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Luganville is the second largest city in Vanuatu, located on the island of Espiritu Santo in the south of the country. It is also the provincial capital of Sanma Province. The city is situated on the east coast of the island, and is a major port and commercial centre. The population of Luganville is around 14,000 people, and the city is known for its diverse cultures and vibrant atmosphere.

The city is surrounded by lush tropical vegetation, and is home to numerous white sand beaches and coral reefs. Luganville is a popular tourist destination, and is known for its beautiful scenery and relaxed atmosphere. The city is also a hub for the local fishing industry, and is a great place to visit for its unique culture and rich history.

Luganville has a long history, and was first settled by the British in the 1800s. During World War II, the city was a major base for the Allied forces, and was the site of a major naval battle in 1942. The city was later occupied by the Japanese, and was the site of several battles between the two forces. After the war, the city was rebuilt and has since become a major commercial centre.

Luganville is a great place to visit for its unique culture and history. The city is a great place to explore, and is a great spot to experience the vibrant atmosphere and diverse culture of Vanuatu. The city is also a great place to experience the local cuisine, and is a great place to relax and enjoy the tropical climate. Luganville is a great place to visit and explore, and is a great place to experience the unique culture and history of Vanuatu.

Excursion tips for a day in Luganville

As a tourist in Luganville, Vanuatu, there are plenty of activities to enjoy in one day. Here are some of the best things to do:

1. Explore the markets: Take a stroll through the vibrant markets and taste some of the local produce.

2. Visit the local museum: Learn about the history of Luganville at the local museum.

3. Go snorkeling: Take a boat trip to nearby reefs and explore the underwater world.

4. Take a walking tour: Explore the city on a guided walking tour and take in the sights.

5. Visit the Blue Hole: Take a dip in the Blue Hole, a crystal-clear pool surrounded by lush tropical vegetation.

6. Go kayaking: Explore the nearby mangroves and waterways in a kayak.

7. Take a boat trip: Head out on a boat trip and explore the nearby islands.

8. Relax on the beach: Spend some time on the beach and soak up the sun.

9. Visit the WWII sites: Learn about the history of the area at the WWII sites.

10. Go on a jungle trek: Take a guided trek through the jungle and explore the local flora and fauna.

Experience Luganville with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Luganville. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Luganville

Luganville in Vanuatu has a tropical climate with two distinct seasons - a wet season from November to April and a dry season from May to October. During the wet season, temperatures are hot and humid, with heavy rainfall and occasional cyclones. During the dry season, temperatures are slightly cooler, with less humidity and less rainfall. Both seasons are generally sunny and pleasant, making it an ideal destination year-round.

Cruise weather for Luganville

Our weather forecast for Luganville helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 27.0 °C
min: 24.8 °C
23.8 m/s
30.6 m/s
73.8 %
16.9 m
86.6 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 26.3 °C
min: 25.2 °C
22.7 m/s
30.6 m/s
23.1 %
22.0 m
85.7 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 26.6 °C
min: 25.1 °C
28.8 m/s
34.6 m/s
24.4 %
23.5 m
80.3 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 25.2 °C
min: 24 °C
25.6 m/s
32.8 m/s
69.2 %
11.7 m
84.4 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 24.4 °C
min: 22.7 °C
39.6 m/s
46.1 m/s
80.7 %
23.2 m
81.1 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 24.8 °C
min: 22.6 °C
29.5 m/s
32.8 m/s
63.0 %
24.0 m
71.1 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 25.0 °C
min: 23.4 °C
28.9 m/s
33.1 m/s
75.0 %
24.1 m
65.0 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 24.7 °C
min: 23.1 °C
22.4 m/s
26.4 m/s
87.4 %
23.4 m
68.3 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 24.7 °C
min: 21.6 °C
26.3 m/s
31.0 m/s
51.1 %
23.7 m
70.7 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 23.2 °C
min: 22.3 °C
31.3 m/s
37.1 m/s
88.6 %
23.5 m
69.9 %
1,016 hPa
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 24.2 °C
min: 22.8 °C
28.0 m/s
33.0 m/s
83.0 %
24.1 m
66.6 %
1,017 hPa
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 25.3 °C
min: 23.6 °C
25.3 m/s
29.8 m/s
72.9 %
23.2 m
69.9 %
1,015 hPa
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 25.8 °C
min: 24.5 °C
22.7 m/s
27.4 m/s
87.1 %
23.7 m
79.8 %
1,013 hPa
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 25.2 °C
min: 24.1 °C
29.5 m/s
34.6 m/s
97.7 %
24.1 m
81.7 %
1,013 hPa
Aug. 4th 2024 Aug. 4th 2024 max: 24.4 °C
min: 23.9 °C
29.9 m/s
37.1 m/s
98.3 %
22.9 m
82.3 %
1,013 hPa

Cruises to Luganville

Would you like to travel to Luganville on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Luganville.

Scheduled ship calls in Luganville, Vanuatu
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Sep. 19th 2024 Thursday, 19th of Sep. 2024 Seabourn Pursuit 10:00 am 06:00 pm
Dec. 10th 2024 Tuesday, 10th of Dec. 2024 Crown Princess 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Dec. 29th 2024 Sunday, 29th of Dec. 2024 Queen Elizabeth 09:00 am 05:00 pm
Jan. 30th 2025 Thursday, 30th of Jan. 2025 Queen Elizabeth 09:00 am 05:00 pm
Dec. 23rd 2025 Tuesday, 23rd of Dec. 2025 Voyager of the Seas 07:00 am 06:30 pm
Dec. 28th 2025 Sunday, 28th of Dec. 2025 MS Regatta 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Jan. 3rd 2026 Saturday, 3rd of Jan. 2026 Voyager of the Seas 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Jan. 18th 2026 Sunday, 18th of Jan. 2026 MS Noordam 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Jan. 28th 2026 Wednesday, 28th of Jan. 2026 Grand Princess 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Feb. 24th 2026 Tuesday, 24th of Feb. 2026 Voyager of the Seas 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Mar. 6th 2026 Friday, 6th of Mar. 2026 MS Riviera 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Mar. 31st 2026 Tuesday, 31st of Mar. 2026 Voyager of the Seas 07:30 am 05:00 pm
Jun. 15th 2026 Monday, 15th of Jun. 2026 MS Sirena 10:00 am 06:00 pm

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