There’s an impressive selection of luxury hotels in and around Port Vila and, to a lesser extent, on Santo and Tanna. All islands have a range of medium-priced bungalows or guesthouses. Budget places in the villages are a bit like camping – if you need a meal, ring or send a message to the owner. Food is prepared based on daily needs, so there’s never the ‘makings’ of a meal and root crops take ages to cook. Nothing happens in a hurry here. Vanuatu Hotels (www.vanuatu-hotels.vu) is a local online booking service, with useful information about the country.