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Oyster Island Resort Restaurant

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Malwepe | Oyster Island, Luganville, Espiritu Santo PO Box 183, Vanuatu
+678 778 2773
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Wollongong, Australia
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had lunch here, nice little ferry ride out to the island. Wanted to snorkel the the WWII plane crash on the far side of the island, found the plane but vis was poor, The buoy that id's the plane was underwater so we took a chance and came accross it

Thank brian102017
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My daughter and I kayaked from the Matevulu blue hole to oyster island and stopped over for lunch. The staff were very friendly and helpful, the food was rather expensive for the quality but that seemed to be quite common in all of Santo. The water, beach and restaurant area were great and is definitely a must see for visitors!

Thank Marco v
Camden, Australia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the Oyster Island Restaurant with my 2 daughters it's an excellent restaurant with great host Beverly and Nabil. Staff were ever so friendly and obliging certainly I would eat at Oyster Island again if I ever visited Santo again.

Thank Michael B
Luganville, Vanuatu
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you manage to get to Oyster Island on a Sunday you can enjoy an amazing all you can eat buffet! Best to book though! Plenty of food, great atmosphere - live local band.'Nice beach and water to swim. We had an amazing time,

Thank Kim A
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

The whole experience was awesome. It starts with ringing a bell (well actually hitting a empty metal cylinder with a iron bar) which signals the boat to come over from the island to collect you. We went on a Sunday and enjoyed the buffet. You can snorkel right next to where the boat pulls up and in front of the... More 

Thank BJR1965
Darwin, Australia
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

Loved the little short ferry ride to get to the restaurant. The restaurant is casual and open air - almost like Bali. Menu was limited but who could go past Lobster, salad and chips for $25.00 AUD. Lovely little place to wander around - sort of like your own little Pacific island. If I ever went back to Luganville I... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We decided to try the Sunday buffet as it was recommended to us by a few people we had met The buffet was "OK" Small offering of about 5 or 6 dishes , They tasted quite nice and the salads where acceptable .The oyster island resort seemed quiet and a little depressed .I never had the opportunity to see the... More 

Thank steven l
Luganville, Vanuatu
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

What a beautiful place! We were lucky enough to be there on a Sunday for the buffet lunch - Yummo - how good was that! The bungalow was not very big, but all you need and use of space was good, very clean and on the water - what more could you want!! Food sensational as they have their old... More 

Thank Kim A
Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

Get the free boat over by banging the bell tank! Had lunch nice seafood and ever changing menu. Rent the kayaks to go to the matevelu blue hole it's amazing about 50min kayak but great when u see it! We didn't know the kayaks were no longer free with lunch, new owners make you pay 1500 vatu but well worth... More 

Thank Nikki G
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23 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

Tried the Sunday buffet and was extremely disappointed. We arrived ten minutes after 1 and the boat driver told us the buffet had just started. The meat dishes were below average and the only seafood was a terrible smelly fish dish. There was chicken skewers however we only got half of one which I think was nice but they did... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $30
Seafood, Steakhouse, International, Polynesian
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Malwepe | Oyster Island, Luganville, Espiritu Santo PO Box 183, Vanuatu
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Vanuatu  >  Espiritu Santo  >  Luganville
  • Phone Number: +678 778 2773
Oyster Island Resort Restaurant - 100% waterfront, set overlooking the tranquil waters of Peterson Bay, Oyster Island is elegant yet casual, serving only 100% Organic Fresh Island Grown and Market Fresh Produce, Sustainable locally caught seafood, and the famous Organic Santo Beef. Weather its a romantic 3 course wine matched special occasion, or a sand between your toes casual lunch, Oyster Island caters to all. Our Sunday BBQ Lunch Buffet is legendary - featuring local live music, and too many dishes to mention. Reservations essential. Drive north on the east coast road until you come to the sign, drive through the village to the 'landing'. Bang the tank to let our boat crew know you need a pick up, and sit back, enjoy the waterfront view, sip a cocktail and let the Oyster Island staff pamper you with the Ni-Vanuatu smiles and hospitality that this country is renown for.

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