Best Things To Do In Vanuatu – Blue Lagoon
Blue Lagoon, Vanuatu
Vanuatu is just about as close as one could come to a piece of paradise on Earth. The Pacific Island chain has been only a passing afterthought as far as large-scale tourism is concerned – and this has left the verdant jungles and sparkling waters of the chain relatively untouched by the hordes of holidaymakers who have flocked to other island destinations in the area.
However, this is not to say that Vanuatu is completely off the beaten track when it comes to tourism. The eighty islands in the chain are increasingly seeing tourists who come in search of both relaxation and their own piece of paradise. The chain is not a destination serviced by both international air carriers and cruise liners. Vanuatu’s tourism industry now welcomes these tourists and the income that they bring with a number of accommodation options, tour operators, car hire companies and activities that take advantage of the natural beauty of the island chain.
One of these attractions is Blue Lagoon – a one-and-a-half-hour trip from the major urban centre of Port Vila. This spectacular swimming destination is exactly as its name would indicate – a stunning oasis of sparkling blue water where visitors are treated to not only a fabulous day of fun in the waters – but also to the natural beauty of the surrounding unspoiled jungle habitat. All this within easy reach of the nearby main road.
Blue Lagoon is the perfect destination for families – the Lagoon features shallow areas where the younger members of the family can explore to their heart’s content – under adult supervision naturally. There is a small entry fee per person (around $3.00) – however, this is extremely low – especially when you will be treated to what can only be described as a natural wonder.
For those who want to explore the self-drive option the Lagoon offers easy access – however, there are also numerous tour operators who provide a hassle-free option when it comes to accessing the Lagoon. Many of these tour operators will also provide refreshments (including a lunch meal) snorkels and masks, as well as reef shoes.
The Lagoon also offers many opportunities to simply enjoy oneself. there are a number of rope swings as well as overhanging trees that allow the older members of the visiting party to explore the wonders of plunging into the deeper parts of the Lagoon. Entering the water is a passport to paradise – the visibility exceeds 20 metres – and the deep blue of the waters seem as if they have been coloured by an artist – but this is simply Mother Nature at her most spectacular.
There are a number of Lagoons spread across the main Island – and each of these offers the same spectacular deep indigo waters. The visitor is spoiled for choice. However, whichever option the visitor chooses the experience is one that will never be forgotten.
Vanuatu is filled to the brim with natural wonders. For those who want to take advantage of the opportunity to explore a paradise that has only been lightly touched by tourism, it is a destination that is worth considering.