Things to Do
Vanuatu is an archipelago made of 83 tiny islands. The bustling capital Port Vila is situated on the harbor on the main island of Efate.
Discover numerous restaurants and bars, tours and food markets.
Explore the picturesque scenery and Vanuatu culture and traditions that Efate has to offer.
1. MELE CASCADES WATERFALLS
Only 30 minutes drive from Nasama Resort. You will enter the lush green and crystal clear waters of Mele Cascades. The hike is only 30 minutes from the entrance through multiple cascading waterfalls. Once you reach the top, you will be rewarded with a 30m waterfall and rock swimming pool that you can wash off. We recommend wearing closed-in shoes. Ones you do not mind getting wet as you will be walking through water and mud depending on the conditions.
2. BLUE LAGOON
Blue Lagoon is renowned for the turquoise blue water where freshwater meets salt. Take a video swinging off the rope into the blue waters. There are bathrooms and a kiosk on site.
3. ROUND THE ISLAND TOUR
Drive around Efate, passing by coconut plantations and villages and stopping at beautiful swimming holes and beaches. Be prepared to wave at all the local people smiling as you drive past—Reserve the whole day to complete this tour.
4. TOP ROCK
Top rock is located on the west side of Efate and is a hidden treasure with some of the clearest and best snorkeling in Port Vila.
5. BACK TO EDEN
Back to Eden is located 40 minutes from Nasama Resort and is an enjoyable day out. Bring your snorkel gear and request their turtle snorkel tour to see multiple wild turtles or giant colourful clams. Have lunch in their charming restaurant, and if you still have energy after then, you can take their tour to the local waterfall.
6. RENTAPAO RIVER
Rentapao River is another attraction not to be missed. It is one of the most beautiful and accessible rivers in Vanuatu. You can jump from the rope swings or float on an inflated tyre ring. Perfect for the family.
7. FIRESHOW – MELE BEACH BAR
The famous fire show at Mele beach bar on a Friday night attracts a crowd. Performed by Vanuatu’s only fire show group. Bring the family and enjoy a pizza. We recommend reserving a table as it often gets fully booked.
8. PORT VILA CENTRAL MARKETS
Visiting the central markets is a MUST when you are in Port Vila. You will be mesmerised by the colours of local organic fruit and vegetables and the mamas selling them in the colourful island dresses.
9. EKASUP VILLAGE
The Ekasup Village tour is a perfect way to learn more about Vanuatu culture. Discover cultural traditions like mat weaving, cooking custom food, native herbs and what it's use, and singing and dancing.
10. PORT VILA HANDICRAFT MARKETS
Pick your Vanuatu souvenirs from the lovely mamas at the handicraft market that spend their time curating beautiful weaved baskets, lamp shades and hats or carved local tam-tam sculpture.