Port Vila is the capital and largest city of Vanuatu, situated on the south coast of the island of Efate. The town is located around a magnificient natural harbour which offers views to nearby Iririki and Ifira islands. It is the only town on Efate and is regarded as Vanuatu’s international gateway and its main economic and commercial centre.
Port Vila is a clean and attractive city with friendly locals. The waterfront and hillside area offer some great restaurants with a wide variety of cuisines. There are plenty of shops, cafes, markets, and sightseeing tours to take. Tours to Mele Village, Cascades Waterfall and the Mele Botanical Gardens and Cultural Centre are very popular.
Things to see and do
* Mele Village tour
* Port Vila waterfront
* Cascades Waterfall
* Mele Botanical Gardens & Cultural Centre
* Port Vila Market
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Vanuatu vatu (VUV)
Language – Bislama, English, French
Population – 40,000 approx
Electricity – 2 Angled pins and 1 flat pin centred below Australian style
Time – GMT plus eleven hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 678
Port Location – The main wharf for cruise ships is located on Wharf Road, Port Vila. It is situated approximately .5 km from the city centre.
Travel Links – Air Vanuatu is the national carrier and has flights to Port Vila from Sydney, Brisbane, Auckland, Noumea and Nadi.
There are daily Air Vanuatu flights to Port Vila from Sydney and Brisbane, and flights to Luganville Espiritu Santo once a week from either Sydney or Brisbane.