Top Choice Museum in Port Vila

National Museum of Vanuatu

This excellent museum, in a soaring traditional building opposite the parliament, has a well-displayed collection of traditional artefacts such as tamtam (slit gongs or slit drums), outrigger canoes, ceremonial head…
Top Choice Waterfall in Port Vila

Mele Cascades

This popular and photogenic swimming spot is 10km from Port Vila. A series of clear aquamarine pools terrace up the hillside, culminating in an impressive 35m waterfall flowing into a natural plunge pool. A slippery…
Island in Port Vila

Hideaway Island

Just 100m or so offshore from Mele Beach, Hideaway Island isn't all that hidden but it's one of Vila's favourite spots for snorkelling, diving or just enjoying lunch at the island's resort (nonguests can access the …
Village in Port Vila

Ekasup Cultural Village

Futuna islanders talk about and demonstrate their traditional lifestyle at their kastom village. If you're not heading out to other islands, this is an excellent cultural experience close to Port Vila. Book through …
Archaeological Site in West Coast Offshore Islands

Chief Roi Mata Burial Site

Chief Roi Mata's domain and burial site became Vanuatu's first World Heritage site in 2008. Roi Mata was a powerful 17th-century chief who, as legend has it, created peace among the islands of Efate. He died on Lele…
Island in Port Vila

Erakor Island

Erakor is one of Vila's excellent resort islands. Day trippers can swim and snorkel at the shallow white-sand beach, kayak around the island or dine in the Aqua Restaurant (the day pass is redeemable for food and dr…
Market in Port Vila

Vila Outdoor Market

Vila’s colourful waterfront covered market (also known as the Mama's Market) is open round the clock from Monday morning to noon on Saturday with women from all over the country wearing beautiful island dresses sell…
Viewpoint in Port Vila


Take the winding road up to the Summit to visit these botanic gardens offering wonderful views over Mele Bay. There's a plant distillery producing essential oils such as sandalwood, which you can buy in the nearby s…
Museum in Efate Ring Road

Matanawora WWII Relics

Two US WWII fighter planes lie in the shallows near Baofatu. They ran out of fuel coming in to land at Quoin Hill. If he's around, Erik will take you out in a boat to see them. The small museum of relics was closed …
Village in Efate Ring Road

Taka Kastom Village

This cultural village near Takara welcomes visitors (it's on most round-island tours). A traditional buffet meal is 700VT per person and you can see music, dancing and weaving.