Vanuatu is renowned for its rugged natural beauty, rich local culture and of course – the white sandy beaches and crystal-clear ocean waters.
Thanks to Vanuatu Tourism, one TDF reader and their friend will soon touch down in the Pacific Island nation, covering the following dream itinerary over five days!
Our winner will jet off to Port Vila, located a four-and-a-half-hour direct flight from Melbourne, three from Sydney, and just over two from Brisbane.
Port Vila is Vanuatu’s capital city on the island of Efate. The most comfortable way to get around here is by car, which our winner will receive courtesy of Hertz.
Just half an hour drive from Port Vila is Havannah Boat House – a secluded villa nestled on the sheltered waters of the Havannah Harbour. The luxury accommodation offers a variety of diverse experiences and is close to incredible culinary and cultural offerings, including markets, cafes and chocolatiers.
Venture into the Port Vila’s industrial estate (near the airport) and you’ll find community cafe, K2. The cafe is set up in shipping containers, uses local produce and is mostly frequented by locals, making it all the more special for tourists to discover. Make sure to grab a coffee using locally sourced and brewed coffee beans from the nearby volcanic island of Tanna.
Our winners will enjoy a delicious catered dinner made by the cafe, hosted directly on the Havannah Boat House site. K2 also provides catering across the island – meaning you can order directly to your villa!
It wouldn’t be a TDF itinerary without something creative!
Havannah Boat House has its very own studio where local experts teach regular workshops on pottery, weaving and screen printing. Our winners will have the opportunity to make their own beautiful wares with a local artisan at a complimentary workshop that covers pottery, weaving and fabric painting.
There’s also a stunning pool on site to unwind and relax, and a private jetty extending to the beautiful Havannah Harbour.
If getting out in the action is more your thing, there are plenty of incredible activities across the island that you can really explore with a car. Foodies can make a pit stop at Gaston Chocolatier, makers of incredibly fine quality produced from pure single-origin Vanuatu cocoa.
Pick up some local handicrafts and support the community at Mama’s market, a marketplace that showcases the local weaving styles of the island.
There are so many amazing places to cool down and have a dip across the island – from dazzling Eton Beach to the Mele or Lololima cascades.
Thanks to Vanuatu Tourism, we are SO excited to offer one lucky reader the most epic giveaway in TDF history: a trip for two people to Vanuatu with flights and accommodation.
– Return flights for 2 people to Vanuatu from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane (blackout periods apply including school holidays and pending availability)
– 4 x nights at Havannah Boat House for two people (dates subject to availability from May – December 2020)
– 1 x pottery/fabric painting/weaving class for two guests
– 1 x hosted meal by K2 Kitchen for two guests
–Hertz car hire for the duration of the stay (5 days)
To enter, tell us in 25 words or less why Vanuatu is your dream holiday destination in the form below. Entries will close on Thursday February 13th at 5pm (AEDT). Winners will be notified on Friday February 14th. Please read the terms and conditions for more information + conditions of entry.
For more spectacular accommodation, breathtaking places to visit and things to do on your next holiday, visit the Vanuatu Tourism website here.