As cruise ships are not able to dock here you will be tendered ashore to this really tiny island.
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Vanuatu (previously known as the New Hebrides Islands) is an archipelago nation consisting of 83 islands in the southwest Pacific Ocean, north of New Zealand and east of Australia.
Located on the southern most point of the Vanuatu archipelago, this little jewel of the South Pacific is completely uninhabited. Formerly used as an allied forces landing strip during WWII, today only palm trees and sweet seclusion grow from the white sand of Mystery Island. The locals live across the waters on Tanna and visit the island during the day to spread their warmth, culture and wares. It's the perfect spot for couples, beach lovers or anyone looking to lounge in an ocean of beauty and literally get away from it all.
Although people don't permanently reside on Mystery Island, you won't be totally alone. Grab your snorkel gear, dive into the placid turquoise waters and explore the surrounding coral reef teaming with beautiful marine life.
Mystery Island has no official shops, but locals come to the island from Anaton daily to greet guests with local handcrafted goods. Bring home an authentic memento from these talented artisans and; rest assured, no one at home will have anything like it.
The local currency is the Vatu (VT), which is worth approximately 1 US cent or 0,7 Euro cents.
Tipping is not expected in Vanuatu, nor is haggling or bargaining.
There are three official languages: English, French and Bislama.
1 Jan New Year's Day.
21 Feb Father Lini Day.
5 Mar Custom Chief's Day.
1 May Labour Day.
24 Jul Children's Day.
30 Jul Independence Day.
15 Aug Assumption.
Oct Constitution Day.
29 Nov Unity Day.
25 Dec Christmas Day.
26 Dec Family Day.
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