CHARTER A PRIVATE JET TO PORT VILA OR SANTO, VANUATU

Vanuatu is a Pacific island adventure far beyond any notions of cruise-ship ports and flashy resorts. Deserted beaches, ancient culture, remote and rugged islands and world-class diving are just a small part of the magnetism of this scattered 80-plus island archipelago. Where else can you hike up a crater to stare down into a magma-filled active volcano then ashboard back down, snorkel in a blue hole and drink kava with the local village chief – all in the same day? The resorts and restaurants of Port Vila have little in common with traditional kastom (custom) village life in the outer islands, but its contrasts like these that make Vanuatu a surprise and a challenge.

MT YASUR IN EAST TANNA

Peering down into the rumbling, exploding lava storm of Mt Yasur is a sight you won’t soon forget.