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Friendly Beach

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
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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Property amenities
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Lowelkas Cove Port Vila, Tanna Island 0000 Vanuatu
Getting there
Tanna Airport17 mi
Aniwa Airport17 mi
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We loved the peaceful location, large bungalows with room for all 4 of us, and the staff were very warm and hospitable, but we found a few things disappointing/tricky for a family stay (we have two teenagers). Once at the resort, you are a captive audience, with no other food
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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. They are however
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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.
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Response from FriendlyBeach, Public Relations Manager at Friendly Beach
Responded 25 Nov 2018
Thank you very much for your review, we hope you one day will return :)
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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 tribe, the experience is authentic. Huts on
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Response from FriendlyBeach, Public Relations Manager at Friendly Beach
Responded 25 Nov 2018
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 to receive your feedback, as she was standing in for our regular managers, Gregoire and Evelyn, who were in in Australia for a week learning more about tourism ( first time for both, they have had a fantastic time). There are challenges with the roads and we try very hard to supply the best possible meals in this remote area. Nancy from Tanna Transfers and Tours does a great job for our clients to source all the local attractions. Thanks again so very much. ( and again congrats on your wedding and honeymoon :) )
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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
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Response from FriendlyBeach, Public Relations Manager at Friendly Beach
Responded 12 Aug 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.
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Photo provided by managementFriendly Beach
Double Bed in Beachfront Fare
Que dire de plus (what more)
Très bonne literie (Very good bedding.)
Lovely outdoor deck view to the beach
Small but beautiful- right on the beach
Hi there, Children are absolutely welcome :-) Kindest Regards Carla (Friendly Beach team)
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"not closest to the generator"
"All rooms are in a good position to see the ocean"
"They are all amazing!"
"All the Bungalows are on the beachfront!"
"There are only 4 bungalows and all look out to see."
US$167 - US$247 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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