Port Vila Shopping
A Variety of Shopping Wonders in Port
While Port Vila is the ideal setting for you to enjoy the warm waters
and sun of the South Pacific, the city also teems with other ways to spend your time. You can enjoy fine dining,
enjoy the numerous nightclubs or hike into the backcountry for some tropical enjoyment. However, the shopping in
Port Vila is some of the best around; you'll find numerous opportunities to pick up rare souvenirs, duty-free
shopping options and more.
Duty free shopping is one of the hottest attractions to wandering
around Port Vila. However, if you don't know where to go, you'll quickly find that Chinatown bargains or
handicrafts, rather than the items that you want, surround you.
|Duty free shopping is popular with visitors to
Vanuatu, especially those coming
from nearby Australia and New Zealand, to pick up some bargains.
Paris Shopping offers fine clothing and other duty
free items and can be found downtown, near Stop Press. Prouds Duty Free is located just the other
side of the downtown market place, while the Downtown Duty Free shop is near the Olympic Hotel. Vanuatu
Bijouterie Jewelry offers you duty free jewelry and is located in the Pilioko House, just opposite the
French Embassy downtown. Vila Duty Free Gifts is a great duty free gift shop and can be found on
Main Street, near the bank.
Local handicrafts and souvenirs are some of the more popular items
for purchase on the island. You'll find a wide array of shops offering you authentic merchandise. As a word to the
wise, the shops on Main Street sell authentic crafts, while Chinatown offers mass produced versions.
Angie's Handicrafts is located next to the Food Market and can be
easily found downtown. Goodies Exchange and Handicrafts is located beside the El Gecko Restaurant in the heart
downtown. You'll find Handikraf Blong Vanuatu near the food market downtown, as well, while L'Atelier is located
just the other side of Westpac Bank downtown. Center Point Markets is the best place to find sundries and souvenir
and you can find them near the CenterPoint Super Market.
Boutique shopping offers you some of the best handcrafted arts and
crafts in the city; you'll find a wide array of shops for your needs. Vila Handprints is located in the center of
town in the visitor center, while Mango is located inside Olympic House. Carla Boutique offers you great deals and
can be found neat the Stop Press, while Especially for You is located near the Rossi Ocean Walk House.