Ponof Destination Guide
Discover Ponof in Vanuatu!
Ponof in the region of Penama is a place located in Vanuatu - some 127 mi (or 204 km) North of Port Vila, the country's capital.
Local time in Ponof is now 12:59 PM (Sunday). The local timezone is named "Pacific / Efate" with an UTC offset of 11 hours. Depending on your mobility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: Waterfall, Wanou, Port Vila, Nazareth-Rantis, Luganville or Goulouf. When in this area, you might want to check out Varsare, Sai, Ranwas, Rantas, Ponrah and Bounlap as well. We also found some pictures.
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Interesting facts about this location
Lonorore Airport or Lonoror (possibly from Ske lon or "in the fence") is an airport on south-western Pentecost Island, Vanuatu. Lonorore began as a grass airstrip, capable of accommodating 20-seater Twin Otter aircraft in good conditions, although it was frequently unusable due to waterlogging in wet weather. The airport is built in the middle of an old coconut plantation.
Located at -15.9, 168.27 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 7 mi away.
Pentecost Island is one of the 83 islands that make up the South Pacific nation of Vanuatu. It lies 190 kilometres due north of capital Port Vila. Pentecost Island is known as Pentecôte in French and Pentikos in Bislama. The island was known in its native languages by names such as Vanu Aroaroa, although these names are not in common use today. Pentecost has also been referred to as Raga or Araga, a tribal name that originated in the north but is now widely applied to the whole island.
Located at -15.9, 168.27 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 11 mi away.
Melsisi is a large settlement and Catholic mission on the west coast of Pentecost Island, Vanuatu. The mission includes a large church, convent, clinic, Francophone primary and secondary schools, and a small guesthouse. Melsisi also has a bank and post office, numerous small stores, restaurants, a sports field, and a shed by the beach where cargo ships come ashore.
Located at -15.9, 168.27 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 14 mi away.
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