Port Vila travel guide

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You're Going to Love Port Vila

With 35,901 inhabitants, Port Vila is the most populous city in Vanuatu. It is the most popular tourist destination in the country. We recommend you stay at least 7 days in order to fully appreciate everything Port Vila has to offer.

When to visit Port Vila

Port Vila in May
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Port Vila in May
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Port Vila in January, when the average temperature is 78.8 °F, and the highest can go up to 86 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is August, when it can get as cold as 62.6 °F, with an average temperature of 69.8 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in February, when precipitation is around 13.4″. In contrast, July is usually the driest month of the year in Port Vila, with an average rainfall of 2.8″.

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How to Get to Port Vila


When flying to Port Vila, you’ll arrive at Port Vila Bauerfield (VLI), which is located 2 miles from the city center. The shortest flight to Port Vila from the United States departs from Honolulu and takes around 19h 25m.

Airports near Port Vila

Airlines serving Port Vila

Singapore Airlines
Excellent (483 reviews)
Qantas Airways
Good (235 reviews)
Virgin Australia
Good (120 reviews)
Fiji Airways
Good (45 reviews)
Air Niugini
Excellent (1 reviews)
Excellent (6 reviews)
Air Vanuatu
Excellent (1 reviews)

Where to stay in Port Vila

Average rates range from around $145 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $213 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Port Vila

Most booked hotels in Port Vila

Breakas Beach Resort
Excellent (8.3, 47 reviews)
Moorings Hotel
Good (7.9, 177 reviews)
Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu
Good (7.5, 57 reviews)
The Melanesian Port Vila
Good (7, 98 reviews)
Warwick Le Lagon - Vanuatu
Good (6.8, 3 reviews)
Iririki Island Resort & Spa
Good (6.4, 50 reviews)
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Renting a car in Port Vila

Renting a car in Port Vila costs $75 per day, on average, or $528 if you want to rent if for 7 days.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 3% more expensive than at Port Vila Bauerfield.

The most frequently booked car type in Port Vila is Economy (Class Economy Car or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini rental cars (Hyundai i10 or similar) are, on average, 33% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.