This jewel of a nation, which was an Anglo-French colony until 1980, offers all the wild tropical island beauty you can handle as well as developed roads and reliable infrastructure on its major islands. It even grows its coffee. Port Vila, the nation's capital, is located on the main island of Efate and is home to the nation's resorts, harbors, and international eateries. Vanuatu is made up of more than 80 islands. There are tropical beaches and extensive jungles, just like many of its South Pacific island neighbors. Vanuatu is a paradise for those who love the ocean. Sunken ferries, yachts, cargo ships, and the wreckage of the SS President Coolidge, a former luxury liner and soldier ship that was sunk by explosives in 1942, are just a few of the beautiful wrecks that may be explored here. A variety of "blue holes"—large pools created by limestone rocks and containing vivid blue water that ranges in depth from 3 to 30 meters—can be found in Espiritu Santo. Visits to villages offer insight into these islands' traditional ways of living in the past. Take a small group tour through Vanuatu to learn about regional traditions and customs like fire walking and traditional crafts. You'll also have the chance to visit local villages like Numba, whose self-sufficient residents continue to live much as their forefathers did, upholding their kastom and beliefs.