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Vanuatu Travel Tips and Safety Guide

Vanuatu is known as a safe and friendly place, but as with any destination, there are things you need to be aware of to keep yourself safe and happy on holiday at our Port Vila accommodation. Most of the hazards to look out for on Efate are connected to the island’s tropical climate and natural wonders. Here are a few tips to keep in mind during your next break here. 

Staying Cool in the Sun

Although some would argue that the temperatures never rise to a level that is truly ‘hot’ in Vanuatu, the humidity levels mean it can certainly feel like it at times. As always, you should wear a zinc-based sunscreen of at least SPF 30, and try to keep out of the sun during the hottest part of the day; between 11am and 2pm. Guests at our accommodation Vanuatu are also reminded to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day. The tap water here is perfectly safe to drink but bottled mineral water is readily available in the local shops if you prefer.

Coral Cuts

The coral that is abundant in the waters around Efate is beautiful and colourful, but it can also be extremely sharp. It’s easy to scratch or graze your feet when exploring underwater during your break at our Port Vila accommodation, and often, you won’t even realise it until you’re back on dry land. The best way to protect yourself is to wear reef shoes during your snorkelling trips – these are very affordable and can be picked up around Port Vila, close to our holiday resort Vanuatu.


You’ll probably be relieved to hear that reports of sharks in the Vanuatu area are not really that common, especially around Efate. If someone does spot a shark in Port Vila harbour, there will be an official warning for everyone to stay out of the water for a few days while the situation is monitored.

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Benjor Beach Club Devils Point Road Mele Bay, Port Vila Vanuatu   Ph: +678 26078   Fax: +678 26897