Gaua is situated 240 miles (386 kilometers) north of the national capital Port Vila.
Vacationing in just one place, regardless of its popularity, can only ever give you a narrow window into the wider qualities of a region. So try to allow a few days to explore Vanuatu's other natural and man-made attractions. Sola, lays 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the south, while Mota Lava is located 45 miles (72 kilometers) to the south.
Sample a little culture, learning and lore under the bright blue sky at the region's fascinating open-air markets.
If you are seeking a unique way to view the Vanuatu area, have a go at parasailing.
For many of us, exploring new places is as much about eating and drinking as it is about visiting tourist attractions so be sure to try the food and drinks in the area's restaurants. Locals in this region often make use of yams and mangoes in their kitchen. Why don't you try coconut crab or green papaya salad? Both meals are a common fare in this area.
Wherever you are coming from and however long you stay, wonderful memories of Vanuatu will linger for a long, long time.