Ambrym Island Vanuatu
Ambrym is an island in the archipelago of Vanuatu (formerly known as the New Hebrides). It is well known for its highly active volcanic activity that includes lava lake formation. Several times per century, Ambrym volcano has destructive eruptions. The summit of the volcano contains a desert-like caldera which covers an area of 100 sq km.
Ambrym prides itself on some unique features, such as the sculpted tamtams, sand-drawing, fern masks and local dances. It is also famous for its black magic and for having some of the best wood carvings in the Pacific region. A performance of the curious Rom dance is worth seeing and there is access from here to Mt Marum and Mt Benbow volcanoes.
Visitors can see interesting wildlife including the widespread Vanuatu Megapode (Namalao), dugongs and turtles. There are also good snorkelling locations where dugongs, large turtles and tropical fish can be seen.
Things to see and do
* Diving and snorkeling
* Rom Dance
* Wood Carvings
* Volcano tours
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Vanuatu vatu (VUV)
Language – Bislama, English, French
Land Area – 677.7 km²
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus eleven hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 678
Port Location – Port Vato is located on the south western coast of Ambrym island.
Travel Links – There are two airports located outside the towns of Toak on the west coast and Baiap on the south coast of the island.