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Tamanu on the Beach

Whitesands Road, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
+678 27279
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“coconut prawns” (15 reviews)
“seafood” (18 reviews)
“cake” (4 reviews)
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International, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Whitesands Road, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
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Reviewed yesterday

I was a little concerned; 20 km out of Port Vila? Yet the resort has a vehicle which goes into town daily for drop of and pick up; exception service. The manager, staff, room service, was very friendly and helpful, never a boring time to...More

Thank Dave R
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 25 December 2017

Tamanu Beach Club has been a long favourite of ours and when we heard about the devastation caused by Cyclone Pam - we were so worried for the owners and the wonderful staff. A new owner took the challenge when the original owners could no...More

3  Thank 512carynm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to dinner at the restaurant 3 times during our 9 days at a nearby house (there were 8 adults and 1 child). The food was excellent. Everything was very fresh, well cooked and delicious! We ate the local poulet fish and would highly...More

Thank worldtravellerruth11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I enjoyed lunch at Tamanu on the Beach this week after having no luck with the cuisine in Port Vila and we were very glad we decided to dine there. The restaurant is clean, well presented and overlooks a beautiful beach. The...More

Thank SarahBolder
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Well worth the bumpy dirt road drive to a stunning restaurant with a breathtaking view. The service was excellent , the wine menu fantastic and the mains delicious. The only downfall was serving an obviously burnt chocolate fondant dessert. Highly recommend lunch or sunset dinner...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 January 2018

After spending a memorable Christmas Day at Tamanu four years ago, we made sure to book in again on our next visit to Vanuatu. Roxi and her staff pulled out all stops to make sure our day was even better this time round. Tamanu's location...More

Thank Andrew B
Roxi D, General Manager at Tamanu on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2018

You are too kind Andrew, it is wonderful to hear of your experience with us for Christmas! I like to think we pull out all the stops all the time! We are always looking at ways to improve our service both in front and behind...More

Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

We stayed for a couple of nights after we moved from another resort. The staff was very welcoming and check in was easy. The beach was few kilometre Long with White Sand. On the first evening we had dinner at the resort. Coconut prawns and...More

1  Thank psg1981
Roxi D, General Manager at Tamanu on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review us, will be sure to pass on your feedback to our staff. We are lucky to work in such a beautiful resort and host lovely people like yourselves! Thanks for coming and staying. Would love it if...More

Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Just spend 6 days at Tamanu with my husband, was the most relaxing and romantic experience! Staff are just beautiful, food is incredible! Day spa is gorgeous! And the rooms are just breathtaking! Beachfront with a small pool, we did not need to leave the...More

Thank Kristina M
Roxi D, General Manager at Tamanu on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2017

Hi Kristina, Thank you so much for your wonderful review, we know you will be back! It was wonderful it was to have you stay with us. The staff all wish you a wonderful 2018 and look forward to your return.

Reviewed 7 December 2017

We stayed at Tamanu for a week in July and ate either lunch or dinner most days and I couldn't fault any meal any of us had. From the local beef to seafood and curries it was all first class and equal to any of...More

Thank Julian H
Reviewed 7 December 2017

A gorgeous location and stunning all white island style venue with beautiful food and well worth the drive. We loved it.

Thank Monique456
Roxi D, Guest Relations Manager at Tamanu on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2017

Hi Monique, Thank you for your lovely comment, we like to think of ourselves as the pot of gold at the end of the pot hole road! We do hope you visit us again in the future. Tank yu tumas KeKe

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Questions & Answers
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$10 - US$30
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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 our truly breathtaking absolute beach front location , 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 our chapel for larger groups. 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 for breakfast, lunch and dinner for guests and visitors, our restaurant offers quality dining at affordable prices. Bookings are recommended.
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