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Why Vanuatu?
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  why Vanuatu?
  Our target was a location that would provide Members not merely with an excellent real estate investment, but also security, natural beauty, good climate, proximity to Japan, fascinating culture, international society and business opportunities. A place where we could visit often over many years or, for some, live permanently. A place where our children could grow. A place where the local inhabitants would welcome us warmly. Vanuatu is all this and more.

BASIC FACTS:
  • Location and access
    Vanuatu is located in the South Pacific, between Japan and Australia. More precisely, it lies within the triangle formed by New Caledonia, Fiji and the Solomon Islands. Vanuatu's land territory comprises 14,000 square kilometres. There are direct flights, about 3 hours, from several points in Australia and New Zealand, and also direct flights from Fiji, the Solomon Islands and New Caledonia. The Club has set a goal of working with airlines to establish direct flights from Japan - when that happens Vanuatu will be a shorter trip from Tokyo than Hawaii.

  • The people
    Vanuatu's population is a mere 185,000. The indigenous people are Melanesian and Polynesian, and there is large foreign community, mainly from Australia and New Zealand. Port Vila, the capital, has a cosmopolitan atmosphere. Local inhabitants speak Bishlama, but most also speak both English and French. (Until gaining independence in 1978, Vanuatu was jointly administered by England and France.)

  • A land of peace
    Vanuatu is the true safe haven. Crime is minimal, there is no civil strife and Vanuatu has no enemies. Vanuatu's small military and police forces are occupied mainly with preventing foreign fishing boats from illegal fishing in its rich seas.

  • Unspoiled beauty
    The country is composed of 83 islands, with the capital, Port Vila - and the Club's lands - located on the main island of Efate. The various-sized islands abound with natural flora, some unique to Vanuatu. Most landscape is completely untouched by man, with coconut, papaya and banana trees, and much more, in healthy abundance. This paradise is home to no venomous snakes, nor, in fact, any venomous or predatory animals of any kind. One may walk through the jungle barefoot in complete safety. And there are plenty of clean rivers, waterfalls, hot springs, blue holes and virgin beaches. Truly, the eye of the nature lover will never weary. The clean, clear sea is rich with fish and sea creatures: one may leisurely observe whales, turtles, dolphins and cuttlefish intheir natural habitat. The sea temperature stays between 22 and 28 degrees, perfect for a dip anytime. And Vanuatu's many diving sites are considered among the world's very best, including at the world's largest submerged shipwreck just off the island of Esprito Santo.

  • Culture
    Researchers say that the first humans arrived in Vanuatu around 5,000 years ago. They lived in tribal communities, gathering fruits and vegetables and hunting mostly wild boar. Each tribe had its own language and culture; even today, though the country is unified and the tribes transformed into towns and villages, each still maintains its own fascinating and unique festivals. Of these, the most frequent and famous is the bungee-jumping festival - bungee-jumping originated in Vanuatu and spread to popularity around the world. In Vanuatu, bungee-jumping is more than mere play: it is a spectacular symbol of the passage to manhood, as adolescent boys make death-defying plunges from wooden towers 30 metres high, with only a soft tree-root tied to their feet for protection.

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