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Discover these secret spots in Vanuatu

Winter is here, but a warm, inviting escape it just a plane ticket away. Travel writer Megan Singleton finds out more about the stunning hidden gems on the Pacific Island of Vanuatu.
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Take a boat out to Pele Island

The total island experience, white sand, palm trees, clear blue water – perfect swimming conditions. Jump on a boat and take a 10-minute ride to Pele Island from Port Vila. Take a walk around the village and hang out with the children, take them some colouring pencils or some stickers and have a chat with them – they’re happy to see visitors!

Swing and swim with the locals at the Blue Lagoon

Take a bus or hire a scooter to get out to the Blue Lagoon, a 20-minute drive from Port Vila. It’s perfect for a picnic and a swim in the blue water. The spot is popular with the locals, you can jump on a rope and join them swinging into the lagoon.

Spend a night on Tanna Island

There’s a lot to see and do on Tanna Island, the untouched nature and the local villages make the island a very different experience from Port Vila; and all just a 40-minute plane ride away. The Giant Banyan Tree and White Grass Resort are just two of the many must-see experiences on Tanna.

The Giant Banyan Tree

They say it’s the world’s largest Banyan Tree, and if it’s not the largest it must be close, walking below it makes you feel slightly insignificant! The tree is on the amazing Tanna Island – the perfect place for a cultural and down-to-earth Vanuatu experience.

White Grass Ocean Resort

It’s worth it to stay the night on Tanna Island – White Grass Ocean Resort is a beautiful, secluded place to stay and is exactly what you need after a long drive seeing the sights around the island.

Find out more about booking your Vanuatu holiday at discovervanuatu.co.nz

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