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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We absolutely enjoyed everything about this place. Bungalows where so nice and to be staying right on the sea is very special. As the restaurant was destroyed in Cyclone Pam the staff serve you on your own balcony. This is so nice. Most relaxing place we have ever stayed and just what you need after a day or evening out... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Most people will only stay 2 nights at Friendly Beach to do the volcano tour, as the flights dont always line up. If your the type of person that likes doing nothing but reading a book or searching for shells on the beach then this is the place. The service was good every request was sorted. They is no shop... More 

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Exmouth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

At the end of the world you can't expect much but for being so isolated you get what you pay for and that is an amazing view from your bungalow and a quite location to relax. A 15 min walk up the hill reveals the Yasur volcano so just sit back and enjoy the view. Dinner was alright but do... More 

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

Dear StevenPotts, Thank you for taking the time to review Friendly Beach. Friendly Beach is definitely in a location that will give you spectacular views and a place to relax! We are all about escaping the busy life and finding a place to unwind :-) We are remote. The entire island of Tanna is a remote location. Bringing snacks in... More 

Sydney, Australia
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19 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016

My partner and I stayed here for three nights and couldn't leave fast enough! we were the only guests staying here, and that alone made us feel very isolated and alone. We had to pay a fortune for food where was way over priced and we didn't have any other option because we where so isolated! we where ripped off... More 

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

Dear Aussie_Blonde_Abroad, I hope that I am able to clarify a few of the issues that you unfortunately faced when visiting Tanna. We are saddened to hear that you did not enjoy your experience traveling in this very remote but SPECTACULAR part of the world! Tanna and therefore Friendly Beach IS remote. We are a small island in the south... More 

Harlow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 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... More 

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4 Thank 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... More 

Taby, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 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... More 

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Thank Anders N
Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 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... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 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... More 

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Cardiff, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 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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8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 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... More 

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  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Babysitting
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
Location: Vanuatu > Tanna Island
Price Range: $152 - $182 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Friendly Beach 2*
Number of rooms: 3
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Friendly Hotel Tanna
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