Tanna is one of the 82 islands that make up the country of Vanuatu, located in the Pacific Ocean. Traveling to Vanuatu and Tanna is not easy, so if you are looking for more information on how to travel to Vanuatu or what is the best time to travel to Vanuatu, we recommend that you visit our article Guide to travel to Vanuatu .
Tanna is an isolated place that is not exploited for tourism, although there are a handful of hotels where you can stay during your stay on the island. When we visited Tanna they were building the first paved road that ran along part of the island along the coast.
We were struck by the fact that the island's inhabitants always walked with a machete in their hand. When we asked we were told that it was to make our way through the roads that connect the villages to each other. You can already get an idea of how authentic the island is and how special it is for travelers like us.
The natives of the island are mainly engaged in agriculture and fishing. The people of Tanna are still divided into tribes , as in the rest of the Vanuatu islands, so the country has a great cultural diversity. Those tribes are landowners , for example the volcano is owned by a tribe. That is why it is so important to be accompanied by a local guide when you visit the island, you must be careful not to enter the territory of a tribe or family and create a misunderstanding.