Cash is king in
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.
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.
| Money and Travel in Vanuatu
ATMs in Vanuatu
Part of any travel experience can be unexpected travel expenses. It's good to know that many
Vanuatu resorts offer money exchanges, while ATMs are available.
Banking in Vanuatu
The local currency in Vanuatu is the vatu. Australian dollars are widely accepted, while
traveler's cheques and credit cards are accepted in Port Vila and Luganville.
Currency Exchange Tips
How can you save money when exchanging currency? Here are a few currency exchange tips that
could save your money when travelling.
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