Friendly Beach Tanna

2 stars
View map of Lowelcas Cove, Tanna,

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
2.0
out of 5
3 reviews
A little piece of Paradise

Location is superb. Bungalows placed right on a pristine beach. A great location to access the... See full review

  • Get Out There
  • 7 Oct 2014
Will not return, will not recommend

The location is far far away from everything. No shops, no restaurants, nothing nearby. It's great... See full review

  • Uane
  • 13 May 2013
Offering a favourable location and relaxing atmosphere, Friendly Beach Tanna is the right choice of accommodation, while visiting Vanuatu. Tanna is best known as the home to one of Vanuatu's most popular tourist attractions, the Mount Yasur, one of the most accessible volcanoes in the world, is located on the southeast coast. It is said to be one of the prime attraction of Tanna. There is a lot to see and do in Tanna so, if visitors want to swim in underwater caves, snorkel on some of the best coral in the South Pacific, they can visit untouched waterfalls.
General
Friendly Beach Tanna features a wonderfully resourced library to relax with an interesting novel. The Museum and Cultural Centre contains lots about the interesting history of Vanuatu.
Location
Friendly Beach is located six kilometres away from Mt Yasur Volcano right on the quiet secluded sand beach of Lowelkas Cove, on the other side of the island from the airport.
Dining
Friendly Beach in Tanna serves breakfast, lunch and dinner including a variety of French, English and Island style cuisine at the dining room. A wide selection of soft drinks and alcoholic beverages are also available.
Rooms
This property offers spacious and well equipped accommodation units that are furnished with modern amenities such as telephone, shower, private bathroom and a hairdryer.

Friendly Beach Tanna Rooms

Beachfront Fare 4 guests:
Designed to maximise the spectacular view and access to the private black sand swimming beach. Each fare is made using all natural materials including local timber, woven bamboo, wild cane, stone and coral, pandanas matting, coconut and natangora roofing. Local timber floors. Timber louvre and wire insect screened windows.. Natural coral floors in luxury ensuite bathrooms, with two stone basins, large mirror, coral rock walls and deluxe large rain shower. Mosquito nets over timber queen beds with full inner spring mattresses. Quality sheeting and bedroom dcor. Sukin branded deluxe personal toiletries supplied. ( refils, not give aways due to protection of environment) Electricity supplied by generator (limited hours) No phones, no safety deposit box.
Beachfront Fare 1-2 guest:
Designed to maximise the spectacular view and access to the private black sand swimming beach. Each fare is made using all natural materials including local timber, woven bamboo, wild cane, stone and coral, pandanas matting, coconut and natangora roofing. Local timber floors. Timber louvre and wire insect screened windows.. Natural coral floors in luxury ensuite bathrooms, with two stone basins, large mirror, coral rock walls and deluxe large rain shower. Mosquito nets over timber queen beds with full inner spring mattresses. Quality sheeting and bedroom dcor. Sukin branded deluxe personal toiletries supplied. ( refils, not give aways due to protection of environment) Electricity supplied by generator (limited hours) No phones, no safety deposit box.
Beachfront Fare 3 guests:
Designed to maximise the spectacular view and access to the private black sand swimming beach. Each fare is made using all natural materials including local timber, woven bamboo, wild cane, stone and coral, pandanas matting, coconut and natangora roofing. Local timber floors. Timber louvre and wire insect screened windows.. Natural coral floors in luxury ensuite bathrooms, with two stone basins, large mirror, coral rock walls and deluxe large rain shower. Mosquito nets over timber queen beds with full inner spring mattresses. Quality sheeting and bedroom dcor. Sukin branded deluxe personal toiletries supplied. ( refils, not give aways due to protection of environment) Electricity supplied by generator (limited hours) No phones, no safety deposit box.

Amenities

  • Airport shuttle
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Services
Tour desk
Transportation
Airport shuttle

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Hotel Map

-19.489 169.4418
Area served
TANNA.
Nearby airports
Tanna Airport.
Area description
Friendly Beach is located 6km away from Mt Yasur volcano right on the quiet secluded sand beach & closest to all of the natural attractions of Tanna. About 1.5 hours from the airport in the 4WD through the mountains & jungle villages & you are there. You can just relax knowing everything you came to see & experience is close by.

Dining

Restaurant
Friendly Beach has a sand floor, open guest dining area. The set menu is prepared from fresh seasonal local ingredients, including fresh fish and sometimes lobster. Continental breakfast is included in room rate. Continental breakfast includes, fresh seasonal fruit, cooked breakfast (ie, French toast, pancakes, omelet etc) and hot tea or coffee. Lunch and dinner are cooked to order. Picnic lunches can be arranged during the stay. There are no self catering facilities on site. Excellent mix of local and western cuisine, French inspired, but utilising locally sourced ingredients. Guest can eat on their balcony or in the dining pavilion, facing the Pacific ocean. The menu is created daily. Dietary requirements or allergies must be advised minimum 72 hours prior notice.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
10:00
Check-out:
14:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Friendly Beach Tanna

Overall score

2 / 5
5.01.0
3 out of 3
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
2.3
Hotel staff:
2.7
Comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
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Review of Friendly Beach Tanna

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Get Out There
Family
Dubbo, NSW
7 Oct 2014

A little piece of Paradise

Location is superb. Bungalows placed right on a pristine beach. A great location to access the volcano from with excellent tour guides. A truly get away from it all experience. A range of tours available each day or you can simply go snorkelling by stepping out your front door. As the name suggests staff are very accommodating. September a perfect time to go - warm days cool evenings. Food was fresh and simply prepared though a bit on the pricey side. But hey it beats cooking it yourself.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Friendly Beach Tanna

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Uane
Friends
EU
13 May 2013

Will not return, will not recommend

The location is far far away from everything. No shops, no restaurants, nothing nearby. It's great for people who want to enjoy a quiet place, and I like that too. But given there are absolutely no shops / restaurants around, the hotel offers just one SINGLE set menu for lunch/dinner. You can either take it or leave it. Room is very old and totally uncomfortable. An awful experience and I cannot really recommend it to anyone.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Friends

Review of Friendly Beach Tanna

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
TomYam
Single
Hong Kong
10 Nov 2012

Paying for Scarcity

Uncomfortable transport, miserable food at a full price, hardly any of the advertised drinks available (no water first day, then no spirits other than vodka)comfortable bed, scalding or freezing water. Friendly staff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Single

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