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Tamanu on the Beach

Whitesands Road, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
+678 27279
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“curry” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Whitesands Road, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After quite a drive (roads are very bumpy so it takes some time to get there), arriving at Tamanu was like seeing a mirage. It is just beautiful. All white and on the beach, we didn't quite look the part in our bathers and thongs,...More

Thank 327pharaoh2405
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Recently enjoyed a long and luxurious lunch at Tamanu, something that we dont often get to enjoy. The renovations are something else, beautiful and stylish and so great to see that the old Tamanu is back in action. The food is fantastic, great wine list...More

Thank Rebecca W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A restful environment with beautifully appointed rooms. The white and blue theme gives a fresh and summery feel. Great technology set up and internet coverage. Food was amazing and well presented. Staff warm, friendly and very welcoming.Room service available. A perfect night.

Thank Kate L
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Tamanu is beautiful, the perfect mix of beach and luxe. The menu was small but excellent, and we enjoyed raw oysters, coconut satay chicken, New Zealand lamb, a selection of deserts, and champagne. The grounds are beautiful - crisp greenery, which merge onto white/gold sands...More

1  Thank BellaBernard
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Don't get me wrong they have done a wonderful job of putting tamanu back together after cyclone Pam but it is very white and bright and has lost some of the old relaxed feel that we loved. Some of the old staff are back which...More

Thank pixi46
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Exploring Efate we took a dirt road to check things out. This restaurant and resort is at the end of the road and looks like paradise in the middle of nowhere. Stopped in for lunch. The meal was delicious with a view to die for!...More

Thank dani918848
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We had one night but were so relaxed it felt like a week. Rooms were amazingly wonderful, pool was perfect, food was delectable and service was attentive but not intrusive. Wedding chapel was so pretty and beach stunning. All in all a perfect stay for...More

Thank rhondaandwayne
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Wonderful ambience with a stormy night on the beach but well protected and excellent service.food and serve were excellent and quick too. It is a long 45 minute drive from Port Vila over bad roads but worth it when you get there but is tiring...More

1  Thank Prensys T
Virginia S, General Manager at Tamanu on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2017

Glad you enjoyed your experience with us at Tamanu and thank you for your review! Unfortunately, due to all the rain that we have had lately the roads do get affected. Though they are working hard at it at the moment to get the roads...More

Reviewed 31 January 2017

Our family comprised of two adults and a 3 year old child stayed at Tamanu between Christmas and New Year. The accommodation was stunning, we stayed in one of the newly appointed rooms with glorious ocean views, high ceilings, lovely open air bathroom and a...More

Thank Oscar N
Reviewed 25 January 2017

This is one of the best restaurants I visited, and not just in Vanuatu!! In fact, for Vanuatu, it really stands out, as things are reasonably average here. Tamanu is different. Well managed, in an exceptionally beautiful location, overlooking the white sandy beach and the...More

Thank yakshaver
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What is the average cost of lunch and of evening meals at Tamanu on the Beach restaurant. Also does anyone know the price of champagne and or wine approx.
20 March 2017|
Response from Virginia S | Property representative |
Average price for lunch is 1,500vt and dinner mains are 2,995vt. Wines are very comparatively priced to Australia and New Zealand and start at 3,000vt a bottle. If you email the resort direct, they will be more than happy... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Whitesands Road, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Vanuatu  >  Efate  >  Port Vila
  • Phone Number: +678 27279
  • E-mail
With truly breathtaking, unsurpassed ocean views, our fine dining, yet casually relaxed restaurant, is considered to be the best in Vanuatu and is renowned for its pavilion styled, open-air al fresco dining. We also offer a private dining area suitable for a group or just a romantic dinner for two. Tamanu on the Beach's restaurant has earned a highly respected international reputation for delivering the most distinctive dining experience, featuring local organic meat, indigenous produce and the freshest of seafood. Open all day for guests and visitors, our restaurant offers quality dining at affordable prices. Bookings are recommended.
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