Location & Getting here
The Havannah Vanuatu is located on one of the best beaches of Efate, surrounded by the crystal clear waters of Havannah Harbour, and overlooking the islands of Lelepa and Moso. Located on the North West Coast of Efate Island, and just a 30-minute drive from Port Vila, The Havannah Vanuatu is perfect as a secluded retreat yet close enough to everything that Efate has to offer: Cascade Waterfalls, bush walks, dive sites and Port Vila. Your stay at The Havannah Vanuatu includes complimentary shuttle transfers to Port Vila twice daily.
There are direct flights to Vanuatu (Port Vila) from Sydney, Brisbane, Auckland, Fiji (Nadi), New Caledonia (Noumea) and the Solomon Islands (Honiara). Air Vanuatu also operate a service via Espiritu Santo from Brisbane.
A little-known fact is that Vanuatu is close to our Pacific neighbours, so you can be here within a few short hours... only just over 2 hours from Brisbane, just over 3 hours from Sydney or Auckland, or a short hop from Nadi, Noumea or Honiara.
With excellent connectivity from the West Coast of the U.S.A. and major Asian centres, Vanuatu is closer than you think.
Our national carrier is Air Vanuatu. This full-service airline operates on all routes except for flights from/to the Solomon Islands. Air Vanuatu are also our domestic airline and if you are thinking of traveling to the outer islands of Vanuatu as well to see one of our active volcanoes, or experience our rich, diverse Melanesian cultures, Air Vanuatu offers good package deals if you combine the international flight with your Vanuatu domestic flights.
Air Vanuatu launched a new international aircraft in 2016, so you will be flying on one of the newest aircraft in the sky, and all maintenance and repairs of aircraft are conducted by Qantas in Australia. You can check their flights and availability here.
Qantas also operate a codeshare arrangement with Air Vanuatu.
Other airlines flying to and from Port Vila
Virgin Australia operates flights 4 times a week between Brisbane and Port Vila. Flights are Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.
Air Calin flies twice a week from Noumea to Port Vila - each Friday and Sunday.
Solomon Airlines flies from Port Vila to Honiara once a week.
Air Niugini flies between Port Moresby and Port Vila via Honiara once a week.
Travelers from Asia
Visitors from Asian countries can choose from a number of options to travel to Vanuatu:-
Australia (via Sydney or Brisbane)
New Zealand (via Auckland)
New Caledonia (via Tokyo)
Fiji (via Nadi)
Travelers from Europe
Connections from Europe can be made through:
Australia (Sydney or Brisbane)
New Zealand (Auckland)
New Caledonia (via Tokyo)
Nadi, Fiji (via Hong Kong or Los Angeles)
Airport transfers to The Havannah Vanuatu
The Havannah Vanuatu is just a 30-minute drive from Port Vila International airport.
Please be sure to inform our reservations team of your flight arrival and departure details so that we can arrange your airport transfers to and from The Havannah Vanuatu.
Under Vanuatu Law transport/tour operators and taxis can only provide airport transfers. The Havannah Vanuatu works in conjunction with Adventures in Paradise and we are happy to book transfers for you, using their service. Transfers cost AUD$28 per person one way.
Taxis can be found at the airport and they have a fixed rate of 8,000vt one way (approx AUD $105) from the airport to The Havannah Vanuatu.
Please note: if you choose to hire a car or take a taxi, we do ask that you send us your flight details in advance so that we can liaise with the airport should there be any flight delays.
For that "extra special" arrival, flying over waterfalls, islands, aqua blue reef and dense rainforest, ask our reservations team about helicopter transfers to The Havannah Vanuatu.
The Vanuatu Helicopters staff will greet you at the arrivals terminal and escort you to the helipad next door. If you are lucky you may see a dugong, dolphins or turtles during your flight!
Please note that for helicopter transfers, luggage is restricted to 15kg per person, and any additional luggage will follow you by road. Please contact us for pricing and flight options.
Transport options during your stay
The Havannah Vanuatu provides a complimentary bus service from the Resort, departing daily for Port Vila at 10.00 am and returning at 4.00 pm.
You may also organise a hire car for your stay. However, we find that most people are happy to hire a car for just 2-3 days during their stay so they can explore Efate Island and the capital Port Vila; and are otherwise quite content to relax at the Resort.
Car Hire prices vary from approximately 8,000vt a day (AUD $100) up to 17,000vt per day (AUD $210).