What language is spoken in Vanuatu and how do you say ‘hello’?
The native language spoken in Vanuatu is Bislama, a pidgin form of English, so if you listen carefully, it’s likely you’ll pick up some of the words. For example, ‘hello’ is ‘halo’ in Bislama and ‘thank you very much’ is ‘tanku tumus’.
Where is the nearest supermarket?
There are a few large supermarkets in town where you will be able to find most things. Freshwata Au Bon Marche supermarket is only about a 10-minute walk or a five-minute bus ride away.
Is it safe to walk into and around town?
It is safe to walk around town during the day.
What is the weather like?
Summer in Vanuatu falls between November to March with average temperatures reaching 28°C. The summer months can be warm and we experience humidity which is generally well cooled by the sea breezes.
Winter occurs during April to September and even then, temperatures still average 23°C or higher. Swimming can be enjoyed year round as the water temperature only varies slightly from 22°C to 28°C.
Is it safe to swim in the lagoon?
The Vanuatu government has mandated that swimming is not allowed in the lagoon. Above water activities such as catamarans, kayaks and stand up paddle boards can be enjoyed by resident guests