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Customer Travel Tips for Port Vila

70% Avg. city rating Rated by 40 customers

Activities / excursions 79%

Restaurants / eating out 67%

Shopping 57%

Chilling out / relaxing 78%

Getting around / public transport 85%

Sightseeing 74%

Culture 83%

Nightlife / partying 57%

Value for money 54%

Customer Travel Tips for Port Vila

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44% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 40%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 20%
  • Value for money - 20%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 20%
44% Avg. rating


03 Jul 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Relaxation / spa Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Go to the museum and pay the little extra for the guided tour. The 'sand droing' demonstration is awesome

Liked: The museum , snorkelling at hideaway island is decent.

Disliked: set up for old people who want to go lie on a beach at a resort. Hard to explore beyond he city on your own.

58% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 40%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 40%
58% Avg. rating


24 May 2015

Customer Travel Tip: Make sure the resort you're staying in is open.

Liked: I didn't really get to see much of it due to Hostelbookers' ridiculous mistake.

Disliked: Not being able to see it.

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
87% Avg. rating


24 Jan 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: delicious and cheap fruit. I have rated the nightlife and partying as average, but I didn't do any of that as had to get up early to go diving.

Liked: Scuba diving and shopping

Disliked: Tour to Iririki island by boat. Ordered grilled chicken with Caesar salad and flat bread for VT 1600 (US$16) and got tiny chicken wrap size of spring roll. My desert of cake and ice=cream was brought with my main meal. Heavy rain.

96% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 60%
96% Avg. rating


16 Sep 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Partying / nightlife Visiting friends or family

Customer Travel Tip: try some kava

Liked: its my home town.. i love port vila

Disliked: port holes on roads..

58% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 40%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 60%
58% Avg. rating


29 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Enjoy

Liked: The town had a good süpermarket.

Disliked: It was a small town.

82% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
82% Avg. rating


29 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Family Holiday Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Take a lot of money if you want to visit the attractions because everything has an entrance fee, even beaches! Take warm, comfortable clothes for chilly winter nights. Take reef shoes for walking along the coastline. Don't bargain at shops or markets because that is considered rude.

Liked: Beautiful scenery, lovely locals, safe. Fantastic fresh fruit/veg market open Monday-Saturday. Regular buses.

Disliked: Too expensive making it difficult to choose between all the activities available. We were shocked at the price of tours etc and couldn't make our budget stretch very far.

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 100%
80% Avg. rating


08 Jan 2014

Customer Travel Tip: Relax and smile.

Liked: Everything available (it's the capital). Good public transport (minibuses)

Disliked: A bit expensive.

62% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 20%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 40%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
62% Avg. rating


02 Jan 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
City break

Customer Travel Tip: Excursions

Liked: People are very friendly and helpful

Disliked: Nothing really interesting to do in the city

56% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 20%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
56% Avg. rating


24 Nov 2013

Customer Travel Tip: Always ask upfront the cost of taxi's buses etc as they try to take advantage of tourists

Liked: x

Disliked: x

78% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
78% Avg. rating


17 Aug 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Never catch taxi's. Buses take you wherever you want for 1/5th of the price and come all the time

Liked: The people

Disliked: Not really

56% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 20%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 20%
  • Shopping - 40%
56% Avg. rating


05 Aug 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Be prepared to get out of town and see the rest of the Island.

Liked: The weather and very friendly locals.

Disliked: Very expensive for what is basically a third world city. Lots of clubs, but no-one in them.

53% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 40%
53% Avg. rating


20 Jun 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing City break Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: prepare lots of cash.

Liked: the locals are rather honest.

Disliked: things are very expensive.

56% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
  • Culture - 40%
  • Sightseeing - 40%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
56% Avg. rating


23 May 2013

Customer Travel Tip: Move around the island, Efate.

Liked: People.

Disliked: The center is not interesting.

71% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
71% Avg. rating


20 May 2013

Customer Travel Tip: Eat local food, the difference in cost between restaurant food and local food is massive, and the local stuff is often tastier and healthier.

Liked: The busses that take you anywhere.

Disliked: No actual beach within walking distance.

78% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
78% Avg. rating


18 May 2013

Customer Travel Tip: Go where the locals go and not where the tourists go. Eat at their places and the variety is better.

Liked: Compact and relaxed.

Disliked: Nothing to dislike

73% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
73% Avg. rating


14 Apr 2013

Customer Travel Tip: Take food and snacks, take your own snorkling gear, be prepared to pay cash.

Liked: The people, the hot weather, the primitiveness still there. And of course the reef and beaches.

Disliked: nope

89% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
89% Avg. rating


06 Apr 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Relaxation / spa

Customer Travel Tip: Don't take taxi's they are over priced at 3000vt. Buses take you to the same places and are the same type of vehicle at a rate of 150vt. It is a good idea to know where you are going so that you may tell the drive. Check before hand if the place where you intend to stay takes credit cards. Don't exchange much money at the airport because the rate is a bit lower then in the city. Get enough to get you by until you can get into the city. Check out several different exchange places because they donot all give you the same rate. Sometime it is worth a little walking to get the best deal on rates.

Liked: Good sized city and clean. Friendly people and many places to stay near the main city. Transport services are plenty so catching a bus is very easy from almost anywhere around port villa.

Disliked: Nothing to dislike.

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 100%
87% Avg. rating


18 Mar 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing

Customer Travel Tip: Chill out and enjoy

Liked: An interesting island with friendly locals and interesting places and cultural activities.

Disliked: nothing.

60% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 20%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 40%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 40%
60% Avg. rating


19 Feb 2013

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Romantic getaway Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Spend your money on exploring the islands, don't bother with over priced accommodation.

Liked: The locals are all very kind and funny. They always have time to have a chat and will ALWAYS send a wave or a smile your way. The people definitely make it an interesting place.

Disliked: It is very expensive and it can be hard to find anywhere to try some local cuisine.

76% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 20%
76% Avg. rating


26 Jan 2013

Customer Travel Tip: Have more local currencies. A lot of ppl don't accept credit cards. Avoid Sunday to arrive if you can manage as many places are closed. Use bus rather than Taxi.

Liked: Unspoiled, kind, and friendly people.

Disliked: Blue Pango Motel. Sunday taxi drivers at the airport who lied that there were no bus services available on Sundays.

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70% Avg. city rating Rated by 40 customers

Activities / excursions 79%

Restaurants / eating out 67%

Shopping 57%

Chilling out / relaxing 78%

Getting around / public transport 85%

Sightseeing 74%

Culture 83%

Nightlife / partying 57%

Value for money 54%

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