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 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.
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Annual Swims 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, in two different parts of
Vanuatu islands archipelago.
This is not an enclosed, typical glass aquarium, like you might be expecting to see. Instead,
it's more a natural enclosure, as part of the Bluewater Island Resort, where you can interact with
marine animals, including feeding them.
The Cascades is 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 water pools.
If you prefer cultural types 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. It's
well worth the drive for a great beach day in these
quiet natural and picturesque surrounds.
Land Dive on Pentecost Island
If you're looking for a truly unique experience in Vanuatu, then you should witness the
traditional Naghol ceremony of land diving. This ceremony is held every year in April and May only,
on south Pentecost island.
Outer 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.
There are many small islands located near the main island of Efate.
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 highway and ocean beach, this golf course is
where Vanuatu Golf Open is held every year. It's only a short distance away from Port Vila
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 from 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, including one as recent as in 2017.
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!