Mystery Island, Vanuatu 

The ultimate untouched paradise

Tiny Mystery Island is remote and hard to reach (except via cruise ships) which means the island has remained virtually untouched. There are no tourism developments, no roads, no shops and absolutely no stress.

This small, uninhabited island is one of the most southern of the Vanuatu group and was once used as a World War II landing strip for the allied forces. 

Locals from a nearby island will come to sell trinkets and you can spend your day relaxing on the sand while a band of locals play songs of welcome. The surrounding reefs offer great snorkelling opportunities or you can take a leisurely stroll around the island (Mystery Island is so small it will only take you about 40 minutes!)

Average Temperatures in Mystery Island (°C)

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
26°C 26°C 25°C 24°C 23°C 22°C 21°C 21°C 22°C 22°C 24°C °C

Featured Shore Tours from Mystery Isld 


  • Snorkel Safari MY2-000

    Meet your friendly guide and head off on Mystery Island’s white sandy beaches. Your guide will provide a thorough briefing on snorkelling skills and...

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  • Glass Bottom Kayak and Snorkel MY2-005

    Friendly, experienced guides will provide a few tips and techniques to ensure you’re padding properly in no time at all! Your tour commences in the...

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  • Stand Up Paddle Adventure MY2-010

    Stand-Up Paddle or SUP to the enthusiast is now one of the most popular water sports worldwide. Your friendly guide will spend approximately 15-20...

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  • Glass Bottom Boat MY2-015

    Relax under the shaded canopy and enjoy a 1 hour tour aboard your Glass Bottom Boat. Look for turtles that wait as you pass by. Friendly and...

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  • Ukava Cultural Village MY2-020

    Take a short boat trip to Ukava, located on mainland Aneityum, opposite Mystery Island. Guides escort you to see the 'mama's’ weave coconut and...

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  • Modern Village Tour MY2-025

    Take a short trip from Mystery Island to the mainland on a flat bottom ferry to meet your guide, who will share stories of local customs. Walk...

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How to book

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Mystery Island Port Guide

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Vanuatu at a Glance

SIZE: 12,190 square kilometres
POPULATION: 243,304 (2009 Census)
LANGUAGE: English (Official), Bislama (Official), French (Official)
TYPE OF GOVERNMENT: Parliamentary Republic
CURRENCY: Vatu (VT). While the Vatu (VT) is the official currency
of all Vanuatu islands, take ashore Australian dollars in small denominations. Should you receive Vatu as change, either spend it, donate it to the local school, or take it to a bank in Port Vila, as we are unable to exchange Vatu onboard.