One of the fundamentals is that cash is
king in Vanuatu
If you are travelling to the islands of Vanuatu, in addition to paying for your holiday accommodation, you will have to bring some spending
money. Not only for your shopping at supermarkets, duty-free shopping, or tour bookings, but also to pay for
your entertainment expenses, such as cafe bars and restaurants.
| Money and Travel in
Banks and ATMs in
Having unexpected travel expenses can be part of any travel experience, including on your
holiday in Vanuatu. But it's good to know that many Vanuatu resorts offer money exchanges, while
there are also ATMs available in Port Vila and Luganville.
Guide to Banking in
The local currency in Vanuatu is the Vatu. Australian dollars are widely accepted in store,
restaurants and supermarkets. Traveler's cheques and credit cards are welcome in Port Vila and
Luganville towns, on Efate and Santo islands respectively.
Do you know how to save money when exchanging currency? Here are a few currency exchange tips
that could save your money when travelling. Learn how exchange process works when you are
exchanging US dollars to Vanuatu vatu.
In the centre of Port Vila, you will find the main Post Office building, along
with a few bank branches. There is the local National Bank of Vanuatu a bit further from the town centre, while
Australia's Westpac Bank and the ANZ (Australia and New Zealand) Bank branches are right across the street from the
Post Office, with ATMs. This makes it rather convenient to do your banking in Vanuatu for your travel
From the town centre, take one of the side streets and walk up the
hill, away from the harbour side. In amongst other dwellings, you’ll find Vanuatu Reserve Bank building there. No
free samples are offered at the Bank, but it’s a good spot to view the whole town from above, with its harbour and
islands. Prominent in your view will be Iririki island with its Iririki Island
Resort. It’s well worth the walk, especially for a photo
|Located on a hill just about Port Vila town centre is
Vanuatu's Reserve Bank building
Investing in Vanuatu
looking to invest in Vanuatu, best real estate properties can be found in Port Vila and other parts of Efate
island, as well as in Bouganvile on Santo island. Most of expat community lives in and around Port Vila town,
located on Efate Island.