Port Vila Attractions
Attractions in Port Vila, the capital city of
When people consider vacationing in
Port Vila, the capital city of the Vanuatu Islands in the South Pacific, the
biggest draw is the location. The island is beautiful, tropical, covered in lush vegetation and palm trees that
line the white sandy beaches. To say that it is picturesque would be a severe understatement.
Still, Port Vila has far more to
offer vacationers than the regular sand and water. Tourists can find many things to see while in the city, things
that they wouldn’t be able to experience elsewhere.
Lush vegetation and tall coconut palm trees provide for a typical Vanuatu holiday
The Bluewater Island Aquarium is not
an “aquarium” in the sense that most people might think. You won’t find killer whales doing tricks and you won’t
find any motion rides like you would in SeaWorld. This aquarium offers you a chance to get close to marine animals
that you probably wouldn’t be able to in the wild.
Port Vila offers many holiday attractions, including spacious green park by its harbour, with
walking paths by the sea.
Visitors can hand feed sea turtles
in one section of the aquarium. Another section has you feeding black-tipped reef sharks. It is a one of a kind
Located in the Hideaway Island
marine sanctuary is the world’s only underwater post office. You can buy a postcard on land and then head to the
underwater post office to mail it off – you do not need diving experience as it is only about three metres
underwater. When you are in Vanuatu, this is something that you must do – not very many people in the world get the
chance to visit the only submerged post office in the world. You can also stay on the island at Hideaway Island Resort.
A view of Hideaway island from the air - where you will find Underwater Post
You can take a relaxing horseback ride outside of the city. Travel through
fields and rainforest or even along the beach, depending on the tour you take. Most of the horseback riding facilities can show you the basics of riding a horse, so you don’t have
to worry if you don’t have any experience. This is a great way to see the land and to get away from the hustle and
bustle of city life.
Traditionally handmade wooden souvenirs can be found at Port Vila town
Shopping in Port
You will want to walk around the city and check out the different
markets and shops that offer handmade items as well as other traditional souvenirs. No one likes to come home
without souvenirs – and don’t forget to get something for everyone back home!
These are only a few of the things that you can do that don’t involve
lounging on a beach and sipping a tropical drink while in Port Vila – although,
that sounds good, too!