Mystery Island, Aneityum Island

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#4 of 13 in Nature in Vanuatu
Visit the uninhabited isle of Mystery Island, a charming dot in the sea with white sand and clear, calm waters. Walking around the island only takes about 20 minutes, so it is easy to explore everything in one visit. Do not miss the coral reefs just offshore, where hundreds of tropical fish swim. Although the island holds no official shops, locals often come during the day to sell handcrafted goods. If you plan to eat at this attraction, take your own packed lunch and water. Arrange to visit Mystery Island and other attractions in Aneityum Island using our Aneityum Island sightseeing planning site .
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  • ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON COULD HAVE MODELLED HIS “TREASURE ISLAND” ON THIS PLACE. Well not quite, MYSTERY ISLAND (real name INYEUG) is smaller and flatter, but is typical of South Sea desert island cora...  more »
  • Have visited this beautiful island on 3 occasions (cruiseship) and sadly a few occasions we could not tender in due to bad weather.(a week ago) cyclone Pamela. Each time we have visited so many things...  more »
  • Ok, its not exactly a Robinson Crusoe thing, but this little island has it all for the adventurous in scuba diving, snorkelling or just plain floating about in its crystal clear water surrounding it. ...  more »
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  • Unspoilt beaches. Markets with locally hand manufactured goods. Snorkeling paradise. Water sports like glass bottomed canoes, wind surfing. Casual restaurant. Only Australian dollars in cash used there.
  • What a fantastic little island. It is only very small, but the snorkeling is great with plenty of fish just metres in from the shore.
  • This is one beautiful and peaceful tropical island in the South Pacific. Yes it's small but it's got it all - lots of sunshine, crystal clear blue warm waters, beautiful pure white sandy beaches, palm trees and coral reefs, a sub-tropical climate with amazingly fresh air, fresh coconuts, great swimming, sailing, kayaking, fishing and snorkeling, and amazing sunsets. Very friendly locals run a local market and sell their wares of crafts and fresh local produce including lobster. They sell the usual things including souvenirs and handicrafts, sarongs, woven hats, floral shirts and other locally made items. While there are a few huts for overnighters, no one lives on the island as it is considered taboo to do so. The locals come across from nearby Aneityum and set up their market on the days when cruise ships call into the island. In 1974 Queen Elizabeth aboard the Royal Yacht Brittania made an unscheduled stop at Mystery Island for a royal picnic in paradise. Tips: (1) Wear lightweight clothing and a hat, and comfortable shoes. (2) Make sure you have your shades on and take sunscreen with you. (3) While locals occasionally sell food and drink onshore, make sure you take some bottled water with you. (4) Australian dollars are accepted on the island but credit cards are not.
  • The water was so clear, blue and warm. The locals had a market where they sold grass skirts and did hair braiding. We rented some things to do kyacking and snorkling at the beach. Our time here was so memorable.
  • visited for 1 day recently during a cruise. small island that you can walk around. Water beautifully clear and warm. can get a bit crowded during the middle of the day, and at those times there is not a lot of shaded areas to sit. The local people have a market selling souvenirs, limited availability to purchase drinks and food. You cannot take anything other than bottled water onto the island. Was a great day, would recommend for sure..
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