Vanuatu’s capital, Port Vila, is famous for its glamorous hotels and sought-after tourist spots. Located on the island “Efate”, Port Vila is the centre and largest city of Vanuatu. Moreover, it is also home to the famous Vanuatu National Museum, which showcases the Melanesian culture of the country.
French, Bislama and English
Comprising a Y-shaped chain of 83 islands, Vanuatu is located 500 miles west of Fiji and almost 1,100 East of Australia.
Two of Vanuatu’s islands remain disputed with both France and Vanuatu claiming them. Before gaining independence in 1980, it was under the governance of an Anglo-French New Hebrides condominium.
In Melanesian, Vanuatu means “Our Land Forever”.
Vanuatu is one of the cheapest places to visit in the South Pacific Ocean. The islands host thousands of families and couples and travellers from all over the world. The Republic of Vanuatu is blessed with a lot of natural, wonderful, and beautiful sights.
Glamorous hotels and tourist accommodation
Vanuatu’s Best Location for Romantic Holidays: Havannah, Efate Island
Top-quality scuba diving
Wreck of the World War II Troopship, SS President Coolidge
National museum exhibiting the Melanesian culture
Citizenship Investment Opportunities
To secure a Vanuatu passport, investors can donate money into the Government Development Fund.
Contribution to the Development Support Program (DSP)
Economy and Culture
Small-scale farming has been the prime source of income for most people in Vanuatu. In 1876, Europeans introduced the cultivation of many crops, including cotton, coffee, cocoa beans, and coconuts.
From the late 1880s, Vanuatu developed into a well-renowned agricultural hub, with both the British and French governments unable to compete with the island nation in agriculture.
According to 2012 reports, the cost of living for two persons is VT 54,700 per month which is approximately $500.
Most houses in Vanuatu are traditional Melanesian-style dwellings with no glass windows and coral floors. The construction materials include palm, bamboo, and cane.