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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 2013
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

The Ni-Van family who runs this resort are friendly and go out of the way to make you feel part of the family. They organise any tours or hire of any vehicles that are required. We hired a driver for our own round the island adventure as there were 9 adults in our party. We could then stop and start... More

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

I am still blown away with the generosity and hospitality of Eric and this family at Tara Beach Resort. If you're looking for an authentic Ni-Vanuatu experience, then Tara Beach is definitely the way to go. Even before our holiday began, Eric was very accommodating and informative in regards to anything we needed to know about the Island, weather and... More

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Additional Information about Tara Beach Bungalows Resort

Also Known As:
Tara Beach Bungalows Hotel Port Vila
Tara Beach Bungalows Hotel
Tara Beach Hotel
Tara Beach Port Vila
Tara Beach Bungalows Resort Vanuatu/Port Vila
Address: Devil's Point Road | Bukura, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
Location: Vanuatu > Efate > Port Vila
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Port Vila
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Tara Beach Bungalows Resort 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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