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Tamanu on the Beach

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Whitesands Road, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
+678 27279
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Noosa, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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1 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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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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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1 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
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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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Thank Coral A
Sydney, Australia
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59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2015

Tamanu is a little bit out of town so expect a 30 minute trip from the town centre. If you ask the restaurant to organise your travel, expect a price of 2000 Vatu (and double that for the return journey as well). Alternatively, you may be able to negotiate a better price with a passing bus or taxi. Located on... More 

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2 Thank Mills_AU
Brisbane, Australia
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2014

We decided to hire a car for two days to drive around Efate (this would be my absolute number 1 must do when on Efate as you see so much when you can just stop wherever you want to as opposed to doing a tour) and decided that while we had a car, it was the perfect time to make... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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141 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2014

We called in at Tamanu on the Beach just as the sun was setting. After chatting with the friendly manager, Virginia, we ordered a couple of glasses of champagne. As it was such a lovely evening and the setting was pretty, we sat outside and enjoyed them as the sun went down. It's a lovely setting but we were both... More 

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Thank Odysseyx
Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2014

A MUST do in Port Vila. Tamanu on the Beach is in a class of its own when it comes to amazing food in a breath taking location. It is one of the best places you will eat in Port Vila.

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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
USD 9 - USD 22
Cuisine
Australian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Delivery, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Business meetings
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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