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Tamanu on the Beach

Whitesands Road, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
+678 27279
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“coconut prawns” (14 reviews)
“seafood” (18 reviews)
“cake” (4 reviews)
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Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Whitesands Road, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Well worth the bumpy dirt road drive to a stunning restaurant with a breathtaking view. The service was excellent , the wine menu fantastic and the mains delicious. The only downfall was serving an obviously burnt chocolate fondant dessert. Highly recommend lunch or sunset dinner...More

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Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After spending a memorable Christmas Day at Tamanu four years ago, we made sure to book in again on our next visit to Vanuatu. Roxi and her staff pulled out all stops to make sure our day was even better this time round. Tamanu's location...More

Thank Andrew B
Roxi D, General Manager at Tamanu on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

You are too kind Andrew, it is wonderful to hear of your experience with us for Christmas! I like to think we pull out all the stops all the time! We are always looking at ways to improve our service both in front and behind...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for a couple of nights after we moved from another resort. The staff was very welcoming and check in was easy. The beach was few kilometre Long with White Sand. On the first evening we had dinner at the resort. Coconut prawns and...More

Thank psg1981
Roxi D, General Manager at Tamanu on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us, will be sure to pass on your feedback to our staff. We are lucky to work in such a beautiful resort and host lovely people like yourselves! Thanks for coming and staying. Would love it if...More

Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Just spend 6 days at Tamanu with my husband, was the most relaxing and romantic experience! Staff are just beautiful, food is incredible! Day spa is gorgeous! And the rooms are just breathtaking! Beachfront with a small pool, we did not need to leave the...More

Thank Kristina M
Roxi D, General Manager at Tamanu on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Kristina, Thank you so much for your wonderful review, we know you will be back! It was wonderful it was to have you stay with us. The staff all wish you a wonderful 2018 and look forward to your return.

Reviewed 7 December 2017

We stayed at Tamanu for a week in July and ate either lunch or dinner most days and I couldn't fault any meal any of us had. From the local beef to seafood and curries it was all first class and equal to any of...More

Thank Julian H
Reviewed 7 December 2017

A gorgeous location and stunning all white island style venue with beautiful food and well worth the drive. We loved it.

Thank Monique456
Roxi D, Guest Relations Manager at Tamanu on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Monique, Thank you for your lovely comment, we like to think of ourselves as the pot of gold at the end of the pot hole road! We do hope you visit us again in the future. Tank yu tumas KeKe

Reviewed 28 November 2017

We looked at the positive Trip Advisor reviews and thought this would be a good place for lunch, however we had no idea of the remoteness of its location, the road to the resort is very long unmade up road. However when you finally get...More

Thank 1811027Scott
TamanuVanuatu, Guest Relations Manager at Tamanu on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Hi Scott, thanks for your review. Yes we are 15km out of the CBD or around 20-25 mins drive We have one comprehensive menu that includes lunch, dinner and desert. We do not offer a single lunch menu. Whilst we are sure you dined with...More

Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Found this gem on last day of holiday and both agreed it was the best meal of our holiday. Friendly service, wonderful steak dish and seafood curry in such a beautiful setting. Well worth a visit.

Thank Jo B
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Girls night out at Tamanu, great place, great food, great entertainment and great company. What more could you want? Food at Tamanu is always beautifully presented and delicious and what a beautiful spot. Highly recommend you pay them a visit.

Thank Sarah D
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Questions & Answers
20 March 2017|
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$10 - US$30
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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