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Discover Sounai in Vanuatu

Sounai in the region of Shefa is a town located in Vanuatu - some 14 mi or ( 23 km ) North of Port Vila , the country's capital .

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Local time in Sounai is now 04:02 AM (Saturday) . The local timezone is named " Pacific/Efate " with a UTC offset of 11 hours. Depending on your flexibility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: Woralapa, Tikilasoa, Rewoka Naboa, Port Vila, and Paonangisu. When in this area, you might want to check out Woralapa . Are you looking for some initial hints on what might be interesting in Sounai ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


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Interesting facts about this location

Moso (island)

Moso Island is an island in Vanuatu, in Shefa Province. Along with Lelepa Island, it creates the harbour at north Efate known as Port Havannah. This harbour was a focal point during World War II, with many troops stationed there, including posts on Moso itself. Today, small tokens of the soldiers' presence can still be seen on Moso.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at -17.53 168.25 (Lat./Long.); Less than 4 km away
Tags: Islands of Vanuatu

Roy Mata

Roy Mata was a powerful 13th century Melanesian chief from what is now Vanuatu. His elaborate grave, containing the bodies of over 25 members of his retinue, was discovered by French archaeologist Jose Garranger in 1967 and inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2008. Garranger was able to locate the grave on Retoka island by analyzing local folklore. According to legend, when Roy Mata conquered the land, his first goal was to unite the tribes. His reign is reputed to have been a peaceful one.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at -17.63 168.18 (Lat./Long.); Less than 15 km away
Tags: 13th-century rulers, Deaths by poisoning, History of Vanuatu, People murdered in Vanuatu, Vanuatuan chiefs, Vanuatuan murder victims, World Heritage Sites in Vanuatu

Quoin Hill Airport

Quoin Hill Airport was an airport in North Efate, in Vanuatu. The airstrip was used during World War II but is no longer usable as an airstrip. Investigations took place in the late 1980s as to whether Quoin Hill could be used as an alternate for Bauerfield International Airport but this never came to fruition.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at -17.54 168.44 (Lat./Long.); Less than 17 km away
Tags: Airports in Vanuatu

Mele (island)

Mele Island (also known by tourists as Hideaway Island) is a Polynesian outlier and islet in Vanuatu. The island is owned by the local Mele villagers, but is leased to the owners of Hideaway Island Resort. The island is accessed by a boat service from nearby Port Vila and offers accommodation and watersports to visitors.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at -17.70 168.26 (Lat./Long.); Less than 18 km away
Tags: Islands of Vanuatu, Polynesian outliers

Bauerfield International Airport

Bauerfield International Airport is an airport located in Port Vila, Vanuatu. The airport is relatively small in size, but its runway has the capability and length to accept jets up to the Boeing 767. It serves as the hub for Vanuatu's flag carrier airline, Air Vanuatu.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at -17.70 168.32 (Lat./Long.); Less than 19 km away
Tags: Airfields of the United States Army Air Forces in the Pacific Ocean theatre of World War II, Airports in Vanuatu, Port Vila

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