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Port Vila Duty Free Shopping

Vanuatu capital is well known for its duty free stores

Bringing home a few souvenirs of one’s vacation is a common enough desire, but there are some locations that simply beckon you to shop. One of those locations is the beautiful islands of Vanuatu. Port Vila, the capital city, offers plenty of duty free shopping and is an absolute delight to the senses. As you meander among the colorful market stalls and shops, you will be treated to a menagerie of Melanesian, English and French cultures that will certainly leave you feeling quite cosmopolitan.

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Duty free shopping

Port Vila is well known by its duty free shops, which can be found in the town, as well as at nearby Bauerfield International Airport. You will also find duty free shops in Luganville, on Santo island.

Regardless of what it is that you happen to be shopping for, you will be certain to find it here. Just a few of the great items worth snatching up during your shopping spree include French perfume, jewelry, fashion wear and champagne. You will also find a plethora of souvenir shops that offer a variety of printed t-shirts as well as brightly colored sarongs that reflect the casual wear favored by locals.

Chinatown in Port Vila

One of the best locations to look for deals while shopping in Port Vila is Chinatown, which is located in Rue Carnot. Here, you can find everything from straw hats to protect you from the tropical sun to electronics. For traditional crafts as well as a variety of different souvenirs, head to Luganville Town.

There is a wide variety of shops situated in this district along with quaint coffee shops and restaurants that are ideal for taking a break. Just a few of the different types of traditional crafts that are typically offered here include carvings, baskets, bead necklaces, carved bowls, headdresses and hand crafted mats. The masks, in particular, are quite popular as they reflect the styles that are still worn in traditional cultural dances on many of the islands.

The Main Street Duty Free Shops

Duty Free store in Port Vila

Paris Shopping Duty Free store, located in Port Vila's main street, is only one of
many duty free and souvenir stores found throughout Port Vila.

For higher end items, look no further than the main street. There are numerous Vanuatu duty free shops that sell everything from liquor and wines to French crystal. Do make sure you bring your passport along with you as well as your ticket in order to make purchases. The shops here will even deliver the items you purchase to the airport or to the main wharf if you are traveling by cruise ship.

Be sure to check online booking services while planning your trip in order to find the lowest rates on your holiday accommodation in Vanuatu. The money you save on your accommodations can be put toward plenty of duty free shopping during your trip!

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