Lelepa Island (Vanuatu, Royal Caribbean)

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Lelepa Island cruise port

Australia - New Zealand - Pacific Ocean Islands

Local Time
2024-04-23 06:26

min: 80 °F (26 °C) / max: 84 °F (29 °C) 82°F
Wind: 297°/ 5.5 m/s  Gust: 7.3 m/sWind: 297°/ 5.5 m/s  Gust: 7.3 m/sGentle breeze
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Min / Max Temperature84 °F / 29 °C
80 °F / 27 °C
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Port Lelepa Island cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Lelepa Island, Vanuatu, Royal Caribbean. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

4 May, 2024
Lindblad Expeditions Cruises cruise lineNational Geographic Orion
6 May, 2024
Lindblad Expeditions Cruises cruise lineNational Geographic Orion

Lelepa Island is one of the Vanuatu Islands (South Pacific Ocean) and located in close proximity to Efate Island. The small isle has length 5 km (3 mi / north-south), total land area of just 1,6 km2 ( / 0,6 mi2 / 160 hectares / 395 acres) and highest elevation point 202 m (663 ft). The island's population is under 500.

Lelepa 's larger settlement (Natapao) is on the southern coast. The other settlement (Lelo) is on the northern coast. Until 2020, the island's facilities included only school, kindergarten, and two Protestant churches (Presbyterian, Seventh-day Adventists).

The three islands (lLelepa, Efate, Moso) form the so-called Havannah Harbour. Lelepa's main tourist attraction is the Fels Cave (located on the southwestern side). The cave is popular for its ancient wall drawings (the oldest are ~2000-years-old) of birds, fish, anthropomorphic deities (including Roi Mata /13th-century chief).

The island features unspoiled rain forest and palm-fringed, white-sand beaches. It is also a well-known snorkeling destination. Lelepa is easily accessed from Port Vila (Efate Island), with total travel time ~1 hour (30 min driving plus 10-min boating). Besides snorkeling, day tours to Lelepa also include beach BBQs.

Perfect Day at Lelepa (Royal Caribbean)

In mid-October 2019, Vanuatu's Prime Minister (Charlot Salwai) and RCI-Royal Caribbean International (Michael Bayley, RCI's President, and CEO) announced plans for developing a private island resort named "Perfect Day at Lelepa". The Royal Caribbean's Vanuatu island resort property was designed as the world's first carbon-neutral private cruise port destination. As the project's principal designer was contracted Cox Architecture (Australia). RCI's Vanuatu island resort was originally scheduled for completion in 2021. However, due to the COVID crisis, the project was delayed and the resort's inauguration is currently planned for either 2023 or 2024.

"Perfect Day at Lelepa" is an exclusive destination to be visited only by RCG-Royal Caribbean Group-owned ships (including from the RCG brands Celebrity and Silversea). Lelepa is one of RCI's "Perfect Day Island Collection" - the third of the company's privately developed land destinations in the regions of the Caribbean (CocoCay Bahamas), Asia, and Australia. RCG's "Island Collection" project's total budget is USD 200 million.

Like the other Royal Caribbean private islands, Lelepa will be developed to offer pristine beaches, swimming pools, lagoon-type bays, cabanas and over-water bungalows (for rent), a great variety of food and beverages, shopping options, live DJ performances, indigenous entertainment, unique tours and excursions.


Lelepa Island cruise terminal

Vanuatu Islands (officially Republic of Vanuatu) is an island nation located in the South Pacific. The islands cover a total area of approx 12190 km2 (4706 mi2) and population around 290,000. Large cruise ships to Vanuatu Islands dock (anchor) either at Luganville or Champagne Bay (near Hog Harbour, in the northeast part of Espiritu Santo Island).

The archipelago is of volcanic origin and is situated some 1750 km (1090 mi) east of northern Australia, east of New Guinea, 540 km (340 mi) northeast of New Caledonia, west of Fiji and southeast of Solomon Islands.

The tourism industry in Vanuatu is a major revenue source as the archipelago is widely recognised as a premier vacation travel destination - especially for coral reef scuba diving. A unique attraction to scuba divers is the wreck of the US luxury cruise ship President Coolidge (converted troop carrier) on Espiritu Santo Island. Sunk during WW2 (1939-1945), the vessel is among the world's largest shipwrecks accessible for recreational diving.

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