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Oyster Island Resort Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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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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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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21 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Thank Michaelf638427
Moscow, Russia
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11 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delicious food. They always have a good choice, each time different. Even the same cocktail or smoothie is made differently time to time.

Thank ArtemChuprina
Melbourne, Australia
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had read mixed reviews about the Sunday lunch here but the attraction of a live band drew us in. Lucky for us, there was the local band as well as a performance by a bamboo band from the Banks Islands - wow!!! We were blown away by their sound and can only highly recommend to anyone. As others have... More 

Thank Sue P
Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate at this restaurant many times whilst staying here. The food and service is amazing - we highly recommend this restaurant !

Thank josiggins
Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a number of visits to Oyster during our month long stay in Santo. It's a perfect little resort for anyone who wants to get away from it all and rest. You can kayak to the Matevulu blue hole, snorkel on Midway beach, or really get away from it all on Sunrise beach. On Sundays you might be lucky... More 

Thank pgraham758
Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

My husband and I stayed 3 nights in July. We were a bit Leary after reading some poor reviews and even canceled a previous reservation. I can't say enough about the place. The staff were friendly and accommodating, the room was beautiful and the food was not only reasonably priced but very good. The small island is interesting to explore.... More 

Thank KelleyAdams
Melbourne, Australia
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

You ring the bell and a boat collects you and takes you 100 meters to Oyster Island. It has a small menu but there will be something you like on the menu, I'm sure. We had a lovely dinner and the location is wonderful. Make sure you have a torch or at least a mobile with a torch to find... 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, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
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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