Visitors who arrive in Vanuatu are usually quite taken with the beauty of the landscape, the richness of the culture and history of the people, and the impressive geography of the islands. Made up of some 82 islands, this archipelago was formed and molded by the eruptions of the many volcanoes. Some of the volcanoes are still active, which is why so many people find the country an interesting one to visit and explore.
The people of Vanuatu, some 220,000 residents, are spread out in rural parts of the islands and grouped into villages. The village life is very simple and the people seem to be quite happy and content with their way of life. Most of the people enjoy their own garden-grown food, which has led to very little problems with food shortage on the islands. The tropical climate makes it possible to grown many different types of fruit and vegetables, and the people keep these foods as staples of their diet with the addition of seafood. It is considered to be one of the healthiest diets in the world, which is why the people suffer from so little of the medical issues people in more unhealthy countries experience.
The economy of Vanuatu is based mostly on tourism, agriculture and cattle. While the islands possess many natural resources, they have had to make bigger strides and stricter regulations to protect their forests and wildlife from the negative impact of the increasing island population and tourism. The flora and fauna of this country is really spectacular, but without more protection, it won’t remain that way for many more generations to come.
The islands certainly have much to offer visitors. The beaches are glorious and the water is so blue. Many people come to Vanuatu to experience paradise, explore the villages, get to know the locals and to experience a whole new island world. The weather is generally warm throughout the year, and the atmosphere very serene. If one want’s to break from from the busy, city life, taking a vacation in Vanuatu might just be the perfect fit.