Mele Bay Traditional Evening Feast

Your Vanuatu experience will not be complete without experiencing an authentic Bali Hai, Ambae Island style feast. Set in the beautiful Mele Bay Cultural Centre, with ambient light and flaming torches you’ll witness custom magic, be serenaded by a local string band, join in Vanuatu style line dancing, learn about traditional cooking techniques and enjoy a delicious island buffet style dinner. The Mele Bay Cultural Centre Bali Hai, Ambae Melanesian Feast has built up an excellent reputation over the years featuring on Australian and European television. Departing the wharf enjoy a scenic drive to the cultural centre and gardens, along the way you’ll pass by plantations, the golf club and the outskirts of Mele village. On arrival, visit the Chief’s area where you will see some great custom magic performed by a resident Ambrym magic man. Be serenaded by a local string band, join in the Vanuatu string band style line dancing, experience and sample traditional underground cooking methods before moving to the Jungle Joint Restaurant for a delicious island buffet feast. Beer and wine will be available for purchase to accompany your meal if you wish.
  • Tour Code


  • Location

    Port Vila

  • Activity Types

    Culinary / Epicurean

  • Experience Types

    Culture & History

  • Duration

    3.75 hours

  • Fitness Level


  • Price

    Adult from $79.99
    Children (12 & under) from $79.99

  • Lunch included!


Don’t forget your camera on this tour!


Sample many different dishes in our great Island buffet feast, including roast chicken and fish cooked underground, Vanuatu beef and a range of vegetables and salads followed by fruit. Beer, wine and other drinks available for purchase separately.

Special Notes

This tour is only available on those cruises that are visiting Port Vila overnight. To make your day as enjoyable as possible, please ensure that you wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions including a jacket for those cooler nights and bottled water. Please bring local currency for additional purchases.

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