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Tara Beach Bungalows

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

In January this year I booked and paid for through Expedia Tara Beach Bungalows. I was to go there for 16 days in May. A few hours later I found out there was a serious family illness, and I was going to be needed to help here in NZ for 6 months at least, and I would not be able... More 

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Western Australia, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

Beware. If you are prepared to take the risk of being stranded in a foreign country without accommodation in spite of a confirmed booking fully payed in advance and you don’t mind if you don’t get your money back, then this could be the place for you. The Owner/Manager of Tara Beach Bungalows cancelled our booking while we were on... More 

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Salamander Bay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Thank you so much Eric and Christine and staff for another fabulous visit to Tara Beach Bungalows. Tara is 100% locally owned so the main bonus with staying here is the local interaction you get from beautiful people. Dont stay here if you like a 5 star resort with a pool etc because its not that - stay here if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We had an amazing time in Tara Beach. The hotel is a bit far from the city which is great, you have the beach just for you. They can arrange transportation to anywhere you want to go. Great place to do snokelling. The staff was amazing, very friendly, Christine and Erik did everything to make our stay even more enjoyable!

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Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

My 2nd visit to this little gem at Mele Bay♥ Once again received the very best of service and care from Eric (my good bloke♥) and Christine. Leslie prepared good meals. My room was delightful, the bed super comfy. Each day the room was serviced and presented with a fresh array of flowers adorning the entire room♥ Breakfast was plentiful,... More 

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Hawke's Bay Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

a True gem, hidden away about 25min from Port Villa. We got married there and Eric and his team went out of there way to make our day very special. They even build us a little podium with concrete blocks between two palm trees. Was a very romantic setting. The food is really nice especially the Tuluk Eric made us.

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Buderim, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We visited Tara Beach for our 3rd time this September. We were greeted like old friends. Lulu and Christine met us at the airport (the late flight)!! We arrived at our bungalow #1 to find it looking beautifully decorated. We were treated to a great breakfast in the temporary restaurant. Although there is some work to be done from the... More 

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Mulwala, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Bungalows positioned so perfectly within a hop step and a jump to the stunning waters of Vanuatu. Simply designed bungalows with your basic needs. The amazing staff out way everything else and make your stay most memorable and inviting. The yummy cooked breakfasts and meals on offer, Eric's most helpful service with everything you need he will work it out... More 

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Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

I spent 7 days at Tara beach bungalows. Once you meet the people here, it's almost impossible to move to another place. Eric and Christine are very friendly and caring the guests all the time with much hospitality. One night, I told Eric I wanted to try the local food then he made it for us, which was amazing!! Christine... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Staff care for your every need. Bungalows 10 paces from coral reef, warm clear water. Kayak to sand cay, even better snorkelling. Every bungalow has a great sunrise view. Tasty breakfast, in house transport and tours. 25min drive from Port Vila (Vila is just a service town) but Eric and staff willing to drop off and pick up for a... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
In your room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Airport Transportation
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
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 

Additional Information about Tara Beach Bungalows

Address: Devil's Point Road | Mele Bay, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
Location: Vanuatu > Efate > Port Vila
Price Range: $68 - $89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Tara Beach Bungalows 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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Also Known As:
Tara Beach Bungalows Hotel Port Vila
Tara Beach Hotel
Tara Beach Port Vila
Tara Beach Bungalows Vanuatu/Port Vila
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