Vanuatu is a land of volcanoes and magic , underwater ship wrecks, ancient art and dance, waterfalls and blue-holes, organic foods and a myriad of hidden bays and beaches. Vanuatu , previously known as the New Hebrides, offers lush tropical islands... warm, turquoise waters... friendly people... culture... and fantastic food! Vanuatu offers fun and activities for any traveller from treks, waterfall abseiling, deserted beach picnics to wreck dives and cultural villages. In Port Vila, the capital of Vanuatu, you can stay at any one of several first class resorts or boutique hotels. Family friendly resorts offer children a range of activities in their kid's club and special bonus deals such as children Stay and Eat FREE. Vanuatu sailing and cruising is a breeze and includes yacht charters around Port Vila harbour, or further out to north Efate, and even to the Vanuatu outer islands on dive liveaboards. During the cruise, you stop to snorkel or scuba dive at beautiful sites rich in tropical fish and coral life. You may also spot schools of dolphins and turtles and mesmerize at the velvet sunset. No visit to Vanuatu is complete without a visit to a volcano. Tanna Island's Yasur volcano is very accessible. Why not combine a visit to Port Vila Vanuatu with a stay of a few nights on Tanna Island to give you the opportunity to visit the volcano and experience the unique tribal customs on Tanna Island . Other volcanos in Vanuatu include.