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Port Vila

Trip Planner South Pacific  /  Vanuatu  /  Efate  /  Port Vila
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The capital of Vanuatu and the largest settlement on Efate, Port Vila plays home to a number of busy markets, cafes, bars, and restaurants catering to the tourism industry. Upscale hotels, shopping streets, and athletic facilities make for memorable Port Vila holidays, packed with both indoor and outdoor activities. A young university population adds to the city's discernible buzz and energy. If you wish to add adventure-oriented activities to your Port Vila itinerary, consider helicopter rides and jungle treks, great for gaining a different perspective on some of the island's top attractions. Add Port Vila and other destinations in Vanuatu to your travel itinerary using our Vanuatu trip builder.
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Where to stay in Port Vila

As Efate's largest town and the hub of tourist activity, Port Vila offers solid lodging options catering to foreign visitors. Consider staying in an upscale hotel or chain resort along the shores of Vila Bay for easy access to beaches and central attractions. Many hotels and guesthouses allow children under 12 to stay free of charge, and checking for this ahead of time can help you score extremely economical accommodations. You can also look for affordable rooms a bit out of town, at inland guesthouses or low-key resorts. If you do choose to go that far, consider renting a car.
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