Love Port Vila. Very very cheap duty free alcohol and some lovely little cafes in town. A great way to spend the day is to but an all day pass to Irririki Island which is a 2min boat ride from town. I think it was about $20 Aus and that covered the boat ride, access yo all resort facilities (beautiful pools everywhere) including kayaks, and you get you day pass back in credit at any of the restaurants on the island. Awesome place to hang out - and hardly any cruise passengers 😏
If I could give 6 stars I certainly would. This port was amazing. We hired a friendly local tour guide instead of a cruise excursion. He took us to the blue lagoon in a mini bus with just us in it. The blue lagoon was amazing and the rope swing was spectacular. The tour then gave us fresh fruit which was exquisite. We then went to the turtle sanctuary where we got to swim with many turtles including a turtle 260 years old called big mama. We then went to our final stop. We went to a big waterfall in replacement for the cascade waterfalls. This waterfall you were aloud to jump off and there was also an additional rope swing and 10 meter jump run purely by the locals. We then got back on the ship with 1 hour to spare.
Took a day tour with many others on this cruise with Santo Adventures, and had the best day. Bus picked us up at the port and drove us a duty free store for our liqueur purchases. They then took us to awaiting open boats which whizzed us across to an Island where we had a scrumptious BBQ lunch cooked for us, while we swam in calm tropical waters. We then were taken around the island by boats to an area of about 10m depth where we could feed the local fish and snorkel with them around a coral reef. Took us to a local island village before returning back to the ship around 4pm, big day and very tiring, but loved every minute of it. Great value @ only $100 pp for the whole day including lunch.
Visited: Apr 03, 2017
Get a bus from the port into town. They are basically 8 seater vans with a red B on the number plate, costs $5 each. We walked up and down the streets in the main part of town. Also went to the Cultural Centre on the way to the town. Best place to buy duty free is Fung Kuei.
Visited: Nov 16, 2018
Hidden island is worth the fee; great snorkeling
Visited: Sep 29, 2016
There is so much to do in Vila we will go back. Went on the Bridges of Eden, and for the more adventurous go Zip-lining it was awesome.
Visited: Feb 05, 2018
Water taxis did not look very safe, again ship's excursions too expensive. Hired a local taxi for 6 hours and had a wonderful day
Visited: Oct 05, 2018
Port Vila is a wonderful friendly island with lots to do, we went on the inlet cruise and learnt some local history,on the return trip we asked the bus driver to take us to the cheapest duty free and he did. Walked back along the main street and many drivers travel up and down the street to try and get you to go with them but take a water taxi back to the ship only $5.
Good pricing, hot, they take aus money if need be, don't forget camera
Visited: Mar 15, 2017
Did the ship's reef explorer glass bottom boat tour, terrific and worth the cost. We booked a tour through here but it was cancelled, so we paid extra to do the ship tour ...Vanuatu Markets look great but are just junky once you get there. Our friend did ship's blue lagoon cruise and said it was a bit meh and overpriced for what it was.
Visited: Mar 11, 2018
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