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All About Vanuatu’s Kava Culture

If you’ve done much reading about the South Pacific, chances are you’ve come across the ancient, potent drink Kava. Traditionally made from ground roots, the brew is said to have mind sharpening properties, and there are many places where you can try it for yourself close to our Port Vila accommodation.

For many visiting our accommodation Vanuatu, trying kava is one of the unique experiences they’d like to check out. So where can you get it? Nakamals, or kava bars are the place to head. Locals visit them either to drink kava with friends or to fill up their own bottles to takeaway and drink in the comfort of their own homes. You’ll find an array of these establishments in and around Port Vila, within a short drive of our Port Vila accommodation. Most are small wooden structures featuring a humble bar with a large bucket and a choice of simple snacks. Just like more traditional pubs and bars, a lot of locals have their favourite nakamals and those which they avoid.

You’ll also find a few more famous spots to try kava dotted around, such as the chief’s nakamal, close to parliament. This place is popular among local politicians and other people in positions of power in the local community. For guests staying at Benjor Beach Club holiday resort Vanuatu who are particularly curious about kava, this is a great one to visit as it offers the chance to try several kavas from different Vanuatu’s different islands.

Book your stay at our Port Vila accommodation in Vanuatu now and start planning your next holiday today!

Benjor Beach Club Devils Point Road Mele Bay, Port Vila Vanuatu   Ph: +678 26078   Fax: +678 26897