Who are the happiest people in the world?

Who are the Happiest People in the World? Photo Travel Story

When I got married in the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu it was listed the happiest place on earth here.

So what’s the secret to happiness in Vanuatu? Is it the simple island lifestyle, the strong family connections or the bright clothes? Could it be the balmy tropical weather and stunning scenery? Or maybe it’s all of those things.

Here are some photos I took of some happy ni-Vanuatun people while I was traveling through. I hope their happy faces make you feel happy too.

Happiest people in the World? Vanuatu

Ni-Vanuatuan children outside church one Sunday in Port Orly, Esprito Santo Island, Vanuatu

 

Happiest people in the World? Vanuatu

Cliffy, a Vanuatuan taxi driver on the left and a fisherman on the right

 

Happiest people in the World? Vanuatu

Ni-Vanuatuan children on Esprito Santo Island, Vanuatu

 

Happiest people in the World? Vanuatu

A ni-Vanuatuan boy relaxing on a hammock

 

Happiest people in the World? Vanuatu

Happiest people in the World? Vanuatu

A shy Ni-Vanuatuan girl outside church one Sunday in Port Orly, Esprito Santo Island, Vanuatu

What country do you think has the happiest people in the world?

Author: Annabel Candy

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Alex June 1, 2012 at 6:22 am

This is great! So interesting to see a people who don’t need stuff or money to make them happy.

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Annabel Candy June 8, 2012 at 8:04 am

Hi Alex,

Aye, aye:)

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Seana Smith June 2, 2012 at 9:54 pm

Not Scotland!! There are many hilarious people there but many grumpy folks too… especially on rainy days. I find people in Sydney very jolly, but have yet to see a man with a flower behind his ear. So Vanuatu wins!

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Dave Doolin June 5, 2012 at 3:11 am

Some people are happiest when they have something to be grumpy about.

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Annabel Candy June 8, 2012 at 9:40 am

Hi Dave,

Oh dear, that’s so true:)

Annabel Candy June 8, 2012 at 9:39 am

Hi Seana,

It must be something to do with the weather!

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Micki June 5, 2012 at 2:30 pm

I wouldn’t have expected it (given an fairly recent and especially ugly war), but Cambodia! We found almost all the Cambodians we talked to to be absolutely open, happy, and smiling.

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Annabel Candy June 8, 2012 at 9:40 am

Hi Micki,

I have yet to visit Cambodia, it sounds fantastic and happy, friendly people are always a huge drawcard for my travels.

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Hilarye June 27, 2012 at 2:16 am

It’s true! The people of the pacific Isles are a blessed people and it’s a treasure to be around them!

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