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Friendly Beach At a Glance

Located in Vanuatu's Tanna Island Region

Authentic Melanesian Bungalows
6km away from Mt Yasur volcano
On quiet secluded sand beach

Couples Friendly



Small Boutique Resort


Friendly Beach

Friendly Beach (Formally Friendly Bungalows) is a unique co-operative eco-resort comprising eight traditional bungalows right on the quiet secluded sand beach of Lowelkas Cove one of the most remote coasts in Tanna where there are no shops, no internet, and no electricity other than powered by the resorts generator.

The resort is owned and operated by well known Poppys on the Lagoon in Port Vila and managed locally by local managers, Mary and Jessel Niavia and their extended families. The local Tanna people will make you feel very welcome.

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The property is located just 6km away from Mt Yasur volcano right on the quiet secluded sand beach of Lowelkas Cove.

Transfers are compulsory as there is no public transport in Tanna.

All guests will be met personally by Friendly Bungalows staff. They will then be transfered in an open cabin 4WD ( or similar) from the Tanna domestic airport to Friendly Bungalows. The trip takes approximately one and a half hours each way.

Friendly Beach is the most convenient proximity to the volcano and ash plains so after returning from the volcano at night, it is only a half hour trip back to the restaurant dining room, cosy bungalows and time to reflect on an amazing experience.

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The Friendly Beach sand floor restaurant & bar features a set menu exclusively for guests, using many locally sourced produce including fresh fruit, vegetables, fish and if you are lucky - lobster!

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Food & Beverage

Continental Breakfast is included for all guests and includes fresh seasonal fruit and hot tea and coffee. If you prefer a hot breakfast including French toast, pancakes, omelette and more is available at a nominal fee.

Lunch and dinner are cooked to order and picnic lunch can also be arranged during your stay.

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Room Facilities

Eight authentic 1 and 2 room comfy Melanesian bungalows all in a lush tropical garden with coconut palms, facing a beautiful sweeping sand beach. Each bungalow made from all local materials has coral floor ensuite with hot shower, double bed with mosquito netting and big verandah with hammock. Two bedroom bungalows also have 2 x single beds with netting.

Friendly Bungalows are made in the traditional Melanesian way...the communities get together, the men pulling and carrying the timber and bamboo, the women weaving the grass matting and amidst a lot of laughing and singing, a house is born out of many hands work. One of these bungalows, each with it's own name, is your home while you are here in Tanna.

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Family Offers

Children are welcome in all rooms types, and infants are provided a portacot free of charge. A visit to the volcano would be best suited to children 8 years and older.

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Honeymoon Benefits

Bonafide honeymooners receive

Welcome juice on arrival, Romantic flowers in room with special "congratulations" card on arrival, Free bottle of sparkling wine on arrival when staying a minimum of 4 nights.

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