It's of the most accessible Pacific paradises, and perfect when you're looking for some "island time".
As the last resort reopens following Cyclone Pam, Vanuatu's friendly locals are welcoming tourists to their beautiful island nation.
Air Vanuatu's additional seasonal service every Tuesday between Auckland and Port Vila gives you four flight options to escape the chilly winter temps.
Behold the world's first swim-up casino outside Vegas, with a blackjack table in the shallows.
Danial Erikson helped rebuild a damaged village that had been destroyed by cyclone Pam.