Island Shopping – Ideal Tropical Christmas Gifts


A tropical merry Christmas!

There is no need to look further. We are spoiled for choice in Vanuatu!

There is so much quality and choice in Vanuatu that we no longer need to go abroad for that great shopping experience. It is also enjoyable and stress-free; no long queues, troublesome drives, or overwhelmingly huge shopping malls!

On this issue, we help you kick-start your Christmas shopping with some wonderful ideas. If you are after lovely decorations and gifts for the home, crafted jewelry, handbags or shoes, Pandanus has a great range of originally designed pieces.

For all your technological needs, from sound systems, to home entertainment or assorted gadgets, visit the Sound Centre. After an exceptional timepiece for that extraordinary person in your life? Elysium stocks the most exclusive brands. For anything and everything ‘Vanuatu’, head to Organic Paradise where you can find spices, soaps, produce and craft all made here.

If you are looking for clothing and swimwear, Billabong, Splash and Roxy, all located in Port Vila’s main street, have abundant choice for him and for her. For that must-have Vanuatu T-shirt, visit the Tee-Shop, and get a few for the whole family.

And don’t forget to make the most of your duty-free status, go to Prouds for quality jewelry, sunglasses, handbags, accessories and more. Spoilt for choice!

Lullabye Bikini set 10,900vt. Billabong, Port Vila Main Street.


Del Carmen crochet top 6,950vt. Billabong, Port Vila Main Street.


Unique and stylish leather bag 12,000vt. Pandanus, next to ANZ Bank, Port Vila Main Street.island-shoping-9

island-shopping-2Mid Summer Star pendant. Duty paid 7,200vt, duty free AUD71. Prouds Duty Free, Port Vila Main Street.







Cudworth stainless beaded bracelet. Duty paid 3,800vt, duty free AUD39. Prouds Duty Free, Port Vila Main Street.



island-shoping-5Duo Evil Eye Bangle, 18ct rose gold plated with Swarovski crystals. Duty paid 11,500vt, duty free AUD113. Elysium, Port Vila Main Street.





island-shoping-4Radox Centrix, stainless steel case with a brown leather strap. Silver skeleton dial with rose gold-tone hands and index hour markers. Scratch resistant sapphire crystal. Water resistant at 30 meters. Duty paid 223,000vt, duty free AUD2,190. Elysium, Port Vila Main Street.




island-shoping-1Fit-Bit Alta Aqua. Duty paid 25,000vt. Duty free AUD244.Sound Center, Port Vila Main Street.




island-shopping-3UE Boom 2 Logitech waterproof wireless speaker. Duty paid 24,000vt, duty free AUD340. Sound Center, Port Vila Main Street.





Candle-lit mini basket – Activ palm cacao soap, Pure Oils Tamanu oil, Summit Evening Breeze candle and 2 mini Aelan chocolates, 2,800vt.Organic Paradise, Chantilly’s On The Bay, Port Vila.


Gourmand Taste of Vanuatu basket – Aelan chocolate, Activ black pepper, Lapita biscuits, Nasituan nuts, Vanu’kai honey, Tanna farms coconut oil and peanut butter. 4,000vt. Organic Paradise, Chantilly’s On The Bay, Port Vila.


Kava-kick pack – South Seas Instant Kava, Lapita Roasted nangae sugar-coated nuts and 2 x Aelan chocolates. 900vt.Organic Paradise, Chantilly’s On The Bay, Port Vila.


A great range of Vanuatu T-Shirts at the Tee Shop, Vanuatu Handicraft Market, Wharf Road, Port Vila.


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