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Oyster Island Resort Restaurant

Malwepe | Oyster Island, Luganville, Espiritu Santo PO Box 183, Vanuatu
+678 7711707
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“lunch” (38 reviews)
“oysters” (16 reviews)
“beef ribs” (9 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
Seafood, International
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Malwepe | Oyster Island, Luganville, Espiritu Santo PO Box 183, Vanuatu
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Reviewed November 17, 2015

We visited to Oyster Island twice on our recent trip. Both visits were for the Sunday buffet. The variety of food was sensational and the chocolate beef ribs were to die for. They had a great two piece band playing and they are world class....More

Thank 2crownies
OysterIsland, General Manager at Oyster Island Resort Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2015

Sunday Buffet Is Great - Thank you for offering your experience of your time on Oyster Island, and also a special thank you for choosing Espiritu Santo as your holiday destination. Santo is filled with fantastic natural attractions, island, resorts, restaurants and places to enjoy...More

Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

a great little spot of the east coast of Santo island. Get a taxi to the pier and ring the big oxygen tank so the boat knows to come get you. About aud25 for their Sunday buffet but worth a visit any day of the...More

Thank UshSmith
OysterIsland, General Manager at Oyster Island Resort Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2015

A lunch worth taking the barge to... Thank you for sharing your experience of the Oyster Island Resort Restaurant. Yes, the Sunday Lunch Buffet is amazing, and extremely popular - must remind future guests to ensure they make a reservation. A great intro into Oyster...More

Reviewed October 28, 2015

Fantastic meals especially the curry and great friendly service. Beautiful surroundings and views...More

Thank Tracy F
OysterIsland, General Manager at Oyster Island Resort Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2015

Fantastic. Thank you for spending some time on Oyster Island, and for sharing your experience with us. Chef Big Marcel loves cooking his curries, using only the finest 100% organic local produce, fresh sustainably caught seafood and of course, world famous Santo Beef. The staff...More

Reviewed September 4, 2015

We had heard there was a plane wreck you could snorkel on Oyster so decided we would do a day trip. Our guide on another trip told us about the Sunday lunch buffet so we decided to visit on Sunday. Wow, what a gorgeous little...More

1  Thank DownunderFamily
OysterIsland, General Manager at Oyster Island Resort Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2015

You must try Chocolate Beef Ribs. Thank you for your visit to Oyster Island, and for sharing your experience with the TA world. People come to Oyster Island for many different reasons, like yourselves - snorkelling, maybe a kayak to Matevulu Blue Hole, maybe a...More

Reviewed August 15, 2015

There's accommodation here but we didn't stay there so can't comment on it other than to say it looked okay from the outside. Pleasant restaurant (lunched there twice) and went for a walk around the island (nice tropical forest) and snorkelled through the coral. Saw...More

1  Thank RogerParkinson
OysterIsland, General Manager at Oyster Island Resort Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2015

Great Spot. Thank you for sharing your day experience on Oyster Island. It is amazing to see tourism back up with many in-house guests and day visitors. Santo definitely has something for everyone and a day on Oyster is a sure hit. Your mention of...More

Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

Rarely, if ever, have I eaten as good food as on Oyster Island. The Santo beef was wonderfully prepared, the kumala fries and mash were great as well. Even the pizza was perfect. I also liked the curry with all the local vegetables. We stayed...More

Thank Vinceremo
OysterIsland, General Manager at Oyster Island Resort Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2015

Magnificent!! Thnak you for you kind words and sharing your experience of Oyster Island and our Restaurant. I will be sure to pass on your praise to Chef Marcel and his team, maybe not today they are busy preparing our Sunday BBQ Lunch Buffet. Hope...More

Reviewed July 14, 2015

It's nice to across the river by a cute boat to the Oyster Island. We stayed 3 nights at Oyster island. They offer lot of activities. We ate best mad crab dish at their restaurant!More

Thank Atsuko-Betty
OysterIsland, General Manager at Oyster Island Resort Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2015

Recommended! Thank you for your visit to Oyster Island, and more so Espiritu Santo Vanuatu. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay. Mud Crab - Yumm. We do only harvest mud crab, oysters to order and in sustainable quantities. The area surrounding Oyster Island is...More

Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

Chef Marcel cooks the food to perfection, no special order is too hard and the portions are generous. Beautiful surroundings right on the beach and the staff will go out of their way to make sure you have a good night. Definitely a place to...More

Thank lowall
OysterIsland, General Manager at Oyster Island Resort Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2015

Fantastic food in generous portions Chef Marcel - I always say never trust a skinny chef (Sorry Marcel). He has taken Oyster Island Restaurant to new levels with his amazing yet simple dishes, highlighting the incredible organic produce, Santo beef and sustainable seafood. Things move...More

Reviewed July 5, 2015

Took the small boat over to Oyster Island (organised by the Manager of the Espiritu). Anyway we were there for the day so basically all we were there for was lunch and do the canyon river swim. Even so the manager gave us free use...More

Thank Davo_T_B
Reviewed June 30, 2015

The Oyster Island staff are all so nice and were able to modify the menu to fit with out special diets - but also our whims. It is a great setting with nice views to the water and the main island. I wish we could...More

Thank PatAU
OysterIsland, General Manager at Oyster Island Resort Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2015

Nice setting, nice staff, big servings, quite affordable.... Thank your for your review of the Oyster Island Bar and Restaurant. Pretty much your heading says it all, and again we thank you for your kind words. You say you wish to have stayed longer, well,...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$8 - $32
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
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
Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
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 7711707
  • E-mail
Description
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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