• Vanuatu – Getting into the Swing

    June 25, 2017

    Vanuatu: Getting into the swing 21 Jun, 2017 10:00am × Man meets Nemo, just out of camera shot. Photo / Chris Tarpey NZ Herald Swinging above the clear blue of the lagoon, I felt like Tarzan as I flew through the air and splashed into the cool depths. Untouched rainforest crowded the banks and a short distance away small children swam and washed their clothes. This was my first time in Port Vila, Vanuatu, and before I got here, I knew very little about this island nation. My first surprise was the short flight: about three hours flying direct from […]

  • Tamanu On The Beach Resort Reopens

    January 31, 2017

    After an extensive AUD$3,000,000 upgrade and renovation project, the iconic Tamanu On the Beach has reopened in Vanuatu. With 15 Villas set on a pristine whitesand beach, Tamanu is the latest Boutique offering in Vanuatu. Designed by Melbourne firm, David Kyle Design with interiors by New Zealander Nicki Plowman, this 4 star property has a strong French Caribbean influence. All rooms include air-conditioning, VOIP phones, Wifi, and flat screen TV’s. There are a combination of Beachfront Villas and two bedrooms two bathroom, some with plunge pools. Other resort facilities include a beachfront restaurant serving fine cuisine with the freshest organic […]

  • Five great places to eat and drink in Vanuatu’s Port Vila

    November 3, 2016

    Whether you want to live it up, chow down, take the heat or just chill, Port Vila has what you want, writes Shandelle Battersby. Port Vila, the capital of Vanuatu. The Vanuatu capital is a wonderful mix of cultures — as well as the island influence, you’ll find all sorts of cuisine, from French and Italian to Chinese and Indian. That means one thing: diverse, excellent dining. Here are five eateries — and bars — worth a look, and here’s a local phrase, in Bislama, that may come in handy: “Mi fulap” (“I am full”). 1. Chantilly’s on the Bay/Banyan […]