Port Vila, Vanuatu 

A Port Vila kind of life
Capital of breathtaking Vanuatu, Port Vila makes a point of keeping it casual and tropical, making it oh-so hard to leave behind.
Vila City Highlights
Follow Sally’s lead and book yourself in for a Shore Tour that will do much more than just entertain you for the day.

A Port Vila kind of life

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Set on a beautiful natural harbour, Port Vila is a magnificent cultural blend with Melanesian, English, French and Asian influences. You’ll love the warm hospitality, beautiful scenery and great cafe culture. You won’t soon forget your visit to Port Villa.

Vila City Highlights

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After cyclone Yasi devastated her home town, Sally decided to get out there, get on her first cruise and experience other cultures. On her tour of Port Vila she finds that there is so much more to the world than the town you live in and your day to day life.

The adventure capital of the Pacific

Vila is and adventure lover's dream! Choose from diving, abseiling, jet boating, kayaking, horse riding, zorbing, snorkelling, big game fishing, ocean walking, scuba diving and more.

Clinging to the hillsides with marvellous views of the harbour, Vila also has a thriving cafe scene and souvenir, handicraft and duty-free shops a plenty! The harbour is quite active with fishing boats, yachts and speedboats passing between the various nearby islands.

On a P&O Cruises Shore Tour^ you might visit the Cheif's nakamal (meeting house) and admire outrigger canoes and ceremonial headdresses in the National Museum. Another of our Shore Tours^ will take you to the award-winning Ekasup Cultural Village in the rainforest nearby. Learn how locals prepare food, watch weaving demonstrations and shiver at spine-tingling tales of cannibals from days gone by.

You might even enjoy a Shore Tour^ kayaking around Mele Bay. Too tame? We could take you abseiling down the 50-metre-high Cascade Waterfall deep in the rainforest, or on a head spinning harbour dash in a jet boat. Adventure? Vanuatu has it in spades! 

^ Charges apply to Shore Tours.

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Featured Shore Tours from Vila 


  • Vila City Highlights VLI-000

    Visit the Chief's Nakamal (Meeting House) for a brief history and fascinating insight into island life. Take a short walk to the village square for a...

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  • Ultimate Vila Discovery VLI-006

    Discover the very best of Port Vila! Depart the wharf and head off to the National Museum, discover Vanuatu’s geology, history, rich culture and...

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  • Ekasup Cultural Village VLI-010

    Experience ancient Melanesian culture, customs, an introduction to traditional medicine (remedies derived from herbs, roots, barks and leaves) and...

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  • Ekasup Cultural Village -Family Package VLI-011

    Experience ancient Melanesian culture, customs, an introduction to traditional medicine (remedies derived from herbs, roots, barks and leaves) and...

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  • Round Island Safari VLI-020

    Witness the art of fire walking and learn about traditions, sacrifices and preparation men undertake prior to this ritual. Enjoy morning tea. Take a...

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  • Buggy Off Road Adventure VLI-030

    After a safety briefing, buckle up and follow your guide through the bush and farmland area of Tagabe. Drive along the scenic unpaved trails and see...

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  • Zego Wave Rider Safari VLI-025

    Start your tour through the Port Vila anchorage and view the million dollar waterfront mansions and the fleet of anchored yachts. Then, open up the...

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  • Cascade Waterfalls VLI-035

    Cascade Waterfalls is an accessible, 50-metre high waterfall with naturally eroded rock swimming ponds, set amidst jungle-like rainforest. With a...

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  • Waterfall Eco-Tour VLI-040

    Travel along the scenic south coast to Eden on the River and be welcomed by friendly staff. Enjoy a personalised tour of the beautiful tropical...

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Vanuatu at a Glance

SIZE: 12,190 square kilometres
POPULATION: 243,304 (2009 Census)
LANGUAGE: English (Official), Bislama (Official), French (Official)
TYPE OF GOVERNMENT: Parliamentary Republic
CURRENCY: Vatu (VT). While the Vatu (VT) is the official currency
of all Vanuatu islands, take ashore Australian dollars in small denominations. Should you receive Vatu as change, either spend it, donate it to the local school, or take it to a bank in Port Vila, as we are unable to exchange Vatu onboard.

What to see

Ekasup Cultural Village
Awarded Vanuatu’s best tourist attraction for the past two years, Ekasup Village will provide an insight into the magical and mysterious world of ancient Melanesia. This is one of our best selling P&O shore Tours in Port Vila

Cascade Waterfalls
Cascade Waterfalls is an accessible, 20-metre high waterfall with naturally eroded rock swimming ponds, set amidst jungle-like rainforest. This must see destination can also be visited on the VLI-035 Cascade waterfalls tour offered by P&O