The Best of Vanuatu
Collected by Denise Hoo , AFAR Contributor
Island hopping is the best way to see Vanuatu- from active volcanoes, pristine beaches, waterfalls, blue holes and local cuisines- the beautiful islands that make up this country in the South Pacific has everything to offer.
Mount Yasur, Vanuatu
On this Tanna overnight volcano tour, you truly get a once-in-a-lifetime experience. This is one of the most accessible, active volcanoes you may find in the world. It starts off with a one hour plane ride from Port Vila and a one and a half hour...
East Coast Road, Natawa, Sanma Province Vanuatu, Vanuatu
Also called Jackie's hole, this isn't the ocean, but it's actually a blue hole and it's one of the bluest on the Espiritu Santo island. You'll see lots of fish in this natural fresh water spring. The site is well-constructed, has a picnic area and...
East Coast Road, Saraoutou, 0000, Vanuatu
This was one of the most memorable horse-riding trails I've been on. The trail first starts off like any other, going through the rainforest, local Melanesian villages and creeks. We had the low-tide that morning to our advantage, in which we went...
Champagne Beach, Vanuatu
The most white sandy beach with turquoise, clear water on the island. Relax, unwind and don't be surprised if you find the beach all to yourself. The water temperature here is perfect- it's just absolutely beautiful. It is quite unspoiled, though...
Ring Road, Mele Maat, Vanuatu
When in Port Vila, this is definitely not-to-be-missed. The best time to go would be the morning when there would be the least amount of visitors. The hike to the waterfall takes about 10-15 minutes and you're free to go at your own pace. It is...
The sign says "the Very Best Local Island Food" and that is indeed what it is. If you're all about diving into the Vanuatu culture, you can't miss out on their local food. This market, off the side of the main road in Luganville, offers the most...
Japan, 〒100-0005 Tōkyō-to, Chiyoda City, Marunouchi, 1-chōme−１−９−１
Eating at Mutsumiya is like taking a trip to Hokkaido, an island in northern Japan. The place serves the classic Hokkaido miso-based ramen, created with water brought over from Hokkaido. The shop is located on the Tokyo Ramen Street, a collection...
Japan, 〒100-0005 Tōkyō-to, Chiyoda City, Marunouchi, 1-chōme−9−１ 東京駅一番街 B1 東京ラーメンストリート内
Rokurinsha’s original shop was in the suburbs of Tokyo, a considerable hike from the nearest train station, and still patrons waited for over three hours for a bowl of soup. Neighbors complained, and when the store was given a chance to open up on...
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