All flights arrive at the coastal airstrip on west Tanna, 10km north of Lenakel, so this is likely to be your first view as you wing in. Tanna's upmarket resorts are a few minutes north of the airport.
Many travellers base themselves here and take a day trip to Mt Yasur (although we recommend at least one night in east Tanna). Lenakel has a lively produce market on Monday and Wednesday afternoons, and all day Friday, along with shops, mains electricity and a pretty little harbour. The kava bars offer some evening entertainment – but note that Tanna’s mouth-numbing kava is regarded as the most potent in Vanuatu.