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Ekasup Village

Taste traditional food, attend mystical ceremonies and learn about the magical world of the Vanuatu natives in this charming village.

Ekasup Cultural Village features the customs and traditions of the Melanesian indigenous peoples. The ceremonies, native costumes and dances offer an insight into the groups indigenous to Vanuatu. Find out about the villagers’ ancestral way of life and how they coexist with the modern world.

Arrive in the village to be greeted by the chief and other settlers wearing traditional dress, which may be made from leaves, flowers and hay. Hear the sound of children blowing into their large seashells. See how the villagers survive without electricity. They use native herbs for medicine and create traps to catch their dinner.

Watch the women of the tribe weaving baskets, hats and mats for decorative and practical use. Listen to music performed by the Futuna Island Youth Music Group. Traditional food includes bunia and laplap, which is made from dough of breadfruit or yam roots. Try some of the succulent fruits collected here.

Capture photos of the chief and his warriors readied with spears, clubs and bows and arrows. Consider purchasing some of the tribe’s handicrafts. Make sure to bring your camera and sufficient sunscreen.

Enjoy the serenity of this scenic setting in the heart of the jungle. Vines and branches sway overhead, with the sun penetrating the small gaps in the vegetation. Hike along the meandering paths that lead through the forest.

The village tour operator picks up vacationers from their hotels in Port Vila twice daily from Monday through Thursday and just once in the morning on Friday. Purchase tickets and get discounts for children.

Drive south from the center of Port Vila for about 2 miles (3 kilometers) to reach the Ekasup Cultural Village in the Erakor Rain Forest. It is just south of the vast arch of the Erakor Lagoon. See some of the other intriguing sights in the area, such as the churches of Montmartre and Chapelle.


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    4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Nestled on the beach, this Port Vila resort is within 3 mi (5 km) of Iririki Island, Port Vila Market, and Pango Point. Erakor Lagoon and Parliament House are also within 2 mi (3 km).

    Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu $153
    Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu

    Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu

    Tassiriki Park, Port Vila, Efate
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Port Vila, this beachfront resort is on the riverwalk and within 1 mi (2 km) of University of the South Pacific, National Museum, and Iririki Island. Port Vila Market and Tana Russet Plaza are also within 2 mi (3 km).

      Moorings Hotel $65
      Moorings Hotel

      Moorings Hotel

      Lini Highway, Port Vila, Efate
         
        2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Offering direct access to the beach, this Port Vila hotel is in the city center and within 1 mi (2 km) of Tana Russet Plaza and Port Vila Market. Parliament House and National Museum are also within 2 mi (3 km).

        Grand Hotel and Casino $98
        Grand Hotel and Casino

        Grand Hotel and Casino

        Lini Highway, P.O Box 3061, Port Vila, Efate
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

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          Chantillys on the Bay $88
          Chantillys on the Bay

          Chantillys on the Bay

          279 Lini Highway, Port Vila, Efate
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in the heart of Port Vila, this spa aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Tana Russet Plaza, Iririki Island, and Port Vila Market. Ekasup Village and Erakor Lagoon are also within 1 mi (2 km).

            Coconut Palms Resort $42
            Coconut Palms Resort

            Coconut Palms Resort

            Cornwall Street, P O Box 521, Port Vila, Efate
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in the heart of Port Vila, this resort is within a 10-minute walk of Erakor Lagoon and Port Vila Market. Iririki Island is 0.5 mi (0.9 km) away.

              Traveller's Budget Motel $52
              Traveller's Budget Motel

              Traveller's Budget Motel

              Avenue du Stade, Port Vila, Efate Island
                 
                2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in the heart of Port Vila, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Tana Russet Plaza, Port Vila Market, and Iririki Island. Ekasup Village and University of the South Pacific are also within 1 mi (2 km).

                MG Cocomo Resort Vanuatu $95
                MG Cocomo Resort Vanuatu

                MG Cocomo Resort Vanuatu

                Teoma Road, Korman, Port Vila, Efate
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

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