Get Inspired / Vanuatu Port Vila & Surrounds Highlights, Vanuatu Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Vanuatu Port Vila & Surrounds Highlights, Vanuatu story by: Inspire South Pacific Vanuatu’s capital, Port Vila is the site of the main airport and harbour so most visitors spend time here. There’s no better introduction to the delights of Vanuatu. Enjoy sampling the cuisine – with over 35 cafés and restaurants to pick from, you’ll be spoilt for choice. The country’s colonial past is reflected in the large number of French cafés but there’s also plenty of delicious local food on the menu, including seafood and world renowned Santo beef. Shopping at the markets is a 24-hour experience and you’ll discover the friendliness of the locals. Getting around the town is cheap and easy. Just hop on one of the mini-buses with a red ‘B’ on the number plate. They are used extensively by the locals, and besides being convenient, add immensely to your holiday experience. Highlights • MELE CASCADES TOUR – This popular tour takes you through Mele Village to the base of the beautiful Cascades Waterfalls. Your guide will lead you up to the falls, where you can take in the wonderful view from the lookout before enjoying a refreshing swim in one of the natural pools. There's a steep climb to the waterfalls so you need a reasonable level of fitness. • VISIT THE LOCAL MARKET – Make time to check out the markets in downtown Port Vila and sample the local fruits or buy a few handicrafts to take home as souvenirs for you or the family! • SUNSET CRUISE – Is there any other way to end a fantastic day than watching the sunset with a glass of beer or wine in your hand? With a cocktail party atmosphere, mingle with the crew and newfound friends whilst enjoying the music, local beer, wine and canapés. • LELEPA ISLAND DAY TOUR – This full day experience at one of Efate’s outer islands is not to be missed. Just 40 minutes drive from Port Vila and a 10 minute boat ride, you’ll enjoy a funpacked day of swimming, snorkelling, fish feeding, a guided bush walk, a visit to the local village and of course a sumptuous BBQ lunch. • GO DIVING – If you’re a diving enthusiast then you’ve come to the right place. Vanuatu offers some of the most fascinating underwater attractions in the world. If staying in Port Vila some good dive sites can be found around Havannah Harbour, Moso Island and Port Vila Harbour. One of the more interesting sites is the ‘Star of Russia’ – a ship built by the same company that built the Titanic. Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wakatipu: Queenstown Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist Port Vila Sightseeing, Vanuatu Read more Add or remove from Wishlist The coolest new things to do in Vanuatu Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.