These lush forms of accommodation allow you to stay right above the water, ensconced in a gorgeous thatched-roof villa with lovely furnishings and a view that you just can't beat.
Here's more about what you can enjoy in Vanuatu and why staying in an overwater bungalow is an experience not to be missed.
The Joys Of Vanuatu
Vanuatu is home to several islands, each with their own unique attractions and atmospheres.
Tanna, for example, is renowned for its spectacular Mt Yasur volcano, which is active and can be viewed up close with a tour. In addition to this, there are gorgeous forests to explore, not to mention vast underwater worlds brimming with special marine life.
The island of Espiritu Santo is also enchanting, with awe-inspiring beaches featuring white sand and brilliant blue water, perfect for snorkelling and diving. Adventurous oceangoers love to explore the wreckage of ship the SS President Coolidge.
Pentecost Island is famous for its awe-inspiring land diving ritual, also known as Nagol or N'gol. This features young coming-of-age men jumping from a manmade tower at heights between 20 and 30 metres tall, with only their legs attached to one vine. If you want to visit during this spectacle, tailor your trip to coincide on a Saturday in April, May or June.
Then there's the island Efate. Here, you'll find Vanuatu's capital Port Vila, which is a bustling centre. It's particularly well-known for the wide array of international dining options on offer, with everything from French and European cuisine to Japanese, Mexican and local food to be found. Whether you're after restaurants, cafes, bars or pubs, there's something to match every taste.
Be sure to also stroll the lovely waterfront area and check out the seawall area, which is home to an array of colourful corals and fish.
Outside of the main commercial centre of Efate, you can look forward to a gorgeous and ruggedly beautiful coastline, as well as stunning waterfalls, lagoons and other natural features. There are also several smaller, nearby islands that can easily be visited on day trips.
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Indulge With Overwater Bungalows
There's nothing like coming home after a day adventuring and exploring to your very own private paradise. With an overwater bungalow, that's what you get - and a little more.
Not only do these charming villas look beautiful from the outside, they're also fitted out to delight you with chic interiors. They feature all the modern conveniences you can dream of, such as LCD televisions, sound systems, air conditioning and mini bars, while also remaining in keeping with streamlined, locally-inspired design.
Not only this, but you also get direct access down to the water with a ladder or platform, meaning there's essentially nothing between you and a rejuvenating swim. Many overwater bungalows will also have great additions such as private decks and plunge pools for an even more indulgent and relaxing experience.
What's more, while overwater bungalows are lovely and private, it doesn't mean you're isolated. The resorts operating the villas also tend to feature everything you could want for on your holiday, such as spas, restaurants, fitness centres and other attractions and entertainment options.
If an idyllic holiday staying in an overwater bungalow in Vanuatu appeals to you, then contact your nearest Travel Associates store to start planning your next relaxing sojourn. All our consultants are well travelled and have years of experience planning all kinds of holidays to destinations all over the world.
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