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
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Featured Shore Tours from Mystery Isld 


  • Snorkel Safari MY2-000

    Uncover the underwater mystery of Mystery Island. Meet you friendly guide and head off on the white sandy beaches of Mystery Island, your guide...

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  • Glass Bottom Kayak and Snorkel MY2-005

    Hop aboard your glass bottom kayak and paddle the clear shallow waters of Mystery Island. Join your experienced guides and commence your tour in...

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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. It won’t be long before you’re paddling alongside the...

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  • Glass Bottom Boat MY2-015

    Step aboard the Glass Bottom Boat and explore the amazing reef surrounding Mystery Island without getting wet! Relax under the shaded canopy and view...

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  • Ukava Cultural Village MY2-020

    Ukava Village is home to a small community living on Aneityum, the mainland opposite Mystery Island. Take a step back in time as the locals walk you...

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  • Modern Village Tour MY2-025

    A local family from the island of Aneityum will welcome you into their home where you will discover how they live from day to day. Learn about...

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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.