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Tamanu on the Beach

Whitesands Road, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
+678 27279
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lobster mornay” (17 reviews)
“coconut prawns” (15 reviews)
“beef” (15 reviews)
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7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Whitesands Road, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Walked up the beach from where we were staying Casa De Mar to enjoy a delicious lunch - food was excellent

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank SuzieFlynn
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed December 24, 2017

Tamanu Beach Club has been a long favourite of ours and when we heard about the devastation caused by Cyclone Pam - we were so worried for the owners and the wonderful staff. A new owner took the challenge when the original owners could no...More

Date of visit: December 2017
4  Thank 512carynm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were fortunate to stay at Tamanu on the Beach and enjoy the wonderfully delicious cuisine every day for a week. At every meal we were impressed.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jill H
Reviewed October 16, 2018

Highly recommend visiting Tamanu for lunch and a stroll around the property. Food was fresh and flavours worked well together. Cocktails were inconsistent (for example the coconut mojito was massive, whereas the G&T was on the small side) There are several small villas dotted around...More

Thank slombardo888
TamanuVanuatu, Guest Relations Manager at Tamanu on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

Hi and thank you for the review of your dining experience with us. We are glad you enjoyed your meal. The drinks are exactly as we intend them although perhaps our team didn't asked if you liked your Gin in a tall glass. Traditional cocktails...More

Reviewed October 13, 2018

We didn't stay here but friends and family did. We used the spa, restaurant...and attended my daughters wedding. Restaurant meals were first class, spa was sublime, restaurant staff were all beautiful helpful people. Highly recommendMore

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Karina L
TamanuVanuatu, Guest Relations Manager at Tamanu on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2018

Thank you Karina, it was lovely having you with us during the week. Especially glad for the comments on the spa. We have a lot of dinners doing a spa treatment and then lunch or dinner now, very popular! Thanks for the review and we...More

Reviewed September 24, 2018

I liked the fish salad with baguette for lunch, seafood curry for dinner also nice and my husband liked the fish dishes, great staff very friendly. Highly recommend some of the best food we found

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank DebbieWarren6769
TamanuVanuatu, Guest Relations at Tamanu on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2018

Thank you for the wonderful food review Debbie the fish salad is one of my personal favourites as well and combined with the warm crusty bread is a winner I think. Hope to see you back again soon Tropical regards Sophie

Reviewed September 21, 2018

A number of people whom I had met on my travels suggested Tamanu, getting there is a bit of a battle, once there it is stunning and beautiful with service to match.More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank martinaboboko
TamanuVanuatu, Guest Relations at Tamanu on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2018

Hi Matina, thank you for the wonderful food review and coming out to dine with us. We appreciate it, especially when all of Port Vila has the roading project on which makes travel anywhere out of a town a little longer than normal. Thankfully its...More

Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Drove from Vila to dine at Tamanu as it was highly recommended. The drive itself was an ordeal as it is 30 Mins from Vila along the Efate ring road which is pock marked with crater size holes and frequent speed humps which even an...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank RobandV
TamanuVanuatu, Guest Relations at Tamanu on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2018

Dear Robandv thank you for the review. Firstly apologies for the current state of Port Vila roads, unfortunately whilst the roading project is on its an extra 10 minutes to drive everywhere at the moment but the end is in site and about another 4...More

Reviewed August 19, 2018

We had a fabulous time here, The place is divine like all the island paradise brochures you see . The staff were wonderful and so friendly and helpful, The management will organise tours for you if you want. The food was first rate. My only...More

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank Zietschy64
TamanuVanuatu, Guest Relations at Tamanu on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2018

Dear Zietschy64 thank you for the wonderful review. We really enjoyed having you stay and glad you go to experience everything Vanuatu has to offer. Tropical regards Sophie

Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

After spending a stressful few weeks organising a wedding it is so relaxing to come to Tamanu and chill out for a week. Secluded beach where u are away from the hustle and bustle of Vila but only a 25 minute ride when needed. Great...More

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank Matthew T
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March 20, 2017|
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Response from Virginia S | Property representative |
Average price for lunch is 1,500vt and dinner mains are 2,995vt. Wines are very comparatively priced to Australia and New Zealand and start at 3,000vt a bottle. If you email the resort direct, they will be more than happy... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$27
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Whitesands Road, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Vanuatu  >  Efate  >  Port Vila
  • Phone Number: +678 27279
  • E-mail
With our truly breathtaking absolute beach front location , 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 our chapel for larger groups. 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 for breakfast, lunch and dinner for guests and visitors, our restaurant offers quality dining at affordable prices. Bookings are recommended.
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