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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 28 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...

Harlow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 December 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...

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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...

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  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
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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: $208 - $302 (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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 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.”
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