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Port Vila

Port Vila is the capital and largest city of Vanuatu, an island nation in the South Pacific Ocean. Located on the island of Efate, Port Vila is home to about 44,000 people and is the economic, cultural, and political center of the country.

The city is situated on a deep, sheltered bay and is surrounded by lush tropical vegetation. The climate is tropical, with hot and humid conditions year-round.

Port Vila is a popular tourist destination due to its beautiful beaches, vibrant nightlife, and unique culture. Visitors can explore the city's many markets and shops, as well as the nearby islands of Lelepa and Moso. There are also several outdoor activities available, including diving, snorkeling, fishing, and sailing.

Port Vila has a long history that dates back to the mid-1800s, when it was established as a French trading post. During World War II, the city was occupied by the Japanese and was the site of several battles between the Allies and the Japanese. After the war, the city was rebuilt and became an important port for the Pacific region.

Today, Port Vila is the main port of Vanuatu and is an important hub for international trade. It is also home to the Vanuatu National Museum, which showcases the country's rich cultural and natural history. The city also serves as the headquarters of the Vanuatu Tourism Office, which promotes the country's tourist attractions and helps travelers plan their trips.

Excursion tips for a day in Port Vila

As a tourist in Port Vila, Vanuatu, there is no shortage of activities to fill up a day. Here are some of the best things you can do in Port Vila:

1. Relax on the beach and take a dip in the crystal clear waters.
2. Explore the local markets and pick up some souvenirs.
3. Take a boat tour around the harbor and explore the nearby islands.
4. Visit the Ekasup Cultural Village and learn about the local culture.
5. Enjoy a meal at one of the many local restaurants.
6. Take a hike up to the summit of Mount Tabwemasana for stunning views.
7. Visit the National Museum and learn about Vanuatu's history.
8. Explore the nearby rainforest and spot some of the local wildlife.
9. Take a scuba diving or snorkeling tour and explore the underwater world.
10. Go on a fishing charter and catch some of the local fish.

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The climate in Port Vila

Port Vila in Vanuatu has a tropical climate with warm temperatures year-round. The dry season runs from May to October and is characterised by sunny days and cool nights. The wet season runs from November to April and features high humidity, frequent showers and thunderstorms. Temperatures during both seasons rarely drop below 25°C (77°F). The hottest months are December and January, while the coolest months are July and August. Overall, Port Vila is a pleasant destination with a warm and humid climate throughout the year.

Cruise weather for Port Vila

Our weather forecast for Port Vila helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 25.9 °C
min: 20 °C
52.6 m/s
61.2 m/s
81.7 %
20.2 m
81.3 %
1,015 hPa
06:16:03
17:30:40
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 22.1 °C
min: 20.1 °C
40.7 m/s
51.8 m/s
51.7 %
22.6 m
76.6 %
1,015 hPa
06:15:46
17:30:59
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 23.5 °C
min: 20.6 °C
33.1 m/s
41.0 m/s
39.3 %
24.1 m
70.0 %
1,015 hPa
06:15:27
17:31:18
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 24.0 °C
min: 21.6 °C
32.4 m/s
38.5 m/s
82.2 %
24.1 m
67.4 %
1,016 hPa
06:15:07
17:31:37
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 23.3 °C
min: 21 °C
23.4 m/s
29.5 m/s
70.2 %
24.1 m
68.6 %
1,015 hPa
06:14:47
17:31:55
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 23.2 °C
min: 20.6 °C
22.3 m/s
28.0 m/s
45.2 %
24.1 m
67.7 %
1,016 hPa
06:14:25
17:32:14
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 22.8 °C
min: 20.7 °C
20.2 m/s
24.1 m/s
66.3 %
24.1 m
66.4 %
1,017 hPa
06:14:03
17:32:32
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 22.8 °C
min: 20.6 °C
29.9 m/s
34.6 m/s
87.3 %
24.1 m
66.3 %
1,018 hPa
06:13:39
17:32:50
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 22.5 °C
min: 21.2 °C
28.4 m/s
32.8 m/s
100.0 %
24.1 m
65.8 %
1,017 hPa
06:13:15
17:33:07
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 21.5 °C
min: 20.2 °C
27.4 m/s
31.7 m/s
100.0 %
23.3 m
73.0 %
1,017 hPa
06:12:49
17:33:25
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 22.6 °C
min: 20.7 °C
28.8 m/s
36.0 m/s
92.2 %
24.1 m
75.9 %
1,017 hPa
06:12:23
17:33:42
Aug. 4th 2024 Aug. 4th 2024 max: 22.6 °C
min: 21.6 °C
28.8 m/s
36.0 m/s
91.9 %
24.1 m
73.2 %
1,016 hPa
06:11:56
17:33:58
Aug. 5th 2024 Aug. 5th 2024 max: 22.8 °C
min: 20.6 °C
31.3 m/s
34.6 m/s
49.8 %
24.1 m
61.5 %
1,014 hPa
06:11:27
17:34:15
Aug. 6th 2024 Aug. 6th 2024 max: 22.5 °C
min: 19.9 °C
24.8 m/s
27.2 m/s
64.3 %
24.1 m
58.8 %
1,014 hPa
06:10:58
17:34:31

Cruises to Port Vila

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Scheduled ship calls in Port Vila, Vanuatu
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Oct. 10th 2024 Thursday, 10th of Oct. 2024 Scenic Eclipse II 12:00 am 12:00 am
Nov. 8th 2024 Friday, 8th of Nov. 2024 Ovation of the Seas 08:00 am 08:00 pm
Dec. 9th 2024 Monday, 9th of Dec. 2024 Crown Princess 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Dec. 18th 2024 Wednesday, 18th of Dec. 2024 Quantum of the Seas 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Dec. 23rd 2024 Monday, 23rd of Dec. 2024 Carnival Luminosa 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Dec. 24th 2024 Tuesday, 24th of Dec. 2024 Quantum of the Seas 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Dec. 28th 2024 Saturday, 28th of Dec. 2024 Queen Elizabeth 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Dec. 30th 2024 Monday, 30th of Dec. 2024 Silver Nova 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Dec. 31st 2024 Tuesday, 31st of Dec. 2024 MS Europa 2 08:00 am 02:00 pm
Jan. 11th 2025 Saturday, 11th of Jan. 2025 Celebrity Edge 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Jan. 13th 2025 Monday, 13th of Jan. 2025 Quantum of the Seas 07:00 am 04:30 pm
Jan. 16th 2025 Thursday, 16th of Jan. 2025 Carnival Luminosa 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Jan. 19th 2025 Sunday, 19th of Jan. 2025 Ovation of the Seas 09:30 am 04:30 pm
Jan. 20th 2025 Monday, 20th of Jan. 2025 Quantum of the Seas 07:00 am 04:30 pm
Jan. 22nd 2025 Wednesday, 22nd of Jan. 2025 LE PAUL GAUGUIN 07:00 am 05:30 pm
Jan. 31st 2025 Friday, 31st of Jan. 2025 Queen Elizabeth 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Feb. 4th 2025 Tuesday, 4th of Feb. 2025 Ovation of the Seas 08:00 am 12:00 am
Feb. 5th 2025 Wednesday, 5th of Feb. 2025 Ovation of the Seas 12:00 am 06:00 pm
Feb. 15th 2025 Saturday, 15th of Feb. 2025 Seven Seas Voyager 10:00 am 07:00 pm
Feb. 19th 2025 Wednesday, 19th of Feb. 2025 Quantum of the Seas 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Feb. 27th 2025 Thursday, 27th of Feb. 2025 Carnival Luminosa 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Feb. 28th 2025 Friday, 28th of Feb. 2025 Ovation of the Seas 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Mar. 4th 2025 Tuesday, 4th of Mar. 2025 Quantum of the Seas 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Mar. 19th 2025 Wednesday, 19th of Mar. 2025 MS Nautica 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Apr. 1st 2025 Tuesday, 1st of Apr. 2025 Quantum of the Seas 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Apr. 5th 2025 Saturday, 5th of Apr. 2025 MS Westerdam 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Apr. 28th 2025 Monday, 28th of Apr. 2025 LE PAUL GAUGUIN 07:00 am 10:00 pm
May 1st 2025 Thursday, 1st of May 2025 Carnival Splendor 08:00 am 05:00 pm
May 1st 2025 Thursday, 1st of May 2025 Norwegian Sun 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Jun. 4th 2025 Wednesday, 4th of Jun. 2025 MS Insignia 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Jun. 14th 2025 Saturday, 14th of Jun. 2025 Carnival Splendor 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Jul. 7th 2025 Monday, 7th of Jul. 2025 MS Regatta 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 12th 2025 Tuesday, 12th of Aug. 2025 Norwegian Sun 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Aug. 29th 2025 Friday, 29th of Aug. 2025 Norwegian Sun 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Nov. 24th 2025 Monday, 24th of Nov. 2025 Anthem of the Seas 09:00 am 04:30 pm
Dec. 15th 2025 Monday, 15th of Dec. 2025 Anthem of the Seas 09:00 am 04:30 pm
Dec. 24th 2025 Wednesday, 24th of Dec. 2025 Voyager of the Seas 07:00 am 04:30 pm
Dec. 27th 2025 Saturday, 27th of Dec. 2025 MS Regatta 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Dec. 30th 2025 Tuesday, 30th of Dec. 2025 Crown Princess 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Jan. 2nd 2026 Friday, 2nd of Jan. 2026 Voyager of the Seas 07:00 am 04:30 pm
Jan. 7th 2026 Wednesday, 7th of Jan. 2026 Grand Princess 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Jan. 10th 2026 Saturday, 10th of Jan. 2026 Voyager of the Seas 07:00 am 05:30 pm
Jan. 13th 2026 Tuesday, 13th of Jan. 2026 Anthem of the Seas 08:00 am 07:00 pm
Jan. 17th 2026 Saturday, 17th of Jan. 2026 Costa Deliziosa 08:00 am 06:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Jan. 19th 2026 Monday, 19th of Jan. 2026 MS Noordam 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Jan. 23rd 2026 Friday, 23rd of Jan. 2026 Anthem of the Seas 09:00 am 04:30 pm
Jan. 26th 2026 Monday, 26th of Jan. 2026 Voyager of the Seas 07:00 am 04:30 pm
Jan. 27th 2026 Tuesday, 27th of Jan. 2026 Grand Princess 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Jan. 30th 2026 Friday, 30th of Jan. 2026 MS Zaandam 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Feb. 11th 2026 Wednesday, 11th of Feb. 2026 Seven Seas Navigator 10:00 am 07:00 pm

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