On site activities
At Fatumaru Lodge we offer a range of in-house activities from paddle boarding to small group wellness classes.
Complimentary Activities: Explore Fatumaru Bay by kayak or stand-up paddle at sunset, or get up early and watch the sunrise over the hills. Relax on the beach, swim in the pool. Cook some local fresh fish in our BBQ area.
Wellness Classes: We have partnered with Ananda Yoga & Healing Center (Laurent & Tu ) and Performance Sante (Rachel) to bring a range of small group, personal wellness classes to Fatumaru Lodge. These classes include Yoga, Meditation & Relaxation, and aqua-aerobics. All classes of 3 or more are 1,500 vatu, classes of up to people are 2,500 vatu. Click for our current class schedule or class info. You can book by calling (+678) 23456 or sending us a message on our facebook page. After class you are more than welcome to stay for a swim or a kayak; coffee, tea and fresh drinks are available for purchase at our bar.
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.
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.
We can also arrange car hire, most agencies drop off to reception and all paperwork is done on site.
Underwater experience: SCUBA with Big Blue
Big Blue are 5 star PADI rated.
Our tip: An underwater camera is a must! Ask to visit with the sharks- don’t worry they’re only small!
Single dive: VTTBC
Bucketlist adventure: Tanna Full Day Tour with Air Taxi
Includes airport transfers & return scenic flight to Tanna & over the Volcano (approx. 2 hours) + scenic tour across the island, across the ash plains + picnic lunch. Duration Approx 8.5 hours
Our tip: This tour fills up fast! So get in early!
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.
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
Adrenaline Adventure with Vanuatu Jungle Zipline.
Dare to ride the canyon with Vanuatu Jungle Zipline. Tours are 3 hours including the return trip from town, operating 7 days a week in all weather.
Our tip: Leave your fear of heights at home.
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.
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.
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.
Rainforest & Plantation Ride at Club Hippique
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.
Long pants and closed in shoes recommended for comfort.
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, includes: bus transfers from Port Vila, lunch, morning & afternoon tea.
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.
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
Restaurant Au Fare