Your ship will dock alongside Main Wharf.
Limited taxis are available at the wharf in Santo. Please
ensure that a taxi fare for your whole journey is negotiated
before accepting a ride. Taxis accept local currency as well as
Local specialties include Santo beef, laplap (coconut and
meat dish) and a variety of fish. Quarantine authorities do not
generally allow food such as fruit and vegetables, dairy and
meat products or sandwiches to be taken off the ship, however
commercially packaged confectionery, chips and bottled
drinking water are allowed subject to inspection.
The market, located on Main Street near Sarakata Bridge,
sells fresh farm produce and handicrafts from all over the
island. Most vendors will accept local or Australian dollars. The
markets in the town centre are open daily (except Sunday) and
sell fruit, vegetables, flowers and handicrafts. Any souvenirs
that are made of plant material or animal products must be
declared to quarantine authorities on arrival in Australia or
New Zealand. Plant material such as certain seeds and animal
products including feathers maybe restricted or need to be
treated at the owners’ s expense on arrival in Australia or New
Zealand. Bargaining is not customary in Vanuatu.
It is generally hot and humid with summer temperatures
averaging 30 degrees. The winter months are cooler and less
humid, however the sea temperature usually remains between
26 and 28 degrees, making swimming enjoyable all year round.
November through to March is wet season.
Australian dollars are accepted but change may not be
available. We therefore recommend that you take small
denominations of Australian dollars ashore.