Me and my mum stayed at Tanna Lodge for 3 nights. Although we had a little bit of a mix up with the pick up from the airport which turned into a little adventure in itself, we were greeted by the lovely owners Stella and Hugh who made us feel right at home.
The little bungalow that we stayed in was great, had two separte bedrooms with an outdoor shower and a outdoor area which looked out over the beach and ocean. The rooms were cleaned every morning, although we were never given fresh towels which wasnt a issue as as soon as we asked they gave us new ones.
During the first day we just had a walk around the lodge and chatted to the local people and relaxed. That after noon we went on the Yasur Volcano Tour which Stella organised for us. We boarded our 4X4 and took the bumpy road up the hill to the volcano. Our guides were lovely and the volcano was even more amazing. I recommend taking a shower proof jacket and some warm clothes as it started raining when we were up there. Also take a torch and good walking shoes.
The second day Hugh had organised his son Ned to take us on a tour on the quad bikes. First we went to the Custom Village where one of the locals showed us around and then they did a traditional dance for us. Then onto a waterfall, which is a great walk if you are fit, was a little bit harder for mum. Make sure you have your togs on if you go here as you can climb up a rock face beside the waterfall and then jump into the deep water. From there we walked back up the steep hill and back on the quad bike to the black beach. This beach was great. The water was warm and clear and the sand was amazing. The quad bikes were great fun to travel around the island with.
The food was good but there wasnt a great selection, which was fine for us as we arnt fussy eaters. I recomend taking some snacks with you as you arnt walking distance to the local store.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- On the Island of Tanna, only 35 minutes flying time from Port Vila and a little over one hour flying time from Noumea. Within close proximity to the main town and only 20 minutes drive from the airport. We are established in a very private sheltered bay amongst extensive gardens and lush tropical foliage, on 4 hectares of interestingly contoured land. The site is unique in its topography, including to the rear heavily vegetated cliffs with large scale caves and tunnels, inaccessible other than from the resort. The resort is nestled in a sheltered private bay and fronts directly onto a large area of sand beach enveloped on both sides by interesting rock formations and coral reefs. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tanna Hotel Tanna Island