Efate is known as Vanuatu’s gateway island, with the Bauerfield International Airport located just 15-minutes outside of the national capital, Port Vila. There are approximately 66,000 people who live on the island—over half live in the capital and the total population figure almost doubles each year with the arrival of around 60,000 tourists! There is plenty to explore around the town hub itself—bars, restaurants, markets and resorts surround the natural Mele harbour, plus there is plenty to explore further out.
Lush tropical rainforests stretch out beyond Port Villa’s roads and there are blue holes, hiking trails, villages, beaches and reefs to discover. For travellers wanting to really get to know the region’s natural wonders, island-stays are available. Walk right off the beach at Hideaway Island to snorkel over vibrant marine life and look over to stunning tropical greenery on the mainland shore.
Whether you want to stay connecting in the hub, try water sports on top of a pristine lagoon or explore local villages and landscapes, you can do it all on Efate. Take a look at our Efate Vanuatu holiday deals here or contact our Vanuatu Holiday Experts for more information!