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Port Villa: To Do List

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Port Villa: To Do List


My partner and I are going to Vanuatu in two weeks, staying at Port Villa for 3 days before travelling to Santo and Tanna. Would anyone be able to tell us some exciting things to do whilst in Villa thats cheaper on the budget?


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11. Re: Port Villa: To Do List

Lin and Les: We got reef shoes from Beach Street. They are also available online at Surf Stitch for $30/each it takes 2 days to arrive and its free delivery on $50+

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we got a taxi from the main street of Port Vila to the Cascades - the driver waited about an hour and a half for us to return and then took us back into town (we could have gone to the resort but wanted to do some shopping) for 6000vt about $60 Australian. The taxi driver was great and im sure we could have bargained him down if we wanted to - we ended up giving him 10,000 vt beacuse i wanted to give him an his family a bit extra

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When I say short ferry ride to hideaway, it is a tinny and takes less than 5 minutes. The beach bar has yummy food, and be sure to ask to see the lizards

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Do find a Nakamal to try some fresh kava & mix with the locals. Jump in a bus & go to Sofie Nakamal in the afternoon. Sorry i dont have a lot more to add as i rate that pretty high…i do love my kava. There are Nakamals everywhere in PV, your welcome in them all.

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We hired a car for a week & drove ourselves around. Very easy to navigate & we could go where we wanted. We drove around the island a couple of times. Blue Lagoon is a beautiful, fun place to visit. Up the road is Eton beach with crystal clear waters - great for snorkling. A small entrance fee is charged for each of these. My hubby & 13 year old son said they had a great time with "off-road buggies". They said the 2 hour tour was enough. Just be prepared to get muddy!

Hopefully your days that you are in Port Vila are cruise ship free days. Especially if visiting Cascade Waterfalls, if there is a cruise ship in, it can get quite crowded. We went here early in the morning & practically had the place to ourselves. (non cruise ship day)

Have fun,


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16. Re: Port Villa: To Do List

Heres stuff not mentioned

1) the zip lining is HUGE fun.

2)if tight for time the snorkling on the back of iririki is not bad.

3)you can rent a quad bike and its legal to ride them on the road

4)an hour ride on the Zego--on the seawal-l is really great fun and a good way to see vila from sea

5)post a postcard from the underwater post office

we will be there in october again--can't wait

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