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.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Tara Beach Bungalows

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
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"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

151 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 148: English reviews
Toowoomba, Australia
Reviewed 24 June 2012

My wife and adult daughter recently stayed here for 10 days. Eric, Vince, George, LuLu, and Christine were all very helpful and friendly. The bungalows are clean, very close to the beach, and have fabulous views. If you need a complete break with peace, tranquility, beautiful surroundings and are willing to fore-go the usual tourist activities, then this is definitely...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Mark C
Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 June 2012

I stayed at Tara Beach Resort for four nights, and wish it could have been longer! I was welcomed with smiles, and flowers throughout the bungalow. The view from my bed was amazing, absolute bliss looking out to the ocean. The bungalow was clean, and well equipped, and very comfortable. Eric was really helpful with helping me to book tours...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Petina K
Sydney
Reviewed 17 June 2012

My wife and I attempt to visit Tara Beach Bungalows Resort at least once a year. We love it. It's not a luxury resort but it's got so much more to offer than many so called luxury resorts in Vanuatu. I my last review I mentioned that a SCUBA diving operation was to take over the management of the resort....

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank DrewboySydney
Brisbane
Reviewed 16 May 2012

We arrived at Port Vila as a cruise destination and took a local taxi to show us the sights. We ended up at Tara Beach resort .... the snorkeling is absolutely fantastic. We owe the Taxi driver big time for taking us there. We have snorkeled on a few of the islands and can't wait to get back to Tara...

 Report
Helpful?
4Thank Alan R
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 5 May 2012

We stayed a Tara Beach for 10 days, and can only say the whole experience was fantastic, with Eric,Sala Lulu and Cristina and Thomas and Vincent we became one of the family, we were happy to learn that this was the only resort that was owned and operated by locals and not by ex pats. Despite a few hiccups nothing...

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank jean m
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 27 April 2012

This was our second post Christmas break at Tara - in 2011 we got cheap flights with friends and then booked our accommodation at Tara Beach on Wotif based on previous reviews (close enough for 4 of us to share a bungalow). We thought we had died and gone to Heaven after waking on the first morning after a late...

 Report
Helpful?
6Thank Sandra C
Reviewed 1 February 2012

When we arrived at Port Villa we were greeted by LuLu and Thomas was our driver they carried our bags in and invited us to the restaurant for a welcome drink.LuLu sang us 2 welcome songs and we began a magical stay. we had a view to die for.fresh flowers everywhere in our room.the chef is great catered for vegetarian...

 Report
Helpful?
4Thank angbrito
New Zealand
Reviewed 2 January 2012

We choose to spend the last three days of our two week holiday at Tara Beach as the location, bungalows and snorkeling looked great. We were not dispapointed, you just walk a few feet from your bungalow (all of which are beachfront) straight out to the sea. We were so well looked after especially given it was over Christmas and...

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank Brins
Sydney
Reviewed 17 November 2011

This was our 2nd visit to Tara Beach Bungalows Resort, and this time it was our honeymoon. We were welcomed back like family. Our Bungalow number 1, was 'Number 1' as Christine will tell you about everything there. The new resort Manager, Eric (the owner's son) is very switched on and if you had a problem with the hot water...

 Report
Helpful?
9Thank DrewboySydney
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 11 October 2011

We had a similar story to many others. We only stayed one night as were only awaiting an early morning flight. We arranged pick up at the airport and no one turned up. The Hot water didn't work, although the bathroom was pretty grotty anyway so not sure i would have used the shower in any case. The whole room...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank hotchippies

282 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (259)
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 (116)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (23)
Viewed
Room/Suite (5)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (7)
Viewed
Dining (5)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (2)
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
#25 of 47 in Port Vila
348 reviews
1.7 km away
Island Magic Resort
Island Magic Resort
#18 of 47 in Port Vila
160 reviews
13.7 km away
The Havannah, Vanuatu
The Havannah, Vanuatu
#3 of 47 in Port Vila
527 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
3.2 km away
Hideaway Island Resort
Hideaway Island Resort
#12 of 47 in Port Vila
612 reviews
11.9 km away
Erakor Island Resort & Spa
Erakor Island Resort & Spa
#5 of 47 in Port Vila
650 reviews
9.0 km away
Paradise Cove Resort
Paradise Cove Resort
#1 of 47 in Port Vila
527 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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
  • Breakfast included
  • 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: ₹ 5,397 - ₹ 5,883 (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 Hotels.com, Orbitz, Hotwire, Expedia, Agoda and HotelQuickly 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”
  • Bathroom Days 2 - 7
  • Bathroom day one
  • Bedroom
  • Bedroom
  • Lovely view from front patio
  • Lovely view from front patio
  • View from front patio of bungalow
  • Lounge and day bed
Maz05Bris, 19 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Bungalow 1 is the best”
Goosens2015, 28 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Bungalow 1 has the best view”
Greg_and_Sharon, 18 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Our room no.4 i think it was had the best views.”
FDK32, 12 Oct 2015 | Read review
“All 5 rooms are good”
jimk779, 26 Sep 2015 | Read review
5 of 5