If you are considering a visit to one of the many tropical holiday destinations in the South Pacific, you will want to spend some time in the gorgeous unspoilt tropical paradise of Vanuatu. It’s a unique part of the world, with a tropical climate, unbelievable beaches and the relaxing pace of life that only those in the South Pacific really know how to achieve. Vanuatu has everything you need for a holiday getaway, an inspiring family adventure or a romantic wedding and honeymoon. You can visit the Yasur Volcano on Tanna Island, the world’s largest underwater shipwreck – the SS President Coolidge, experience ancient “kastom” dances, the glorious Cascade waterfall and hidden beaches such as Champagne Beach or just simply relax and enjoy the friendly people and delicious food.
Tropical holiday destinations are usually great places to visit all year round. However, if you’re wondering when to visit Vanuatu to make the most of the cultural and entertainment aspects, then April to August could be a good option. Here are some events at this time of the year:
– The famous land diving on Vanuatu’s Pentecost Island takes place each year from April to June and is a hair raising event that you’ll never forget.
– The national sand drawing competition is held in June each year. This is a major cultural event for inhabitants and provides a wonderful insight into indigenous Vanuatu culture.
– Another important festival occurs on 30 July each year which is Vanuatu’s Independence Day. You will see plenty of traditional dance ceremonies and local sports events if you choose to visit at this nationally important time of year.
– A mini arts festival is held each August on North Ambrym Island and this is another great choice for those wanting to witness traditional dances and the various aspects of Vanuatu’s magical culture.
Planning a trip to one of Vanuatu’s tropical holiday destinations is easy. It’s a great year round place to relax and enjoy life, but there are some times of the year when it’s more ‘tropical’ than others. Like everywhere in the world, Vanuatu has a variety of weather – within the confines of a tropical climate of course. But unlike many parts of the world, the temperature range isn’t wide. Tropical means hot and that’s what the weather is like in Vanuatu. This island haven experiences summer from November to March, with an average temperature of 28 degrees Celsius.
Like all tropical holiday destinations, the summer months can be hot, wet and humid. The rest of the year is Vanuatu’s so-called ‘winter’, with temperatures averaging 23 degrees Celsius, and swimming is still very enjoyable in waters of 22 to 28 degrees. December to April is part of the South Pacific’s tropical cyclone season, so these months can be rainy and humid.
However, the majority of resorts are located in the south of Vanuatu, so the humidity is lower and there is less chance of rain and extreme changes in the weather. In summary, there really isn’t a bad time to visit Vanuatu. You will certainly enjoy your time in this beautiful country, no matter what time of the year you visit.