Port Vila Town
The centre for holiday activities and attractions in
Port Vila has become one of the top
holiday and travel destinations in the South
Pacific. Visitors to the town will find a wide array of things to do and plenty of good holiday
There are also numerous possibilities available for holiday activities and sightseeing attractions, so you can enjoy
the area to the fullest extent possible. A variety of available options are on offer to satisfy any taste and
Port Vila is approximately 2.5 hours of flying time from
Brisbane and 3.5 hours from Sydney, Australia. It's a little over 3 hours
from Auckland, New Zealand, and an hour or less flying time from Fiji, New Caledonia and other South Pacific island
Port Vila City
The city sprawls around a beautiful sea harbor, nestled in tropical trees. The
area enjoys a tropical climate, so you'll never lack for warmth. The dry season has cooler temperatures, while the
warmer season brings the life giving rains to this verdant area. Port Vila town grew up around native settlements,
as well as French and British settlements, giving the area a distinct feel. You'll hear the native language,
Bislama, spoken, though
visitors will also hear French and English nearly as often.
Looking from a hillside above Port Vila, down to
its harbour waters and islands,
with Iririki Island Resort seen on the left-hand side of this
Port Vila Attractions
There is an incredible range of holiday activities and attractions in Port Vila
that await visitors. Almost every attraction in the area revolves around the natural splendor of the islands.
Canoeing, deep-sea fishing, swimming, snorkeling, scuba
diving and simply relaxing in the warm, tropical air are all great ways of experiencing this city.
Additionally, visitors can enjoy a number of shopping and dining
opportunities. Local markets, street vendors, hospitable shopkeepers and artisans await, as do quaint cafes, coffee shops and restaurants. Dine on
local favorites, or visit some of the waterfront restaurants for fresh seafood.
One of many duty free stores in Port Vila town
Port Vila is especially known for its duty free shopping. Apart from the smaller duty free shops at the airport, there are many larger stores in Port
Vila town that offer a variety of duty free items. Most of these stores can be found on the main street in Port
Numerous tours through the city are available for newcomers, offering them a great
way to enjoy the area, without wandering alone. Port Vila harbour is the focus of both commercial and recreational
needs. However, the city is ideal for exploration. If you have the desire to explore on your own, you'll find few
more hospitable cities in the world.
Bauerfield International Airport is located just outside of Port Vila, with taxi
services and public mini buses available for incoming visitors. Additionally, many of the local resorts offer both
free and paid airport pick up services when you arrive. Just enquire with your chosen Vanuatu
holiday resort or hotel.
A look from an arriving plane at the airport
building of Bauerfield International Airport
in Port Vila, just a short drive away from the town
A number of international airlines provide flights to Vanuatu, most of which are
coming from Australia and New Zealand. See Vanuatu flights section on the main Vanuatu page
The close proximity of this small international airport to Port Vila town gives
the area visitors enormous convenience and hassle-free access to their chosen holiday accommodation in
This tropical haven will give you an unforgettable holiday experience and an
opportunity to get the taste of South Pacific, explore Melanesian culture, all with hospitable and friendly