Just for Two

Vanuatu is the perfect destination for a wedding, honeymoon, or to reconnect with your loved one. We have compiled some options that will transform your time in Vanuatu into a romantic escape for two. Need luxury accommodation? Or a private self contained holiday home in Port Vila? Base your time in Vanuatu at a luxury villa for the ultimate island getaway. Also browse through our extensive list of water and land based activities. Vanuatu is a holiday destination where you can do as little or as much as you please!

Banyan Beach Bar

The Banyan Beach Bar is a true 'sand between your toes and drink in hand' kinda place. The cocktails are the best in Port Vila (in our humble opinion!) and are reasonably priced too. The sunsets from the beachside fare are magical. Very relaxed and unassuming, the Banyan has quickly become a favourite spot for locals and visitors alike. The Banyan Bar also offer a range of nibbles and light snacks to compliment the drink selection. Conveniently located just north of the main strip in Port Vila, it is out of town enough to escape the noise and heat. Great spot for a pre or after dinner or movie drink or three. Open from 3pm until late Wednesday until Sunday.

BNFree Island Cars

Vila's latest car hire company - with a massive difference! These island cars are so much FUN! Built for comfort and easy to drive, take your island experience to a whole new level with panoramic views as you drive around our beautiful island home.

These cars can go around the whole island on one tank of fuel, and they come ready to go! Complete with a guidebook to show you where to go and how to get there, explore Efate with the wind in your hair and sun on your face - you won't forget your day with BNFree Island Cars.

For pricing and location, please visit their website or give Tash a call.

+678 597 2225

Cake Fantasy

Whether you are looking for a cake for 2 or 200, Cake Fantasy can create a unique piece of edible art to add that touch of magic to your tropical Vanuatu wedding, birthday or function. Cake Fantasy provides cakes for resorts in Port Vila and for venues around Efate and the outer islands. Cake Fantasy is proud of its reputation for service, quality and creativity. Winners of Best in Class, Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in the annual Vanuatu Chef's Association Culinary Art Shows since 2006, they take pride in working closely with their clients to create a cake that suits your special style - from formal and traditional to way out and wacky. It's your day. Let us help make it extra special. Cake Fantasy can also create cakes for other occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, children's parties, Christmas and corporate events. Contact Judy via email. For Facebook, please search for Cake Fantasy Vanuatu.

Coongoola Day Cruise

The Coongoola Day Cruise is a perfect Vanuatu day trip. Relax in the sun, enjoy being under sail in the South Pacific. What more do you need? With a bar onboard and all food included, just take your towel, sunscreen, and hat! You will visit Moso Island, the beautiful island home of the turtle sanctuary playing a very active role in increasing the population of the engangered local Hawksbill Turtle. You get to hold mature turtles here, and support the program with voluntary donations. After this, more sailing, more eating…then SERIOUSLY good snorkelling off the boat on the southwest side of the island. Bring your underwater camera and your sense of wonder! Tour prices include transfers to and from your holiday home.

+678 25020

Divi's Bar and Tapas

Divi's is at Mangaliliu, about 5 minutes south of Havannah in the north west of Efate. It's the perfect spot to finish of a round-island drive, or head there for the afternoon and enjoy the sunset with a drink or three. Divi's is a low-key tapas bar and restaurant, presenting beautiful food cooked simply and to perfection. Taking inspiration from their local garden, the menu changes with the seasons. The service is great all year round though, and it's fantastic to see new businesses flourishing in the North West corner of Efate. There is lots to see and do around Divi's, so make it a must-stop. Guests over 15 years only. Phone for current opening hours.

+678 779 3696

Francescas

Located at Havannah Harbour, Francesca's is Vila's only Italian restaurant, and it is just perfect! Fresh local product cooked in a traditional Italian way is so easy to enjoy at the iconic Francesca's.The bar and beach club are sublime, a decadent way to treat yourself  to a very special day. Spend a divine afternoon being wowed by Francesca's degustation menu with perfectly paired wines. Open Tuesday to Sunday

+678 7719898

John's Authentic Island Tours

John offers two different tours, an Efate round island tour and also a tour to stunning Pele Island. He is also happy to customise tours to suit the requirements of individual visitors or groups.

John's round island tour starts at Activ Handicrafts and their chocolate factory, includes Blue Lagoon, a visit to a village and school, a cultural tour, lunch & refreshments. His Pele full day tour begin​s with a bus ride to Emua Wharf in North Efate followed by a boat trip across to the island. There visitors are welcomed by the chief, taken on a village tour and then left to snorkel, swim and relax as they choose. A delicious lunch and refreshments are included.

+ 678 540 7386 | 775 5193

Lelepa Island

Lelepa Island is an untouched jewel lying just off shore in Havannah Harbour. Swim, snorkel, explore ancient caves, feast, learn, relax…the Lelepa Island Day Tour is beautifully paced and will leave you feeling relaxed and very happy to be in Vanuatu. Transfers from your accommodation are included, all boat trips and food are also included. The snorkelling off the back of the island is sensational as it can only be reached by boat and is in deep water so is untouched by the sun and flippers! The local people are very proud of their island heritage and welcome you warmly to learn why.

+678 774 2714

Manples Tours

The best way to discover Efate is by doing a round island tour with a local. Manples means "local" in Vanuatu, and so Manples Tours is a genuine, locally owned and operated business. Run by Jonah John, also known as JJ, and his lovely wife, Violet. It's a full-day tour that takes in the main attractions from the comfort of an air-conditioned bus. These include Blue Lagoon, Eton Beach, a cultural village, World War 2 places of interest, Gideon's Landing​ and Tanna Coffee. JJ is bilingual being fluent in both French and English and an experienced, knowledgeable guide. This tour has excellent ratings and is highly recommended. Price includes pickups from your accommodation, entrance fees and lunch.

+678 779 4826 or +678 561 4190

Massage - Local and Thai

There are numerous Thai massage parlours in Port Vila. While not relaxing, they will certainly get the crick out of your neck! Prices are reasonable and they often offer discounts for repeat customers. Couples massages and complimentary therapies are available. There are several parlours near the Grand Casino on the southern side of town. There is also a locally run massage and beauty spa called Paradise Spa on the northern side of town, opposite the Bred Bank. Alternatively, some stores offer local massage at very reasonable prices. A highly recommended Thai massage parlour can be found in the Tana Cine complex on the ground floor near the French bakery.

If you would like our fully qualified French masseuse to visit you on site at your holiday villa around Efate, please email us. He comes highly recommended for all massage types and is also a fully qualified chiropractor. 

If you are planning on visiting Santo, please do not miss the amazing Moyyan Day Spa - you can also enjoy a fabulous meal here right on the beach.

Massage and Day Spa - Volcanic Earth Healing Centre Spa

Volcanic Earth, located just near Wharf Road offer volcanic ash baths, body wraps and scrubs as well as massages, facials, pedicures, manicures and more. Volcanic Earth and set above other similar businesses in Vanuatu by their product range. All their products are hand made locally and chemical free, and are also available for sale. Open 6 days and after hours by appointment. For more information on their treatments, please click here.


+678 774 6112 or +678 26690

Papaya Villa Honeymoon Escape

Papaya Villa is a truly romantic honeymoon destination located in Vanuatu in the tropical South Pacific. Experience private and secluded romantic escapism throughout your stay.Discover the many pristine bays and reefs that fringe Papaya Villa during your stay. With more private beaches than guests, you can spend hours in absolute romantic isolation. Snorkel, beachcomb,sunbathe… the choice is yours… or simply chill out in a hammock under the pandanus and take in the ocean breeze.

Take a day and tour around the island. Your personal driver will collect you and take you wherever you want for the day … and best of all, he knows where to go and will be there waiting for you as you need him.Take in some shopping and sight seeing… and best of all, stop in for some great French pastries with a café au lait in Port Vila.

We have arranged a massage for you both on the deck or under the pandanus … just because you can…

During the evening sit out on the deck and listen to the waves while gazing at a trillion stars… and there is no one in sight!

To celebrate your honeymoon, one evening of your stay, enjoy a private dinner on your own private beach under the stars. Start with a glass of French Champagne while the
sun goes down. Maybe lobster from our very own reef! A romantic and memorable dining experience.

The Ultimate Honeymoon Romance Package


What’s included

• 7 nights accommodation
• airport transfers with your private driver (includes a stop at the markets on the way)
• welcome gift basket to start your married life together
• your private romantic dinner
• personal driver for a day to explore the island
• personal massage for two
• daily housekeeper

Contact us to book your Honeymoon Romance Package today.

Paradise Cove

Paradise Cove at sunset is a magic place to be. Enjoy a cocktail on the private wharf or stroll the garden around the huge central Nakamal. A wonderful menu with attentive staff and a casual but elegant dining area, candle lit dining at its best! Excellent cocktails and consistently good food, it is worth the drive for a special night out. Open daily

+678 7773398

Pele Island

Off the north coast of Efate lies Pele Island. Reachable by banana boat, you can take a tour here with Evergreen Tours, a locally owned and operated tour company. You can also catch a banana boat in your own time from the wharf for 5000 vatu return for the whole boat (fits over 12 people comfortably) and laze on the private beaches in your own time. Local owners may ask a small fee for the beach usage, and will then leave you in blissful peace for the day. Pack a picnic and enjoy the solitude and serenity. Here lies the true Vanuatu!

Private Chefs & Culinary Classes

Kandy’s Kitchen


For the perfect way to enjoy local organic product while in Port Vila, Kandy’s Kitchen will come to your accommodation and create the perfect menu for you and your family. Choosing from Kandy’s extensive menu of Melanesian Feast, gourmet and modern menus, finger foods and a delivery only service, you are spoilt for choice. Including waiting staff and many extras, contact Kandy for the ultimate in Vanuatu luxury. Catering for functions and weddings is also available. Kandy's contact details are +678 773 5602 and www.kandys-kitchen.com


Knife's Edge 
 
Fiona works her magic at Cafe du Village, and amazes her lucky guests as a private chef too. Known in Port Vila for many years now, her knowledge of local foods is outstanding and she is able to cater for private functions and family dining at your private villa. Catering for functions and weddings is also available.
Fiona's contact details are +678 537 2225 and knifesedge@vanuatu.com.vu


Sarangkita

Slip your curiosity into high gear and join Christiana on a culinary day out. You will experience a cook's tour of the South Pacific, a unique food experience that's inspiring, informative and fun! Your days starts with a visit to the local fresh product market followed by a cooking class and relaxing meal by the sea in the glorious surrounds of Sarangkita. Christiana's contact details are +678 26108 and bookings@vanuatufoodsafari.com

Sailaway Cruises

Sailing for the day with Peter and his team takes you into World Heritage listed areas of pristine marine life offering snorkelling and diving second to none. The three hulled catamaran will be your home for the day while you get to see the real Vanuatu. All food and drinks provided, transfers available. Highly recommended.

+678 23802

Shiki Teppanyaki

Shiki Teppanyaki Restaurant is situated right on the water at Second Lagoon. The setting is beautiful, especially at sunset, and the authentic Japanese teppanyaki is superb. Fresh sashimi, sushi, and a full range of Japanese cuisine is cooking right in front of you. The banquets are exquisite and the service is also excellent.
Open daily from 11am–2.30pm & 5.30pm–10pm.

+678 25806

Sunset Cruise – Meridian Charters

Join the crew of the CARAID for an evening of calm sailing on Mele Bay. Sip champagne, wine, the excellent local beer and indulge in the selection of hot and cold finger food as you watch the sun set on this unfortgettable cruise. Departs from Le Café du Village in central Port Vila. 2 hour duration.
 

+678 774 3353

Tamanu on the Beach

Tamanu on the Beach at White Sands is a beautiful and relaxed yet refined dining experience. For me it's a 'special occasion' kind of place, and when you are on holidays, it is a special occasion, so please book a table here and enjoy one of Vila's best restaurants. Not only is the location devine, the food is outstanding. Prepared from fresh local ingredients, the menu is complimented by French, Australian and New Zealand Wines. Their chapel dining room is perfect for special occasions too. Special dietary requirements can be catered for. Return transfers from your Private Villa can be arranged by their staff. Enjoy!

+678 27279

The Havannah

The Havannah has been designed as a child free haven and is the perfect romantic destination. Situated on the beautiful Havannah Harbour, overlooking Lelepa Island, you will sit in perfect peace and tranquillity, sipping cocktails as the sun sets over the South Pacific. The food is exquisite, and a generous range of wine, beer, spirits and cocktails await you. The 25 minute drive to and from Havannah only adds to the experience, the views from the top of Klem's Hill overlooking Vila and Mele Bay are spectacular! You can also access the near by and stunningly beautiful Havannah Beach from the resort grounds.

+678 35600

The Moso

Moso Island is just a few hundred metres off the north western corner of Efate. Moso Island is an untouched tropical paradise with reefs, white sand beaches and turquoise waters, and it now also boasts a modern yet very relaxed resort, The Moso. We visited as day guests. A 30 minute drive from Vila brings you to the wharf, simply ring Joel at The Moso and in 5 minutes your transfer boat will be waiting for you. We were lucky enough to visit The Moso on a quiet day, and we were the only guests. After a relaxing cocktail by the water and a swim, we enjoyed perfectly cooked local seafood and chilled Australian wine. We then went for a short kayak north of the resort, we even saw a large turtle swimming on the reef - perfect. There is also a pool at the resort, massages are available, and The Moso has a very impressive cocktail list (ours were delish!)

The ideal spot for a relaxing and retreating from everything, all you need is on hand. Joel and his team take care of everything for you - right down to the luxury beach towels that are happily provided. Highly recommended.

+678 771 1365

Vanuatu Helicopter

With a variety of spectacular scenic flights available, Vanuatu Helicopters is the ultimate way to see the beautiful South Pacific from the air. Ever wanted to spoil someone with a day on your own tropical island? Helilunch Gourmet Flights are unique, breathtaking, perfect. You can also see an active Volcano on Ambrym with a Heliactive Volcano Adventure!

+678 25022

Weddings in Vanuatu

Vanuatu is the perfect place to mark the start of your life together as a married couple. It is relaxed, beautiful, warm and memorable. But organising the biggest day of your life from overseas is hard, isn't it? Not with a local professional planning your day for you. A tropical wedding is so attractive because it is SO simple. You only need a stunning location, fantastic friends, and amazing food and wine for the perfect day. If you bring the friends, we'll organise the rest for you! Be involved every step of the way so your wedding is just how you want it to be, and enjoy the luxury of not having to organise a thing! Many of our holiday homes, beachfront villas and luxury retreats are the perfect place to host your wedding. After the ceremony, relax as the professional waiting staff come to you, with fresh and succulent local seafood and grass-fed beef, French champagne, and that famous Ni-Vanuatu smile! Want more information? Please email us, we would love to hear from you!