Vanuatu capital city is a tropical holiday
The city of Port Vila is an amazing place. You will find hundreds of
activities and attractions with which to occupy your holiday time. From fishing to scuba diving and diving in the
blue holes that dot the island, to sightseeing, local markets, and island tours and cruises.
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About Port Vila
As the gateway to Vanuatu islands, visitors usually find that Port Vila is also the best place
to start your holiday in Vanuatu. It provides many holiday attractions and things to do on your
stay in town, including fine resorts, hotels and restaurants.
Port Vila Attractions
There's more to Port Vila than the regular sand and water. While the town offers great duty-free
shopping, cafés and restaurants, if you venture further out you will find many other interesting
attractions around the town.
There are several locations in Port Vila that will provide you with a coffee break and more.
Best known cafés and snack bars in Port Vila are Au Peche Mignon, Refresh Snack and Bar, Jill's
Café, and Café Deli.
Port Vila Duty Free
The capital city of Vanuatu, Port Vila
town is a duty free shopping paradise. You will be
treated to a menagerie of Melanesian, English and French cultures, as you wander among the
colourful market and duty free stalls.
Situated in the city's main street, Port Vila
markets offer an assortment of hancradfted goods, local
merchandise, fresh produce, island beef, and seafood to tourists and residents alike. It's a great
place to shop for a souvenir or fresh fruit.
On your holiday in this tropical paradise you will find many great
places to eat in Port Vila. Some of the best known
places are: Tilly's hotel restaurant, Vila Chaumieres French restaurant, Roxy's on the Lagoon,
and Café du Village.
If you want to enjoy some of the most pristine areas, amazing coral reefs and astounding sea
life without ever donning a scuba tank, then you can choose one of the many snorkeling options
available in Port Vila.
Port Vila Town
The capital of this island nation is the centre for holiday
activities and attractions found throughout Vanuatu islands. Visitors will discover numerous
possibilities for holiday activities and sightseeing around the town.
Port Vila Vacation
As the largest city and the gateway to Vanuatu islands, Port Vila
is a wonderful place to vacation. There are many holiday accommodation options available in
Port Vila, including hotels, motels, resorts and bungalows.
Port Vila is the capital (and the
largest) city of Vanuatu and the key Vanuatu holiday destination. The city is home to a mix of South Pacific
cultures, with Ni-Vanuatu Melanesian people being a dominant group.
The town of Port Vila is the best place
from which to start your Vanuatu holiday, whether you are planning to enjoy
only the island of Efate (where Port Vila sits)
or you intend to venture out to the other islands around the city.
What to do in Port Vila
Port Vila town offers a whole
variety of sightseeing and other activities. Apart from the expected tour and souvenir and gift shops, you will
find many duty free stores, some of
which also double as currency exchange shops. Small boutique and handcraft shops dot the streets, as do cafes and
galleries. Several grocery supermarkets are available, stocking the items usually found in Australia and New
Zealand, as well as some particularly French items.
At least several ATM’s are available around the town,
serviced by ANZ and Westpac banks, as well as the local National Bank of Vanuatu. The main post office is in
the town’s centre near the banks, on the opposite side of the street. And you must not miss out on visiting
the colourful Port Vila market, also centrally located. It’s the opportunity to meet the locals with their
fruit, vegetables, flowers, shells, and artifacts and souvenirs. The market operates every day except Sunday.
Public mini buses run past Worawia resort regularly, which will take you into the town and bring you
Port Vila is a laidback tropical paradise, the
capital of Vanuatu, and the place
where most of visitors to Vanuatu islands stay on their
The trendy and busy downtown area of Port Vila is home to dozens of
restaurants that offer everything from
standard bar and grill items to fancy French cuisine. Everywhere diners go however they will find that foods have
been transformed, and “fusion” cuisine is the true order of the day.
Somehow a simple cup of coffee or fruity cool beverage ends up
tasting fabulous when it is sipped alongside, or looking out over, one of the many beautiful scenes that make up
the city of Port Vila. At night the town and harbour become alive with night bars and restaurants. For those who
enjoy gaming there are also two casinos in Port
Vila - Club 21 and Palms Casino.