About Port Vila
Things to do and Port Vila attractions
When planning your holiday in Vanuatu you will innevitably arrive
first to Port Vila, the capital city and gateway to Vanuatu. Located on the southern shores of the island of Efate, Port Vila has far more to offer to
Vanuatu visitors than the regular sand and water. Tourist can find many things to see and do in and out of the
city, things that they wouldn't be able to experience elsewhere.
There is a beautiful blend of cultures in Port Vila - Asian, French,
English, and Melanesian cultures all blend in with this beautiful land and interesting people. Visit downtown Port
Vila for the best shopping and local handicrafts, head to the ocean for more enjoyment, and then come back to one
of the many Port Vila restaurants for a fine dining, or cafes for a quick snack.
You will find dining, shopping and items of historical interest, as cafes and duty
free stores. Visitors will also find a wide range of Port Vila resorts, bungalows
and hotels with which to stay. Whether you crave affordable accommodations, preferring to spend your money in the
city, or desire luxurious pampering, you'll find the right options for you.
Port Vila is the gateway to Vanuatu and the destination where most of Vanuatu
tend to spend their holiday, offering numerous activities and attractions.
For international travelers, Port Vila is the closest thing to a
major city Vanuatu has. As such, it is the hub of shipping and transportation in the
islands, making it the prime place to find great deals and great meals. This is where you can enjoy duty free shopping at several area outlets, as well as the local fruit and
vegetable market. A trip to Chinatown will give you access to souvenirs, electronics, clothing and more, while you
can shop with local vendors for authentic handicrafts from around the islands.
You can also find the best dining in the island in the city. You'll enjoy
international cuisine, try a cup of kava, head to the nightclubs and discos downtown or simply enjoy a great meal
and a quiet drink at any number of area restaurants.
One of the most popular holiday attractions just outside of Port Vila is the
Mele Cascades Waterfall.
Things to Do in Port
Port Vila is the best place from which to embark on a snorkeling or
scuba tour, as well as the best place from which to reach any number of top beaches around the island. You can sunbathe, swim, dive, kayak and sail right from the city or
head around the island for more options.
Make sure that you visit the incredible waterfall, Melée Cascades,
while you are in town, or head to the golf course (the only championship golf course in the islands) for a
challenging round of golf.
Getting to Port
You'll find only two ways to get to Port
Vila. You can fly into the Bauerfield international airport, or you can take ship into port. You'll find that
flying in and out is the faster of the two methods, though taking a ship or sailboat can be an incredible
experience. Visiting the islands around Efate is done in the same way; Air Vanuatu services most of the islands
once or twice a week from Efate.