Friendly Beach Vanuatu

Tanna Island, Vanuatu

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Friendly Beach Vanuatu

The Friendly Beach Vanuatu is a boutique eco-resort set on the black sand beach of Tanna, offering travellers an inimitable glimpse into the country’s unspoilt beauty. Set on the east coast of Tanna, the resort has the unbeatable combination of facing the crystal-clear waters of the Pacific Ocean and the rumbling volcano of Mount Yasur in the background. Reaching the resort is an hour’s drive from the airport, letting travellers experience the stunning coastline of Vanuatu and its forest-covered mountains. To maintain absolute privacy for its guests, the Friendly Beach has only four large bungalows on its sprawling property. Read More...

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About Friendly Beach Vanuatu

Each of the bungalows at the Friendly Beach Vanuatu can comfortably accommodate up to four guests. Using locally sourced materials like pandanus matting, coral, hardwood and stone, the bungalows incorporate traditional design to give the authentic South Pacific aura. Each of them feature a four-poster king-size bed with mosquito netting, a coral floor ensuite bathroom with shower and twin vanity basins, a double day-bed and a veranda which opens out to the black sand beach and the ocean.

Dining at Friendly Beach Vanuatu

The resort offers South Pacific cuisine made with the freshest seafood and organically-grown produce at its restaurant, besides taking special care of the dietary needs and restrictions of its guests.

Activities & Things to Do at Friendly Beach Vanuatu

Not that travellers will ever get bored of swimming off the black sand beach, relaxing on sun-loungers with a cocktail on rinse-repeat, but… there’s still so much to see, do, eat and experiences outside this gem of a resort. Obviously, let’s address the biggest reason to come to Tanna and this resort? To experience the majesty of a live, rumbling volcano in all its glory, so we’ll get a visit to Mount Yasur a definite tick yes! it’s an incredible experience and pro tip, it gets better in the evening as the lava flows come into strong contrast against the fading light. Then, sign up for a visit to the local village – it’s a great way to get to know a new culture, especially one as old as Melanesia. For cultural enthusiasts who want to go off the reservation, get a first-hand experience of the John Frum, Vanuatu’s very own ‘cargo cult’. Believing that following a mythical American WWII airman would provide the islanders with deliverance in the form of houses, food, clothes and necessities, this proto-religion gained a huge following in the tens of thousands in the early 1900s. Then, there’s the quiet island life – besides the volcano, the ash fields, and the black sand beaches, Tanna is a picture-perfect sample of a quiet, beautiful tropical island. Emphasis on picture-perfect. For people looking for more excitement, Port Vila is the way. For a list of things to do in and around Tanna, check out our FAQs section.

On the mainland side, Vanuatu does not disappoint with a plethora of activities both on land and in water! From scuba-diving charters to wreck-diving, shark-feeding sessions, guided snorkelling, jetski safaris, windsurfing, kitesurfing and more – this South Pacific island destination is right up there in terms of watersports. On land too, Vanuatu is no slouch. It has some of the best jungle tours ever, where travellers ride horses, wading across blue water streams and rivers, lush forests, waterfalls and hills. Need more ideas like above? Check out our blog Top 10 Things to do in Vanuatu!

Friendly Beach Tanna Holiday Deals and Packages

Hideaway Holidays’ deals and packages include accommodation, transfers, airfare and even bonus seasonal freebies such as additional nights, tours and experiences. Browse the packages featured here for the Friendly Beach or create a bespoke itinerary by calling our South Pacific Specialists on 1300 991 751!

Facilities of Friendly Beach Vanuatu

Terms and Conditions may apply if resort offers children Stay & Eat free. Some Facilities/Activities may have charges. Contact sales team for further information.


  • Eco-Tours
  • Full Day Tours
  • Half Day Tours
  • Hiking Adventures
  • Massage
  • Village Tour

Hotel Facilities

  • Babysitting Service
  • Laundry Facilities Incl Washing Machine
  • Restaurant/s
  • Room Service

Room Facilities

  • Balcony / Verandah
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Private Bathroom
  • Shower only, no bathtub
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities

Resort Type

  • Child Friendly
  • FREE Breakfast daily
  • Quiet Location

Friendly Beach Vanuatu FAQ's

The Friendly Beach Vanuatu is located near the black sand beaches of Lowelkas Cove, on the east coast of Tanna Island.
From the Port Vila International Airport, travellers will have to take a domestic flight to the island of Tanna. Then, hop onto a four-wheel drive  car transfer to reach the Friendly Beach Vanuatu.
Friendly Beach Vanuatu holiday packages do include return transfers from the Tanna airport.
The Friendly Beach Vanuatu has a check-in time of 02:00pm and check-out at 10:00am.
Early check-in times and late check-out times at the Friendly Beach Vanuatu are available upon request and subject to availability.
No, Friendly Beach Vanuatu does  not have a Kids’ Club.
Activities and experiences in and around the Friendly Beach Vanuatu include
  • Swimming
  • Snorkelling
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba-diving
  • Mount Yasur safari
  • Port Resolution visit
  • John Frum cultural tour
  • Village visits
  • Hot springs expedition
Yes, the Friendly Beach Vanuatu does have an on-site restaurant.
Yes, the Friendly Beach Vanuatu does have an on-site bar.
The Friendly Beach Vanuatu does not offer overwater bungalows.

Location of Friendly Beach Vanuatu

Distance from Bauerfield International Airport, Port Vila, Vanuatu Bauerfield International Airport, Port Vila, Vanuatu 231.92KM (approx)

Reviews of Friendly Beach Vanuatu

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Review Summary:



4.9 rating

9 Reviews


Félix BLUMENovember 28, 2022Google Reviews

5.0 rating
I spent almost one month at Friendly Beach, on Tanna Island. A beautiful place to spend some time in front of the beach, enjoying a Read More...

Dr Cathryn M

Dr Cathryn MNovember 19, 2022Google Reviews

5.0 rating
One the special places on the planet. Beautiful, relaxing and full of surprises. Been a long while since we were there and hope to go Read More...

Thomas Cellier

Thomas CellierJuly 23, 2018Google Reviews

5.0 rating
Amazing peaceful bungalows with charm and comfort! Hosts are just so nice and meals served are delicious! Next to the Yasur volcano Read More...

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