Malekula Island

Dec 10, 12 Malekula Island

Malekula  is known as the island of custom. May visitors are also intrigued by its history of cannibalism. It is the second largest island and the most diverse, culturally and linguistically, with over thirty distinct languages spoken, and some of the best custom dances come from the island. The names given to the primary cultural groups are Small Nambas and Big Nambas where the nambas is the name of the woven penis sheath worn by the men.

The interior of Malekula is mountainous, rugged and forest-covered with good walking and bird watching. There are old cannibal sites hidden in the bush on north Malekula and an estimated population of about 25,000 on the coastal areas and around 1,500 in the rugged interior. The villagers are exceptionally friendly and enjoy sharing their proud cultural heritage with visitors. Neighbouring islands such as Maskelynes and other small offshore islands along the east coast of Malekula have sand beaches and coral reefs with good snorkeling and diving. You can visit nearby small islands in the north such as Uri, Uripiv, Rano, Wala, Atchin and Vao.


Accommodation and Tours

Water Front bungalow  Private facilities (Flush toilet/ bathroom),  24 hrs electricity, daily room services, laundry provided and continental breakfast Return airport transfers (up to 4 people).



Garden bungalows (private facilities): Garden view, 24 hours electricity, daily room service, Laundry service provided, mosquito nets and Continental breakfast Return airport transfers (up to 4 people).



 Sea-side bungalow (private facilities):  Garden view, daily room services,   Laundry
 service provided. Mosquito nets and continental breakfast Return airport transfers (up to 4 people).  




> Small Nambas Tour including return transport  
> Big Nambas & Small Nambas Day Tour including transport   
> Big Nambas Tour including return transport

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1 Comment

  1. Annie /

    Hi We are planning a trip in late July. We will be staying about 7 days and will be sailing. Where would you suggest we visit to gain the most from this short time in Vanuatu. We have all been there before but mainly just around Port Vila and Hideaway Island. Really looking for suggestions about which islands around Efate that would be suitable to visit. Thank you

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