What do you do in Port Vila for the day??

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Joined Jul 2007
It has been two years since we were last in Vila and when I last visited in May 2015, Cyclone Pam, had just been over the islands , and the town was looking a bit worse for were! And now we are going back there twice in the one year

We have been to Vila 8 times now.

The last two visit we did to Vila, I went Snuba driving and the couple of times before that we been snorkelling at different places (Which can’t remember the names of the places / spots at the moment, don’t have my notebook handy).

I am now looking for something different to do…., so I was wondering what do you do when you go to Vila??

Also for those who like to snorkel where have you snorkelled?? . Have you found any new places to snorkel?

And we will be duty free shopping and finding wifi
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we've done the inland tours with swimming spots in waterfalls, the one that takes you to a farm and you sample local fruit was good.
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Sea the Real Vila was a great tour we did with Charlie Royal a local who takes you to his little village, his uncle's village for a cultural performance and then to the waterfalls / turtle beach or if you wanted somewhere else. He stops for what he calls his drive through Maccs - roasted corn on the cob and a cafe for lunch.
He is a genuine guy using his business to support his immediate and extended family. Going into his village is a highlight as you really see what it is like to be a local in VIlla.
He will pick you up and drop you back at the cruise terminal all with a great big friendly smile.
I was honestly sceptical when I booked a tour away from the cruise but I could not have wanted a better day.
You can find him on Facebook Sea the Real Vila Tours - Charlie Royal.
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Joined Mar 2009
Try Atmospheric Tours...We did their Round Island Tour when the Maasdam visited P.V. in October 2017. It was a great tour in air conditioned vans. The guide was excellent. We saw everything the Island had to offer including a nice lunch on a beautiful beach. Stops included the Blue Lagoon, A native village { kind of } with a guy who did a walk on hot rocks, and a small military museum. The tour lasted about 8 hours and was well worth the price we paid. And, the cost was significantly less than what the ship was charging...