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Oyster Island Resort Restaurant

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Malwepe | Oyster Island, Luganville, Espiritu Santo PO Box 183, Vanuatu
+678 7711707
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Went for an afternoon kayaking.... after a lovely afternoon we were dissapointed that they staff tried to give us the incorrect change from 10,000 vtu.....gave me back 500,after charging 1,500?? I'm sure the correct amount is $8500.... they weren't to good at trying to hide it when we brought it to their attention!!

Thank Xantya P
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36 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

We didn't know what to expect as we were driving towards the spot the ferry picked us up from. It was a nice shirt ride across to Oyster Island. We were welcomed by Chief David and everything was explained to us. We went to restaurant and placed our lunch order then went for a walk around the island. We were... More 

Thank sharksvalleygirl
Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is a cute place with just the right amount of isolation on its' own island with a sweet boat service where you ring a bell to summon the boat! But Sunday Lunch Barby is a MUST do if you're on Santo. Live music, good food, great company and swim right off the beach!

Thank Anders M
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Every Sunday there is a lunch buffet that serves various meats (beef ribs, pork ribs, fish, etc) and salads. The quality of the food is quite decent relative to what you can get in Santo. It's about a ~15min drive from Luganville, and a taxi there and back should cost around 2000-3000 Vatu all up. The island offers a nice... More 

Thank aussiedan7
Auckland, New Zealand
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Delicious BBQ buffet held on Sundays was an absolute treat dining seaside with some delicious food and even some live entertainment (Dave & the dugongs were 10/10). Lovely beach and definitely worth the visit!

Thank zall002
Newcastle, Australia
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

My partner and I took a taxi from main street Luganville to the Oyster Bay ferry stop. The taxi will cost approx. 2000-3000 Vatu return (approx. $23-$35 AUD). At the ferry stop you ring a bell (whack the big metal drum with a stick) to call the ferry/boat over from Oyster Island. The ferry takes about 60 seconds to get... More 

Thank Zoë N
Wollongong, Australia
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

We had lunch here, nice little ferry ride out to the island. Wanted to snorkel the the WWII plane crash on the far side of the island, found the plane but vis was poor, The buoy that id's the plane was underwater so we took a chance and came accross it

Thank brian102017
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

My daughter and I kayaked from the Matevulu blue hole to oyster island and stopped over for lunch. The staff were very friendly and helpful, the food was rather expensive for the quality but that seemed to be quite common in all of Santo. The water, beach and restaurant area were great and is definitely a must see for visitors!

Thank Marco v
Camden, Australia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Went to the Oyster Island Restaurant with my 2 daughters it's an excellent restaurant with great host Beverly and Nabil. Staff were ever so friendly and obliging certainly I would eat at Oyster Island again if I ever visited Santo again.

Thank Michael B
Luganville, Vanuatu
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

If you manage to get to Oyster Island on a Sunday you can enjoy an amazing all you can eat buffet! Best to book though! Plenty of food, great atmosphere - live local band.'Nice beach and water to swim. We had an amazing time,

Thank Kim A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$30
Seafood, International
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Malwepe | Oyster Island, Luganville, Espiritu Santo PO Box 183, Vanuatu
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Vanuatu  >  Espiritu Santo  >  Luganville
  • Phone Number: +678 7711707
Oyster Island Resort Restaurant - 100% waterfront, set overlooking the tranquil waters of Peterson Bay, Oyster Island is elegant yet casual, serving only 100% Organic Fresh Island Grown and Market Fresh Produce, Sustainable locally caught seafood, and the famous Organic Santo Beef. Weather its a romantic 3 course wine matched special occasion, or a sand between your toes casual lunch, Oyster Island caters to all. Our Sunday BBQ Lunch Buffet is legendary - featuring local live music, and too many dishes to mention. Reservations essential. Drive north on the east coast road until you come to the sign, drive through the village to the 'landing'. Bang the tank to let our boat crew know you need a pick up, and sit back, enjoy the waterfront view, sip a cocktail and let the Oyster Island staff pamper you with the Ni-Vanuatu smiles and hospitality that this country is renown for.

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