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Flight to Port-Vila

Wild Beauty

Vanuatu is a Melanesian archipelago shaped by volcanic activity. It is a two-hour flight away from New Caledonia. Wild and colorful, the island’s nature is simply stunning. Vanuatu counts about 80 islands, of which Efate, Tanna, Santo and Ambrym are the most well-known.

The essential

Serenity and adventure

The archipelago features many volcanoes still in activity, a lush tropical forest and an amazingly diverse biodiversity. Vanuatu’s sea life is just as prolific and exceptional: its coral reef is reputed worldwide.  

Tribal traditions and customs are well perpetuated and respected. You will be enthralled by the authenticity of the locals’ lifestyle. The ni-Vanuatu are kind, friendly and very hospitable. The island is an ideal destination for adventure seekers and those who love hiking. Vanuatu hides heaps of superb coastal trails.  

The archipelago is a dream for diving amateurs and water sports fans alike. Feel like fishing, snorkeling or waterskiing? Vanuatu has all the assets to match your mood.  Some premium hotels organize deep-sea fishing excursions and cruises to remote islands.    

If you are after a moment of leisure and serenity, bask in the soothing heat of the sun and enjoy fine sand beaches as they get washed by turquoise waters.   

In Port Vila or on Efate Island, explore fresh markets that overflow with fresh produce, and mix with joyful locals. Sweet fruits, tropical fish and unusual vegetables: have a taste of crispy fresh exoticism! In Vanuatu the ambiance always echoes le land’s and its people’s generosity.

 

Need informations about the conditions of entrance in the country?

> See the entrance formalities to Vanuatu

 

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Inescapables

Inescapables

Port-villa, paradise of the adventurers
The warmest of welcomes
Situated in the Pacific ocean, in a huge bay surrounded by islets, Port-Vila is an open air playground for visitors on a quest for adventure and a change of scene. Book your plane ticket to Port-Vila and set off for an exotic adventure in this small but surprisingly dynamic capital. Mingle with the crowd on Lini Highway, the town’s main artery. Continue on past the shops and services to Port-Villa market. Here you will find an abundance of fruit, flowers and exotic products. It’s the ideal place to sample some lap-lap (the manioc-based national dish) and get a first taste of the local culinary tradition with its cosmopolitan specialities and tropical flavours.
Cradle of Vanuatu culture
Port-Vila is proud of its mix of influences which it owes to its numerous expats, however it remains attached to its roots. To experience some Melanesian culture, book flights to Port-Vila and visit the rich artistic collections at the cultural centre. Surrounded by wild vegetation, the multi-coloured building of the Michoutouchkine & Pilioko Foundation is a treasure trove of Vanuatu art. Continue exploring with a culturally immersive trip to Ekasup village, a traditional Vanuatu village where the inhabitants live much like their ancestors did.
An adventurer’s paradise
With your Port-Vila holiday deal booked, you will be heading to extreme landscapes which are relatively untouched by man. If you like unusual experiences, grab your flippers and visit the world’s only underwater post office, at Hideaway Island. Don’t forget the waterproof envelopes! A few kilometres from the capital, the Mele Cascades are a wonderfully refreshing sight. Unless you prefer the tranquillity of the well named Blue Lagoon, where the lush greenery contrasts with the azure waters, creating a heavenly setting. This little slice of paradise is accessible to you, all you need to do is book a flight to Port-Vila.
Event

Event

Discover the main events in Port-Vila
Sporting Events
Water Sports
23/02/2019
to 09/11/2019
BRED Bank Open Water Swim Series
Port-Vila
Sporting Events
Water Sports
23/02/2019
to 09/11/2019
BRED Bank Open Water Swim Series
Port-Vila
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The warm waters of Port Vila welcome more than just tourists in search of tranquility. Between February and November, in the early morning, dozens of swimmers set out on the BRED Bank Open Water Swim Series.
Organized by the Water Sports Federation of Port Vila, these monthly meetings invite you to challenge yourself with open water races ranging from 100m to over 3km. Whether you swim solo or in a team, crawl or breaststroke, with or without a swimming cap, get ready to discover the Vanuatu waters in a new way...
From Saturday 23 February to Saturday 9 November 2019 :
- Saturday from 07:30 to 10:00

Admission prices :
- Free
Adress
Front de mer
00000
Port-Vila
Festivals
Electronic Music
23/11/2019
to 23/11/2019
Vanuatu DJ Festival
Port-Vila
Festivals
Electronic Music
23/11/2019
to 23/11/2019
Vanuatu DJ Festival
Port-Vila
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Vanuatu is a land rich in traditions. However, sometimes it's ok to forget the old for a moment and look to the future... And that's just what Vanuatu's DJ Festival offers: it's a four day festival of top quality dance music. Seven DJ's follow one another on the decks, getting the crowd dancing to music from all over the world. Prepare for a wild party, featuring the best DJs from Fiji, Australia and New Caledonia.<br/>
Adress
Centre ville
00000
Port-Vila
Festivals & Carnivals
Carnival
03/12/2019
to 08/12/2019
Christmas in the Park
Port-Vila
Festivals & Carnivals
Carnival
03/12/2019
to 08/12/2019
Christmas in the Park
Port-Vila
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For a week, Port-Vila hosts a family-friendly Christmas event. Despite the warm sunshine and palm trees, the streets will be filled with the sights and sounds of a traditional Christmas, including Christmas songs sung by local choirs. The park is beautifully lit up at night. There's a cake competition, as well as the island dress competition. Save some energy to hit the dancefloor, the party continues late into the night while live bands play.
Adress
Centre ville
00000
Port-Vila
Leisure & Discovery
Leisure
01/01/2018
to 31/12/2019
Grand Hotel and Casino Vanuatu, visit
Port-Vila
Leisure & Discovery
Leisure
01/01/2018
to 31/12/2019
Grand Hotel and Casino Vanuatu, visit
Port-Vila
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How about swapping - for a night - the natural beauty of Vanuatu for an evening of fun in the Grand Casino? Its chic atmosphere is perfect for a deliciously decadent evening of cocktails, card games, roulette and other games of chance.
The casino is open to all, from big gamblers to curious visitors. There's a wide variety of tables and slot machines (around 150) in this casino which has been recently renovated and offers all the latest games on the market.
There's an excellent range of food and drink available to complete your evening. Red: you'll have the fish; black, opt for the chicken!


Admission prices :
- Free
Adress
Lini Highway
00000
Port-Vila
Phone
0067828882
email
gm@grandcasinovanuatu.com
Ceremonies
Spirituality & Humanism
01/01/2018
to 31/12/2019
Sacré-Cœur Cathedral in Port-Vila, visit
Port-Vila
Ceremonies
Spirituality & Humanism
01/01/2018
to 31/12/2019
Sacré-Cœur Cathedral in Port-Vila, visit
Port-Vila
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In Vanuatu, spiritual and religious life has a particular importance. The cathedral of Sacré-Cœur, situated close to Fatumaru Bay, is the seat of the local diocese and the main local catholic church.
This modern building has a surprising exterior, with an asymmetrical triangular façade. Yet the interior is truly cathedral-like, with a marble floor and a soaring high ceiling taking the voices of the faithful up to the heavens. The space is classical and yet suited to the tropics, an ideal spot for reflection in its cool, sober interior. At the same time, it's an intimate and friendly cathedral.


Admission prices :
- Free
Adress
Rue Bougainville
00000
Port-Vila
Leisure & Discovery
Leisure
01/01/2018
to 31/12/2019
Vanuatu Jungle Zipline, activity
Port-Vila
Leisure & Discovery
Leisure
01/01/2018
to 31/12/2019
Vanuatu Jungle Zipline, activity
Port-Vila
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Tropical Vanuatu will charm you with its underwater wonders, but it will also win you over when seen from above. Find out for yourself, with a trip to the Vanuatu Jungle Zipline, the longest zipline on the island.
Situated in Port-Vila and therefore very easy to get to, this zipline will take you whizzing across a variety of landscapes, from the lush jungle to the vast spaces of the island's aquatic areas.
This fun activity is suitable for all, with different courses for various age groups. So the whole family can enjoy a thrill and see the island from another angle.


Admission prices :
- Full price : 9500
- Reduced price : 5000
Adress
The Summit, Devil’s Point Road
00000
Port-Vila
email
junglezipline@gmail.com
Leisure & Discovery
Sport
01/01/2019
to 31/12/2019
Eden on the River, visit
Port-Vila
Leisure & Discovery
Sport
01/01/2019
to 31/12/2019
Eden on the River, visit
Port-Vila
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What if (as Belinda Carlisle sang) heaven really is a place on earth... more precisely, in Vanuatu? Discover the sports and conservation park Eden on the River, where you can appreciate the natural beauty of Port-Vila.
Located 17km from the capital, this nature park offers a lush tangle of vegetation, fresh water that's perfect for a swim and forests of trees hundreds of years old. Choose your own route through the park, crossing over little wooden bridges or relaxing in the various hot springs. For a moment, you might well feel like you're in paradise.
From Tuesday 1 January to Tuesday 31 December 2019 :
- Saturday, Sunday from 09:00 to 16:00

Admission prices :
- Full price : 1000
Adress
Rentabao
00000
Port-Vila
Phone
00 678 771 0765
email
info@edenvanuatu.com
Exhibitions and Tours
Sculture
01/01/2019
to 31/12/2019
Vanuatu Cultural Centre, visit
Port-Vila
Exhibitions and Tours
Sculture
01/01/2019
to 31/12/2019
Vanuatu Cultural Centre, visit
Port-Vila
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If there is one museum you must visit when you first discover Port Vila, it's the Vanuatu Cultural Centre. Founded in 1959, the Kaljoral Senta (its name in Bislama, the local Creole) brings together a valuable collection of works and objects testifying to the history of the country. Its mission, in its own words is "to promote, protect and preserve the different aspects of Vanuatu culture".
Immerse yourself among the maze of rooms filled with masks, drums, fossils and archaeological artefacts. You will feel Vanuatu's ancient soul here.
Adress
P O Box 184
00000
Port-Vila
Phone
00678 22129
To do

To do

How to make the most of your stay
Place of character Hot spot Ecological
Mele Cascades
Port-Vila
Place of character Hot spot Ecological
Mele Cascades
Port-Vila
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The inhabitants of Port-Vila know the best place to escape the heat of the sun: the Mele Cascades are an oasis of lush greenery, with tumbling waterfalls. It's a great place to spend a few hours, enjoying the cool shade in a gorgeous setting.
As you wander along the path, you will find different views open up, with pools, waterfalls and caves hidden by curtains of lush greenery. Thrill-seekers can discover these pools by abseiling down the rocks; a more intense experience than strolling slowly along paths appreciating the site's poetic beauty. Each to their own waterfall!
All year long :
    Every day, 24/7
Adress
Efate
00000
Port-Vila
Place of character Exotic Bucolic/Country
Ekasup Village
Port-Vila
Place of character Exotic Bucolic/Country
Ekasup Village
Port-Vila
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Not far from Port-Vila, a few minutes walk through the tropical forest, lies a traditional Vanuatu village. Step back in time, and discover the village of Ekasup where life goes on according to ancestral traditions: the villagers live and dress as generations before them did. The village is made up of traditional huts and daily life centres on passing on skills and knowledge to the younger generation.
Come and experience a special moment among the villagers, they will talk to you about their trapping methods, their medicinal remedies, and how they cook local dishes such as laplap. A great way to learn more about their culture.
All year long :
    Every day, 24/7
Adress
Erakor Road
00000
Port-Vila
Hot spot Family-oriented Well-being
Reef Vanuatu Zoological
Port-Vila
Hot spot Family-oriented Well-being
Reef Vanuatu Zoological
Port-Vila
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This is probably the cutest place in Vanuatu. Around twenty minutes from the centre of Port-Vila, the Reef Vanuatu Zoological is the place to go to get a little closer to nature.
This little animal refuge is first and foremost an educational centre. You will be welcomed with warmth by the staff whose passion for the animals is evident. They will introduce you to baby tortoises, iguanas and marine animals. You can get up close to them and learn all about their natural habitats. A fascinating experience.
All year long :
    Every day, from 09:00 to 16:00
Adress
Narpow Point
00000
Port-Vila
Phone
00678 563 5829
Tourist destination Well-being Exotic
Hideaway Island Resort
Port-Vila
Tourist destination Well-being Exotic
Hideaway Island Resort
Port-Vila
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In Port-Vila, some treasures are invisible... that is, until you put on your goggles and snorkel and explore the underwater world. A paradise for diving and snorkelling, Vanuatu boasts a fantastically rich and colourful seabed. A kind of museum at the bottom of the sea, the marine sanctuary at Hideaway Island is one to visit with your flippers on. Accompanied by a guide, you will be able to discover some of the amazing hidden secrets of this spot.
Ready for an unusual experience? Hideaway Island is known for having the only underwater post office in the world. You'll need some waterproof ink for your postcards!
All year long :
    Every day, from 10:00 to 18:00
Adress
PO Box 1110
00000
Port-Vila
Phone
00678 22 963
email
info@hideaway.com.vu
To leave and eat

To leave and eat

Our selection on Port-Vila
Convivial Gourmet spot
L'Houstalet
Port-Vila
Convivial Gourmet spot
L'Houstalet
Port-Vila
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Enjoy a little taste of France in the middle of the Coral Sea... For almost 50 years L’Houstalet in Port-Vila has been the city's fine dining French-inspired restaurant. The chef and owner, Clément, likes to describe himself as a provincial Frenchman who over the decades has maintained his high standards and cultivated his creative side. He gives typical French dishes an exotic twist with local flavours such as coconut or locally caught shellfish. The restaurant is cosy and intimate, with dark wood decor. A pinch of French flavour for a delicious holiday!
email
houstalet@vanuatu.com.vu
Phone
00678 22 303
Adress
Captain Cook Ave
00000
Port-Vila
All year long :
    Thursday from 17:00 to 21:00
    Thursday from 17:00 to 19:00
Convivial Gourmet spot
Nambawan Café
Port-Vila
Convivial Gourmet spot
Nambawan Café
Port-Vila
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Like many a capital city, Port-Vila has its popular café where friends and colleagues meet up for a drink. Port-Vila's top hangout is Nambawan Café where young people and families go to enjoy refreshing smoothies made to order.
After dark, Nambawan Café becomes an open air cinema. Three times a week, a giant screen is put up outside, allowing all to enjoy films under the starry sky. There's even popcorn on the menu for the perfect cinema experience.
email
cafe@nambawan.com
Phone
00678 77 14 82 26
Adress
Bord de mer
00000
Port-Vila
All year long :
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 06:00 to 20:00
    Wednesday and Saturday from 09:00 to 21:00
    Sunday from 09:00 to 17:00
Convivial Gourmet spot
Reefers Restaurant-Rum Bar
Port-Vila
Convivial Gourmet spot
Reefers Restaurant-Rum Bar
Port-Vila
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This newcomer to the foodie scene in Port-Vila is all about great flavour and a convivial atmosphere. Rum is the star of the show here. Since 2016, the team at Reefers has become a favourite among fans of the sugar cane based spirit.
The drinks menu will take you on a world tour, from Cuba to Australia, via Venezuela and Scotland. In all, over 50 delicious rums, light and dark.
And if you fancy a nibble to go with your drink you can choose from a range of Mexican inspired bar snacks which are perfect for sharing.
email
reefersvanuatu@gmail.com
Phone
0067 82 66 72
Adress
Kumul Hwy, Efate
00000
Port-Vila
All year long :
    From Sunday to Thursday from 10:00 to 22:00
    On Friday and the Saturday from 10:00 to 23:00
Convivial Gourmet spot
Tamanu on the Beach
Port-Vila
Convivial Gourmet spot
Tamanu on the Beach
Port-Vila
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Blue sky, sunshine and the sea; delicious food and the chance to relax completely. If this sounds idyllic to you, then a stop at Tamanu on The Beach during your stay in Port-Vila is a must. An all-in-one complex, Tamanu on the Beach has everything for a relaxing, pampering stay.
Fully equipped villas, a restaurant by the sea with an impressive wine list: everything has been carefully chosen so that you can let go completely and enjoy this stunning setting. A perfect romantic getaway, Tamanu on The Beach also functions as a wedding venue for your paradise beach wedding.
email
reservations@tamanuonthebeach.com
Phone
00678 27 279
Adress
White Sands Road
00000
Port-Vila
All year long :
    Every day, 24/7