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Tamanu on the Beach

4.0 of 5 Resort   |   Whitesands Road, Port Vila, Efate 678, Vanuatu
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Ranked #9 of 43 Hotels in Port Vila
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
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Gold Coast, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I recently spent 5 nights at Tamanu on the Beach. From the moment we arrived till the end of our stay we thoroughly enjoyed it. Virginia and her team go out of their way to make your stay a memorable one. The bungalows are spacious and clean, the kingside bed very comfortable. So wonderful to go to... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our 3 days at Tamanu on the Beach were disappointing. To begin with, it is a long way from everywhere, and it's extremely expensive to get to and from, especially if you arrange trips through the resort, which they encourage you to do but the cost is at least doubled. The resort accommodation is attractive bungalows, with absolutely delightful outdoor... More

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Tamanu, Owner at Tamanu on the Beach, responded to this review

We are disappointed that your stay did not meet your expectations. However I feel compelled to respond to your comments. In regards to your allegation that the resort charges double the cost of transfers, this is incorrect. As Vanuatu is a developing country there is no legislation in regards to transfer charges. Taxis are renown for charging high rates whilst... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The helicopter ride to Tamanu certainly put us in a good frame of mind. We were greeted with a peaceful and serene hideaway on the southern side of Efate. The food and service was simply divine. The incredible flavours, and perfect combinations, meant that every meal was an amazing experience. During our four day stay, we attempted to sample every... More

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Tamanu, Owner at Tamanu on the Beach, responded to this review

We cannot tell you how delighted we are to hear Tamanu spun its magic around you for your stay with us. We have always believed there is something special about this little piece of Earth and that you experienced it also, is a joy. Thank you your generous words and we wish you a safe return to Tamanu in the... More

Auckland, New Zealand
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We didn't stay at Tamanu but had one of the best lunches in Vanuatu. The Service was excellent and the food delicious.The Restaurant has an open air /alfresco feeling to it and a beautiful view over the white sandy beach towards the sea. It is a bit out of time but well worth the effort.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I cannot recommend Tamanu highly enough. My wife and I were looking for something special to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary and this is definitely a place for something special. Virginia, the manager, was extremely helpful with ideas and we elected for limo transfer from Port Vila, Moet on route, dinner on the beach with our own waitress's and wish... More

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Tamanu, Owner at Tamanu on the Beach, responded to this review

Celebrating your 10th wedding anniversary at Tamanu with all the trimmings was a delight for the team as well. We are thrilled to enjoyed it so much and that you loved our little slice of paradise right on the beach of the south Pacific Ocean. May we see you again on your next anniversary. More

Port Vila, Vanuatu
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

My husband and I recently got married at Tamanu on the beach as it has everything you could possibly want in a wedding venue and more. The villa's in which we and a few of our guests stayed in are beautiful. Virginia and her team made the day absolutely perfect, we didn't have to worry about a thing. We had... More

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Tamanu, Owner at Tamanu on the Beach, responded to this review

We are delighted that your wedding was such a success. Virginia and the team love doing weddings and glean great satisfaction in making the day extra special for the bride and groom. Hope to see you back at Tamanu on your first wedding anniversary. Best wishes. More

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97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We were diving for a week on the wreck of SS President Coolidge and arranged to return to Brisbane by way of Port Vila so we could have lunch at Tamanu on the Beach. The reviews had been too good to miss in our short lives. Arriving at the airport we were astonished to find that the published rate for... More

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Tamanu, Owner at Tamanu on the Beach, responded to this review

We are truly thrilled that you made such an effort to visit Tamanu and weren't disappointed. It is always heartening to hear that our guests receive the outstanding service we promise and that our kitchen team consistently provide delicious meals. Thank you also for your recommendation to use our transfer service as it is easier, more reliable and less expensive... More

Port Vila, Vanuatu
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53 reviews 53 reviews
53 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Tamanu is beautiful. Located on a wide stretch of white sand, Tamanu is far enough from Vila that you feel as if youve gotten away from all, but not so far that you feel isolated. The comfortable villas come in various shapes and sizes, and are uniquely decorated. The decks and outdoor showers are great! Service is friendly, food is... More

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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

This is a bit belated, however, I returned to Tamanu On The Beach in August, 2013. As expected, nothing had changed. Thank goodness. Well, bar a couple of small ones. Firstly, Virginia Shore, previously admin manager, and whom I'd met on my previous visit, was now the Resort Manager. No problem there as, like everyone at Tamanu, you're still made... More

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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We first discovered this piece of paradise in April 2012 and returned for another five night visit in August 2013. The location is amazing. Right on the beach away from the hustle and bustle of Port Vila. It is approximately 25 minutes drive from Port Vila. The cottage was very comfortable and falling asleep to the waves each evening was... More

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Tamanu, Owner at Tamanu on the Beach, responded to this review

On behalf of the Tamanu Team, we are thrilled to having returning guests. Your loyalty and encouragement is greatly appreciated and we hope to see you sometime in 2014. Happy New Year! More

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Address: Whitesands Road, Port Vila, Efate 678, Vanuatu
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Location: Vanuatu > Efate > Port Vila
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Tamanu on the Beach 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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