Whether you are an adventurer seeking new shores, or a seasoned tourist searching for a profound experience, you will be captivated by this stunning archipelago located in the South Pacific ocean. A burgeoning tourist attraction, it draws thousands of people to its sparkling charms and warm hospitality.
Port Vila is the Capital of Vanuatu. Strongly reminiscent of British and French influences, Efate’s capital, Port Vila is a blend of Melanesian, Eastern and Western cultures. Cultural diversity lends Vanuatu distinction as a tourist destination, offering a glimpse into communities of different origins. Cuisine offerings range from Australian meat pies to American chili dogs, English fish and chips to French delicacies, patisseries and cappuccino, and if you would like to delve into some native foods, the fresh markets are stocked with taro, yams, coconuts, manioc roots, to name a few. Try a sip of Kava, a beverage derived from the root of a plant that is said to possess calming and relaxing properties, while keeping the mind clear.
Take a walk along its rugged coastline, or explore its lush tropical rainforests, interrupted only by a few walking trails and radio beacons. Dazzling cascades of waterfalls and fast-flowing streams entice you to linger and listen to the comforting sounds of nature. A feast for all your senses, this archipelago offers easy access from its international airport in Port Vila to a variety of hotels and resorts located around the area, including Beachcomber and Bethel. Resorts offer cruises to neighboring islands, such as Hat, Pele, Moso, Nguna, Lelepa and Kakula, or you may plan day excursions using car rentals, bus tours, or chartered aircraft.
Getting In and Around Efate IslandAir Vanuatu offers 20% discounts on its fares to travellers holding return reservations.
All transportation in and around the island may be negotiated with local taxi services, or you may use the bus services available throughout the day in the city center of Port Vila. Bus fares require exact change and are very reasonably priced at 150VT per trip for the greater Port Vila area. They also service neighbouring areas and several villages outside Port Vila with prices starting at 200VT.