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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 27 September 2015

Staff care for your every need. Bungalows 10 paces from coral reef, warm clear water. Kayak to sand cay, even better snorkelling. Every bungalow has a great sunrise view. Tasty breakfast, in house transport and tours. 25min drive from Port Vila (Vila is just a service town) but Eric and staff willing to drop off and pick up for a... More 

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1 Thank jim k
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 September 2015

Christine and the other workers make their customers a priority and make sure that you are having a great time. They really go above and beyond, they were all very friendly and provided such an amazing service as they were able to take you into the town and back to the resort with such a low fee as other taxi... More 

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1 Thank Alisha P
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
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Reviewed 22 September 2015

Travelling solo and on a budget, Tara beach was perfect for me. The place is not a luxury resort, but for the price I paid, my room was incredibly spacious and beautifully presented. Christine, Eric and Lulu made me feel right at home, and went out of their way to make me feel comfortable and entertained. Special thanks to Lulu... More 

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1 Thank JamieKiwi
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 September 2015

When visiting a poorer country and paying a budget price do not expect 5 stars accommodation. We had the most perfect stay. Friendly staff. Clean rooms. Beautiful views. We could not have asked for more. This is the kind of place to stay if you have a open mind , if you actually want to get to know the culture... More 

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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2015

We booked a week at Tara Beach but ended up leaving after just one night. The place is far from town (30 minutes by taxi, even though Eric insisted that it takes about 10 mins) and when we got there we were greeted by a rather grumpy lady who showed us our room and explained that they had no restaurant... More 

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tara-manager, General Manager at Tara Beach Bungalows, responded to this review

Dear Lowall Thank you for taking the time to review your recent with us. In Hospitality Industries, Customers are always right, however I would like to pinpoint some things regarding your review. Tara Beach is 10mins away from the airport and 15mins to town, listed mostly on all booking site. During the cyclone, the road been washed out and we... More 

Apollo Bay
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Reviewed 2 September 2015

As a female solo traveler i was a bit nervous before setting off on my holiday. When i arrived at Tara Beach Bungalows I met Christine and Eric who made me feel so welcome it was like meeting up with friends. Vanuatu is a beautiful place to travel to and as said in previous reviews it really is the people... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 29 August 2015

Greetings. My visit to Vanuatu was essentially a dive trip to expore the ship and aircraft wrecks that its famous for. But it turned out to be much more than that and I owe my wonderful experience to Erik and Christine from Tara Beach (as well as Big Blue Vanuatu Dive). Through Erik, Christine and Sala I learnt about the... More 

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tara-manager, General Manager at Tara Beach Bungalows, responded to this review

Dear DevN1 Tankiu tumas for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. I was pleased to hear of your wonderful experience. We do look forward in the hope of being able to welcome you back in the near future and delivering to you the professional and friendly customer service levels that so many of our guests have... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2015

We have just had nine days there, staff are great and Eric is Number One!!! All still smiling even after the cyclone damaged the property in places. Our holiday was great in the fact that the resort made it so easy to get to places and were extremely helpful on Island knowledge etc. Would recommend the resort to anyone wanting... More 

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tara-manager, General Manager at Tara Beach Bungalows, responded to this review

Dear DougNGaye Tankiu tumas for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. I was pleased to hear of your wonderful experience at Tara Beach and it's great getting to know the two of you. We do look forward in the hope of being able to welcome you back in the near future and delivering to you the... More 

Walloon Australia
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2015

Well what great stay we have had with Tara beach bungalows again, this is our second stay here and even after the cyclone has damaged parts of this place its still paradise. Sala, Eric and and the all the staff are such great people and just because they have lost the jetty and the restaurant this place has still got... More 

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tara-manager, General Manager at Tara Beach Bungalows, responded to this review

Dear SonyaNJohn Tankiu tumas for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. It's been an honor to host you and your beautiful family again this year and tankiu tumas for always support the locally owned busines. We do look forward in the hope of being able to welcome you back in the near future and delivering to... More 

Nelson, New Zealand
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Reviewed 10 August 2015

We spent 6 nights at Tara Beach in Bungalow 2, and we had such a relaxing time, swimming, snorkelling, exploring the island and sitting on the balcony in the late afternoon watching the sun set over the ocean (metres from your room). The grounds of the property and the gardens are kept very clean and tidy, with the sand paths... More 

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tara-manager, General Manager at Tara Beach Bungalows, responded to this review

Dear 2015col Tankiu tumas for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. I was pleased to hear that you had such a relaxing time, swimming, snorkelling, exploring the island and sitting on the balcony in the late afternoon watching the sun set over the ocean (metres from your room) and found the grounds of the property and... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
In your room
  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Tara Beach is absolute beach front situated on 12 lush acres fronting picturesque Mele Bay, Efate, Vanuatu. With crystal clear, safe waters at your doorstep, we are the perfect spot for snorkeling, kayaking, swimming and getting away from it all for a while. We also have a chilled out open air bar / cafe known as the Beach Hut that is also open to day visitors and locals. Located about 15 mins from town & 10 mins to the airport, we provide free airport transfers for guests. All bungalows have tea and coffee making facilities and a fridge, with ocean views a few metres from your door included as standard. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tara Beach Bungalows

Address: Devil's Point Road | Mele Bay, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
Region: Vanuatu > Efate > Port Vila
Price Range: $68 - $121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Tara Beach Bungalows 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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Also Known As:
Tara Beach Bungalows Hotel Port Vila
Tara Beach Hotel
Tara Beach Port Vila
Tara Beach Bungalows Vanuatu/Port Vila
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“All rooms offer wonderful views”
  • Lounge
  • Lounge, fridge & microwave
  • Lounge and day bed
  • View from front patio of bungalow
  • Lovely view from front patio
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 of 5 bubbles Maz05Bris, 19 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Bungalow 1 is the best”
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“Bungalow 1 has the best view”
 of 5 bubbles Greg_and_Sharon, 18 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Our room no.4 i think it was had the best views.”
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“All 5 rooms are good”
 of 5 bubbles jimk779, 26 Sep 2015 | Read review
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