Stuck on a Vanuatu layover at Bauerfield International Airport (VLI)? The airport is located on the island Efate and is roughly a 10 minute taxi ride (5 km) from Port Vila which makes it an accessible destination for long layovers. If you’re trying to figure out if you can leave the airport during your Vanuatu layover, click here for useful tips.
If you’re stuck at the airport during your layover, Vanuatu’s Bauerfield International Airport offers a number of services including souvenir shopping and the Flight Café restaurant. There’s also banking services with National Bank and ANZ, a customers service desk is in the Arrivals Hall, and Internet access is available for passengers through Moorings Hotel in the check-in area.
The airport has two lounges including a Business Lounge for passengers in the departure lounge with air-conditioning, refreshments and Internet access. Membership inquiries can be directed to Executive Assistant, tel: (678) 25111or e-mail [email protected] There is also a VIP Lounge which is managed by the Vanuatu Government Foreign Affairs Department and visiting VIPs need to be arranged with the Department of Foreign Affairs. Tel: (678) 22347 or e-mail: [email protected]
From the airport, you can also arrange to get a sightseeing flight or helicopter ride around the islands and over the country’s active volcanos. For more information on companies that offer these services, click here.
If you’re looking to drop off your bags and explore Port Vila, left luggage facilities are available for passengers. For Vt 200 per item, luggage will be screened and stored in the adjacent freight terminal.
Transportation options around the island include taxi, rental cars, public bus, and tour operators. For more information on these different services as well as contact information, click here.
Layover Guide’s Suggestions Of Things To Do On A Vanuatu Layover:
Rent A Boat
There’s tons of boating options in Vanuatu for you to spend some time on the waves. Everything from sailboats to glass bottom kayaks, get out in the big blue.
Buggy Fun Rentals
If you have a half day available for your layover, you can take a buggy ride through the beaches of Vanuatu with Buggy Fun Rentals. You can also rent cars, scooters or motorbikes.
Galavanting Goddess Experience
Want a little tropical island pampering on your layover? The three hour experience includes a glass of champagne, shoulder massage, foot massage, spa, snorkel the Paradise Cove reef, and high tea.
Wet N Wild Zorbing
If you’ve got over 4 hours to spare, consider Wet N Wild Zorbing where you roll down the Mele Hills inside a giant inflatable Hydro Ball filled with water.
Looking for other activities to spend your layover, like fishing, beaches and more? Click here for more suggestions!