Tanna and Aniwa Islands, Vanuatu

Tanna island is located in the Vanuatu archipelago, and is the most populated island in the Tafea province. The main attraction on the island is Mount Yasur, which is the most accessible active volcano in the world, located on the southeast coast. The island is also known for its kastom villages, where modern inventions are restricted and the natives wear traditional dress and are largely uneducated.

Aniwa island is a raised coral atoll located 24km northeast of Tanna. It is known for its sandalwood and its spectacular clear lagoon with fine white sand, making it excellent for swimming and snorkeling.

Things to see and do

* Swimming & snorkeling at Aniwa lagoon
* Mount Yasur volcano
* Black magic & kava tasting tour
* Yakel Kastom village
* South Tanna cultural tour

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Vanuatu vatu (VUV)
Language – Bislama, English, French
Land Area – 550 km²
Population – 20,000 (approx)
Electricity – 2 Angled pins and 1 flat pin centred below Australian style
Time – GMT plus eleven hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 678

Port Location – There is a port located at Lenakel on the west coast of Tanna island.

Travel Links – Air Vanuatu flies to Tanna every day of the week and with many connections to other islands in TAFEA province. The airport is located on the western coast of the island at White Grass.

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