Thursday, August 16, 2012

Paradise Found in Vanuatu

Elisabeth Easther discovers these peaceful Pacific islands. Fancy a change from the Pacific Island holiday spots that Kiwis usually choose for a sunny break? Then hop on a flight to the exotic archipelago of Vanuatu. With accommodation and activities to suit all tastes and budgets, it has something for everyone. Boasting palm-fringed, white sand beaches, the waters surrounding the islands teem with aquatic life. For divers, there are coral reefs and numerous curiosities left over from World War II. There are dugongs (sea mammals related to manatees), waterfalls and hot springs, and even a couple of live volcanoes for those who like their holidays to go with a bang. The local essence combines Melanesian and French customs to great effect.  Read more.