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Harlow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 December 2015

I recently (Dec 2015) had the opportunity to stay at the recently revived Friendly Beach (formerly Bungalows). I was picked up at the airport by my guide Craig and driver Daniel and immediately taken to a local Kastom village that I'd requested to see. The village keeps to the traditional ways and it was interesting to see how the people...

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5Thank Hardy B
Joanne W, Guest Relations Manager at Friendly Beach, responded to this review

HI Hardy B, We were certainly excited to welcome you to Friendly Beach as our first official guest since the rebuild of the resort post Cyclone Pam. The local communities have worked hard to rebuild and we are thrilled to hear that you had a very positive experience on your recent visit to Friendly Beach. We will pass on your...

Taby, Sweden
Reviewed 7 May 2015

We (2 adults, 2 children) stayed 5 nights at the Friendly Bungalows in Janaury 2015 and enjoyed it very much. The hospitality of the staff was amazing, the food was great and the beach and swimming really enjoyable! What we really appreciated, in addition to the actual hotel, was that Friendly Bungalows interacted with and supported the local community. This...

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1Thank Anders N
Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 April 2015

We stayed at Friendly Bungalows and the people there are so friendly. We had an awesome experience at the volcano with an awesome guide. He also took us to his village the following day which we just arranged through him. Food and accommodation was awesome - nice island experience. Please note that there are no shops so take anything extras...

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Thank Paula789101112
Reviewed 21 March 2015

This accommodation is a good place to visit Tanna, Yasur volcano, and local villages and rituals. Don´t expect neither comfort nor aircon. Expect sleep in front of the beach. Sometimes music and dance on the beach at dawn……and you will be very welcomed. Warm people and hotel staff. They try the best for you in this remote place full of...

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Cardiff, Australia
Reviewed 19 March 2015

We stayed at the Friendly Bungalows 18 months ago with our 4 children and had a wonderful time at this beautiful location. Donald our driver was superb in touring us around the Yasur volcano and Port Resolution and imparting local knowledge and advice. Hope everyone is well in the village and hope to return one day. Richards Family

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2Thank Homeri4
Reviewed 17 March 2015 via mobile

3 nights were planned... after 2 nights Greg, the manager, evacuated us (Cyclone Pam just passed Santo, heading south) and brought us to a safe place on the west coast of Tanna. The place he chose for us has probably been the only building on the whole island, that survived the monster storm without any damages. Nevertheless there was a...

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1Thank FlorianQuast
Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 12 March 2015

Tanna Island is magic place if you enjoy culture, nature and friendly locals. We stayed three nights at Friendly Bungalows and enjoyed every minute. It offers a tropical island atmosphere in a remote location, on a black sandy beach. Staff are happy, hospitable and friendly (of course!). We will return.

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australia
Reviewed 28 February 2015

We stayed here for 2 nights after having Mt Yasur on our bucket list. The drive from the airport was exactly as we had expected from previous reviews! As we got closer to the bungalows, the road had deteriorated after the heavy rain. Chesel (our driver) stopped regularly to fill in huge holes!! Our bungalow was lovely. Looking out on...

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1Thank helsie57
Reviewed 12 January 2015

Fantastic location on a remote beach close to the volcano and a local village. Beautiful surroundings and friendly people from the moment you leave the airport (many people will cheer at you as you drive through villages). The highlight of our round-the-world trip! We were concerned about facilities (would they be too basic), mosquitoes and the cost of food, not...

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3Thank Nicolas N
Joanne W, Public Relations Manager at Friendly Beach, responded to this review

Dear Nicolas, Thank you for taking the time to review Friendly Bungalows. Isnt Tanna one of the most amazing destinations! We are so glad that you found it the highlight of your round the world trip....that is really something special :-) We only wish that more people could experience the once in a lifetime experience that is Tanna! We wish...

Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 26 December 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights to experience Mt Yasur and the village life of those on Tanna Island.....it was a lot more expensive than researched but all of Vanuatu is expensive and cost us 3 times more than we budgeted for. The manager picked us up from the airport (at a cost of $100 each way for the 2...

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Joanne W, Public Relations Manager at Friendly Beach, responded to this review

Dear Kelz0, Thank you for taking the time to review Friendly Bungalows. We are so glad to hear that you really enjoyed the experience of Tanna and especially Friendly Bungalows!! You are right that due to the remote location it can be more expensive than other more central areas in Vanuatu. We do our absolute best to ensure that costs...

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  • Beachfront
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Airport Transportation
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Previously known as 'Friendly Bungalows" the property has been totally rebuilt and re-branded as 'Friendly Beach Vanuatu as from November 2015. A new and exciting development with the support of the traditional communities on the east coast of Tanna. Offering only three contemporary and beautifully furnished private fares (fares) all situated directly on the black sand swimming beach of Lowelkas cove, Friendly Beach is in the perfect location to explore Tanna. Approximately only 30 minutes' drive to the crest of Mount Yasur volcano and close to the many day trips of the area including Port Resolution, Friendly Beach offers beautiful accommodation in a private and secluded location yet close to the main attractions of Tanna. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Friendly Beach

Address: Lowelkas Cove | Port Vila, Tanna Island 0000, Vanuatu
Region: Vanuatu > Tanna Island
Price Range: $185 - $241 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Friendly Beach 2*
Number of rooms: 3
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“Only three bungalows at this stage and they are all good (Oct 2016).”
 of 5 bubbles sandraw986, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Only a few rooms at the resort so book early. Best place to go to really and truly unwind.”
  • Magic sunrises along volcanic beach each morning
 of 5 bubbles Lcatt0, 10 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Make sure you take a good torch for both the Volcano tour and at night when the generator goes off.”
  • Bungalow
 of 5 bubbles 945annettem, 15 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room on the beach - we did and it was like we were the only ones there, so peaceful.”
  • This is view of our two rooms and the furtherest building is the dining room.
 of 5 bubbles Paula789101112, 16 Apr 2015 | Read review
“all bungalows are on the black sand beach...”
 of 5 bubbles kelz0, 26 Dec 2014 | Read review
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