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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  • August 16, 2017
    Ive been in Port Vila for 8 weeks and this is my favourite place. The freshest flowers, fruit and vegies, brought in in bulk from the farms then packaged and sorted on the floor behind the stalls by t...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    24/7 produce shopping! As cruisers, we always look for the freshest produce and we found the PV Market to be the best in the South Pacific. Tons of fresh fruits and vegetables are brought in from loca...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    If you have half a day . A place to take in colour and flavour and try some of the local fruit. Organic and local produce that the resorts send their staff down to to get supplies. The home made meals...  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.
  • so good loved vanuatu
  • Amazing local fruit veggies and dishes
  • Peaceful-Happiest Place on Earth - Inhabited wift Mostly GOD Fearing People.

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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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