Fodor's Expert Review Mele Cascades
These two waterfalls, set in a tropical jungle, are of the most popular attractions on the main island of Efate, about 12 km (7 miles) or a 30-minute drive west of the capital, Port Vila. Visitors can take a local bus or taxi (about 6,000 Vatu) from Vila or visit as part of an organized tour. The starting point for this waterfall trek has a rustic garden and café and a swimming pool, which is fed by water from the falls above. It's a good 45-minute walk to the first cascades and another 10 minutes or so to the next. The walk is slightly challenging— uphill in many parts, over some rocky terrain and across a couple of fast-flowing rivulets—but it's fine for anybody reasonably fit. There's a small wooden covered hut at the first cascade for storing towels and belongings if you want to venture in and have a dip. Adventure fanatics can book abseiling tours. Bring swimwear, reef shoes, and insect repellent.