Monthly Archives: May 2015

Western tourists tasting navara coconut at Port Vila market in Vanuatu.

Navara Coconut in Vanuatu

Older coconuts which have fallen from palm trees and begun to sprout again (if left on the ground) are known as Navara. The coconut milk dries up to leave a fragrant, slightly milky sweet tasting flesh which is easily broken apart. As well as being a delicious treat they sell at the market for very little (NZ 25 cents).

These photos were taken while learning the local pidgin language of Vanuatu known as Bislama. If anyone needs a good Bislama teacher I can recommend Terry Firiam +678 5956604.