Thursday, April 11, 2013

Vanuatu Island Adventure

Are you in the mood for adventure, exploring little known islands? Perhaps you seek a unique way to experience the natural beauty in Vanuatu, South Pacific? You'll find several options to help you enjoy this archipelago area. However, for the adventurous sort, island hopping is the best way to enjoy your Vanuatu stay. 

What's island hopping, you ask? Simply put, it's visiting one island, perhaps staying the night in a hotel or camped on the beach and then moving on to the next island. This form of travel allows you to enjoy each island and islet in Vanuatu, or as many as you can during your time in the islands.

Adventurous Island Hopping

Island hopping is perhaps best suited for those with the craving for adventure. Many of the islands in the archipelago are uninhabited, yet still features the swaying palm trees, verdant jungles and pristine white beaches of the other islands. Island hopping can help you enjoy as many of these jewels as possible. Explore the jungles, enjoy the beach, bath in the ocean or rivers It's the life of adventure you crave. 

One of the best islands with which to begin is Espiritu Santo, you'll find virgin forest, the ruins of WWII US troops, such as crashed planes and abandoned Quonset huts and more. 

You'll also find 2 active volcanoes on Ambrym island for the very adventurous, Benbow and Marum. Exploring the calderas is one of the top excursions on the island, though this should only be undertaken with an experienced guide.

Island Hopping for the Couple

Are you looking for a romantic getaway in the midst of the South Pacific? Island hopping can give you that, as well. Island hopping for romance is somewhat different than adventure hopping. The premise is the same, however. Visit one of the uninhabited islands and pack a picnic lunch for the beach, explore secluded lagoons and inlets, or walk hand in hand through coconut groves and the water's edge. You'll find no more romantic spot in the universe.

How to Do It

So, you're sold on the idea of island hopping, but are unsure of how to accomplish it? You can do so very easily. Local charter aircraft can put you down almost anywhere. Alternatively, charter a sailboat and enjoy the trip that much more. You can easily cruise the waters between many of the islands in only a few hours, giving you a broad range of destinations every day. 

For the romantically minded, there are charter cruises that will even provide you with the picnic lunch, as well as set you down in the most secluded places possible.

There are numerous islands to explore in Vanuatu's chain of over 80 islands and many small islets. Each of them offers a unique island hopping experience.