All About Efate Island

Aug 02, 12 All About Efate Island

Efate is the main island of Vanuatu, where the capital Port Vila is situated and where the majority of commerce and tourism activities take place

The island has a rugged coastline and rolling verdant countryside, fast flowing rivers, cascading waterfalls, isolated sandy bays and lagoons. The interior is verdant rain forest cut only by a few walking tracks to remote weather and radio beacons.

Havannah Harbour on the north side is a spectacular natural haven and consequently used during World War II as a naval rear base by the entire U.S. 7th Fleet. It is also the site of some extraordinary archeological digs and gruesome discoveries. There are numerous types of accommodation scattered around Efate Island including newly built resorts, or for just a day trip in mind, you can

The capital Port Vila is located around a magnificent natural harbour offering stunning views of Iririki, Ifira islands, and a look out all the way to Malapoa Point.

The international airport is a 10 minutes drive from town and all major resorts and hotels. Vila is a pretty town. Clean and uncluttered, the waterfront area is unpolluted, visitors are stunned to look down from the seawall and see live corals and tropical fish. It’s also fast becoming known as the gourmet capital of the South Pacific.

Hire a car or take a bus or an aircraft around the island. Cruises offer day and over night charters to the nearby islands of Hat, Pele, Moso, Nguna, Lelepa and Kakula Islands.

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