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Oyster Island Resort Restaurant

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Malwepe | Oyster Island, Luganville, Espiritu Santo PO Box 183, Vanuatu
+678 778 2773
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07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Thank BJR1965
Darwin, Australia
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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 

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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 

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Thank Kim A
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Get the free boat over by banging the bell tank! Had lunch nice seafood and ever changing menu. Rent the kayaks to go to the matevelu blue hole it's amazing about 50min kayak but great when u see it! We didn't know the kayaks were no longer free with lunch, new owners make you pay 1500 vatu but well worth... More 

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Thank Nikki G
Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Tried the Sunday buffet and was extremely disappointed. We arrived ten minutes after 1 and the boat driver told us the buffet had just started. The meat dishes were below average and the only seafood was a terrible smelly fish dish. There was chicken skewers however we only got half of one which I think was nice but they did... More 

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Thank Michaelf638427
Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Delicious food. They always have a good choice, each time different. Even the same cocktail or smoothie is made differently time to time.

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Thank ArtemChuprina
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We had read mixed reviews about the Sunday lunch here but the attraction of a live band drew us in. Lucky for us, there was the local band as well as a performance by a bamboo band from the Banks Islands - wow!!! We were blown away by their sound and can only highly recommend to anyone. As others have... More 

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Thank Sue P
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We ate at this restaurant many times whilst staying here. The food and service is amazing - we highly recommend this restaurant !

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Thank josiggins
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

We had a number of visits to Oyster during our month long stay in Santo. It's a perfect little resort for anyone who wants to get away from it all and rest. You can kayak to the Matevulu blue hole, snorkel on Midway beach, or really get away from it all on Sunrise beach. On Sundays you might be lucky... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$30
Cuisine
Seafood, Steakhouse, International, Polynesian
Meals
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 21:00
Monday
07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 21:00
Thursday
07:00 - 21:00
Friday
07:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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