About

Tamanu's relaxed, casually elegant style is complimented by its sun drenched beach and commitment to the rich organic nature of Vanuatu. It is a special place where sometimes the best thing to do is nothing.....

Destination & Location

Tucked away on a pristine white sand beach in South East Efate, a mere 25 minutes drive from Port Vila, Tamanu on the Beach nestles amongst lush tropical gardens secluded from the world.

The authenticity of the resort is one of its leading features….. no modern retaining walls holding back nature, no level and perfectly manicured lawns, no perfectly symmetrical gardens; the entire resort is as nature intends and when she brings cyclones or moves the beach a little more, Tamanu buffers the storm and changes her beauty to accommodate. This is part of the resort's magic….. authentic, raw, unaffected, natural beauty in a rare, serene location.

The private beach stretches for kilometres in either direction and is fringed by an untouched reef where local fishermen often swim to snare the daily catch for the restaurant that evening. Sea turtles return annually to Tamanu's beach and hatchings take place in March and April to the delight of guests fortunate to be in-house on those special moonlit nights.

Virgin Australia and Air Vanuatu (coach share with Qantas) fly regularly throughout the week to Vanuatu, arriving and departing from Bauerfield Airport, Port Vila. Guests are met on their arrival and transferred to the resort in Tamanu's private coach.

Welcome to Tamanu on the Beach