Vanuatu is an island country in the Pacific Ocean. An archipelago of 83 islands, this country formerly known as New Hebrides, was a condominium under the Britain and France administrations. On July 30th 1980, Vanuatu gained its independence under the Commonwealth. Vanuatu is an underdeveloped country but its Tourism market is growing rapidly.
Although Vanuatu imports maily from Australia, New Zealand and Asia, its main food produce is organic. Its rich soil formations allow for food crops such yams, cassava and Taro to grow in abundance. Green vegeatbles and wide selection of tropical fruits flood the markets daily.
Vanuatu has a unique biodiversity which includes an accessible volcano on the island of Tanna. Numerous rivers, falls and deep blue pools and springs lay hidden beneath the lush green canopy of the forests surrounding it. Some have yet to be discovered by humans. Cattle roam close to the coconut plantations on the islands.
The capital of Vanuatu, Port Vila, is on the island of Efate and plays host to a population of less than 50,000 people. The town boasts a well developed banking and financial infrastructure and a range of highly professional lawyers, accountants and financial consultants, including big-name international firms. Several NGOs have established offices in the country as well.
Vanuatu is also a hotspot for couples looking to have a tropical wedding. With its long stretches of white sandy beaches, clear blue lagoons and lush green tropical forests, it's the perfect romantic getaway to say I Do!