Vanuatu Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia (4K)
The Republic of Vanuatu lies in the South Pacific Ocean, just a short flight from Australia and New Zealand.
Most visitors to Vanuatu arrive at the nation’s capital, Port Vila, situated on the main island of Efate. Vila, as it’s affectionately known, sits at the edge of a magnificent natural harbor filled with corals and sea life.
Like many South Pacific ports, Vila is wonderfully relaxed, so leave your designer gear at home, pull on some flip flops and slide into island time.
Just a ten-minute drive from port Vila, is Ekasup Cultural Village, where proud villagers are waiting to share their centuries-old customs, crafts, music and stories.
From Vila, take a 50-minute flight to Espiritu Santo. At the island’s sleepy capital Luganville, stock up on supplies at the markets, before venturing off to explore the island’s natural wonders.
After exploring mainland Santo, visit the islands off its southern coast, such as Aore Island, Bokissa Island and Malo Island.
Just a 45-minute flight south from Port Vila, Tanna Island is fringed with beaches ranging from pure white to black volcanic sands. Many of the hillside villages on Tanna remain largely unaffected by the trappings of the modern world. Feel the earth shake on Mt. Yasur, one of the world’s most active and accessible volcanoes.
After experiencing the warmth and generosity of Vanuatu’s people, it’s easy to feel that Vanuatu could be one of richest places on earth.
Places that Nobody Wants to Visit
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There are lots of places in the world that we are eager to see. Longing for the holiday season to prepare our trip. However, there are some places that nobody wants to visit at all. Let's see them!
1) Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe, Africa
This is actually a remarkable country for those who love beaches. It's full of them and has the interesting Obo National Park, even though it's the second smallest country in Africa. But nobody comes here because of the lack of airports and connections. It's just not easy to get there. What a shame!
This was an important stop on the Silk Road in the 15th century. It owns one of the driest deserts in the world, the Karakum Desert. According to Human Rights Watch, it remains one of the world’s most repressive countries. But, it still has some amazing things such as the Darvaza gas crater, that is a natural gas field set on fire by geologists in 1971 to prevent the spread of methane gas and has been burning ever since.
3) Equatorial Guinea
Only US citizens can travel here without a visa, everybody else has to fill out a whole lot of paperwork. Yes, it has beautiful coasts, but doesn't have great attractions and has one of the worst governments in the world. It just doesn't appeal to most people.
4) Marshall Islands
This country is a collection of atolls and islands near the equator in the Pacific Ocean. This place is like a perfect paradise full of amazing landscapes and beaches. So why's it on our list? There's only one airline operating here, and it's extremely expensive. So... that's why.
5) Republic of Kiribati
This is a sovereign state in the central Pacific Ocean. It is the only country that is situated within all four hemispheres. Kiritimati is the world's largest atoll, and it's the first place on Earth to enter into the new year. Everything here is peaceful, calm and paradisaical. But don't wait to much, a rise of sea level due to global warming will be inevitable.
Formerly known as the Ellice Islands, between Hawaii and Australia, they comprise of three reef islands and six true atolls. But, the only way to get there is by sail boat. Also, they have high risks of tropical cyclones and the ever rising sea level threatens to wash them away.
7) Federal Republic of Somalia
This place is like a compilation of no-nos, starting by its political situation, and some other severe problems. So, we don't encourage you to go, only unless you want to buy a fake university title on the black market. If not, stay away!
8) Republic of Nauru
It is the smallest state in the South Pacific. It only has two hotels and one airline to take you there, and that's the good part of this place. There's really nothing at all to visit here. It's actually a phosphate-rock island with no attractions to visit anywhere. So that's why it's on our list...
9) Izu Islands
The Izu Islands are a group of volcanic islands in Japan. Because of their volcanic nature, the islands are constantly filled with the stench of sulfur. Tourism returned in 2005 but now you need to bring gas masks in case gas levels rise unexpectedly. So, that doesn't seem too fun.
10) The Zone of Alienation
We all remember that terrible event that happened in the Eastern Europe where a nuclear reactor disaster caused the isolation of a 2.5 thousand square kilometer area. However, a few hundred samosely people still live there and visitors started coming back since 2009. It doesn't seem the best place for a visit, right?... It's just common sense...
Would you like to visit any of these places?
Most Visited Country Comparison (217 Nations/Territories tourism ranking)
In this video, we compare the tourist rankings of over 217 countries or their territories. Which is the most visited country in the world? Which is the most popular country in the world? Find out in this video!
Source: United Nation World Tourism Organization 2018 Report
Data is for 2017, unless otherwise indicated below:
* 2017 data not available, 2016 data used
** 2010 data used
' 2008 (Pacific Islands Trade and Investment Comission, Sydney)
'' 2007 (World Bank)
''' Estimate (NY Times, via AF DY Tourism Minister, 2013)
'''' 2000 (World Bank)
` 2008 (World Bank)
`` Estimate (NK News, 70,000 to 80,000 Chinese Tourists + 6,000 Westerners)
``` Kosovo Tourism Department
Visualization note: The size of the box containing the flag, image and details of the country corresponds to the relative size of visitors in area. i.e. A big rectangle would have 4X more visitors than a small rectangle of half the length (or 1/4 area)
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The following countries are excluded due to the lack of data: Equatorial Guinea, Liberia, Somalia, South Sudan
List of countries/territories in order of appearance:
Nauru, Tuvalu, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Montserrat (UK), Turkmenistan, Niue (NZ), American Samoa (US), Afghanistan, Guinea-Bissau, Solomon Islands, Comoros, São Tomé and Príncipe, Micronesia FSM, Mauritania, Libya, Djibouti, Centr. African Rep., Sierra Leone, Guinea, Tonga, Anguilla (UK), Chad, Timor-Leste, St. Vincent and Gren., San Marino, Liechtenstein, Dominica, North Korea, Kosovo (NON UN), Vanuatu, St. Kitts and Nevis, New Caledonia (France), Palau, Eritrea, Burkina Faso, Rep. Moldova, Samoa, Grenada, Niger, Tajikistan, Cook Islands (NZ), Gambia, Papua New Guinea, Burundi, French Guiana (France), Mali, French Polynesia (France), Kuwait, Congo Rep., Antigua and Barbuda, Guyana, Bhutan, Haiti, Madagascar, Brunei, Benin, Gabon, Bermuda (UK), Suriname, Bangladesh, British Virgin Islands (UK), Seychelles, Dem. Rep. Congo, Monaco, Saint Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, Angola, Curaçao (Netherlands), St. Maarten (Netherlands), Lesotho, Turks and Caicos (UK), Cayman Islands (UK), Belize, Mongolia, Togo, Palestine, Réunion (France), Martinique (France), Cameroon, Venezuela, FYR Macedonia, Guadeloupe (France), Northern Mariana Islands (US), Barbados, United States Virgin Islands (US), Cabo Verde, Sudan, Fiji, Malawi, Ethiopia, Senegal, Pakistan, Eswatini, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ghana, Rwanda, Honduras, Nepal, Zambia, Bolivia, Uzbekistan, Yemen, Luxembourg, Aruba (Netherlands), Tanzania, Uganda, Mauritius, Kenya, Maldives, Namibia, Bahamas, Armenia, Serbia, Iraq, Paraguay, Guam (US), El Salvador, Ecuador, Mozambique, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Côte d'Ivoire, Panama, Lebanon, Montenegro, Nigeria, Latvia, Botswana, Belarus, Sri Lanka, Iceland, Qatar, Malta, Oman, Jamaica, Zimbabwe, Algeria, Azerbaijan, Lithuania, Romania, Kyrgyzstan, Costa Rica, Kazakhstan, Andorra, Finland, Estonia, Laos, Myanmar, Georgia, New Zealand, Slovenia, Israel, Cyprus, Uruguay, Puerto Rico (US), Jordan, Vatican City, Cuba, Colombia, Peru, Bahrain, Albania, Iran, Slovakia, Cambodia, Dominican Rep., Norway, Chile, Brazil, Philippines, Argentina, Sweden, Tunisia, Egypt, Belgium, Syria, Australia, Bulgaria, South Africa, Ireland, Taiwan (Non UN), Denmark, Switzerland, Morocco, Czech Republic, Viet Nam, Indonesia, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Ukraine, India, Croatia, Hungary, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Macao (China), Netherlands, Poland, Canada, Portugal, Russian Federation, Malaysia, Greece, Hong Kong (China), Japan, Austria, Thailand, Germany, Turkey, United Kingdom, Mexico, Italy, China, USA, Spain, France.
TOP 10 Places to Visit in Northern Mariana Islands
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Songsong is the second largest village on the island of Rota, Northern Mariana Islands, United States. As of 2000, its population is 593. Songsong is located along the southern coast, in a narrow peninsula.
09. San Jose
San Jose is the largest village on the island of Tinian, in the Northern Mariana Islands. It is located on the south coast of the island, close to the island's main harbor and three beaches: Kammer Beach, Taga Beach, and Tachogña Beach.
08. Capitol Hill, Saipan
Capitol Hill is a settlement on the island of Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands. It has a population of just over 1,000. Capitol Hill has been the territory's seat of government since 1962.
Tanapag is a settlement on the island of Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands. It is located close to Tanapag Beach on the northwest coast, just to the north of Capital Hill, the island group's centre of government.
Obyan Beach is a pretty white-sand beach with calm waters protected by Naftan Point. The expansive beach is good for snorkelling. At the head of the parking area is a large WWII concrete bunker and just inland from a grove of coconut trees are the remains of eight latte stones dating back to 1500 BC.
Susupe is a village on Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands. Susupe is also known as Susupi. As of 2000, its population is 2,083.
04. Chalan Kanoa
Chalan Kanoa is a settlement in Saipan, in the Northern Mariana Islands. It is located in the southwest of the island.
Rota also known as the Friendly Island, is the southernmost island of the United States Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and the second southernmost of the Marianas Archipelago.
Garapan is the largest village and the center of the tourism industry on the island of Saipan, which is a part of the United States Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
Tinian is one of the three principal islands of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Together with uninhabited neighboring Aguijan, it forms Tinian Municipality, one of the four constituent municipalities of the Northern Marianas.