Visit Port Vila to experience a rich South Pacific island culture, sample local products such as coffee and beer, or take part in outdoor adventures including zip lining or scuba diving.
Port Vila is Vanuatu’s capital city and is located on the island of Efate. Take a stroll around the center of the town to discover centuries-old buildings. Among these is the former French Residency in Independence Park, the pink building housing the Supreme Court and the Sacré Coeur Cathedral, which you’ll find in the French Quarter.
Learn about South Pacific history at the Vanuatu National Museum, which has a wide range of exhibits including tribal clothing and musical instruments. Find exotic paintings and sculptures at the Michoutouchkine & Pilioko Foundation Art Gallery in nearby Pango village.
Cultural attractions in and around Port Vila are plentiful, but the beautiful beaches and scenery are the biggest draws. The beach at Eton Village is a great place to relax. While you are here, visit the local school, church and children’s choir.
Catch the ferry across Vila Bay to Iririki Island, home to a resort. The ferry operates a 24-hour service and is free to resort guests. On the island, take in the views from the former British Residency. Ride a jet ski to Paradise Cove and spot dolphins.
Just a short drive from the city is Mele Bay. Head there for adventure activities and nature walks. Travel along a zip line suspended 262 feet (80 meters) above a canopy forest, walk through a rain forest to Mele Cascades, and explore the South Pacific’s largest tropical garden. If you have the time, join a scuba diving tour of the offshore shipwrecks and caves.
During your Port Vila stay, be sure to sample some local produce and check out the handmade arts and crafts. Shop for fruit and vegetables, flowers, souvenir shells and jewelry at Port Vila Market. Coffee and beer lovers will appreciate the chance to visit an Arabica coffee factory and Vanuatu’s pioneer microbrewery. Don’t miss out on a Melanesian Feast, which usually includes kava, the national drink.
Family-Friendly, Beaches and Snorkeling
Peruse the stalls of this central market to pick up unique handcrafts and souvenirs or indulge in freshly baked French-style pastries and locally grown produce.
For almost a century this island was home to the British High Commissioner’s residence. Now, it’s a popular tourist resort famed for its luxury accommodation.
Taste traditional food, attend mystical ceremonies and learn about the magical world of the Vanuatu natives in this charming village.
The Ultimate way to Explore Eden on the River. Eden On the River is located 17 km from Port Vila.
Jungle Beach Buggy Safari Tour - Every Afternoon from 1:30pm to 4:00pm. Free pickup and drop off, anywhere in Port Vila vicinity, discount for child under 12 years old. Enjoy the best Buggy Tour in Vanuatu, since 2008, pass through a joyful trip to the bush and the most beautiful black sand-beach of Port-Vila.
Soar through the jungle canopy and experience a fantastic buzz while on 6 ziplines and 2 suspension bridges. Over 1km in total of ziplines high in the jungle canopy. Zip platform to platform high in the trees and enjoy breathtaking views overlooking the ridgeline down to Mele Bay.
Explore, unwind & refresh! Eden On the River is located 17 km from Port Vila. Our unique destination features: Acres of stunning tropical gardens to wander, A crystal-clear river with multiple swimming holes to explore (perfect for a dip on a hot day), The Bridges of Eden, a series of bridges suspended over the river, An 18- hole tropical mini-golf course, A children’s’ playground, & a small animal park and A café.
Eden On the River is located 17 km from Port Vila, the capital of Vanuatu, on the island of Efate. Our unique destination features: Acres of stunning tropical gardens to wander, A crystal-clear river with multiple swimming holes to explore (perfect for a dip on a hot day), A children’s’ playground, & a small animal park and A café.
Enjoy a comfortable and stress-free airport transfer from your hotel to Bauerfield International Airport in an 12 seater private air con vehicule that can fit up to 12 passengers.