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Tara Beach Bungalows Resort

3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Devil's Point Road | Bukura, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
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Ranked #3 of 12 Port Vila B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Frankfurt am Main, Deutschland
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I cannot imagine a more welcoming location. Sala and his family and staff were very warm and friendly. I stayed for a week and feel like I have left with real friends on the other side of the world. My list of favorite things about Tara Beach is long: snorkling, kayaking, being dazzled by the darkness of the sky and... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

My family of 4 decided to go to this resort for a meal and a swim a couple of weeks ago. My husband and one of my sons had dropped in to do the same thing a couple of years ago and had really enjoyed the experience, especially the snorkelling. We arrived early afternoon, parked under a shady tree and... More

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

We were delighted with Tara Beach Bungalows, and sad to have to leave after a short stay. It is locally owned and run on a simple unpretentious basis. Beachfront location across the bay from Port Vila. Only ten minutes from the airport - with a free pickup - and twenty minutes from town. The staff are lovely, Eric the manager... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

The family that owns Tara Beach are the most friendly caring people they would do anything for you. The suroundings are beautiful with a well kept garden, the snorkeling would of been good but when we were there it rained ever day and the sea was choppy, the weather is one thing you cant control unfortunately. The bungalows are comfortable... More

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

This was our second visit to Tara, myself (mum)15 year old boy and 12 year old twins. We stayed 10 nights and had a great time, my children love the place. Something's had changed from the year before, and there was a few hiccups with the hot water etc. But it's still great value and the people are wonderful. Lulu... More

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Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

I stayed for ten nights in October at Tara Beach Resort in bungalow1 and I had a wounderful stay. Sala and his family are such lovely welcoming people. Tara Beach is a quiet , peachful place and that is why I chose to stay there. Eric is THE MAN, if I needed anything , he was there to help .... More

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South Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We stayed at Tara Beach Bungalows in Oct 2013 and had a lovely relaxing 3 nights. the staff are great and will cater to any request. The breakfast was huge and delicious and Eric would always make sure you had everything you needed. The rooms were always cleaned and beautiful fresh flowers were placed around the room. If you wanted... More

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Buderim, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We stayed at Tara Beach in 2010 at Easter and 2012 in September. Both times we visited with different friends. The weather in April was perfect, fine and windy in September. We stayed in Bungalow #3 first then #1. We were met at the airport on time, even though it was a midnight flight!! We loved this place the first... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Having stayed here before there were no real surprises. Everything is pretty basic but in a beautiful location and the service is great. Transfers were on time and ready for us. Service and friendly faces all round at the accommodation. We were with family (9 of us) and so took up two bungalows. Although no hot water for showers not... More

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Address: Devil's Point Road | Bukura, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
Location: Vanuatu > Efate > Port Vila
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Tara Beach Bungalows Resort 3*
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Tara Beach is absolute beach front situated on 12 lush acres fronting picturesque Mele Bay, Efate, Vanuatu. With crystal clear, safe waters at your doorstep, we are the perfect spot for snorkeling, kayaking, swimming and getting away from it all for a while. We also have a chilled out open air bar / cafe known as the Beach Hut that is also open to day visitors and locals. Located about 15 mins from town & 10 mins to the airport, we provide free airport transfers for guests. All bungalows have tea and coffee making facilities and a fridge, with ocean views a few metres from your door included as standard. ... more   less 
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