Va­ca­tions & Travel mag­a­zine, to­gether with Air Van­u­atu, Van­u­atu Tourism Of­fice and Iririki Is­land Re­sort & Spa is giv­ing sub­scribers the chance to win a won­der­ful trip to Van­u­atu, in­clud­ing two re­turn econ­omy flights and five nights’ ac­com­mo­da­tion.

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This is­land par­adise, just a short flight from Aus­tralia with Air Van­u­atu, is the per­fect place for a va­ca­tion to re­ju­ve­nate tired bod­ies and brains from the stresses of school, work or gen­eral life. Swim, snorkel, dive or frolic in azure blue wa­ters that are warmed by the sun. Feast on de­li­cious seafood in restau­rants, some with French flair, with co­conut crab one of the sig­na­ture dishes of the coun­try.

Visit the mar­kets, learn about the young na­tion’s tribal past at the Eka­sup Cul­tural Cen­tre, walk up the Mele Cas­cades and marvel at the stun­ning water­falls, and en­joy a morn­ing or af­ter­noon at pretty Hide­away Is­land.


From the mo­ment pas­sen­gers step on-board an Air Van­u­atu flight, the friend­li­ness of this is­land par­adise is ev­i­dent through the smiles of the Ni-Van­u­atu crew. Not sur­pris­ing, when you know that Van­u­atu is known as the hap­pi­est coun­try in the world, and it is just over three hours from Syd­ney and two-and-a-half hours from Bris­bane.

Flights from Syd­ney and Bris­bane are on the new Boe­ing 737-800 that took to the skies in 2016, with a great level of com­fort across the econ­omy and busi­ness class cab­ins. The air­line also of­fers flights to Santo and Tanna Is­land, adding to your Van­u­atu ex­pe­ri­ence. air­van­u­


One of the most pop­u­lar is­land re­sorts in Van­u­atu, Iririki Is­land Re­sort & Spa is a trop­i­cal gem in Port Vila Harbour and Mele Bay, just a three-minute ferry ride from Port Vila. The re­sort re­opened last year af­ter hav­ing been fully ren­o­vated and re­fur­bished, mak­ing a good thing even bet­ter.

The lux­ury re­sort has nine dif­fer­ent ac­com­mo­da­tion op­tions, from Wa­ter­front Fares to stylish ocean view apart­ments and vil­las or pent­houses to tra­di­tional is­land fares, of­fer­ing a taste of is­land life. The Deluxe Ocean View rooms, which can sleep two adults and two chil­dren, of­fer sweep­ing views of Van­u­atu and you will en­joy beau­ti­ful ocean sun­sets from the warmth of your pri­vate bal­cony Jacuzzi.

There are so many things to do on and around the is­land that you will never want to leave. Wine and dine at Van­u­atu’s most romantic restau­rant, Azure Restau­rant, en­joy the best snorkelling within Iririki wa­ters, lux­u­ri­ate with a spa treat­ment at Iririki Day Spa lo­cated on the high­est point of the is­land en­sur­ing spec­tac­u­lar views, or lounge by the four-tiered Sun­set pool with a cock­tail in hand.

Af­ter din­ner at Azure Restau­rant, visit the shiny Jewel Casino at the

Re­sort for a night of en­ter­tain­ment, in­clud­ing a spot of karaoke. There is a lot to love about Iririki.

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