Port Vila and Vanuatu Holiday Attractions
When people consider holidaying in Port
Vila, the capital city of the Vanuatu Islands in the South Pacific, the biggest draw is the location. The Efate
island is beautiful, tropical, covered in lush vegetation and palm trees that line the white sandy beaches. To say
that the island is picturesque would be a severe understatement. Still, Port Vila has far more to offer visitors
than the regular sand and water. Tourists and visitors can find many sightseeing places to visit in the city,
Vanuatu attractions that they wouldn’t be able to experience elsewhere.
| Holiday attractions in Vanuatu
There are two annual
swims in Vanuatu, the Port Vila Swim and the Espiritu Santo Aore Swim. Both of these events attract
the local and international swimmers competing against each other.
Bluewater Island Aquarium
This is not an enclosed, typical glass aquarium, like you might be used to. It's more a natural
enclosure, as part of Bluewater Island Resort, where you can interact with marine animals.
One of the best known and most popular attractions in Vanuatu, which is also a tour destination.
A great place for families, to spend a couple of hours, or a whole day cooling down in one of many
If you prefer cultural type of attractions, visit Ekasup Village
not far from Port Vila. It's a traditional Melanesian village, where the villagers earn their
living as fishermen and practice the authentic ways of the land.
Situated a half-an-hour drive from Port Vila, Eton beach is one of
the most pristine and beautiful white-sand beaches in Vanuatu. Well worth the drive for a great
beach day in quite surrounds.
Land Dive on
If you're looking for a truly unique Vanuatu experience, then you should witness the traditional
Naghol ceremony of land diving. This ceremony is held in April and May only on south Pentecost
Islands in Vanuatu
Get the real taste of Vanuatu by visiting its outer islands. This South Pacific 83-island
archipelago offers unique experience of exploring one of the last remaining tropical paradises.
Port Vila Golf and Country
Just outside of Port Vila, in Mele village, you will find Port
Vila Golf and Country Club. Located between Kumul hwy. and ocean beach, this golf course is where
Vanuatu Golf Open is held every year.
Underwater Post Office
Hideaway island is home to popular Hideaway Island Resort, marine
sanctuary, and Underwater Post Office. This unique Vanuatu attraction is the only place in the
world where you can mail your postcard underwater.
Being part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, Vanuatu islands have a
number of live volcanoes. These volcanoes are unique sightseeing sites, where you will hear amazing
stories about their eruptions over the years.
The Outer Vanuatu
To get the real taste of Vanuatu as one of the last remaining
paradises, you must visit some of the many outer islands offering a truly unique experience.
From the best known Santo and Tanna islands, to the well preserved Malekula and Pentecost islands.
Land dive on Pentecost island
It’s quite an experience…believe it. Visit us in April or May and
we’ll send you to south Pentecost island, where they do “bungy jumping” – the traditional way. In fact, apparently
this is where all the modern bungy craze comes from…!? Here's the land dive story.
Plan your holiday
The lazy way to enjoy your holiday in Vanuatu, by the pool with a cocktail
The best way to plan which attractions you would
like to visit in or outside of Port Vila is to make a list. You will
find here a good batch of attractions in Vanuatu, with some information about each.
Plan ahead, so you can decide which things most
appeal to you, find out more and then go ahead and include them on your holiday itinerary. Most of these
attractions can be booked at your resort in Vanuatu, where you will be
These are only a few of the Vanuatu attractions and sightseeings that
you can see that don’t involve lounging on a beach and sipping a tropical drink while in Port Vila – although, that
sounds good, too!