Port Vila

The Vanuatu Islands – A Shopper’s Paradise



When it comes to shopping in Vanuatu, the only thing you’ll regret is that you didn’t carry a bigger bag! The stores sell everything from typical Islander jewelry to gorgeous handicraft bags, pretty sarongs and heaps of Asian & Pacific Island replica goodies.
Opening hours

Offices: Monday - Friday - 7.30am to 11.30am and 1.30pm to 4.30pm

Shops: Monday - Friday - 7.30am to 11.30am and 2:00pm to 5:00pm, Saturday 7.30am to 12:00pm

Vanuatu Supermarket

Au Bon Marche is the main supermarket with various locations around Port Vila town centre that stock a selection of Western and French products.

Vanuatu Museum

Just a walk away from Mangoes Resort is the Vanuatu Cultural Centre on Rue D’Artois. The collection of ancient artifacts, ceremonial headdresses and traditional pottery at this Museum, enthralls both connoisseurs and collectors alike!

Vanuatu Marketplace

The bustling market right next to the Port Vila Post office is simply hard to miss! Open form Monday to Saturday, this bazaar sells the freshest variety of local fruit and vegetable produce. You will also find a wide array of shell & bead neckpieces, Island style dresses and other local handicrafts. If you want to find great bargains and a genuine glimpse of country life, the Vanuatu market is your place!

Vanuatu Dining

There are over 50 restaurants in Port Vila in addition to the regular Melanesian village feasts, which allow you to sample a selection of delicious local and international cuisines. From authentic South Pacific delicacies like crevettes, snails, coconut crab, fruit bat, flying fox and ground pigeon to typical Vanuatu beef specialties and much more… There many flavours to choose from and all of them are sure to tantalize your taste buds!  

Come and enjoy a gourmet dinner over a glass of exceptional wine at Mangoes or read on for our list of Vanuatu’s best-reviewed restaurants. 

Besides Mangoes Resort Restaurant, other recommended dining restaurants on the Vanuatu Islands include:

  • Restaurant le Jardin des Saveurs
  • Au Peche Mignon
  • Tillys
  • Chill
  • Kanpai

Vanuatu’s nightlife tastes even better than it looks! Hop over to the nearest Kava bar (150 metres away from Mangoes Resort) to taste the exotic national drink.

Other popular nightspots on the islands include Rumors, Voodoo Bar, The Port and The Anchor Inn.

Lively casinos, tropical sundowners, island music and a dazzling array of local bistro food… If you’re looking for a great night out, this is where you’ll find it!

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