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Port Vila
In this nation of tiny islands and indigenous villages, Port Vila is the exception: a bustling port town with hotels, restaurants and markets to delight visitors and cruise ship passengers. The 150-foot-high Mele Cascades waterfall is the ideal place to refresh yourself in the South Pacific heat. For a glimpse of real Vanuatu culture and traditions, travelers say a trip to Ekasup Village is a must.

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Mele Cascades
Mele Cascades
Attraction type: Waterfalls
Edge Vanuatu
Edge Vanuatu
Owner description: EDGE Vanuatu is a multi-award winning Adventure Tourism Company featuring the Cascades Abseil. Our clients are transferred to the beautiful Mele Cascades, after the briefing and... more Owner description: EDGE Vanuatu is a multi-award winning Adventure Tourism Company featuring the Cascades Abseil. Our clients are transferred to the beautiful Mele Cascades, after the briefing and gear fitting you are taken on a walk to our Practice Cliff, first stopping out our Lookout. We have an 8m Practice Cliff where we teach you the basics of abseiling beside a lovely rock pool. Then it's 50 m down the waterfall in two 25 m pitches, the first passing a cave and on the second you cross underneath the waterfall before landing in the pool at the bottom and being guided back through the spectacular Mele Cascades for refreshments and a chance to view the photos from your tour. less
Attraction type: Sports Camps/ Clinics
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The Summit Gardens Vanuatu
The Summit Gardens Vanuatu
Owner description: The largest tropical gardens in the South Pacific. Tour THE SUMMIT GARDENS & THE SUMMIT PLANTATION, visit The Essential Oils Distillery, Cafe and Health & Body Shop and more. THE... more Owner description: The largest tropical gardens in the South Pacific. Tour THE SUMMIT GARDENS & THE SUMMIT PLANTATION, visit The Essential Oils Distillery, Cafe and Health & Body Shop and more. THE SUMMIT GARDENS have been developed to provide maximum pleasure to the visitor. Opened to the public in November 2011, the 11 named gardens, spread over 10 hectares, are all distinctly different, unfolding as a series of surprises as you follow the meandering pathways and steps. At nearly 200m above sea level, the escarpment garden offers the visitor breathtaking views over Mele Bay. Within the gardens are THE ESSENTIAL OILS DISTILLERY - see how oils from sandalwood, Tahitian lime, mandarin, tangelo, ginger, etc, grown at The Summit are extracted and where our soaps, candles and other health and beauty products are made. Come to THE SUMMIT HEALTH & BODY SHOP for our products MADE IN VANUATU and to THE SUMMIT CAFE for refreshments or lunch and take in more of the wonderful views. ALLOW 2-3 hours for your stay - take a guided tour and lunch or refreshments, or wander around at your leisure for the whole day if you wish. An ADMISSION FEE applies to The Summit Gardens. Your Admission ticket is then valid for up to 14 days. Take The Summit Gardens and/or The Summit Plantation Tour including Port Vila hotel/resort transfers, OR take a taxi, bus, hire car or the Mele Bay Express bus. Do come visit - you won't be disappointed! NEW TOUR - THE SUMMIT PLANTATION TOUR, take a landrover around The Summit Sandalwood Plantations, tour fee applies. ATTENTION: CRUISE SHIP VISITORS - The Summit Gardens are not listed as a SHORE TOURS but you can pre-book through our website, alternatively take a taxi/bus or the Mele Bay Express bus to The Summit Gardens. You will be very pleased you came to visit! less
Attraction type: Gardens
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Ekasup Village
Ekasup Village
Attraction type: Historic Sites
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Wet N Wild Zorbing
Wet N Wild Zorbing
Owner description: Experience one of the longest, wildest, most exciting Zorb rides anywhere in the world Brace yourself for the most unique experience of your life…… Roll down the picturesque Mele... more Owner description: Experience one of the longest, wildest, most exciting Zorb rides anywhere in the world Brace yourself for the most unique experience of your life…… Roll down the picturesque Mele hills inside a 2.5m giant inflatable Hydro ball. We simply add water, and you slip and slide your way down the hill inside the best waterslide ever. WARNING – you will have great fun & GET WET! less
Attraction type: Amusement/ Theme Parks

All places to eat » Places to eat

Restaurant le Jardin des Saveurs
Restaurant le Jardin des Saveurs
Ranked #1 of 71 restaurants in Port Vila
Price: $9 - $31
Cuisines: Delicatessen, French, Seafood
Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
Paradise Cove Restaurant
Paradise Cove Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 71 restaurants in Port Vila
Cuisines: International
Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Elan
Elan
Ranked #3 of 71 restaurants in Port Vila
Price: $11 - $34
Cuisines: Seafood, International, Pacific Rim, Organic
Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Ripples
Ripples
Ranked #4 of 71 restaurants in Port Vila
Price: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Asian, Hamburgers
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Tamanu on the Beach
Tamanu on the Beach
Ranked #5 of 71 restaurants in Port Vila
Price: $11 - $27
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary, Fusion
Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Traveller's Budget Motel
Traveller's Budget Motel
$64 - $113 (AUD 68 - 120)
Ranked #4 of 43 hotels in Port Vila
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La Maison Bleue
La Maison Bleue
$63 - $85 (VUV 6,000 - 8,000)
Ranked #1 of 12 Port Vila B&B and Inns
Waves on Bukura
Waves on Bukura
$78 - $159 (AUD 83 - 169)
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Lagoon Beach Resort Apartments
Lagoon Beach Resort Apartments
$205 - $313 (AUD 218 - 333)
Ranked #5 of 43 hotels in Port Vila
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Sunset Bungalows Resort
3.5 of 5
Sunset Bungalows Resort
$168 - $265 (AUD 179 - 282)
Ranked #6 of 43 hotels in Port Vila
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Tamanu on the Beach
4.0 of 5
Tamanu on the Beach
$165 - $249 (AUD 176 - 265)
Ranked #7 of 43 hotels in Port Vila
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Villa 25
4.5 of 5
Villa 25
$357 - $376 (AUD 380 - 400)
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Island Magic Resort
4.0 of 5 Island Magic Resort
$153 - $238 (AUD 163 - 253)
Ranked #9 of 43 hotels in Port Vila
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The Terraces Boutique Apartments
4.5 of 5
The Terraces Boutique Apartments
$203 - $296
Ranked #10 of 43 hotels in Port Vila
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