largest village on Efate island
Located just outside of Port Vila
town and a short drive from Bauerfield international airport, Mele Village is the largest settlement outside of
Apart from Worawia and Hideaway resorts located here, the village is
host to some of Vanuatu's top attractions. These include Port Vila Golf and Country Club, next door to Worawia resort, Secret Garden (previous
Botanical Gardens), and of course one of the best known attractions, Cascades Waterfall.
Great for family
If you want to stay close to Port Vila, but have to be mindful of
your budget, you will find some good value holiday accommodation in and around Mele Village. With a few of the
above mentioned attractions close by, you will find this an ideal location for a family holiday.
Located near the town of Port Vila, Mele Village
can give you insights into the
local life of Melanesian people, being the largest village near
Port Vila town.
Ocean front beach
When it comes to working those calories off, there’s nothing as
relaxing as a leisurely beach walk. Just a few minutes stroll down our beach road and you’ll find yourself on a
grey volcanic sand beach, curving along the golf course next door on one side and down to Hideaway Cove on the
other side, lined by tropical palms and Banyan trees.
Located in Mele Bay, home to Hideaway Island and
its resort, Mele beach
is classed as "black sand" beach, as opposed to a white sand
Being usually uncrowded, you will find the beach peaceful and
reflective – with a real island feel. It's only a short stroll away from Hideaway Island and its resort. Port Vila Golf
& Country Club is located between the beach and the main road between Mele Village and Port Vila
Mele Village Tour
For something really different, if you want to acquaint yourself with
the local culture and village life, you can ask one of resort staff, to take you along on a short Mele village
tour, for a modest fee.
As local villagers in Mele live off their land,
there's only a need for some basic
necessary items at the village store that otherwise can't be
The village is a short stroll away from Worawia, where you can see traditional island life of Vanuatu. The tour will take an
hour or two, but please respect the village locals as you would respect anyone’s else’s home.