10 activities in Vanuatu for kids under 10
When you have the young ones in tow on your trip, it’s always a worry as to how you’re going to keep them entertained. Have no fear, we’ve climbed mountains, forded streams and followed rainbows to find the activities that are the dreams of your kids (don’t worry: Mum and Dad will enjoy most of these too!)
Jungle Zipline: One of the more popular activities among kids, they’ll go flying above the treetops, gaining views across both Efate and the ocean. There are a range of different courses for all manner of viewpoints.
Kustom Karnival: At the Beach Bar on Sunday afternoons, kids can get up and close with aspects of ni-Vanuatu culture, while Mum and Dad can kick back, relax and enjoy a sundowner and live music.
Hideaway Island: While the island is a resort, day tours are well-frequented from Port Vila. On the island, kids will be able to get up close with sea life and feed fish, or ride in a glass-bottom boat. They’ll also love going to the world’s only underwater post office, where they can post a ‘water proof postcard’ back to their friends.
Blue Lagoon: A stunning shade of turquoise, the lagoon is the perfect escape into the wilderness of Vanuatu and for kids to really be kids. The pristine swimming hole on Efate, near Eton Village, has warm water, lunch tables and rope swings that allow kids to hurl themselves into the water. You won’t be able to wipe the smiles off their faces.
Port Vila Market: Kids can get up close with the local cuisine, art and people. It runs seven days a week and will let the young ones experience tasty treats, as well as maybe get some souvenirs to take home.
Horse-riding: Kids can get a different perspective of the islands from atop a horse. There are trails for all ages and capabilities to be able to explore the island’s natural wonders.
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Cultural Village tour: Allow the young ones to be exposed to a different side of island life, encountering traditional ways of life. They will learn about native products, while also making items they can take home (and if that’s not enough, they can also run around with the local kids in safe confines).
Snorkelling: As they strap on some goggles and go paddling about in the calm lagoon that is Vanuatu, children will see all kinds of sea life. Who knows, they may even find Nemo!
Mele Cascades:. Despite TLC’s advice, chasing waterfalls is always fun. The Mele Cascades on Efate are just a short distance from Port Vila and allow a pristine swimming opportunity in the heart of the jungle. Your kids will love telling their friends about this at ‘show and tell’.
Take them to the beach: An advantage of being a collection of 83 islands is that there’s no shortage of beaches. Whether they want to build sandcastles or frolic in the warm, calm waters, there are beaches abound for the young ones to run free!
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