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The Beach Bar

$$ - $$$, Pizza,
Mele Road | Mele Bay, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
+678 560 1132
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“burgers” (51 reviews)
“curry” (12 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Bar, Pizza, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Mele Road | Mele Bay, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Friendly staff and cultural ambiance. Great veggie burgers for vegetarians and vegans. Great view across to Hideaway Island.

Thank Cassandra J
Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice cocktails at better than average Vila prices plus an amazing place to watch the sunset. A short distance out of town but, nice little getaway. Stopped in twice for sunset drinks. There are an abundance of local busses that can get you there and...More

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 1 week ago

great food and great location. Shame I couldn't make the fire show, the locals tell me its the best!

Thank Ashley W
The Beach B, Manager at The Beach Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for your great review, so glad you enjoyed your time here. The local are right, our Fire Show is the best! Hope you can come back and see it another time.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Right on the beach nothing to fancy good cold Tusker food ok pizza a bit light on with toppings. A must go see for the fire showMore

Thank Philip R
The Beach B, Manager at The Beach Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi thanks for your review. Your right we are not a fancy place just laid back right on the beach and with the coldest beer on the island. We make great burgers and fish and chips and some really great tender juicy steak. We serve...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great pizzas, a good bar and a fascinating fire dance show performed by enthusiastic, accomplished island youngsters. Such an enjoyable evening!More

Thank Roger B
The Beach B, Manager at The Beach Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Thanks for your wonderful review. We also think it is the best night out in Vanuatu full stop. What a great bunch of excited talented youngsters, they are such wonderful performers. We are so proud of them, we are so glad like hundreds of...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had pizza here one night, whilst staying at Hideaway Island Resort. The pizzas were all tasty and the service was good.More

Thank Kristen4344
The Beach B, Manager at The Beach Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Thanks for your review. Nothing beats a hot pizza straight out of the wood fire and an icy cold beer. We are glad we lived up to your expectations, the staff are really trying hard to get better and better. am sure they will...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was disappointing for us. Would recommend that the local staff meet and greet the guests as it really felt like we were somewhere on the Gold Coast. We were told to be there by 5:30 or they would give our table away. When we...More

Thank rubygirl123
The Beach B, Manager at The Beach Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Thanks for your review. We are not a fancy place, we just serve decent honest burgers and pizza for a quality price. It is extremely difficult to provide western food in a remote location like Vanuatu, but we have been doing it now for...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really love this place because of the location. Mele beach is a wonderful place for families to enjoy. You can't get any better than right on the water at Mele beach. The Beach Bar also boasts of a fun "fire show" on Fridays and...More

Thank Casey E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for lunch after visiting hideaway island & enjoyed some pizzas and drinks -highly recommend the spiced rum in a fresh coconut! ;) While we were there we booked the Friday night Fire dance show which was spectacular. I would definitely go on...More

Thank Eloise S
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

My partner and I joined The Beach Bar for dinner and the Friday evening Fire Show this week. It's a great little setup right on the beachfront and directly adjacent to the ferry crossing to Hideaway Island- ideal, as you can spend the day here...More

Thank Joe R
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Liz H
15 October 2016|
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Response from Di P | Reviewed this property |
your resort will do it for you. Try to go on a Friday night to enjoy the fire show.
21 May 2016|
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Response from aprillouise | Reviewed this property |
Hideaway Island Resort is just a short (1-2min) ferry ride away. The main attraction is the reef.
29 March 2016|
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Response from AnitaM363 | Reviewed this property |
Transport in the local shuttle buses are about 300 Vatu per person (just over AUD$3) and they run until the bar is closed. YOu can all jump in one of those together and it's owned by local people -they are like a little mini... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for
View, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mele Road | Mele Bay, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Vanuatu  >  Efate  >  Port Vila
  • Phone Number: +678 560 1132
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A great place to hang out for the day. The Beach Bar is famous for its wood fire pizzas, but offers a large choice of alternatives as well. The kids just love playing on the beach with all the free water toys while Mum & Dad relax in the beer garden. Sit back and enjoy the stunning sunsets over Mele Bay whilst enjoying a cold beer or glass of wine. Keep an eye out for the special "Friday Night Fire Dancing" evenings, Tuesday Movie nights on Port Vila's biggest screen, right on the beach and our Sunday Sessions starting with live music from 1pm followed by our great new show "Sunday Kustam Karnival" where Bank's Snake Dancers meet our talented Circus Performers". Something for everyone at The Beach Bar!
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