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Port Vila Markets, Port Vila

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Find ingredients for dinner at Port Vila Markets, a market with stalls run by local women from around the island. Hosted in an open-walled building, each stall is filled with quality fruit and vegetables like oranges, beans, peanuts, bananas, eggplant, and other local items you may not be familiar with. If you visit during the summer, do not miss the seasonal sweet raspberries. Keep in mind bargaining is not acceptable and is even considered rude. Plan to see Port Vila Markets and other attractions that appeal to you using our Port Vila travel itinerary maker.
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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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  • Best place to meet locals in Port Vila who throng to this market to buy and sell their local produce of vegetables and fruits and flowers and basketry creations . Even if you do not buy visit the plac...  more »
  • You can feel the local spirit here in the market. Also fruits and vegetables are fresh and they don't cost a lot. You can purchase them in reasonable (or more likely inexpensive) prices!  more »
  • Lovely to see the locals selling their fruit and vegies in season. Cheap here. I love the sweet potato chips Vatu150 and the Taro Chips Vatu150 and loved these tiny peanuts, just addictive (roasted ar...  more »
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  • Cheap fresh produce, and supporting local villages. Easy access by bus, also parking on site and located in main town. Plenty of competition so be sure to shop around and don't be afraid to barter if you feel you can get a better deal. Locals can be quick to charge foreigners high prices, even though you may think the price is fair it is not so great when you find you were charged double the 'local' price. Be vigilant but mostly be polite and friendly, these people are wonderful.
  • Great place to stay. Clean, friendly staff, great shower, close to town, fast wifi, cheap, does not get much better than this....unless you have a prissy fancy rich hotel mentality, I don't see how you could not be happy staying here. I will definitely stay here again when in Port Vila and in need of a place to crash for the night.
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  • Amazing local fruit veggies and dishes
  • Peaceful-Happiest Place on Earth - Inhabited wift Mostly GOD Fearing People.