Located in the South Pacific Ocean, Vanuatu is an archipelago consisting of around 80 islands. While Vanuatu is well known for its natural beauty, rich cultural experiences, and extensive offering of adventure and relaxation activities, Vanuatu is also growing its reputation as the foodie destination of the South Pacific thanks to its abundant fresh foods, diverse cultural heritage and excellent restaurants.
Great travel is about memorable moments and Vanuatu offers heart-lifting opportunities at every turn, whether that’s wandering the local markets and meeting the friendly locals, or enjoying freshly caught lobster at a beautiful beachside restaurant. Vanuatu resorts offer world-class restaurants serving many of Vanuatu’s delicacies such as organic Santo beef, freshly caught seafood, and local organic seasonal fruit and vegetables.
If you are staying in Port Vila you will be able to venture out from your resort and experience many amazing foodie moments, from fresh seaside delights to authentic Asian cuisine. Vanuatu is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world thanks to 3,000 years of migration from a number of Pacific and Melanesian countries. This rich cultural diversity is reflected in its amazing food offerings, providing a fabulous food adventure.
24 hours of delicious Vanuatu moments
Morning – First stop is always the French bakery, nothing beats freshly baked French croissants, pastries or French sticks. Then head to the market for organic fruit straight from garden to market, choose from pawpaw, pineapple, mangoes, raspberries, watermelon, bananas, accompanied by a cup of the most amazing Vanuatu coffee (yes they produce incredible coffee on the islands of Tanna).
Lunch – After a morning of hiking, swimming, diving or simply relaxing at a pristine beach, it’s time to refuel – choose from the freshest seafood lunch at Havannah Eco Lodge or if you are staying in Port Vila for the day head down to the fruit and veggie market dining house situated at the waterfront. Local chefs will cook amazing fresh lunch options, such as tuna, organic beef or chicken accompanied by the freshest of organic vegetables and you’ll pay only around $10 for a plate.
Afternoon Snack – The Gaston Chocolat Cafe is always a good idea for a delicious iced chocolate or ice-cream indulgence.
Sunset Cocktails – No tropical island holiday is complete without a sunset cocktail and Banyan Beach Bar is one of the best places to watch the sunset whilst sipping a gorgeous cocktail made using Vanuatu’s very own 83 Islands spirits (visit the distillery if you get a chance) or local Tusker Lager.
Dinner – You’re spoilt for choice for dinner options in Vanuatu; with such a diverse cultural population this is reflected in the food with exceptional choices including Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Chinese, Thai, French, Italian, Pacific Rim and so much more. With over 30 restaurants in Port Vila alone, there is something to suit everyone and every budget.
After dinner – Perhaps try your luck at one of the Port Vila casinos or dance the night away in one of the bars or clubs.