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Just like paradise, the islands of Vanuatu offer a diverse tropical scenery immersed with culture.  ​

The archipelago consists of 83 islands, and the island of Efate is where you’ll find the nation’s capital, Port Vila. Central Bay Motel, is located in Port Vila town directly opposite Vila Bay, with a newly opened seafront walkway and parkland, Port Vila is a signatory attraction in the region. 

Famous for its awe-inspiring water and reefs with marine life, Port Vila is a haven for those seeking adventures both in and out of the water.  For a truly unique cultural experience, visit the islands of Tanna or Ambrym to stand on the crater rim of a live volcano, and experience traditional ‘kustom’ culture. From April to June you can also visit the island of Pentecost and see the Nagol ceremony of ‘land diving’, from which modern-day bungee jumping was inspired. 

To ensure you get the most out of your visit here’s our top things to do outdoors in Port Vila.


Take a boat from the Beach Bar to Hideaway Island to enjoy the natural beauty of the island, come face to face with hundreds of fish and discover what makes Hideaway Island and Marine Sanctuary so special. Hideaway Island has a reputation for being a relaxed paradise for divers and snorkelers alike with the world’s only Underwater Post Office. Grab your snorkel and dive in!


Coongoola Day Cruise

A " must do" excursion ideal for all ages. A spacious 23 meter timber sailing ketch with twin diesel back up power, dinghies, snorkeling gear... And can carry 60 passengers.

Visit secluded coves and beaches of fine white coral sand. Snorkel or dive in crystal clear warm water feed tame fish, maybe see our dolphin friends at play. 

Buggy Fun 

A once-in-a-lifetime experience while you are in Vanuatu, voted happiest place in the world twice. Take a buggy tour around beautiful Port Vila across the jungle and on the beach. A great way to get off the beaten path, ride through local villages, High five the local pikinini (Bislama for children).


Soar through the canopy of the Vanuatu jungle and over canyons, while marveling at the amazing views over Mele Bay.  Suitable for all ages in rain or shine, Vanuatu Jungle Zipline has several different tours available, including two fantastic zipline courses, a duo zipline combo, a helicopter zipline and jungle segways.



Mele Cascade waterfalls are a stunning natural attraction famous for their brilliant blue waters and incredible views. Guided tours are offered regularly throughout the day, however visitors are also welcome to explore the waterfalls on their own 

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