Location: Vanuatu in Australia & South Pacific

Nearest Airport : Port Vila at 5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry : Port Vila at 1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach : Beachfront at 10 Metres
Nearest Barpub : Port Vila at 50 Metres
Nearest Golf : La Lagon Resort at 2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant : Elan at 50 Metres
Car: recommended
Paradise Point is 10 minutes from the CBD of Port Vila, the capital city of the Republic of Vanuatu, the fabled Bali Hai of James Micheners book South Pacific. Boasting the only sandy beaches in Port Vila, Paradise Point is an exclusive gated community of only 15 homes fronting beautiful Mele Bay and the South Pacific Ocean.



History

Vanuatu used to be known as the New Hebrides, it was a 'condominium' jointly administered by the French and the British until the Ni-Van people achieved their independence in 1986. Vanuatu has retained the best of both it's French and British culture and most Ni-Van speak English French and Bislama (pigeon) and their own island dialects. The Author James Michiner based his book South Pacific and the fabled Bali Hai on Vanuatu. During WW11, Vanuatu was the assembly point for the US naval invasion fleet and many traces of this presence remain, for instance the airport, sunken warships, bits of planes and many, many Coke bottles and some suspiciously light skinned Ni-Van. The Benjor Resort on Devil's Point Road still retains what was the officers club as it's lounge room and bar. These days, Vanuatu's main industry is tourism, building and off-shore banking.....no tax!

 

Culture

Efate is the main island in the Vanuatu archipelago of 80 islands and Port Vila is the capital city. From Port Vila visitors can travel to other islands in the chain and experience volcanoes, dive sites, uninhabited islands and traditional culture which is still strong in the Islands. The Vanuatu people ( the Ni-Van) are the most enchanting, friendly, funny, gentle folk you could ever wish to meet, not for nothing did the UN vote Vanuatu the 'happiest Place on Earth' two years ago.