at several luxury beach resorts around Espiritu Santo and its offshore islands.
Family resorts to secluded beach escapes for couples ... or consider a tribal hut on Tanna Island and explore village culture and an active volcano!
With Port Vila making an excellent base for sightseeing and enjoying the towns restaurants, and Luganville Town being just minutes from the SS Coolidge dive wreck, these town-based hotels and guest-houses offer excellent value for money for a holiday.
Where to Stay in Vanuatu
Accommodation in Vanuatu is concentrated around Port Vila where you'll find a mix of small boutique resorts for couples and large hotels for aimed mostly at families and for wedding groups and business functions. There's another concentration of accommodations around Luganville Bay on Espiritu Santo, home of the SS Coolidge wreck and these are aimed at scuba divers. Outside of these two centres, small boutique beach resorts and tribal huts can be found on most islands and offer a real sense of adventure with cultural interaction and the most popular of these outer islands is Tanna where you can visit the very active Yasur Volcano and witness its fiery display.
Combining a visit to Port Vila and either Espiritu Santo or Tanna is a popular option for adventurous holiday-makers.