Port Vila

 

Port-Vila is the capital and largest city of Vanuatu. Located in a natural harbor on the southwestern coast of the main island, Efate, it is also the economic and cultural center of the country.

Among the sights it offers are several memorials – eg, two traditional totem poles and a monument representing a pig’s tusk opposite the Parliament building. The Presbyterian Church of Port Vila is also impressive, colorful wall painting that can be found the market hall (the great majority of people in Vanuatu being Presbyterians.

Port-Vila is the main gateway to the rest of Efate Island, as well as the smaller islands that make up Vanuatu.

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Overall Atmosphere: Combination
Combination Atmosphere destinations combine elements of both cultural and natural destinations, where this combination is itself essential to the travel experience. Common examples are Archaeological Sites (where culture is usually experienced outdoors), Scenic Local Markets (where indigenous cultures interact outdoors), Hotsprings and Vineyard Areas (where nature provides the raw materials but humans create the surroundings), and Unique Cultural Landscapes (where humans and nature interact in innovative ways, as in the elaborate rice terracing systems of Asia).

Combination Interests typically fall somewhere in the middle of the three types of primary interests in terms of
(a) how climate-dependent they are
(b) how accessible and physically demanding they are.
Featuring both cultural and natural attractions.
 

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The Terraces Boutique Apartments

Set high on a cliff, The Terraces Boutique Apartments offer free Wi-Fi and beautiful views over Erakor Lagoon. The modern apartments each feature a private pool and a balcony. Guests enjoy a tennis court, a fitness centre and an infinity pool. Average score from 44 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$24929

 
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Ramada Resort Port Vila

Nestled on the cliffs of Erakor Lagoon, 6 minutes' drive from the centre of Port Vila, this beachfront resort boasts an outdoor swimming pool, an over-water restaurant, pool bar and a fitness centre. Average score from 219 guest reviews: 9.8/10.

$29181

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The Melanesian Port Vila

Located just 5 minutes’ walk from Port Vila town centre, The Melanesian Port Vila features a choice of 2 restaurants with cultural entertainment by the poolside. Continental buffet breakfast is included. Average score from 344 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$10839 - $22625

 
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Harbour Views

Featuring an outdoor pool, a patio deck and free onsite parking, the 4-bedroom Harbour Views is located in Port Vila. You can enjoy sea and pool views from the deck, kitchen and dining area. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 9.1/10.

$21787

 
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Travellers Budget Motel

Free Wi-Fi and free car parking are on offer at Travellers Budget Motel, just 8 minutes’ walk from Port Vila city centre. Guests enjoy air-conditioned rooms and an outdoor swimming pool. Average score from 92 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$3335 - $7961

 
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La Maison du Banian

La Maison du Banian

Set on 3 hectares of tropical gardens and rainforest, La Maison du Banian offers self-contained accommodation located within a unique tree house, just 3 km from Eratap Beach. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 9.4/10.

$14000

 
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Troppo Mystique

Troppo Mystique

Boasting an idyllic beachfront location, Troppo Mystique offers self-contained accommodation with sea views. These modern villas offer a patio with BBQ facilities. Guests enjoy free WiFi. Average score from 18 guest reviews: 9.4/10.

$16000

 
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Aquana Beach Resort

Aquana Beach Resort

Set amongst lush tropical rainforest, Aquana Resort offers waterfront accommodation with direct access to a white sandy beach. The resort’s restaurant and bar offers a seasonal menu of European dishes. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$16428 - $27820

 
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Ripples on the Bay

Ripples on the Bay

Overlooking Teouma Bay, the adults-only Ripples on the Bay features accommodation with free WiFi, free tropical breakfast and a private patio overlooking the ocean and gardens. Average score from 28 guest reviews: 9.1/10.

$10843

 
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Pacific Lagoon Apartments

Pacific Lagoon Apartments

Located on the water’s edge at Erakor Lagoon, the family-friendly Pacific Lagoon Apartments are ideal for swimming, snorkelling and kayaking. All apartments feature free Wi-Fi and a private patio offering lagoon or garden views. Average score from 53 guest reviews: 9.1/10.

$15841 - $20111

 
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Koyu Apartments

Koyu Apartments

Just 100 metres from Eratap Beach, Koyu Apartments feature self-contained accommodation with a private balcony, BBQ facilities and ocean views. Built in 2013, the property offers free snorkelling equipment and free parking. Average score from 19 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$13000

 
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Fatumaru Lodge

Fatumaru Lodge

Featuring a private beach area, an outdoor pool and a spa pool, Fatumaru Lodge is located along the lovely waterfront. Free WiFi, a private patio and lovely ocean views are standard in all apartments. Average score from 154 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$14994 - $19189

 
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Erakor Island Resort & Spa

Erakor Island Resort & Spa

Erakor Island Resort & Spa offers lovely villas featuring a private terrace and ocean views. The property includes a restaurant, bar, day spa and tour desk. Average score from 77 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$15839

 
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Nasama Resort

Nasama Resort

Nasama Resort boasts a private sandy beach, an infinity swimming pool, free WiFi access and free kayaking and snorkelling equipment rental. A private balcony with lovely ocean views and designer hardwood furniture are standard in all apartments. Average score from 219 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$14673 - $32680

 
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Breadfruit Apartments

Breadfruit Apartments

Nestled amongst tropical gardens, each studio at Breadfruit Apartments offers a private patio and free Wi-Fi. Spend the afternoon beside the outdoor pool or prepare a tasty meal in the BBQ area. Average score from 36 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$10000

 
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Mangoes Resort

Mangoes Resort

Mangoes Resort and Restaurant in Port Vila offers 29 beautifully appointed boutique bungalows. Average score from 58 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$17092 - $26395

 
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Angelfish Cove Villas

Angelfish Cove Villas

Situated on a pristine private beach, Cove Villas offers an outdoor swimming pool. This peaceful retreat offers self-contained villas with free WiFi and a patio or a balcony. Average score from 46 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

$11089

 
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Vila Chaumieres

Vila Chaumieres

Located over the palm-fringed waters of Erakor Lagoon, Vila Chaumieres offers a peaceful retreat with a private beach, swimming pool, restaurant and bar. Enjoy free Wi-Fi in the reception and bar areas. Average score from 20 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$11608 - $13826

 
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The Melanesian Port Vila

The Melanesian Port Vila

Located just 5 minutes’ walk from Port Vila town centre, The Melanesian Port Vila features a choice of 2 restaurants with cultural entertainment by the poolside. Continental buffet breakfast is included. Average score from 344 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$10839 - $22625

 
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The Hub Vanuatu

The Hub Vanuatu

Featuring beautiful lagoon views from your private patio or balcony, The Hub Vanuatu is 5 minutes’ drive from Port Vila. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi, a swimming pool and free use of canoes. Average score from 44 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$14950

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Quest Apartments

Quest Apartments

Featuring views of Erakor Lagoon, Port Vila Quest Apartments offer air-conditioned accommodation with free WiFi. It is located 15 minutes' walk from central Port Vila. Guests can enjoy a swim in the heart-shaped swimming pool. Average score from 43 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$8580 - $12485

 
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Coco Beach Resort

Coco Beach Resort

Offering traditional, beautiful bungalows with a patio and complimentary in-room Wi-Fi, Coco Beach Resort is located in the picturesque Paradise Cove on a private, white sandy beach. Average score from 26 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$12255

 
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Cultural
Unusual Local Feature

Distinctive Vanuatu Cultures

Vanuatu may be divided into three major cultural regions. In the north, wealth is established by how much one can give away. Pigs, particularly those with rounded tusks, are considered a symbol of wealth throughout Vanuatu. In the centre, more traditional Melanesian cultural systems dominate. In the south, a system involving grants of title with associated privileges has developed.

The traditional music of Vanuatu is still thriving in the rural areas of Vanuatu. Musical instruments consist mostly of idiophones: drums of various shape and size, slit gongs, stamping tubes, as well as rattles, among others. Another musical genre that has become widely popular during the 20th century in all areas of Vanuatu, is known as string band music. It combines guitars, ukulele, and popular songs.

A good place to see historic Vanuatan life is Chief Roi Mata’s Domain. This is considered an outstanding example of a landscape representative of Pacific chiefly systems.
Natural
Diving
Vanuatu is widely recognized as one of the premier destinations for scuba diving in the South Pacific region, with extensive coral reefs. There is land diving in Pentecost and the Coolidge dive in Santo.
Volcanoes
There are several active volcanoes in Vanuatu, including Lopevi, and several underwater volcanoes. Volcanic activity is common, with an ever-present danger of a major eruption.
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