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Friendly Beach

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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 four contemporary and beautifully furnished private villas 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 close to the culture and raw beauty of Tanna.
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Tanna Airport17 mi
Aniwa Airport17 mi
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The local people are very welcoming & the trip to Mt Yasur was most impressive. The nearby villages are only a short walk from Friendly Beach and are interesting to visit. Meals at Friendly Beach are prepared and served with every effort made by staff....More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank DiC275
Reviewed October 19, 2018

My husband and I stay here for 4 days/3 nights. What a gem. Accommodation was very roomy, clean and what a view. Meals here were large and filling, also delicious. Staff friendly and attentive. We really enjoyed our stay and wish we stayed longer.

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank gl1962
Response from FriendlyBeach, Public Relations Manager at Friendly BeachResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review, we hope you one day will return :)

Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

We stayed at Friendly Beach for 4 nights on our honeymoon. We had the BEST time there. Joyce and her team went out of their way for us (despite not knowing it was our honeymoon till the final evening). Friendly is managed by a local...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Wander815937
Response from FriendlyBeach, Public Relations Manager at Friendly BeachResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Olivia, thanks so much for your positive and caring review, it means a great deal to this small property and all the staff who work there and the villages who benefit indirectly and directly from tourism in this remote area. Joyce is especially proud...More

Reviewed August 12, 2018

This was the second time we have stayed at Friendly and we were not disappointed. The huts have been rebuilt and the garden re-established following the cyclone. We found the accommodation most comfortable, the staff friendly and helpful in assisting us to organise visits to...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Terence L
Response from FriendlyBeach, Public Relations Manager at Friendly BeachResponded August 12, 2018

Thanks so much, and we love to hear you have come a second time to Friendly....:) Our staff remained with us during the tough times we faced with the rebuild after cyclone Pam and are so happy to hear the positive comments of your review.

Reviewed August 4, 2018

We stayed here for two nights in order to visit Mount Yasur. Accommodation was beautiful and comfortable; we are very supportive of the use of local materials, food and involvement with the community. Trip to the volcano was great. 4* not 5* because of the...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank hkprinia
Response from FriendlyBeach, Public Relations Manager at Friendly BeachResponded August 12, 2018

Thank you vrer much for your kind words, and we will try harder to accommodate next time we have a person with the food allergies. With 48 hours notice we normally try hard to find alternatives using all local produce, so we sincerely apologize if...More

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Hi there, Children are absolutely welcome :-) Kindest Regards Carla (Friendly Beach team)
Room Tips
"not closest to the generator"
Jul 27, 2018
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"All rooms are in a good position to see the ocean"
Jul 11, 2018
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"They are all amazing!"
Oct 24, 2017
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"All the Bungalows are on the beachfront!"
Oct 3, 2017
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$185 - $228 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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