Five minutes’ drive from Sola airport on Vanualava; locates Torba Tourism Office where the Torba Provincial Government Headquarter is.Torba Tourism Office is currently armed with one staff working as Torba Tourism Product Development Officer with the objective to: Welcome to Sanma Province home of the largest island of Vanuatu, Espiritu Santo, and Vanuatu’s second big town, Luganville.
Tall volcanic peaks present a stunning backdrop to any photo, as well as lush ground for an eco-tourist's dream-come-true.
Espiritu Santo was the first island in Vanuatu to be discovered by Europeans, back in 1606 when Portuguese explorer Pedro Fernández de Quirós, saw what he thought to be a southern continent.
An independence movement was established in the 1970s, and the Republic of Vanuatu was created in 1980.
Many of the islands of Vanuatu have been inhabited for thousands of years, with the oldest traces of pottery dating back to 1300 BCE.
The earliest known settlement dates back to around 4000 BCE.
In 1606 a Spanish expedition led by Portuguese explorers Luis Váez de Torres and Pedro Fernandes de Queirós became the first from Europe to reach the islands which they believed to be part of Terra Australis.A significant proportion of imports also come from China.The majority of the national income is derived from import duties.Over half of Vanuatu’s exports go to Thailand, and a quarter to Japan.Its biggest import partners are Australia, Singapore and Japan.Due to declining external demand, exports contracted in 2009 and GDP growth slowed, to 3.5%.