Vanuatu – a fantastic foodie destination

Eating well is one of life’s greatest pleasures. It is no surprise then that sampling the best of the local cuisine is one of the joys of travel for foodies. With its mix of fresh tropical produce and strong French influence, Vanuatu makes the perfect foodie destination for a mouth-watering holiday.

Mangoes Resort is an excellent choice as a base for your gastronomic adventure as it has one of the best restaurants in Port Vila on site. Mangoes is particularly well-known for its delectable fresh seafood platter featuring local fish, lobster, prawns and calamari.

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Aside from seafood, other local specialities that you are likely to find on the menu at Mangoes Restaurant include the world-famous beef from the island of Santo, tropical fruit and locally-grown organic coffee and vanilla.

Along with fresh fruit and coffee, some local French pastries make a great way to start a leisurely day in Vanuatu. Then for lunch, a picnic of French bread and cheese with a bottle of wine has a lot of appeal while you explore Vanuatu’s attractions.

If you are keen to sample a little bit of France, there are a number of well-regarded French restaurants in Port Vila. Top picks include Restaurant le Jardin des Saveurs and the iconic L’Houstalet, which has been in operation since 1973. For the more adventurous diner, L’Houstalet’s menu includes dishes such as wild pigeon and marinated flying fox, but it is also famous for its steaks.

For fans of Asian and fusion cuisine, Port Vila offers an excellent array of choices including Japanese, Thai and Indian. There are also many contemporary bars, such as Lava Lounge or Banyan Beach Bar, where you can enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail or two while the sun goes down.

With so much delicious food on offer, you may need to travel to this foodie destination more than once to try everything you want to!

To view the menu at Mangoes Resort’s on site restaurant, click here.