We just got back from a week in Vanuatu. A week is NOT enough! We stayed at Breakas Beach resort (absolutly beautiful), White Grass on Tanna (spectacular and the volcano is unmissable!), and Erakor Island (the most relaxing wind down). We visited Hideaway Island which had some good snorkelling, and also took a helicopter ride around the island from Vila that was amazing!
Tanna was fantastic not just for the volcano, but the snorkelling! It was the best by far. The variety of fish and corals, as well as different reefs to choose from, and green turtles, surpassed even the Great Barrier for me. The Custom Village visit was another highlight (the visits on the way to the volcano are not really visits...).
And last stop Erakor. We fell in love with it the moment we arrived. Huge bungalows, lovely gardens and the restautrant with a great (and large) menu! Snorkelling of the little beach in front of the bungalows was OK - some soft corals, star fish and heaps of fish - but if you're a good swimmer, get out to the end of the island to the drop off at low or incoming tide for some awsome snorkelling - heaps of fish and the drop off is mind blowing!
I am writing up reviews in the Hotels section on these places and uploading a few photos too, so stay tuned!
In the meantime, any questions are welcome.
Finally, thank you to all contributors to this forum. Without your information, our trip would not have been so wonderful.