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Friendly Beach

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Absolutely loved staying at Friendly Beach. Evelyn and Greg were the most beautiful people and wonderful managers, very attentive and happy to accommodate any trips away from Friendly Beach. Greg is the Denzel Washington look-alike of Vanuatu and the best driver - which is a wonderful safe feeling as the roads are tough jungle tracks. Evelyn used to be a...

Thank Lenny d
New York City, New York
Reviewed 7 February 2017

We stayed one night just as we were visiting the Volcano. It's a great location - only about 30 minutes to the volcano (depending on the roads), so after the visit it is not a long journey back. The rooms are very spacious and comfortable - great use of local materials but they still feel modern and well appointed. The...

Thank 227dS
Reviewed 20 January 2017

If your looking for a cultural and rustic experience, this accommodation Is perfect. It is secluded, traditional, food was made on site and we ate in our Bure, management couldn't be any more helpful... this Accommodation is in perfect location for Volcano tours or Hot Springs beach tour. It was truly a special stay

Thank kateivy88
Carla R, Public Relations Manager at Friendly Beach, responded to this review

Dear Kateivy88, Thank you for reviewing Friendly Beach! We are so glad to hear that you had such a special stay with us! Tanna is a wonderful rustic experience and definitely worth a visit! We are very proud of our management and they certainly love what they do - I will be sure to pass on your praise :-) We...

Sunshine Coast, Australia
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Pros and cons We are very experienced travellers who have been to many unusual places. Pros: - unique and rustic environment set right on a black ash beach - restaurant ladies very friendly - breakfast was included- fresh fruit bread and pancakes or eggs (no choice, just what you're given) - the hut was clean and inviting upon arrival Cons:...

Thank Amanda T
Carla R, Public Relations Manager at Friendly Beach, responded to this review

Dear Amanda T, We are disappointed to read your review and see that you have not enjoyed your time at Friendly Beach. I hope that I can clarify some of your issues that have been raised and hopefully get to the bottom of your concerns. Our managers both receive glowing reviews from all our other travelers and guests, so as...

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 11 November 2016

very quiet and secluded with friendly staff, there is no tv or internet with power from a generator switched off at 10pm.currently only 3 bungalows and #4 being built, highly recommended for a couple of days of R@R. desc. 5star village most materials used for building was from the bush and beach, only 5 visitor when we overnited a couple...

Thank Desmond C
Carla R, Public Relations Manager at Friendly Beach, responded to this review

Dear Desmond, Thank you for taking the time to review Friendly Beach. It sounds as though you really had a chance to immerse yourself in the beautiful island of Tanna. You are right in that the villas have been completely constructed using local materials and built by the nearby villages as a source of income for them :-) We are...

Drouin, Australia
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

The staff for our stay were amazing! We had our one year old son with us and the staff delivered on all fronts and nothing was too hard. We were very happy to leave our son in the hands of the staff who were only to happy to babysit while we enjoyed our meals. We stayed three nights and had...

1Thank Juicetraveller
Carla R, Public Relations Manager at Friendly Beach, responded to this review

Dear Juicetraveller, Thank you for taking the time to review Friendly Beach. We are thrilled to hear that you had such a great time! We are very lucky that our staff are amazing. They take pride in ensuring that all of our guests have a great time! I have no doubts that they would have loved looking after your son...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 13 October 2016

This place is a gem! The bungalows are gorgeous, as is the little deck set up for dinner and breakfast, and the beach is simply amazing - especially at sunrise! Our daughter loved the 'princess beds' (mosquito netting) and I loved the bathrooms. Double stone basins and a coral floor ... I didn't know what to expect when I read...

1Thank sandra w
Carla R, Public Relations Manager at Friendly Beach, responded to this review

Dear Sandra w, Thank you for taking the time to review Friendly Beach. We appreciate getting feedback from our guests, especially when it is such great feedback :-) A lot of time and thought when into making the villas so we are glad to hear that you appreciated the details! Everything has been made using local materials and construction was...

Reviewed 28 September 2016

We stayed here for three nights in September and absolutely loved this place. The rustic bungalows made out of natural materials like bamboo and rock were just amazing. Loved the fact that we had no phone reception and could enjoy the true beauty of Tanna. The locals from the surrounding villages were very friendly and welcoming. We got to visit...

1Thank Madeleine J
Carla R, Public Relations Manager at Friendly Beach, responded to this review

Dear Maddy and Rob, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for Friendly Beach and recommending us. It sounds like you have enjoyed Tanna exactly the way it is meant to be enjoyed! The locals are very welcoming and love meeting the guests that stay at Friendly Beach. We are thrilled to hear that you got a...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Loved the rustic, organic experience, natural material huts, lovely staff, true pacific island experience on a black sandy beach, close to Tanna volcano, 15 minutes walk up the road to local villagers who were happy to interact with our family. Had a swim in the ocean, even though it was Winter. Only a few huts so it felt very much...

1Thank Lcatt0
Carla R, Public Relations Manager at Friendly Beach, responded to this review

Dear Lcatto, Thank you for your feedback, we really appreciate hearing how much our guests have loved staying at Friendly Beach. I will certainly pass your praise onto Greg, Evelyn and the team. Tanna is one of those destinations that is not very common anymore....truly untouch and full of natural beauty! We have done our best to ensure that the...

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 16 August 2016

We stayed at Friendly Beach July 2016 for 4 nights. We shared a bungalow with both our adult daughters and found the newly bungalows very comfortable and although simple had everything we needed. The food was great, and all the staff very friendly and helpful. The volcano is truly an amazing experience, and the villagers do a great job of...

1Thank ryantd2016
Carla R, Public Relations Manager at Friendly Beach, responded to this review

Dear ryandt2016, Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback and write a review, it is very much appreciated! We are thrilled to hear that you had such a great time at Friendly Beach. Our brand new villas have been built and designed with the idea to be aligned with the local environment (We used only local materials...

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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: ₹ 9,826 - ₹ 15,386 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Friendly Beach 2*
Number of rooms: 3
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“Only a few rooms at the resort so book early. Best place to go to really and truly unwind.”
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“Make sure you take a good torch for both the Volcano tour and at night when the generator goes off.”
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