Efate Island Travel Guide

Efate Island Travel Guide

Port Vila Harbourside © Poppys on The LagoonEfate Island offers beautiful unspoiled scenery, with lush tropical forests, hot mineral springs, waterfalls and pristine reefs and lagoons. Efate is home to the nation's capital, Port Vila, known for its magnificent deepwater harbour and fine wine and food. Vanuatu's international airport is located on Efate at Bauerfield, 10 minutes drive from the capital.

The warm waters surrounding Efate are ideal for fishing, diving and snorkelling and the island's resorts offer opportunities for swimming, sailing and kayaking. Popular excursions beyond Port Vila include the Cascades Waterfall, Eton Beach and Hideaway Island (Mele), or fly out to Tanna and Espiritu Santo Islands to enjoy the traditional culture and rugged scenery.



Capital City

Port Vila


Dry Season: April to November. June, July and August have the coolest temperatures. The average temperature is 25ºC and humidity 60%.
Wet Season: December to March, with average temperature 32ºC and humidity 80%.