Dining and Kava


The majority of Luganville's restaurants are located at the town's resorts and hotels, where meals average 2,000 vatu for a main.

The following restaurants welcome diners for breakfast, lunch and dinner:

  • Aore Island Resort provides a free ferry service for their guests.
  • Narcosis Bar and Restaurant at Deco Stop Lodge.
  • Hotel Santo.
  • The Coolidge Bar & Grill at the Beachfront Resort.
  • Far Canal Bar & Restaurant at Coral Quays Resort.
  • Restaurant 1606 at the Village de Santo Resort.
  • The Tu Cafe & Restaurant at The Espiritu Hotel.

On the eastern coast of Santo, there are plenty of places to stop for a drink or meal:

  • Turtle Bay Lodge is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Moyyan - House by the sea.
  • Harbour Beach Restaurant at Port Olry.

Other dining options in Luganville include:

  • Natangora Café, located in the centre of town, where breakfast, lunch as well as lovely cappuccinos and sweets are on offer from Monday through Saturday. On Thursday and Friday nights, a taste of Japanese cuisine is on offer.

Fresh local produce is sold Monday through Sunday at the town's market, where a variety of food stalls operate nearly all day long, serving a healthy portion of rice with stew (beef, chicken or fish) for about 350 vatu per person. Meals at the food stalls include delicious fresh made juice and cut fruit.

There is also some Ni-Vanuatu owned restaurants and takeaways located in or around the main street where meals will cost about 500 vatu per person.


Kava is a traditional drink of the ni-Vanuatu. If you would like to go to a Nakamal (kava bar) ask your accommodation they will be happy to point you in the direction of the nearest one. Some kava bars sell food as well as beer and softdrink if the kava is not to your fancy.