Aniwa Island is part of Vanuatu's southernmost province Tafea. Being a raised coral atoll, Aniwa rises nearly 42 m (138 ft) above sea level. Itcharo Lagoon (Tiaro) is in the northwest and open to the sea. The nearest large island is Tanna Island, approx 24 km (15 ml) to the southwest.
Like the nearby West Futuna Island, Aniwa's inhabitants originally came from Samoa. Island's population is under 500 in 5 villages. The largest settlement (Ikaokao) is located south-central. Next largest is Isavai.
Aniwa Island cruise terminal
Most cruise ships to Aniwa Vanuatu dock (anchor) at Ikaokao - port town (largest settlement) on the southern coast. Alternatively, ships may anchor in the lagoon (island's northern part) and transport their passengers ashore (to Isarau Beach) via ship's tender boats or Zodiacs.
The Aniwa Island cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Aniwa Island, Vanuatu.
If you lose the Aniwa Island location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.