When the sun goes down and you’ve rolled up your beach towel for the day, get ready to explore a whole different side of Vanuatu. Nightlife in Vanuatu is never quite what you’d expect. There could be fire pits and drumming shows, shells of kava or just mellow sunsets accompanied by cocktails – but whatever direction your night takes, you know it’s going to be a good one.
Though for someone who hasn’t been to Vanuatu before, there are a couple of things that you should experience to have an unbelievable time once the sun goes down. Have a read of our guide we’ve outlined below – if you keep these things and places in mind, you’re bound to love Vanuatu’s nightlife.
One of Port Vila’s most popular after-dark hangouts, Voodoo Bar is always packed with locals and visitors alike when 11 p.m. rolls around. Located right in the heart of Port Vila, it’s an easy walk back to your all inclusive Vanuatu resort from here after a night out.
Beach Bar at Mele Beach
You can find Beach Bar a little outside of Port Vila’s centre, right on the waterfront of the peaceful Mele Bay. There’s a wide range of wood-fired pizzas on offer to go along with your ice-cold beer, and with the Mele cascades and Hideaway Island close by, the Beach Bar is a great place to stop after a day of exploring. If you’re passing by on a Friday, make sure you stick around for the weekly fire show!
The Banyan is a true beach bar, with sun loungers, fire pits on the sand, rustic decor and a range of tropical cocktails true to its island vibe. Relax by the water or chat to the friendly staff – however you spend your time in this bar, you’ll leave feeling rejuvenated.