We all lead busy lives these days. With our time such a luxury, nothing says, ‘I love you’ like the gift of giving your time for your lover. What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than making time to spend time away with the person that you love. And when you can do this in the stunning settings on offer at sour tourism businesses and attractions, it’s even more special. Whether you are a couple looking for something beyond the ordinary, or just looking for a romantic evening out, you can find the perfect way to impress your loved one right here in Vanuatu.
An adventure for everyone!
If you’re an adventurous couple with a taste for invigorating experiences, there are many options to satisfy your thirst for thrills. You can soar through a jungle canopy with Vanuatu Jungle Zipline and experience sliding from platform to platform high in the jungle canopy while enjoying the breathtaking views overlooking Mele Bay and Port Vila. And their latest attraction, the recently-opened Skybridge, is the perfect place for a couple selfie – it extends 120m across the canyon, 65m above the valley floor!
Or if you happen to be travelling around the island of Efate this weekend, a great pitstop to make is at the Valeva Cave situated in the beautiful village of Siviri. Allow your friendly tour guide to take you through a journey in time to learn about the history of the cave and enjoy the serene atmosphere while searching for bats and swallow nests. If you’re looking for an adventure that is on the moderate to difficult scale, surprise your partner with a full-day adventure at the Millenium Cave tour in Espiritu Santo. The tour is a 45 minute off-road drive from Luganville and is truly an experience to tick off your Vanuatu bucket list. Divided into four parts—Trekking, caving, canyoning and swimming—this adrenaline-filled experience is a great bonding experience for you and your significant other.
Picture this. You and your sweetheart standing on the edge of a sandy beach together, waves gently caressing at your feet and the intoxicating smell of salty ocean water filling your nostrils. Beyond you is the horizon cloaked in the brilliant colours of our famous Vanuatu sunsets; magnificent gold and orange hues, fading to blue and pink. Behind you, the smell of a barbecued seafood feast tantalises your tastebuds and for that moment in time, you seem to be the only two people on earth. If this picture appeals to you, you’re in the right country; Vanuatu boasts some of the best beach dining experiences on Earth—and best of all, if you stay overnight, you can do it all again for breakfast!
Chez Louis Restaurant and Bungalow in Port Olry, Espirtu Santo is on one of Vanuatu’s most beautiful beaches. Awardwinning mouth-watering seafood meals, the picture-perfect location make this famous local tourism business a must-visit whilst in Santo–and they also have comfortable, clean and secluded bungalows.
If you’re celebrating a milestone in your relationship and you’re looking for something a bit more luxurious, then why not try the Malvanua Island Beach House. Situated on a private island in Turtle Bay on the east coast of Espiritu Santo, the beautiful beach house has two double bedrooms, each with ensuite, and PC: Groovy Banana comes with a fully-equipped kitchen, large covered deck with BBQ and hammocks overlooking your very own private beach. You can do as much or as little as you like. Swimming, snorkelling and kayaking are just a few of the activities available for guests.
Closer to Vila, If the idea of a more rustic and simple getaway is what you are looking for, then Pele’s Turtle Beach Bungalows is the place for you. Tucked well away from the nearest village, the bungalows are situated right on the beach, facing the sunset. After spending the night in one of these charming bungalows, day activities include, hiking up the side of an extinct volcano, snorkelling in a Marine Protected Area rich with colourful reef life—and if you’re lucky, you might even swim with turtles and dolphins!
If barefoot luxury appeals to you, then The Moso Vanuatu is the place for you. Situated just outside Port Vila on Moso island, The Moso Vanuatu is an exclusive boutique resort with ten premium adult-only villas, a bistro and bar, and full-service day spa. It’s the perfect choice for couples looking for a secluded romantic getaway.
If a more centralised but still luxurious location is what you have in mind for your Valentine, then The Terraces Boutique Apartments in Collardeau fits the bill. Featuring luxury furnishings including a stone bath and local artisanal timbers, each apartment has a private plunge pool with views looking out over the lagoons.
No matter which VTO Valentine’s Day offer you choose, you’ll find romance in the air at our many local tourism businesses. Forget doing the dishes, get the babysitter in, pack your bags and go have a romantic Vanuatu getaway with your lover! Brought to you by the Vanuatu Tourism Office – Supporting domestic tourism.
Find out more at www.vanuatu.travel.