Port Vila is the capital city of Vanuatu, situated on the south coast of the island of Efate. It has the country's most important harbour and airport, Bauerfield International, making it the nation's economic and commercial centre. During World War II, Port Vila was an American and Australian airbase. In 1987, a cyclone severely damaged the city.
Free of skyscraper office blocks, Port Vila is set within a magnificent natural harbour. It is a charming potpourri of cultures, blending elements of Melanesian, English, French and Chinese tastes. Its Cultural Center has one of the most extensive Pacific artifact collections in the world. There are also plenty of opportunities for active visitors, especially those interested in watersports.
Things to see and do
* Scuba diving & snorkeling
* Cultural Centre
* Mele Cascades (waterfall)
* Beautiful swimming beaches
* Local markets
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Vatu (VUV)
Language – Bislama, English, French
Land Area – 12,189 km²
Population – 222,000
Electricity – 2 Angled pins and 1 flat pin centred below Australian style
Time – GMT plus eleven hours
International Country Telephone Code – +678
Port Location – The port is located in the Port Vila Harbor which is central to downtown Port Vila.
Transport Links – Port-Vila (VLI) (Bauerfield) is 6km from Port-Vila (travel time – 15 minutes). Flights are available to and from Nadi in Fiji ,Auckland, Sydney and Brisbane.
Taxis, mini buses, private buses and rental cars are available for getting around Port Vila. It also an easy place to tour around on foot.
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