Vanuatu Tourist Traps

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    Hideaway Island
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    Chief Sandy serving Kava
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Vanuatu Tourist Traps

  • taxis

    the yacht club is great value, fantastic prices, great food and service, kanpai the japanese resturant is a hidden gem. Its hidden in a back street and the price and quality is great (these are in port villa).Food is similar to aus prices because that is their only source of tax for the gov. Most meals are $20-$30 and the servings are huge (im...

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  • Impromptu Kava Bar Tour

    During our Meridian Charters Sunset Cruise, the resident musician, Ishmael, offered to take us and a few of the other guests to a local kava bar. We thought it sounded good so we went along. After the cruise, we gathered at the dock and proceeded to follow Ishmael as we walked to the bar. There were six of us. Once we got to the bar, before going...

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  • Siesta means- nothing's open!

    Vanuatu follows the Euopean tradition of the French siesta- even though its' a republic now, this tradition is still in place.From 11 until about 1.30 all the shops are closed..even some cafe's! So don't go shopping at lunchtime, and if you're passing by and see something you like at a shop grab it! chances are you'll be so busy you'll forget about...

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  • Mystery Island Tours Office.

    Mystery island, an uninhabited sandy islet all surrounded by coral reefs, lies to the very south of the Vanuatuan island chain. It is less than 1 square kilometer in area and is somewhat boomerang shaped and surrounded by coral reefs. These coral reefs make it safe for swimming and snorkelling. It will only take you about thirty seconds to walk...

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  • Kava

    Kava is the local drink made from the root of the kava plant. It can really knock you around so be cafeful when you drink it and don't drink too much too quickly... One of our group learnt the hard way... ;)I actually didn't mind the taste of the kava at all...it wasn't nearly as bad as people made out and the after effect was more funny than...

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  • Cruise Ship Days...

    On the days that the cruise ships are docked the prices go up...especially at the markets... If you can, find out when the cruise ship will arrive and buy on a different day...Also the Mamu Bar (a pub in town) goes OFF on cruise ship days...the visitors take over and really enjoy themselves... ;)

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  • Taxis

    The taxis are quite fine, though they do cost more, 400 vatu per trip. its safe to catch them, but beware of their pressure. they are very good at convincing you to do extra tours that may be more expensive than you like. just be happy to say no and you'll be fine.oh, and be aware that some of the lil kids selling the newspaper can be deciving. in...

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  • Port Vila is the international...

    Port Vila is the international gateway for Vanuatu and is the more developed of the islands. There is a wide range of accommodation from the overwater bungalows at the Meridien, to the convenient Kaiviti Village Motel, to the offshore resorts of Iriki Island, or Hideaway. There are great restaurants, nightlife, shopping and activities such as...

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  • Hmmm Tourist Traps, well let...

    Hmmm Tourist Traps, well let me think about this for a momment, while I was there i realy carn't remmeber if there where any. Every where we went people where very helpfull and no one tried to rip us off.Well the beer was under rated, its was one of the best beers I have had the plesure to drink.Justgo with the flow and enjoy your self, remmeber...

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  • When taking a trip to Cascade...

    When taking a trip to Cascade Waterfalls make sure you shop around for prices first. It is cheaper to take a taxi or bus than a tour. I payed a taxi driver 2000VT return trip from Vila to the falls. You must also pay 1000VT per adult to enter the falls. You can choose whether a guide accompanies you up to the falls or not. The guides at the...

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