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VANUATU – 7 days in Vanuatu itinerary: travel guide, tips & inspiration

blue hole blog efateBy Hasse (Chris) Wiersma: Vanuatu is a beautiful tropical destination in the south Pacific and I had the luxury recently to visit this island nation. In this 7 days Vanuatu itinerary I will share with you the places I visited and I hope it will help you plan your trip. Read more

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Go local & cook in volcanic hot springs

hot springs tanna-3This will add a buzz and excitement in your Tanna holiday. Not only will you be visiting the volcano thinking that's it, the end of your Tanna experience. Nope! There's more to it on the rugged, fire breathing island and a favorite is learning traditional cooking in coastal hot springs rising from underground volcanic activity.

Warwick Le Lagon Vanuatu announces newly refurbished overwater Villas

warwick le lagon new villas vanuatuPerched on a deck floating above emerald waters, Warwick Le Lagon's spectacular accommodations feature picturesque views of Erakor Lagoon, having a private balcony which are a perfect sanctuary to relax and unwind. These innovative luxury over-the-water villas are changing the scenery for a tropical holiday destination for travellers. “The new range of accommodation rooms is going to complement our already popular luxury collection and will add quite a selection to our guests .” said Mr Ali Serhan, General Manager.

Francesca's Italian Restaurant wins Lux Award for Best Italian Restaurant 2017

lux awards francescas italian restaurant vanuatuWoohoo!! 

Congratulations to Francesca's Italian Restaurant owners, management and staff, for winning a prestigious Food and Drink Awards Lux 2017 for Best Italian Restaurant! 

Discussing the awards and the success of all award winners, Katherine Benton, the awards coordinator, comments: “What we eat and drink shapes the way we view an establishment, therefore it is of the utmost importance to the hospitality industry. Therefore, it is a great pleasure to be able to showcase the excellent quality services and products that these excellent winners have to offer.”

Tankiu tumas Franceska! You have placed both the restaurant and Vanuatu on center stage in international cuisine! Grazie mille!

Visit and dine at Francesca's when you're next in Vila. The fabulous establishment is located on the calm and crystal waters of Havannah Harbour just 30 minutes drive out of Port Vila.

Visit Francesca Restaurant's website by clicking here.

Read all about what won the judges choice for Francesca's to win Best Italian Restaurant 2017
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Christmas just around the corner

Efate MeleMaat kids gardens blogWhilst parents are still trailing behind, these kids want to get home fast, prepare island spinach, grate coconut for mum to later do lunch, and play football while waiting.

Life is never boring in the islands. There is always something to keep the little ones including mums and dads occupied, and everyday its the gardens where villagers head to in the break of dawn to clean and harvest vegetables, legumes, fruits, nuts, and check their chicken & pig traps to see if they're lucky. Just an everyday thing the locals do in the villages. 

And now that Christmas is just around the corner, the fun and festive vibes are more visible as people start to decorate their place with coconut leaves, ornaments are usually bundles of green coconuts, bananas and pineapples hanging down from the kitchen beam, suger canes, gingers and lillies are tied to kitchen posts. 

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