The Nightlife of Vanuatu
entertainment in Port Vila
Vanuatu visitors come to Vanuatu via the capital Port Vila, where most of the
night entertainment is located. The nightlife of Vanuatu can be surprisingly
lively, giving you many options to be entertained during the evenings. There are bars, clubs, cafes, restaurants
and casinos, providing nightly entertainment to visitors.
When you visit some of these night spots, you will find that most evenings begin
with a traditional island drink of
kava. Made from the root of specific type of plant that is part of the
pepper tree family, kava is traditionally served in a shell.
Instrumental music is an essential part of
authentic Melanesian feast night,
which usually involves local string bands playing music and
Throughout the Pacific islands, Melanesians have
used this drink for centuries as a relaxant. Although it's not produced from alcohol, it can be intoxicating. So,
beware and don't overdo it. With most visitors to Vanuatu, a single drink of kava is quite enough, just to get the
taste and be part of the crowd.
Another unavoidable Vanuatu experience is going to one of Melanesian feast nights. These are organized by many major hotels and resorts in Vanuatu, as special theme nights. Some
of those are quite authentic, while the others are more commercially oriented.These theme nights are based around Melanesian style feasts, which feature kava drinking, local
string bands, traditionally story telling, and local dance customs. It's a great way to have fun and ejoyment,
while learning more about the local customs and foods.
One of the most popular feast nights was Solo's Feast at Worawia resort, which is no
longer held due to the host's age. It was an authentic feats night that attracted visitors from other holiday
resorts. Now, one of the most popular feasts is held at former Mele Botanical Gardens, now called The Secret
After a "hard day" of holiday activities around
Port Vila town,
it's time to enjoy refreshing drinks at your favourite bar or
Bars and restaurants
Port Vila has many harbour front restaurants and bars, as well as
hillside ones with beautiful views, day or night. From grill, barbecue and seafood to Chinese, French and
Some of them are popular nightspots, featuring satellite TV, darts, snooker, and
of course bars. There are waterfront bars, which also include live music, which are popular with yachties and
For example, if you’re looking for a good place to enjoy seafood, consider taking
a jaunt down to the Waterfront Bar & Grill, which is known for its beer and seafood as well as live
entertainment on Sundays.