COVID-19 TRAVEL ADVISORY for Vanuatu: all ports of entry closed until further notice.

VANUATU HAS THE ONLY UNDERWATER POST OFFICE IN THE WORLD!

PIGS ARE VERY IMPORTANT IN VANUATU. THEY ARE USED LIKE MONEY FOR IMPORTANT CEREMONIES SUCH AS MARRIAGES AND THE BIRTH OF A WOMEN'S FIRST SON. 

BUNGY JUMPING ORIGINATED ON THE ISLAND OF PENTECOST IN VANUATU

Land diving (traditionally known as Nagol) is a ritual performed by the men of the southern part of Pentecoast Island. The ritual, which inspired the idea of bungee jumping by Kiwi AJ Hackett, sees local men and boys as young as seven jump off wooden towers around 20 to 30 meters (66 to 98ft) high, with only two tree vines wrapped around the ankles.

 

4 VolcanoVANUATU HAS THE WORLD'S MOST ACCESSIBLE LIVE VOLCANO' MT YASUR.

Vanuatu lies on top of the Pacific Ring of Fire and has nine active volcanoes, seven on land and two beneath the sea. 

WHAT IS KASTOM?

Kastom is a pijin word (Bislama/English) used to refer to traditional culture, including religion, economics, art and magic in Melanesia. The word derives from the Australian English pronunciation of custom. It is consistent in spelling across most of the many variations in pidjin and pisin across the region. Kastom is mostly not written only passed down through teachings and stories.