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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.
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. airvanuatu.com
IRIRIKI ISLAND RESORT & SPA VANUATU
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. iririki.com