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Oyster Island Resort Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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Malwepe | Oyster Island, Luganville, Espiritu Santo PO Box 183, Vanuatu
+678 778 2773
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Auckland, New Zealand
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Delicious BBQ buffet held on Sundays was an absolute treat dining seaside with some delicious food and even some live entertainment (Dave & the dugongs were 10/10). Lovely beach and definitely worth the visit!

Thank zall002
Newcastle, Australia
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My partner and I took a taxi from main street Luganville to the Oyster Bay ferry stop. The taxi will cost approx. 2000-3000 Vatu return (approx. $23-$35 AUD). At the ferry stop you ring a bell (whack the big metal drum with a stick) to call the ferry/boat over from Oyster Island. The ferry takes about 60 seconds to get... More 

Thank Zoë N
Wollongong, Australia
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had lunch here, nice little ferry ride out to the island. Wanted to snorkel the the WWII plane crash on the far side of the island, found the plane but vis was poor, The buoy that id's the plane was underwater so we took a chance and came accross it

Thank brian102017
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter and I kayaked from the Matevulu blue hole to oyster island and stopped over for lunch. The staff were very friendly and helpful, the food was rather expensive for the quality but that seemed to be quite common in all of Santo. The water, beach and restaurant area were great and is definitely a must see for visitors!

Thank Marco v
Camden, Australia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the Oyster Island Restaurant with my 2 daughters it's an excellent restaurant with great host Beverly and Nabil. Staff were ever so friendly and obliging certainly I would eat at Oyster Island again if I ever visited Santo again.

Thank Michael B
Luganville, Vanuatu
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you manage to get to Oyster Island on a Sunday you can enjoy an amazing all you can eat buffet! Best to book though! Plenty of food, great atmosphere - live local band.'Nice beach and water to swim. We had an amazing time,

Thank Kim A
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

The whole experience was awesome. It starts with ringing a bell (well actually hitting a empty metal cylinder with a iron bar) which signals the boat to come over from the island to collect you. We went on a Sunday and enjoyed the buffet. You can snorkel right next to where the boat pulls up and in front of the... More 

Thank BJR1965
Darwin, Australia
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32 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Loved the little short ferry ride to get to the restaurant. The restaurant is casual and open air - almost like Bali. Menu was limited but who could go past Lobster, salad and chips for $25.00 AUD. Lovely little place to wander around - sort of like your own little Pacific island. If I ever went back to Luganville I... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We decided to try the Sunday buffet as it was recommended to us by a few people we had met The buffet was "OK" Small offering of about 5 or 6 dishes , They tasted quite nice and the salads where acceptable .The oyster island resort seemed quiet and a little depressed .I never had the opportunity to see the... More 

Thank steven l
Luganville, Vanuatu
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

What a beautiful place! We were lucky enough to be there on a Sunday for the buffet lunch - Yummo - how good was that! The bungalow was not very big, but all you need and use of space was good, very clean and on the water - what more could you want!! Food sensational as they have their old... More 

Thank Kim A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
Seafood, Steakhouse, International, Polynesian
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Malwepe | Oyster Island, Luganville, Espiritu Santo PO Box 183, Vanuatu
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Vanuatu  >  Espiritu Santo  >  Luganville
  • Phone Number: +678 778 2773
Oyster Island Resort Restaurant - 100% waterfront, set overlooking the tranquil waters of Peterson Bay, Oyster Island is elegant yet casual, serving only 100% Organic Fresh Island Grown and Market Fresh Produce, Sustainable locally caught seafood, and the famous Organic Santo Beef. Weather its a romantic 3 course wine matched special occasion, or a sand between your toes casual lunch, Oyster Island caters to all. Our Sunday BBQ Lunch Buffet is legendary - featuring local live music, and too many dishes to mention. Reservations essential. Drive north on the east coast road until you come to the sign, drive through the village to the 'landing'. Bang the tank to let our boat crew know you need a pick up, and sit back, enjoy the waterfront view, sip a cocktail and let the Oyster Island staff pamper you with the Ni-Vanuatu smiles and hospitality that this country is renown for.

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