Cannonball into a cultural melting pot of azure lagoons, coral wonderlands and tropical waterfalls.
White beaches, dramatic waterfalls, underwater shipwrecks and azure lagoons are the hallmarks of everyday life in Vanuatu and Fiji. In Fiji, you'll find perfect beaches with waters bursting with vibrant coral and rainbows of tropical fish. Cruise to Vanuatu and head to Suva for daring fire walks, a youthful island culture and snorkelling tours. Unwind on the uninhabited beaches of Mystery Island, where you can dive down to explore underwater shipwrecks or wander shores lined with coconut trees. The Vanuatu archipelago is packed with adventure: Trek through the rainforest to feel the thunder of Mele Cascades waterfall and send a postcard from the world's only underwater post office in Port Vila.
Cannonball into a cultural melting pot of azure lagoons, coral wonderlands and tropical waterfalls
South Pacific enthusiasts insist that the best beaches are in Fiji. But don't take their word for it – go out and test every beach for yourself during your holiday. See technicolor coral off Castaway Island, and laze under palm trees and rocky cliffs on secluded Honeymoon Beach.
The rainforests of Vanuatu are rich with waterfalls and things to do, but one stands out in particular. Head to the Mele Cascades waterfall in Port Villa and jump into the pool Tarzan-style on a rope swing.
Island cuisine is dominated by rich mahi-mahi fish, banana and taro root, all expertly dressed in coconut milk and a splash of citrus. Indulge in complex French dished prepared with local ingredients or enjoy simple street food – caught, picked and cooked that day.
Lap-Lap is Vanuatu's National dish and is famous for its gentle, creamy flavours. Grated yams mixed with banana and coconut milk are cooked in a traditional earth oven creating a pudding-like consistency. Meat like chicken, fish or beef is sometimes added to turn the dish into a main course.