Did you know that Vanuatu is a nation of gardeners and horticulturalists? What better way to discover this than with a visit to the Port Vila Markets, only 20 minutes on foot from Fatumaru Lodge, and a must-visit location for anyone staying in Port Vila.

Each week Nettie, our head housekeeper purchases fresh fruit and flowers from these local mamas, who form a vital layer of the local economy. These Mamas are often supporting extended families and paying school fees, all from the income from the markets.

Of course, the flower section is favored by all tourists as a terrific photo location and you’ll quite often find a few set amongst the bright, tropical displays taking their happy snaps!

Each of our rooms at Fatumaru Lodge has cooking facilities, so be sure to put the markets in your shopping plans when staying with us.

?: Vanuatu Tourism Office