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i am from sydney and am planning to go to vanuatu later this year, staying at the melanesian port vila for 5 or 6 nights. i have no idea how much spending money to take. can anyone help ??

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1. Re: Vanuatu

HI there, we have travelled to PV a few times now - eating in a restaurant each night is above our budget - costing us around $150 for the 4 of us but we have eaten A LOT at the Port Vila markets for around $20 for the 4 of us, and had no probs. We are generally not fussy eaters, but thoroughly enjoy being part of the community . Having said all that - we go to Vanuatu for the experiences rather than fine dining. Hope this helps a little.

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thankyou. there will only be 2 of us going so it will be abit cheaper i guess ..thanks for that ! i just dont want to get there and run out of money halfway through.

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Assuming you'll have breakfast included at The Melanesian, $200 a day should feed you both well, with some left over for a couple of tours.

You can get $5 meals or $50 meals in town, so look around for what suits your budget.

If you have cooking facilities in your room you can eat very well quite cheaply. Try the local beef.

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The Melanesian is fairly basic and not the best meals, however they aren't expensive there. It's also about a 5 minute walk to Au Bon Marche supermarket at Nambatu where you can buy fresh crusty rolls, meats, chicken to make your own lunches etc. It has a great variety of food.

enjoy LTB

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Their breakfasts are excellent though.

If you're staying in a Hibiscus room you'll have a little kitchen you can use to whip up an easy pasta dish or throw a steak in a frypan.

The local beef is terrific and very well priced.

I've always had quite good food at The Melanesian. A hamburger from the Oasis makes for a nice lunch around the pool.

As LTB says, the supermarket is very handy (turn left at the front gate). You can also pick up a few bottles of wine or beer there and a tub of Switi icecream, yummy.


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