Vila, Vanuatu

  • Vila, Vanuatu

Vila, Vanuatu

Over 80 idyllic islands make up the amazing archipelago of Vanuatu. And Port Vila, the capital city of the island of Efate, is the heart and soul of them all. With its earthy beauty and ancient tribal traditions, this "Land Eternal" has been voted one of the happiest places on the planet. Float in a hidden lagoon. Lounge under a giant banyan tree. Cool off in a waterfall shower. And suit up and dive down to Port Vila's Underwater Post Office—the world's one and only. No, you don't need to be an experienced diver to visit. And yes, the postcards are waterproof. Live like a local and sample Vanuatu specialties. Laplap is a pudding-type dish created with mashed bananas, root vegetables and creamy coconut milk. Or sip some kava, an intoxicating drink made from aromatic kava roots. It's potent and the island's alternative to alcohol.

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