We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Tara Beach Bungalows

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
Professional photos
Tara Beach Bungalows
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"]},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

148 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
There are newer reviews for Tara Beach Bungalows
See the most recent reviews
Showing 145: English reviews
Brisbane
Reviewed 8 August 2015

I have just returned from a 7 night stay at this wonderful small beach front resort. I cannot speak highly enough of the Manager Eric, he treated me like Royalty! Nothing was too much trouble, he went out of his way to ensure I had a relaxing, comfortable and enjoyable holiday. Eric to me is a delight to talk to...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Maz05Bris
tara-manager, General Manager at Tara Beach Bungalows, responded to this review

Dear Tankiu tumas for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. Christine has been with us for almost 6 years now and she is our number1 staff and tankiu tumas for the tips and advice that you have given, and i will work on them. We can't wait to welcome you back in Mid November 2015 and...

Salamander Bay
Reviewed 22 July 2015

We stayed at Tara Beach Bungalows for 5 nights in July 2015. There were 5 ladies in our group and we have never laughed so much or had so much fun with beautiful local people. Eric, Sala, Christine, Marie and Johnny were so friendly and helped us with sightseeing suggestions and took us to many wonderful places. I have been...

 Report
Helpful?
5Thank Anita M
tara-manager, General Manager at Tara Beach Bungalows, responded to this review

Tankiu tumas Anita M for taking your time to write this excellent review. It was a pleasure getting to know you and the girls, and we sure enjoy your company during the 5 nights stay with us. Tankiu tumas for choosing to stay in a 100% locally owned resort and we look forward to welcoming you again in the near...

Sydney
Reviewed 12 July 2015

We've been there many times and love the place. Cyclone Pam wiped out their restaurant and overwater jetty but the bungalows are intact. A temporary restaurant has been set up in one of the bungalows. Staff morale seems crushed but I'm not sure that is entirely because of the cyclone. Hot water showers to each of the bungalows has always...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank DrewboySydney
tara-manager, General Manager at Tara Beach Bungalows, responded to this review

Dear Drewboysydney, We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with such detailed feedback about your recent stay. I am very sorry to hear that several things throughout your stay did not meet your expectations. The restaurant and jetty are in the processed to rebuild in few months after been wiped out by the cyclone 3 months ago, couple...

wiltshire
Reviewed 2 February 2015

I have to start by saying i did love this place even though things didnt always go the way we would have hoped but that it part of it charm. Its a local owned and run place so those are the standards you get. It is a lovely little hideaway down the end of a 5km unsealed road which means...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank roamingjode
tara-manager, Owner at Tara Beach Bungalows, responded to this review

Halo Jodi Tankiu tumas for staying with us at Tara Beach for 4 nights ( 2 nights book through travel agent and you extended 2 nights) and for the constructive and helpful review. We have definitely taken your suggestions on board and are working hard in 2015 to give our future guests an even better experience than before. We started...

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Reviewed 2 February 2015

If you are after remote and somewhere quite then this is your place. The room, or more like villas, can sleep up to 7 all for the same price. All rooms/villas have a sea view. The staff are lovely, Christine and Lolo are both relaxed and helpful. Only issues we real had was the road was so bumpy it was...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Bryan_Jody
tara-manager, Owner at Tara Beach Bungalows, responded to this review

Halo Bryan, Tankiu tumas for staying with us at Tara Beach and helpful review. Due to heavy rain in January, the road been unbearable for a week then when the sun comes out, it fixed again. Sorry that you have book in to stay during that time but now the road is nice and smooth. Have a great year and...

Reviewed 8 January 2015

We stayed in the Tara Beach Resort for one week and it was just excellent. The staff is so friendly and helpful to spent the best time of your life on vanuatu. The reef just in front of the Restaurant is the nicest one we´ve been on Efate. The Bungalows are basic and not the newest one´s. So wasn´t our...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank melanieei
Reviewed 13 October 2014

A great place to stay in Vila. When I arrived at the airport I was picked up by a very nice young man, Thomas. Return transfers only $10. The place was quiet, friendly with a lovely waterfront veiw. Clean & tidy. It's not too far from town and for only a few dollars Thomas will drop you off to anywhere...

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank dinkumdave1
Reviewed 7 October 2014

We had a lovely family holiday here for one week. The Bungalows are comfortable and perfect for a family of five. The bathroom was a little tired but clean, we had intermittent hot water and a shower that tended to leak onto the floor. The gardens were lovely and a nice place to spend the day. Tara beach is off...

 Report
Helpful?
5Thank Rose M
Walloon Australia
Reviewed 4 October 2014

Stayed at tara beach bungalows for 14 nights September 19 to October 3rd had the best holiday we have ever had, kids age ( 20,13,10) and also eldest sons girl friend.ill start buy saying this resort is no 5 star palace but we knew that when we booked, what made tara beach a 5 star resort for us was the...

 Report
Helpful?
5Thank SonyaNJohn
Reviewed 3 October 2014 via mobile

My 2 year old daughter and myself spent 2 absouloutly awesome weeks at Tara Beach, got off from the airplane at 12am, the lovely staff awaited my arrival with a big smile, I stayed in bungalow 6 which has absolute gorgeous views and cleaniness was perfect to standard with daily house keeping, breakfast was awesome with a wonderful hot breakfast...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank meekstar

283 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (257)
Viewed
View from Room (21)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (19)
Viewed
Dining (36)
Viewed
Room/Suite (21)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (32)
Viewed
Bathroom (7)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (7)
Viewed
Other (114)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (26)
Viewed
Room/Suite (5)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (7)
Viewed
Dining (5)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (5)
Viewed
Other (4)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Port Vila hotels
1.0 km away
Benjor Beach Club
Benjor Beach Club
#23 of 47 in Port Vila
341 reviews
16.0 km away
Aquana Beach Resort
Aquana Beach Resort
#5 of 47 in Port Vila
276 reviews
11.4 km away
Warwick Le Lagon - Vanuatu
Warwick Le Lagon - Vanuatu
#13 of 47 in Port Vila
1,362 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
3.2 km away
Hideaway Island Resort
Hideaway Island Resort
#12 of 47 in Port Vila
599 reviews
23.4 km away
Erakor Island Resort & Spa
Erakor Island Resort & Spa
#6 of 47 in Port Vila
615 reviews
11.1 km away
Breakas Beach Resort Vanuatu
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • 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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public 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
Region: Vanuatu > Efate > Port Vila
Price Range: €46 - €85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Tara Beach Bungalows 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Agoda, Orbitz, Priceline and Travelocity so you can book your Tara Beach Bungalows reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Tara Beach Bungalows Hotel Port Vila
Tara Beach Hotel
Tara Beach Port Vila
Tara Beach Bungalows Vanuatu/Port Vila
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Tara Beach Bungalows staff and other travellers.
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Tara Beach Bungalows staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“All rooms offer wonderful views”
  • Lounge
  • Lounge, fridge & microwave
  • Lounge and day bed
  • View from front patio of bungalow
  • Lovely view from front patio
  • Lovely view from front patio
  • Bedroom
  • Bedroom
 of 5 bubbles Maz05Bris, 19 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Bungalow 1 is the best”
 of 5 bubbles Goosens2015, 28 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Bungalow 1 has the best view”
 of 5 bubbles Greg_and_Sharon, 18 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Our room no.4 i think it was had the best views.”
 of 5 bubbles FDK32, 12 Oct 2015 | Read review
“All 5 rooms are good”
 of 5 bubbles jimk779, 26 Sep 2015 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay