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Housed in pretty French colonial buildings against a sea wall...
Specialises in breakfast, home-roasted coffee, hamburgers, salads, and sandwiches and cakes. Sit out the back on the deck, for garden and canal views...
A pleasant path and grassy area follows the harbour wall behind busy Lini Hwy. No rollerbladers or skateboarders zapping past your ankles...
Fabulous fun place serving tasty meals like barbecue pork with fried rice, or garlic chicken fillet, served in the large dining room or out on the veranda. Very popular, as are your hosts Sharyn and Hilton...
Built around Chantilly's sunny foyer. Drink in superb bay views, or take your meal, maybe baked poulet on crispy potato roast with papaya and lime dressing, out onto the private jetty. There's also a great tapas menu.
Out at Worawia Holiday Haven, Mr and Mrs Solomon from the local village prepare traditional food in a ground oven, unfolding and explaining the dishes while you try some kava. Then join in the dancing. A great night.
The best place for fast food. Upstairs, the restaurant is gorgeous, especially at dusk when lights twinkle on the water. The lunch specials like coconut-oated calamari with salad and a Tusker beer are always excellent.
A great beer garden that buzzes, especially when international sports are on. Look out for meal specials, like queue-up barbecues. It's home to the Vanuatu Cruising Yacht Club, so you'll hear all the yachtie goss.
Lelepa Island Fishing Charters operates a 7m Banana Boat; the price includes snorkelling and island tour. Light-tackle and reef fishing, where you still get a major adrenalin rush, costs from around VT7000 per person.
A charming little yellow place with blue tablecloths. Choose from steak, fish, chicken, pork or egg, served with rice, manioc, yam and salad. Of course, with Santo beef the steak's just too good to pass.
This small island in the harbour is connected to the mainland by a free, 24-hour ferry. Beetle across to the great restaurant, or enjoy a beer and take in the terrific view of Vila, especially at sunset.
Erakor's gorgeous restaurant. Gaze out over the lagoon, as Chef Matthew Lambert prepares the best seared yellowfin tuna. There's an extensive menu and pleasant surroundings; check out the special nights.
Has a pleasant sitting area in a pretty garden, and the kava is fresh and strong.
You'll be welcome at most of the 40 kava bars around Luganville - look for a red or green light outside.
IslanDreams Glass Bottom Sea Kayaking heads out from pretty Mele Bay to a sand island as marine life passes underneath. Such a buzz. Drinks and fruit as a reward if you get back. Snorkel gear provided.
This simple little place has great comfort food like the best osso buco or fish curry you've ever had. It's a popular spot with expats who chat away to you, and for pizza (eat-in or takeaway).
Famous for 30 years for its flying fox and wild pigeon, it offers much more than that, with great atmosphere, large comfortable armchairs, and irresistible feathery omelettes stuffed with lobster.
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