Beach at Tam-Tam Bungalows, Malekula, Vanuatu
Beach at Tam-Tam Bungalows, Malekula, Vanuatu
Tam-Tam Bungalows, Malekula, Vanuatu
Tam-Tam Bungalows inside, Malekula, Vanuatu
Vao Island, Malekula, Vanuatu
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Tam-Tam Bungalows is on the mainland across from Vao island. It's a nice, friendly place with beaches and reefs along the coast and fine views across to Malo, Santo and Ambae on a clear day. Tours and activities include: Small Nambas Tour, Big Nambas Tour, Vao Island Historical Tour, Pialo Cave, traditional canoe ride, village tour, snorkelling and bush trekking.

The island of Vao looks attractive from the mainland. It has seven well kept natsaros complete with tam-tams and monoliths and the villagers can perform kastom dances for tourists. Regular speedboats are around 50 Vatu per person or 1000 Vatu for a charter. Exchange Rates.

Tankyu tumas Serah for updating Tam-Tam Bungalows.

Costs and Booking
Accommodation at Tam-Tam Bungalows costs 7000 Vatu per night for two people. Meals are 500 Vatu each. Airport transfers are easily booked. Exchange Rates.

Tam-Tam bungalows is owned by Jean-Michel Maleb and managed by Rose Maltaus.Rose speaks French and some English. You can call Tam-Tam bungalows direct on +678 5548926 (Digicel) or book through the call centre:

Phone: +678 48888
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Accommodation and Food
Tam-tam has three bungalows, built using local materials. One has two singles and one double bed, another has two double rooms and the third has a double bed and a single bed. Meals can be taken on the terrace of your bungalow or in the restaurant. Mosquito nets are provided and the doors are lockable (bring your own small padlock). Electric lighting is powered by a generator for a few hours in the evenings.

Each Bungalow has its own private toilets and showers. If the rainwater tank is dry then bathing is bucket showers with well water. Bath towels, soap and toilet paper are provided.

The food at Tam-Tam Bungalows is a mix of aelan kaekae and rice dishes with a western influence. Dinners may include fish or beef, rice or lap-lap, aelan kabis and fruit. Special dishes such as lobster or traditional Malekula lap-lap sor-sor
can be arranged. Breakfasts are bread with omelette and tea or coffee (instant). Rain water is used for drinking.

Services, Suggestions and Transport
Jean-Michel's well-stocked store is next to Tam-Tam Bungalows and he has cold Tusker for 500 Vatu a bottle.

Northeast Malekula is rather densely populated and there's no shortage of public transport passing Vao.

First surveyed: December 2004 by Stephen.
Last updated: May 2012 by Serah.

Visitor Ratings for Tam-Tam Bungalows, Vao mainland Rate it
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07/04/2010 Standard


I visited in 2008, and we rowed across to the island. It was nice but a girl forced herself unto us as a guide, and she asked too much money for that, about 1000 Vatu,which was a rip-off. Apparently a cruise ship comes by every month, so the islanders are prepared for tourists in that way.
29/03/2010 Standard


09/03/2010 Standard



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