Port Vila

Travel Guide
Port Vila which includes a coastal town, jet skiing and general coastal views

With a rich South Pacific heritage, the capital of Vanuatu is a great spot for adventure, watersports and culture.

As Vanuatu’s capital city located on the island of Efate, Port Vila offers visitors plenty to see and do. The city centre is filled with centuries-old colonial-style buildings, including the former French Residency in Independence Park. Other notable architecture includes the pink building that is home to the Supreme Court and the French Quarter’s lovely Coeur Cathedral.

Go back to Vanuatu’s cultural beginnings and learn all about South Pacific history at the Vanuatu National Museum. With tribal clothing and musical instruments on display, you can learn more about the people of the South Pacific. The Michoutouchkine Pilioko Foundation Art Gallery in nearby Pango village is the place to go to see beautiful and exotic artwork and sculptures.

Besides the plentiful artistic and cultural activities on offer in Port Vila, the paradise beaches and beautiful scenery are the biggest attractions for visitors. Eton Village is home to a wonderful beach, and its church, choir and local school are also worth a visit.

You can hop on the ferry to the resort on nearby Iririki Island. Once there, you can take in the great views from the former British Residency – the ferry operates a 24 hour service across Vila Bay and is free to guests of the resort. Adrenaline junkies can ride a jet-ski to Paradise Cove – don’t forget to keep your eyes out for dolphins on the way!

If you’re looking for adventure then drive the short distance to Mele Bay, where you can take your pick from different nature walks and adventure activities. Explore the largest tropical garden in the South Pacific; take a jungle trek to Mele Cascades and take a zip-line ride 80 metres above a canopy forest.

Port Vila is a great place for shopping, whether it be for fruit and vegetables, handmade arts and crafts, or souvenirs and jewellery at Port Vila Market. If you’re a coffee lover then you really should pay a visit to an Arabica coffee factory, while a pioneer microbrewery is a great chance to sample some local beers. If you can, try and attend a Melanesian Feast, and try some kava, the national drink.

Fatumaru Lodge Port Vila
Fatumaru Lodge Port Vila
3.5 out of 5
Walter Lini Highway, Port Vila, Efate, BP1359
The price is AU$191 per night from 27 May to 28 May
Stay at this 3.5-star beach resort in Port Vila. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a private beach. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the quiet rooms in ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (227 reviews)
"Beautifully presented rooms, amazing views of the water and lovely staff"

Reviewed on 10 Mar. 2020

Fatumaru Lodge Port Vila
Warwick Le Lagon - Vanuatu
Warwick Le Lagon - Vanuatu
4.5 out of 5
Elluk Road Off Kumul Highway, Erakor Lagoon, Port Vila, Efate
The price is AU$351 per night from 27 May to 28 May
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury resort in Port Vila. Enjoy free parking, 3 outdoor pools and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in their ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (710 reviews)
"great place on the water, property should have free shuttle to and from airport and free wifi"

Reviewed on 15 Mar. 2020

Warwick Le Lagon - Vanuatu
Chantillys on the Bay
Chantillys on the Bay
4 out of 5
279 Lini Highway, Port Vila, Efate
Stay at this 4-star spa aparthotel in Port Vila. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa and breakfast. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their ...
4/5 Very Good! (156 reviews)
"Property was conveniently located within walking distance to centre of town. Although a little dated the hotel overall was pleasant to stay at. Views were wonderful from our top floor room. Disappointing that the balcony had no roof so no protection from rain or sun. Kitchen in room was handy. On ..."

Reviewed on 18 Mar. 2020

Chantillys on the Bay
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Ocean View Apartments
Ocean View Apartments
3 out of 5
Rue René Pujol, Port Vila, Efate
The price is AU$170 per night from 19 May to 20 May
Stay at this 3-star aparthotel in Port Vila. Enjoy free WiFi, an airport shuttle and daily housekeeping. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the bathrooms ...
3.5/5 Good! (23 reviews)
Value with a view
"Good location, nice views, fuss free. A little laxed on room up keep however."

Reviewed on 9 Oct. 2016

Ocean View Apartments
Chantillys on the Bay
Chantillys on the Bay
4 out of 5
279 Lini Highway, Port Vila, Efate
Stay at this 4-star spa aparthotel in Port Vila. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa and breakfast. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their ...
4/5 Very Good! (156 reviews)
"Property was conveniently located within walking distance to centre of town. Although a little dated the hotel overall was pleasant to stay at. Views were wonderful from our top floor room. Disappointing that the balcony had no roof so no protection from rain or sun. Kitchen in room was handy. On ..."

Reviewed on 18 Mar. 2020

Chantillys on the Bay
Waves at Surfside
Waves at Surfside
4 out of 5
Pango Rd, Port Vila
Stay at this 4-star beach villa in Port Vila. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 10 outdoor pools. Popular attractions Pango Point and Iririki Island are located ...
4/5 Very Good! (1 review)
":) Perfect view. Property was right on the beach, 2 minute walk to Breakers (breakfast/lunch/dinner). Hosts were very helpful and reachable after-hours. :( Wifi was not connected until the second day of our stay and was quite slow. Hot water was not turned on but was fixed within minutes. Overall, ..."

Reviewed on 5 Nov. 2019

Waves at Surfside
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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