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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 16 July 2016

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...

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

Dear AnnetteM, Thank you for your wonderful words about Friendly Beach and taking the time to write a review. Out entire team greatly appreciate the feedback. We are thrilled to hear that this was the most relaxing place you have ever stayed.....exactly how a trip to Tanna should be! You will have to come back and visit now that our...

Wollongong, Australia
Reviewed 20 June 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...

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Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 March 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...

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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...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 10 January 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...

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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...

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  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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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: ₹ 9,475 - ₹ 12,183 (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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