Efate is Vanuatu's Island of
The nation of Vanuatu comprises 83 islands and islets spread across
the South Pacific, like emeralds on the crystalline waters.
The most heavily populated island, and home of the capital Port Vila, is Efate Island. A trip to Efate can be an incredible experience and offers numerous ways in which to enjoy
yourself during your stay. Here's where to stay and what to do on Efate island.
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Efate Island Resorts
If you want to escape from the bustle of Port Vila, the island of
Efate offers many resorts located on the outskirts of the city, giving you peace and quiet on your
Vanuatu holiday, where you can explore the other side of Vanuatu.
Backpacking on Efate
If you plan to do hiking and backpacking across any of Vanuatu
islands, your best place to start is on the main, Efate island
and town of Port Vila. You will find sevral backpacking and camping accommodations to suit
Although small when compared to other capital cities, Vanuatu's
capital Port Vila is still a busy town. So if you prefer
staying in a quieter location, we recommend a few resorts in outer parts of Efate island,
out of many available to choose
from in Port Vila.
Things to Do on Efate
While Port Vila offers a range of holiday activities and
attractions, you will find many interesting attractions, places to visit and things to do around
the island of Efate. Island tours are the best way to explore
these places and see what this island offers.
Vila, the capital of the island nation, is the home of much of the
estimated 50,000 residents, though there are numerous villages scattered around the island.
A large harbour front park situated in the center
of Port Vila town provides a good escape
from the busy city streets, while one can enjoy a relaxing walk and soak in beautiful sights
of the Port Vila harbour, on Efate island.
You'll find numerous resorts and hotels on the island. Accommodations
range from budget-oriented hotels and hostels to luxury, all-inclusive resorts. No matter what kind of
accommodations you seek, you'll find an appealing option on this island.
Port Vila is home to a large number of the
island's hotels and resorts, thanks to the deep water bay that has made this city such a shipping and travel hub.
However you won't find any skyscrapers in this capital city. The area, while relatively populous, continues to be
largely rural, though that has begun to change.
What To Do on
Efate island offers a wide variety of attractions for visitors.
You'll find jungle hiking and trekking expeditions, sea faring, diving and much, much more. Exploring the island's
beaches is an excellent way to learn about and enjoy this inviting jewel, though the jungle also offers numerous
chances to enjoy the splendor of nature. If you're more in the mood for nightlife and dancing, then Port Vila is
the destination for you.
You will find a large number of nightclubs featuring dancing and live
music. Enjoy a shell of
kava, a mixed drink of your choice or grab an ice cold beer and
enjoy the city. Port Vila is also home to the best shopping on Efate island. Whether you want bargain
souvenirs or upscale shopping, it's located here.
Travel To and From
The dominant method of arriving on Efate Island is by airplane. The
international airport in Port Vila has daily flight arrivals. However, travel by boat is also available. This
method is perfect for those with the time to explore Efate island and enjoy the waters surrounding them. Travel on
the island can be accomplished through car rentals, hitchhiking and taxis (in Port Vila). Additionally, you can
charter a boat around Efate island for your travel needs. Walking and bicycles are a dominant form of
transportation across the island, as well.