Vanuatu Capital and South Pacific Holiday
Located in the South Pacific, the city of Port
Vila is the capital, and largest city of Vanuatu. This incredible area has been home to Melanesian peoples for thousands of years and boasts an enormous amount of history, culture and
However, you'll also find fun, convenience and duty free shopping!
While the principal economic focus of the city remains agriculture and fishing, tourism is rapidly on the rise.
Port Vila is becoming a well-known destination for the discerning world traveler. It's becoming a true holiday
paradise in South Pacific.
Port Vila town centre is home to shops, supermarkets, cafes,
restaurants and banks, including ANZ, Westpac and the local Bank of Vanuatu
Port Vila City
The city, itself, sprawls around a beautiful
harbor, nestled in tropical trees. The area enjoys a tropical climate, so you'll never lack for warmth. The dry
season in Vanuatu has cooler temperatures, while the warmer season brings the life giving rains to this verdant
area. Port Vila grew up around native settlements, as well as French and British settlements, giving the area a
distinct feel. You'll hear the native language, Bislama, spoken, though visitors will also hear French and English
nearly as often.
A small side street in Port Vila,
Dynasty Chinese Restaurant is
What can visitors to the Port Vila city find to
do? An incredible panoply of attractions awaits visitors. Almost every attraction in the area revolves around the
natural splendor of the islands.
Canoeing, deep-sea fishing, swimming,
snorkeling, scuba diving and simply relaxing in the warm, tropical air are all great ways of experiencing this
city. Additionally, visitors can enjoy a number of shopping and dining opportunities.
Local markets, street vendors, hospitable
shopkeepers and artisans await, as do quaint cafes, coffee shops and restaurants. Dine on local favorites, or visit
some of the waterfront restaurants for fresh seafood.
Bauerfield International Airport
Bauerfield International Airport is located in
the heart of this tropical haven, giving area visitors enormous convenience, while the harbor is the focus of both
commercial and recreational needs. Numerous tours through the city are available for newcomers, offering them a
great way to enjoy the area, without wandering alone. However, the city is ideal for exploration. If you have the
desire to explore on your own, you'll find only a few more hospitable cities in the world.
It is not uncommon for travelers to come to Port Vila from India or a number of other eastern countries. One factor that may be contributing to the
increasing popularity of Port Vila tourism is the advent of online flight planning. The advancement of online
technology has given way to unique services in which the traveler can plan a trip outside their country to an
exotic location such as Port Vila and potentially save both money and time in the process. People are now
planning more trips in less time and saving in the process.
Port Vila is becoming known as the
gourmet capital of the South Pacific. With its lively mix of different expatriate cultures, from French, Italian,
Aussie and “Kiwi”, to Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese, Melanesian and Thai, as well as Mexican and Mediterranean, it
offers a variety of restaurant choices.
There are over 40 cafes and
restaurants in Port Vila, whether you want to sip cappuccino, grab an Aussie meat pie, or American hotdog, or
perhaps enjoy a full sumptuous menu meals in one of the many restaurants scattered around the town. And if night
entertainment is your likeness, with live shows, you will find a number of waterfront bars, to keep you going into
the small hours.
University of South Pacific
Visitors will also find the University of South
Pacific located in the city. This is the only branch to offer law classes and teaches language, as well. A number
of resorts dot the area around the city, some located on the harbor, while others are situated in the lush jungle
growth surrounding the city. A visit to Port Vila is an unforgettable experience.
Port Vila Information
Here's more information about holidays in Port Vila, activities and holiday
Airport - As the gateway to Vanuatu, Port Vila is also home to Vanuatu's only international airport,
Bauerfield Airport. Both domestic and international flights are operated from this airport by the local carrier Air
Vanuatu, as well as several other international airlines.
Fun Things to Do in Port
Vila - When you holiday in Port Vila, you will find plenty of things to do with various attractions
and holiday tours. There's so much to explore in this tropical paradise, in and around the town. Discover seven fun
things you can do in Port Vila.
Port Vila Holiday Packages - If
you're looking for a great tropical holiday destination, choose Port Vila and Vanuatu islands. This great location
offers a range of activities for a great holiday. Some of these are often included Vanuatu holiday
Port Vila Dining - When
holidaying in Port Vila, you will find numerous ways to enjoy your stay here. One of the things that will be on
your mind is wining and dining. You will find many different options to dine and drink, including bars, cafés,
clubs and restaurants.
Holidays - Port Vila is the commercial and economic center of Vanuatu. It's also the most popular
holiday and travel destination on Vanuatu islands, attracting visitors from many countries. It's a true Vanuatu
holiday center, offering numerous holiday activities.
Tours - Being the gateway to Vanuatu and easily accessible, Port Vila offers a whole range of
excellent tours and activities. Its laid-back tropical atmosphere provides a great escape from everyday concerns,
helping you to immerse yourself into a charming mix of cultures and Melanesian tastes of this great holiday
Resorts in Port Vila - Some
of the loveliest and friendliest holiday accommodation can be found at Port Vila resorts. They line the coast and
lush hillsides of this tropical paradise, overlooking beautiful port Vila harbour. The town is an excellent place
to visit and enjoy your holiday in Vanuatu.
Shopping Destinations -
One of many reasons for going on an overseas holiday is to do shopping, especially for duty-free items. Port Vila
has been long known as duty free South Pacific shopper's paradise. Visitors from Australia and New Zealand will
often hop over to Vanuatu for their duty free shopping. But Port Vila also offers other shopping