When is the best time to go to Vanuatu?

When is the best time to go to Vanuatu? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In Vanuatu, the weather is good across more than 64% of the territory for: May, June, July, August, September and November
  • The best months to go to Port-Vila are May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December
  • On average, the warmest months in Port-Vila are January, February, March, April, May, October, November and December
  • The rainiest months in this city are March and April
  • The cities with the best climate are Port-Vila and Lenakel, with good weather at least 8 months a year
  • The best months for swimming in Lenakel are January, February, March, April, May and December

Annual weather in Vanuatu

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Vanuatu for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 81°F to 85°F
13 to 19 days*
February 81°F to 86°F
14 to 19 days*
March 81°F to 86°F
16 to 22 days*
April 81°F to 85°F
14 to 18 days*
May 79°F to 85°F
7 to 16 days*
June 77°F to 83°F
6 to 14 days*
July 76°F to 83°F
3 to 10 days*
August 76°F to 81°F
4 to 9 days*
September 76°F to 83°F
3 to 10 days*
October 77°F to 83°F
4 to 14 days*
November 79°F to 85°F
6 to 14 days*
December 81°F to 85°F
10 to 18 days*
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Vanuatu by cities

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Temperatures and rainfall in Vanuatu

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Vanuatu and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Port-Vila, Lenakel, Luganville, Norsup and Sola, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.

Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Vanuatu

Find out when Vanuatu has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Vanuatu

The months with low numbers of tourists are: January, February, March, April, May, August, September, October and November. The number of visitors to Vanuatu is high in: June, July and December.

  • Very low season in Vanuatu: February, March, May and November.
  • Low season in Vanuatu: January, April, August, September and October.
  • High season in Vanuatu: June and July.
  • Peak season in Vanuatu: December.

Figure: Visitor index for Vanuatu month by month

Average price for flights to Vanuatu

A return flight between Sydney and Port-Vila is generally cheaper if you go in august ($ 471 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 100 more for your airline ticket to Port-Vila if you go in december.

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Where to go in Vanuatu?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.


good weather

tolerable weather

very bad weather

About Vanuatu

What can I do in Vanuatu?

Beaches / swimming

Nature and countryside

Culture and heritage


Family travel

Crafts / shopping



Is this weather information for Vanuatu reliable?

Climate data for Vanuatu has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Vanuatu allows us to determine the average for each month in Port-Vila, Lenakel, Luganville, Norsup and Sola.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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