Vanuatu is an island nation located in the South Pacific Ocean. Vanuatu was first inhabited by Melanesian people. In the late 18th century Europeans began to settle in the area. Republic of Vanuatu was created in 1980. Vanuatu has been divided into six provinces since 1994. Vanuatu is an island archipelago consisting of approximately 82 relatively small, geologically newer islands of volcanic origin. The economy is based primarily on subsistence or small-scale agriculture, which provides a living for 65% of the population. On the whole, Vanuatu is a healthy, beautiful place to live.
Climate: The climate is sub-tropical with approximately nine months of warm to hot rainy weather and the possibility of cyclones and three to four months of cooler drier weather characterized by winds from the southeast. The water temperature ranges from 72 °F (22 °C) in winter to 82 °F (28 °C) in the summer.
Attractions include Hideaway Island: Hideaway Island itself is a small island half a dozen acres or so in size, surrounded by coral reef in Mele Bay. The location is so spectacular. The resort has a range of accommodation, ranging from dormitory-style to individual bungalows which provide a peaceful environment. There's a free ferry service between Hideaway and Mele Beach, which runs all day and night. The island is probably best known for its water activities, such as SCUBA diving and snorkeling. There's a plethora of colorful and friendly sea life just under the surface of the water. The coral beach is only one of its kinds, and its soft tinkling sounds gives a feeling of relaxing at night. The world's only underwater post office is located in the Hideaway Island marine sanctuary.
Eton Beach: Eton Beach is a dazzling beach on the eastern coast of Efate. It is a long white beach with stunning aqua blue water. It's a pleasant, sandy beach with a grassy area above, toilets, a sheltered hut, a couple of nice snorkeling spots and a breakwater for surf fishing.
Mele Cascades: Vanuatu's Mele Cascades Waterfall is debatably the archipelago's most famous attraction. Everyone desire to catch a glimpse of these majestic falls. Your guide will escort you up to the falls, where you can take in the magnificent view from the watch out before enjoying a energizing swim in one of the natural pools or waterfall.
Ekasup Village: Another place you can visit is a traditional village not far from Port Vila. Touring the village will not only give you a feel for the history of the people, but a true taste of how the Melanesian people live their life day-to-day. These villagers earn their livings as fisherman and subscribe to the authentic ways of the land.
Volcanoes: Vanuatu is famous for volcanoes. It is a part of what is called the "Pacific Ring of Fire." This is an area where two of the earth's tectonic plates bump into each other and this has created several live volcanoes over the years. These volcanoes are inimitable sightseeing sites and there are incredible stories about their eruptions.
Coongoola Day Cruises: This is a "must do" excursion ideal for all ages. A spacious 23 meter timber sailing ketch with twin diesel back up power, dinghies, snorkeling gear and can carry 60 passengers. Cruise begins with a leisurely sail on the Tranquil waters of the magnificent sheltered Harbor and on to "sun and Moon Bay" on Moso Island. Enjoy a dip in the clear crystal water, snorkel the coral reef, savor the delicious Barbecue, Feed the tame fish, soak up the sun, enjoy a cool and relax under a palm with your toes in the sand.
Champagne Beach: This beach is a talcum-white beach on northeastern Espiritu Santo which is one of the finest in the South Pacific. Lush green jungle behind the beach and picturesque little Elephant Island makes it a wonderful destination. The beach is also close to some visit-worthy natural attractions, including Soufriere sulphur Springs. Champagne Beach is full of sunshine and great spots for snorkeling and scuba diving.
Blue water Island Aquarium: You may think it's an aquarium but it's not. This aquarium offers you a chance to get close to marine animals that you probably wouldn't be able to in the wild. You can hand feed sea turtles in one section of the aquarium.
Don't forget to carry camera to capture the attractive scenic view and hold the fabulous moment in your memories. Vanuatu is perfect honeymoon location. So plan your trip and enjoy the natural beauty to the fullest.
(Sources: honeymoonvanuatu.com, weather.com, resort-vanuatu.com)