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
A blend of cultures
in Port Vila
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
Port Vila is the gateway to Vanuatu and the
destination where most of Vanuatu
visitors 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
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.