Port Vila, the capital, is on the main island of Efate, where most of the commerce and tourism takes place and is the international gateway to Vanuatu.
Located within 10 minutes, two international airports, are set around a magnificent natural harbour offering stunning views of Iririki and Ifira islands, and a clear view all the way to Malapoa Point.
With an uncluttered newly opened Feiyawa seafront walkway and parkland, Port Vila is a signatory attraction in the region. It is fast becoming known as the gourmet capital of the South Pacific.
The potpourri of expatriate cultures is reflected in food styles served in over forty restaurants and cafes. Indulge in an American chilli dog or sip a cappuccino in one of the many outdoor cafés. To fill your picnic hamper, choose between an array of patés or salads from a French patisserie in any one of the excellent supermarkets.
In an atmosphere that is fun and laid back, nightlife in Vila has blossomed and caters, for all ages from resort hotels, nightclubs, to pubs, several casinos and more. Stroll along the waterfront, or darkened back streets late at night and feel safe. Passing locals are likely to wish you a soft ‘goodnight’, or perhaps strike up a friendly conversation.