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Top 4 things to do in Port Vila

There's so much to do in Port Vila, such as cultural tours, adventure expeditions and thrilling experiences, but these four things are total must-dos that should make their way to your bucket-list.

Mele Cascades

The Mele Cascades are a completely stunning waterfall just out the city. This is a glorious attraction that will show you why the islands of Vanuatu are renowned for their natural beauty. A guided tour will start in the city with a bus ride to your location and a short walk up to the cascade waterfalls and refreshing pool. Many tourism companies include fruit and cold drink refreshments as part of your package.

Vila Market

Head to the market any day but Sunday to enjoy local delights. You'll have the chance to chat to friendly locals and pick up produce, try some cuisine and collect some lovely souvenirs for your friends and family back home. The markets are colourful and vibrant and a great place to get a taste of the culture of the area.

Vanuatu Cultural Centre and National Museum

This is another place where you can learn about this great island nation. Throughout the centre, you'll learn about history and traditions, legends, rituals and origins. A highlight of your visit is sure to be the traditional performances of sand-drawing, dance, bamboo flute and story-telling.

The Summit Gardens

Where can you find gorgeous scenery, revitalising beauty products and have an exciting adventure? The Summit Gardens. A tour will teach you all about the plants used to create essential oils and skincare products. The Summit Cafe is a fabulous place to enjoy a snack and drink, and there are also opportunities to go snorkelling, kayaking and zip lining right here. Be sure to take some products from The Summit Heath and Body Shop home with you - they make for wonderful gifts to yourself or friends.