Pandanus Vanuatu Ltd

Pandanus Vanuatu Ltd, Port Vila: Address, Phone Number, Pandanus Vanuatu Ltd Reviews: 4.5/5

Pandanus Vanuatu Ltd
4.5
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Small retail store specializing in gifts from Vanuatu. We have original T-shirts, jewelry, art and more
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normgraem
Hanoi41 contributions
Small shop with exquisite offerings
Oct 2019
A tiny shop with top-of-the-range ideas for 'souvenirs' or things to take home which will remind you of Vanuatu. Nothing fake or plastic in this shop. If from Australia or New Zealand ask to see their book which has details of what you can take back without incurring the wrath of customs.
Written October 9, 2019
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Thanks so much for taking the time to review our store. It means a lot to us. Warm Regards Nicky + the team
Written October 11, 2019
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Lucinda J
855 contributions
Great shop
Jul 2019
Great products and lovely service. I would recommend coming here to everyone in Port Vila. Love my napkins and coffee
Written July 24, 2019
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Thanks so much for taking the time to write this Lucinda. We try really hard and it's little feedback like this that really makes our day. :-)
Written July 26, 2019
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RcbMtb
Ione, CA102 contributions
Small
May 2019 • Couples
Just a tiny little gift store. Nice quality gifts for those that did not accopnay you. Everything in store made in vanuatu
Written June 10, 2019
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Thanks so much for your review!
Written July 26, 2019
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SujoyP
Australia544 contributions
Lovely boutique shop
Nov 2018 • Friends
I was so happy to find Pandanus - their items are so lovely, and such a change from the cheap Chinese-made tat found elsewhere.

Beautiful, quality items including artwork, t-shirts, tea towels, jewellery, baskets, hats, and more!

Great shop :)
Written November 25, 2018
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Thank you so much for taking the time to write this. We really appreciate your feedback
Written July 26, 2019
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Patty B
Brisbane213 contributions
Quality local Vanuatu products
Sep 2018 • Friends
I had been following Pandanus Vanuatu on Facebook before I had left so I was familiar with a lot of their products. I made a conscious decision to buy locally made souvenirs, and wasn't disappointed. Delinda and Nicky were welcoming and helpful, and were happy to discuss different ideas when selecting products.
We bought a beautiful carved nut, t-towel, and carved small pigs, which all made it back to Australia undamaged! Yay!

Highly recommend shopping here.
Written October 1, 2018
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Thanks so much Patty B for the review. It means a lot to us!
Written November 17, 2018
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EEDC2014
Sydney, Australia13 contributions
No souveniers
Jun 2018 • Couples
Visited Pandanus as I had been trying to purchase some local souveniers - was very disappointed that only items were soaps and body lotions and some t- shirts.
Enquired from the lovely salesgirls regarding souveniers, they directed us to a Chinese shop! I did not want to buy Chinese so left empty handed.
Written June 12, 2018
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Hi EEDC2014, Thanks for your feedback. In Vanuatu we speak multiple languages. The word 'souvenir' here often refers to a plastic item with "Vanuatu" written on it. Like for example made in China key rings, or hats mass produced overseas - and yes we don't sell those! We sell over 80 different products that are Made in Vanuatu. As such these are authentic products where the income generated from their sales goes to local artists and producers. So if you're looking for something from our country we are the place to shop at. If you're looking for a plastic fridge magnet or such that's not us. We have many products we can offer you including baskets, art, sculptures, jewelry, hats, hand bags, tea towels, tshirts, soaps, coconut oils, chocolates, and more. Thanks for popping by. Pandanus
Written September 25, 2018
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495katie
Queenstown, New Zealand3 contributions
Best shop for local souvenirs
Jan 2017 • Solo
Such a sweet shop with a great range of locally produced goods, I love it that so many of the items are made by locals or by local businesses and artists and are of such good quality. There is a great gift selection in this little store for all ages and tastes, the girls that work there are amazing too.
Written February 7, 2017
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sammytina
Brisbane299 contributions
Must visit
Jan 2017 • Couples
This tiny Boutique is a must see when in Port Vila, their stock is probably about 70% local. We went back twice for gifts, their stock is right "on trend" and so pretty. They do lovely local prints onto good quality tshirts, I bought a great locally made necklace, made from the stopper from cone shells, and the new Vanuatu made perfume Eau Des Iles its gorgeous.
Their baskets and soaps and candles are all top quality. There is also a sophisticated range of earrings made locally from the brightly colored plastic that washes up on shore!
Written January 29, 2017
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das404ga
San Francisco, CA189 contributions
Beautiful and Creative items of Vanuatu
Jun 2016 • Solo
First off, I have to say that this store was a gem in all the "souvenir" shops along the main road in Port Vila. It has unique, interesting, and well designed goods for purchase. I liked a lot of items that I considered purchasing as gifts. However, I didn't purchase anything from the shop because I made a decision that I wanted to support the locals of Vanuatu. Many of the amazing and fun designs were done by Pandanus, but the fabrication had to be sent out to other countries because of lack of quality production facilities on the island.

The shop did turn me on to some beautiful ceramics created by Marie ST-Hilaire who is a charming French-Canadian living in Port Vila. She sells more of her ceramics at the Etam woman's clothing shop she manages.
Written August 3, 2016
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bellaganger
Minsk, Belarus32 contributions
Look no other place
May 2016 • Business
Ok, you won't find 1$/pc items here. It's a cute designer boutique, upmarket and so - no cheap souvenirs, no Chinese fairs. And so no post-shopping regrets! In Pandanus you find things that you'll actually wear, use and display when back home.
Pretty, stylish, modern, designed in Vanuatu, great craftsmanship. On a personal note, I am totally in love with my new island bangles.
Written May 26, 2016
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