On site activities
At Fatumaru Lodge we offer a range of in house activities which are free of charge. Explore Fatumaru Bay by kayak or standup paddle at sunset, or get up early and watch the sunrise over the hills. Relax on the beach, swim in the pool or treat yourself in the jacuzzi. There is also breakfast service and BBQ facilities .
Here is a selection of our best picks when it comes to excursions!
We are more than happy to arrange any of the activities below, simply email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
All excursions are charged to your guest account and payable at checkout. You can lock in a date, but don’t worry, cancellation is flexible.
Our payment options also include direct transfer to our Australian & New Zealand ANZ Bank accounts- bank transfers can be done to settle accounts up until the evening before checkout. Pre-book and stress less.
We can also arrange car hire, most agencies drop off to reception and all paperwork is done on site.
Bucketlist adventure: Tanna Day Tour with Air Taxi
Includes airport transfers & return scenic flight to Tanna (approx. 2 hours) + All Tanna transfers + 4WD adventure safari through tropical jungle, over mountain passes, past village, across the ash plains + Volcano Entry Fee + Guided tour of Mt Yasur Volcano + Scenic flight over the volcano + picnic lunch. Duration Approx 8.5 hours
Our tip: This tour fills up fast! So get in early! Make sure you pack a jacket, it’s cold on the volcano!
VT 50,000 per adult | VT 34,000 per child under 12 years
Underwater experience: SCUBA with Big Blue
Big Blue are 5 star PADI rated. Mike and his team will take you down to the deeps with experience & fun!
Our tip: An underwater camera is a must! Ask to visit with the sharks- don’t worry they’re only small!
Single dive: VT 7,900 | Double dive: VT 14,900
A taste of Adventure: Bridges of Eden at Eden on the River
Used to taking it easy but want to try something a little bit (but not too much!) adventurous this holidays? Try the Bridges of Eden Tour at Eden on the River. This award winning experience is set amidst lush, tropical rainforest on the Rentapao River. The tour time of two hours includes plenty of time to swim in the crystal clear river and explore the acres of spectacular tropical gardens.Guided tours include a delicious fruit platter.
Our tip: Take a selfie with Snow, the tourist guide dog! She’s Insta famous!
VT 3,200 per adult | 1/2 price for children from 4-14 years.
VT 50,000 per adult | VT 34,000 per child under 12 years
Make it a multi-island holiday: Pele Island Beach & Snorkeling Day Trip
A tropical island escape, complete with white, warm sand, sea and the smiles of local kids! Pele island lays about a 20 minute boat ride off the coast of North Efate and is a snorkeler’s delight! Tour includes, coach & boat transfers, village tour, snorkeling gear, kayak use, BBQ lunch & afternoon tea w/ water.
Our tip: Prepare to never want to leave! Pele is a natural fish nursery and the sea life is breathtaking- take an underwater camera.
VT 9,960 per adult, VT 4,960 per child (5-12 years)
Do go chasing waterfalls! Ecoadventure with the best, Hidden Waterfalls with Vanuatu Ecotours
A magical experience in the hears to the rainforest. Jump into pristine rock pools, have fun with our swing rope, explore limestone caves, trek upstream into the river canyon or relax in in a narural spa bath.
Our tip: Be prepared to be entertained by some of the best tour guides in the country!
VT 6,500 per adult | VT 4,500 for 6-12 years
Adrenaline Adventure with Vanuatu Jungle Zipline.
Dare to ride the canyon with Vanuatu Jungle Zipline, the South Pacific’s best Zipline Park. The Tree Top Tour includes 2 suspension bridges, six ziplines and the canyon crossing. The Ziptrek Tour includes the canyon crossing and seven ziplines. Tours are 3 hours including the return trip from town, operating 7 days a week in all weather.
Our tip: Be prepared for the most spectacular views of the jungle from above and Mele Bay. Be sure to pack your sense of adventure and leave your fear of heights at home. Serious fun for all aged 4 years and over.
VT 9,500 per adult | VT 5,000 per teen (13-19 yrs) | VT 4,000 per child (4-12 yrs)
Mudventure: Buggy Blast with Offroad Adventures
A driving tour in off-road buggies that take you on road, off road, through jungle, on mud tracks (when raining) and on to a secluded pristine white sandy beach where you can wash away the dust or the mud.
Our tip: Pray for rain & pack face wipes! Oh, and close your mouth before going through puddles!
VT 7,500 per person | $90 AUD
Book a romp around the island with the awesome team at Bountiful Tours
Looking for an intimate or small group tour? Explore our beautiful island of Efate with excellent drivers & local guides- minimum 2 guests, maximum 12 guests per group. A locally owned company, super professional and fully insured with well maintained buses and a high regard for guest safety.
A. Full Day- Full Round
8 stops including: Aelan Chocolate Factory, Custom Village, Rarru Waterfalls, Turtle Bay, Natural Hot Springs, World War II Museum + 1 more stop of your choice (such as Tanna Coffee). Includes morning tea, lunch & afternoon tea.
VT 14,000 per adult | VT 10,000 for child (6-13 years)
B:Half Day – Half Round to Blue Lagoon
Explore Southwest Efate, with 5 stops: Aelan Chocolate, Custom Village, Turtle Bay, Blue Lagoon + 1 more stop of your choice. Includes morning teach & lunch
VT 8,000 per adult | 4,800 vatu per child (6-13 years)
Sail the 7 Seas with Sailaway Cruises
This seadventure is hard value to beat! Wonderful snorkeling & SCUBA into a World Heritage Site area with 3 stops @ hat island (or Turtle Reef), *Survivor Beach* & Paul’s Rock. Price includes: bus transfers from Port Vila to Havannah Harbour, lunch, morning tea & afternoon tea. Snorkeling equipment included
Our tip: Ask the captain for yarn!
VT 10,000 per adult | VT 7,500 for 13-17 years| VT 5,000 kids 6-12 years. Child 0-5 years free.
SCUBA Dives VT 2,500 ea | Dive gear hire : VT 1,500 per day.
Get horsey! Rainforest & Plantation Ride at Club Hippique Adventure Park
This two hour ride will take you through lush tropical rainforests to the lookout point with picturesque views of Second Lagoon, finishing with a swim on your horse in the salt water lagoon.
Our tip: An unforgettable adventure, be prepared for the horses to get FRISKY in the water. Long pants and closed in shoes recommended for comfort.
VT 5,900 per person
One for the romantics, sunset cruise with Meridian Charters
Join the crew of the CARAID for an evening of calm & delightful sailing on Mele Bay. Sit back, relax while you sip on your champagne, wine or beer, indulge in some nibbles and simply breathe in the romance of a sunset cruise.
Our tip: Wander up the street to the Blue Marlin for a romantic dinner for two straight after.
VT5,000 per person
Restaurants and Bars
Au Faré – French cuisine and wood fire pizza
Reefers – Bar & Grill
Shiro – Japanese cuisine with sushi train, at Tana Russet Plaza
Burger Station – at Tana Russet Plaza
Harbour View – Chinese cuisine
The Lookout – Thai cuisine
Chantilly’s – European cuisine
Banyan Beach Bar – Casual beachside, lounge bar & snacks
Shop not to be missed
Le Fournil de Vila, French bakery and pastry
Place not to be missed
Efate’s blue lagoon