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Tara Beach Bungalows

Devil's Point Road | Bukura, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Salamander Bay
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33 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed at Tara Beach Bungalows for 5 nights in July 2015. There were 5 ladies in our group and we have never laughed so much or had so much fun with beautiful local people. Eric, Sala, Christine, Marie and Johnny were so friendly and helped us with sightseeing suggestions and took us to many wonderful places. I have been... More 

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tara-manager, General Manager at Tara Beach Bungalows, responded to this review

Tankiu tumas Anita M for taking your time to write this excellent review. It was a pleasure getting to know you and the girls, and we sure enjoy your company during the 5 nights stay with us. Tankiu tumas for choosing to stay in a 100% locally owned resort and we look forward to welcoming you again in the near... More 

Sydney
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48 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been there many times and love the place. Cyclone Pam wiped out their restaurant and overwater jetty but the bungalows are intact. A temporary restaurant has been set up in one of the bungalows. Staff morale seems crushed but I'm not sure that is entirely because of the cyclone. Hot water showers to each of the bungalows has always... More 

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tara-manager, General Manager at Tara Beach Bungalows, responded to this review

Dear Drewboysydney, We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with such detailed feedback about your recent stay. I am very sorry to hear that several things throughout your stay did not meet your expectations. The restaurant and jetty are in the processed to rebuild in few months after been wiped out by the cyclone 3 months ago, couple... More 

wiltshire
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278 reviews
101 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I have to start by saying i did love this place even though things didnt always go the way we would have hoped but that it part of it charm. Its a local owned and run place so those are the standards you get. It is a lovely little hideaway down the end of a 5km unsealed road which means... More 

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tara-manager, Owner at Tara Beach Bungalows, responded to this review

Halo Jodi Tankiu tumas for staying with us at Tara Beach for 4 nights ( 2 nights book through travel agent and you extended 2 nights) and for the constructive and helpful review. We have definitely taken your suggestions on board and are working hard in 2015 to give our future guests an even better experience than before. We started... More 

Ko Tao, Thailand
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99 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

If you are after remote and somewhere quite then this is your place. The room, or more like villas, can sleep up to 7 all for the same price. All rooms/villas have a sea view. The staff are lovely, Christine and Lolo are both relaxed and helpful. Only issues we real had was the road was so bumpy it was... More 

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tara-manager, Owner at Tara Beach Bungalows, responded to this review

Halo Bryan, Tankiu tumas for staying with us at Tara Beach and helpful review. Due to heavy rain in January, the road been unbearable for a week then when the sun comes out, it fixed again. Sorry that you have book in to stay during that time but now the road is nice and smooth. Have a great year and... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We stayed in the Tara Beach Resort for one week and it was just excellent. The staff is so friendly and helpful to spent the best time of your life on vanuatu. The reef just in front of the Restaurant is the nicest one we´ve been on Efate. The Bungalows are basic and not the newest one´s. So wasn´t our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

A great place to stay in Vila. When I arrived at the airport I was picked up by a very nice young man, Thomas. Return transfers only $10. The place was quiet, friendly with a lovely waterfront veiw. Clean & tidy. It's not too far from town and for only a few dollars Thomas will drop you off to anywhere... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We had a lovely family holiday here for one week. The Bungalows are comfortable and perfect for a family of five. The bathroom was a little tired but clean, we had intermittent hot water and a shower that tended to leak onto the floor. The gardens were lovely and a nice place to spend the day. Tara beach is off... More 

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Walloon Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Stayed at tara beach bungalows for 14 nights September 19 to October 3rd had the best holiday we have ever had, kids age ( 20,13,10) and also eldest sons girl friend.ill start buy saying this resort is no 5 star palace but we knew that when we booked, what made tara beach a 5 star resort for us was the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

My 2 year old daughter and myself spent 2 absouloutly awesome weeks at Tara Beach, got off from the airplane at 12am, the lovely staff awaited my arrival with a big smile, I stayed in bungalow 6 which has absolute gorgeous views and cleaniness was perfect to standard with daily house keeping, breakfast was awesome with a wonderful hot breakfast... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We stayed in Tara Beach for two nights before flying out to Tana Island the next morning. First of all, the bungalows are very nicely furnished with flowers all over and they are very clean. Not every bungalow has hot showers though. Chistine, the cook is very nice and just sits with you for a chat. Having said that, the... More 

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tara-manager, General Manager at Tara Beach Bungalows, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Lara Tankiu tumas for spending the time to review your stay with us on Trip Advisor obviously there were some problems with the reservation and accounts and I have addressed that with the team and the owner Mr Sala Vatoko. - We got mixed up with your flight details, instead of waiting for Tanna Flight, we are waiting... More 

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