in Tafea Province, Vanuatu

How to get there and get around
Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
-19.533 and 169.483 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
S -19° 31' 59" and E 169° 29' 0"
Currency and Currency Code:
Vatu - VUV
Spoken languages:
Bislama, English, French
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 07:33 PM (Tuesday)
Timezone: Pacific/Efate
UTC/GMT offset: 11 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:05 am and 5:11 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
18.415 and -10.521 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
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Current travel safety evaluation for Vanuatu in Melanesia

Safety Score: 4,5 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning please reconsider your need to travel to Vanuatu.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Vanuatu. Last Update: 2022-05-24 08:21:34

Delve into Samo

Samo in Tafea Province is a city located in Vanuatu about 146 mi (or 235 km) south-east of Port Vila, the country's capital town.

Current time in Samo is now 07:33 PM (Tuesday). The local timezone is named Pacific / Efate with an UTC offset of 11 hours. We know of 8 airports closer to Samo. The closest airport in Vanuatu is Tanna Airport in a distance of 18 mi (or 29 km), West. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

In need of a room? We compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page.

Since you are here already, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Isangel, Port Vila, We, Thio and Lakatoro. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 27°C / 80 °F

Morning Temperature 24°C / 76 °F
Evening Temperature 25°C / 78 °F
Night Temperature 22°C / 72 °F
Chance of rainfall 9%
Air Humidity 76%
Air Pressure 1014 hPa
Wind Speed Light breeze with 5 km/h (3 mph) from North-West
Cloud Conditions Overcast clouds, covering 99% of sky
General Conditions Moderate rain

Wednesday, 25th of May 2022

25°C (77 °F)
24°C (75 °F)
Moderate rain, moderate breeze, overcast clouds.

Thursday, 26th of May 2022

27°C (81 °F)
24°C (76 °F)
Light rain, gentle breeze, clear sky.

Friday, 27th of May 2022

27°C (81 °F)
25°C (77 °F)
Light rain, moderate breeze, broken clouds.

Hotels and Places to Stay

Tanna Lava View Bungalows

3,2 mi
Iskaka Village
678125 Tanna Island

Time Information

Checkout: 10:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed

Friendly Beach

4,1 mi
Lowalkas Cove
Tanna Island

Time Information

Checkout: 10:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed

Videos from this area

These are videos related to the place based on their proximity to this place.

Volcano erupting....Mt Yasur, Tanna Island, Vanuatu

Published: October 24, 2013
Length: 31:00 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Rachel McLennan

The most AMAZING thing I have ever done....It affects all the senses. The noise is just incredible, the shock waves were unexpected, the explosions were an awesome sight, the sulfur burns your...

World Expo Shangai 2010 Vanuatu Dancers from Tanna island

Published: March 25, 2010
Length: 27:43 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Tropical Sailing Life

A preview of the dancing performed by the dancers coming from Tanna Island in Vanuatu during the World Expo in China - Shanghai May-Nov 2010 (this was filmed by Bistaveos Production on Tanna...

The Volcano Yasur

Published: October 22, 2012
Length: 51:26 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Slick52921

Mt. Yasur is an active volcano on Tanna, Vanuatu. This video is of the strombolian style of eruption, sorry it is so long, but I couldn't bring myself to cut out anymore eruptions. We visited...

Mount Yasur Volcano

Published: January 09, 2014
Length: 00:17 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Tomas

Trip to Yasur.

Mount Yasur Volcano, Vanuatu

Published: November 09, 2013
Length: 56:05 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Johnny Isaloser

Mount Yasur Volcano, Vanuatu.

Eruption of Mt. Yasur, from the summit

Published: January 12, 2014
Length: 34:46 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: ityllux

A typical evening at Mount Yasur on Tanna Island in Vanuatu. Though standing on an actively erupting volcano is certainly dangerous, the volcano behaves predictably enough that we were reasonably ...

Ash boarding

Published: June 17, 2012
Length: 03:30 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Vincent Le Sioux

Shark Bay Bungalows Vanuatu

Published: August 15, 2010
Length: 58:30 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: api0201

木の上のおうち。 バヌアツHP。作ってみました。

Tourists dodge flying lava on Mt Yasur volcano

Published: October 17, 2008
Length: 54:58 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: aevan67

A large erruption catches tourists by surprise on the Mt Yasur Volcano in Vanuatu. The guides yell to get up to the point while a chunk of molten rock the size of a pillow lands a few metres...

Mount Yasur Volcano, Tanna Island, Vanuatu

Published: June 08, 2008
Length: 41:24 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Bernard Hull

Mt Yasur erupting. Filmed and photographed on May 27 2008 by Debbie Hull and Bernard Hull. Volcano erupting at level 2.

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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

Tafea Province

Tafea is the southernmost province of Vanuatu. The name is an acronym for the five main islands that make up the province: including Goat Island (5.6 km northeast, 0.1 km² area) and Vete Manung Island (15 km northeast) including Inyeug Island (0.6 km southwest, airport of Anatom), but without the remote Matthew and Hunter Islands, which are considered by the people of Anatom Island part of their custom ownership

Located at -19.5, 169.5 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Tafea Province, Provinces of Vanuatu, States and territories established in 1994, Former unrecognized countries, Former countries in Oceania, Island countries

Mount Yasur

Mount Yasur is an active volcano on Tanna Island, Vanuatu (lat/long 19.52 S, 169.43 E) with a height of 361 m above sea level, located on the coast near Sulphur Bay. It lies to the southeast of the taller Mount Tukosmera, which was active in the Pleistocene. It has a largely unvegetated pyroclastic cone with a nearly circular summit crater 400 m in diameter. It is a stratovolcano, caused by the eastward-moving Indo-Australian Plate being subducted under the westward-moving Pacific Plate.

Located at -19.5283, 169.448 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Active volcanoes, Mountains of Vanuatu, Stratovolcanoes, Volcanoes of Vanuatu

Sulphur Bay

Sulphur Bay is a bay on the eastern side of Tanna island in Vanuatu. Nearby is Mount Yasur, called the world's most accessible volcano, and the area is the center of the John Frum cargo cult, a movement that believes their savior, an American World War II GI, resides within Yasur. Sulphur Bay was the first part of the island visited by Westerners, when the glow of Mount Yasur attracted James Cook in 1774.

Located at -19.511, 169.465 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Bodies of water of Vanuatu, Bays of Vanuatu

Popular in vicinity

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