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Tamanu on the Beach

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Whitesands Road, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
+678 27279
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Port Vila, Vanuatu
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 us.

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Thank rhondaandwayne
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 to drive all that way back also so make it a special occassion trip.

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1 Thank Prensys T
Virginia S, General Manager at Tamanu on the Beach, responded to this review

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 around Vila fixed. Normally this is a 25 minute drive from town. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 large comfortable king size bed. The restaurant offers some of the best food in Vanuatu,... More 

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Thank Oscar N
Sydney, Australia
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290 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 blue ocean with breaking waves... But the main thing is the food and the service... More 

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Thank yakshaver
Noosa, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Absolutely fantastic food. Beautiful paradise with Resort Manger, Virginia and the whole Tamanu team making our stay absolutely memorable. Nothing is too much trouble. Newly refurbished private villas are terrific. Great position on the beach with beautiful sea breezes.

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Thank Bindy S
Virginia S, General Manager at Tamanu on the Beach, responded to this review

Thanks Bindy & Paul! It was our pleasure having you stay and spend your Christmas with us! We look forward to welcoming you again in the future! More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Last night we visited Tamanu after is reopening. We were a group of ten who enjoyed delicious cocktails followed by an even more delicious meal. The service was terrific and the resort looks wonderful following its refurbishment.

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2 Thank Rae E
Virginia S, General Manager at Tamanu on the Beach, responded to this review

Thank you Rae for visiting us at Tamanu and your review! We are all very excited about reopening and love being back "home"! We look forward to seeing you at Tamanu again soon! More 

Port Vila, Vanuatu
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Last night Tamanu Rest on the beach had re-opened we heard, after being closed due to cyclone PAM, so we went today to check it out. We knew it was a good restaurant and hotel before the cyclone, and now it had a nice face-lift. All in white with a new tasteful addition for functions right on the beach. Good... More 

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2 Thank Petrus W
Virginia S, General Manager at Tamanu on the Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us at Tamanu and for your review! We look forward to welcoming you again soon to Tamanu! More 

Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

I visited Vanuatu a couple of weeks ago - I love to experience the dining experience wherever I go. So I got a bus out to Tamanu ($50 AUS) only to find that it's been closed since the cyclone in March. No indication on tripadvisor that the place is closed. So for that, I give you 1 star, and would... More 

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3 Thank VTUvisitor
Tamanu, Owner at Tamanu on the Beach, responded to this review

We have had on our website that we have been closed since the Cyclone Pam in March. As is the case in dining experiences around the world... it is always best to call to make a reservation. If you had called, you would have not wasted a trip. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015

We visited in June 2015 and this was still closed for repairs from the cyclone. Hopefully it will be back up and running soon as I've heard good things, but just wanted to put this review here so that you will realize that a lot might change during the renovations, etc so the below reviews might not reflect the new... More 

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1 Thank alleycats87
Brisbane, Australia
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22 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2015

Natural beauty and quiet nature. It is the type of place that you would want to return to. The staff are so helpful.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$22
Cuisine
Seafood, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Whitesands Road, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Vanuatu  >  Efate  >  Port Vila
  • Phone Number: +678 27279
Description
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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