About this listing
Tara Beach Resort is ABSOLUTE OCEANTFRONT! Tara is the place to discover the beauty of the Vanuatu island paradise and the warmth and friendliness of the Vanuatu people. Owned and operated by locals, Sala & Lei Vatoko, a stay at Tara Beach gives you more than just a resort holiday
Right on the white sand Tara Beach, nestled in a peaceful cove of Mele Bay, Tara Beach is located approximately 20 minutes drive from the main street of Port Vila and 15 minutes from the airport. An ideal place to enjoy the peace and charm of tropical island living.
Tara Beach has ten (10) spacious bungalow-style apartments with 2-bedrooms, bathroom, lounge area, breezy front patios and absolute ocean views. Each apartment can sleep from 2 to 6 people. Apartments are nicely furnished, with all linen supplied and feature tea & coffee making facilities, bar fridge, TV/DVD players. Daily housekeeping service is included.
Feel like some fresh lobster or reef fish? The Tara Beach open-air restaurant serves a fresh daily catch of some of the best Vanuatu seafood, as well as mouth-watering Santo Beef and many other local and international dishes. The restaurant is open from breakfast, right through the day for light snacks, meals and a beachfront dinner with live music some nights.
Sala, your host, sings like Elvis Presley and will entertain you with everything from gospel to rock and roll and local music. A night on the Tara Beach Restaurant dance floor with the live music playing will be a night to remember!
You’ll have fun in the sun and splash in the water! Tara Beach is ideal for snorkelling, swimming, kayaking, fishing and just lazing under a palm tree with a good book.
The resort has kayaks, fishing boat, snorkeling equipment, beach volleyball court, fish-feeding jetty and more.
Sala and his staff can tell you all about the local attractions and book your tours and excursions from the resort all around the islands, as well as outer-island visits.
What a better place to say “I Do” than on soft, white sand with a beautiful ocean backdrop. However big or small and whatever type of wedding you would like, Tara Beach can make your dreams come true. Just email for more information and wedding packages.
Tara is less than 10 minutes away from the popular tourist attractions of Mele Cascade Waterfalls, The Secret Garden, Seahorse Ranch and Mele Village.
The resort offers airport transfers as well as a daily air-conditioned, low-cost shuttle bus service to town and nearby attractions.
There’s Family Fun every day at Tara Beach Resort. The kids will be busy all day with in the water, on the kayaks, feeding the fish, throwing a line in, playing volleyball, climbing trees and just racing around our acres and acres of paradise. And when Mum & Dad want to go out, we have wonderful local ladies on hand to care for the pikaninnies, day or night time.
You will stay with the locals and experience the real Vanuatu Lifestyle.
We have a shuttle bus that always available to take you anywhere at a small cost.
We offer free pick up and drop off from the International Airport.
You will have access to use Snorkel and Kayak.
Escape, Experience and Enjoy our Island Hospitality
I cannot imagine a more welcoming location. Sala and his family and staff were very warm and friendly. I stayed for a week and feel like I have left with real friends on the other side of the world.
My list of favorite things about Tara Beach is long: snorkling, kayaking, being dazzled by the darkness of the sky and brightness of the stars. the sound of the waves just meters away. If you are looking for a sterile, generic island resort that could frankly be anywhere, don't stay here. But if you want to feel like you are in Vanuatu and want to support the local economy, this is your place! The bed was comfortable, the bungalows are spacious, the food was good (especially breakfast!) and the setting terrifically relaxing and gave me the feeling of really being away. As for the comment in an earlier post about the bathroom...I would say only that this is not a generic 5-star resort, but it has everything you need for a comfortable and beautiful Vanuatu experience, including warm water, a decent shower, and the toilet in my bungalow worked fine. Anytime something didn't work well, the good people at Tara Beach fixed it or made sure I was comfortable despite the slight inconvenience.
I do recommend water shoes, since this is a coral beach!
Wonderful stay here at Tara Beach. Eric and the rest of the staff are very welcoming and accommodating. Great snorkelling spot right at your door steps and close to great activities such as the Zipline, Mele Cascade Waterfalls, Beach Bar and Hideaway Island. Only downfall to our stay would be the bathroom facilitates needs some improving. Shower was cold and toilet did not flush properly. Don't expect anything fancy, but for the price you pay, it's good.
Had a great experience! The staff was friendly and helpful. Beautiful location.
About the Host, Eric
Halo, My name is Eric and i consider myself lucky living in this beautiful country of Vanuatu. There's so much to do and see in this beautiful Island of Vanuatu and i can't wait to welcome you and introduce it to you our way.