Top things to do

Top Choice Cave in Luganville

Millennium Cave

Trek and trudge through the jungle, across creeks, along bamboo bridges and through cascades to this massive cave, 20m wide and 50m high, about 15km from Luganville. Climb down a bamboo ladder, and through a rocky p…
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…
Top Choice Village in The East Coast Road

Port Olry

At the end of the sealed road you come to Port Olry, a small francophone fishing village with a stunning curve of white-sand beach and eye-watering shallow turquoise waters. Three offshore islands can be reached by …
Top Choice Market in Luganville

Market Meal Booths

The best budget dining in Santo. Choose one of the bright little tables next to the orange booths and a cheery woman will appear at the window with a glass of cordial, ready to take your order. Choose from chicken, …
Top Choice French in Port Vila

L’Houstalet

Still going strong after more than 40 years, L’Houstalet is famous for its offbeat French creations including stuffed flying fox, wild pigeon and garlic snails. Simpler fare such as pizza and pasta (from 900VT) is a…
Top Choice International in Havannah Harbour

Wahoo Bar

This laid-back bar and restaurant with a deck overlooking Havannah Harbour is a fine spot to stop for fresh fish or a cold beer. The fisherman's basket is a sight to behold and the steaks and burgers are good. Free …
Top Choice Thai in Port Vila

Kesorn's Exotic Thai Kitchen

Spicy aromas waft from the kitchen onto the breezy elevated deck at this authentic Thai place. Alongside the fragrant curries (red curry duck, Penang prawn curry) are pan-Asian dishes prepared with fresh local ingre…
Top Choice Cafe in Port Vila

Nambawan Cafe

A great place to hang out by the harbour, this popular cafe has free wi-fi, snacks, tapas, pizzas, all-day breakfast and a full bar. The cafe is usually open from sunrise to sunset but Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday…
Top Choice Cafe in Luganville

Natangora Café

This breezy open-air cafe (with a distant view of the water) specialises in breakfast, house-roasted coffee, hamburgers, juices and salads, but also does an interesting line in Japanese dishes – sushi, bento boxes, …