On the south coast of Efate Island in the Shefa Province lies a gem of an island getaway. Port Vila is Vanuatu’s capital and economic center, and its location has long made it a preferred vacation spot for the nearby countries of Australia and New Zealand. Many Port Vila hotels are found on the island’s beachfront, offering varied architecture and décor—from rustic to luxurious—meant to appeal to all types of visitors.
Exploring Port Vila
Whether you search for adventure or culture, notable cuisine or simply a place to rest your weary self, there are many choices for hotels in Port Vila. The city is both colorful and cosmopolitan in its own way. At the beach, enjoy activities such as diving and fishing, or take an eco-tour on horseback or via traditional outrigger canoe along the crystal clear waters and surrounding hidden coves. You may even catch a random wedding, as the beaches are immensely popular nuptial spots.
The major industries for Port Vila are still fishing and agricultural, and as such authentic island cuisine is found everywhere, from world-class beef dishes to seafood delights. From your Port Vila cheap hotel, walk along the waterfront into downtown and the Port Vila Market and immerse yourself in the colorful sights, sounds, and smells of the always busy shopping haven.