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Friendly Beach Vanuatu

Friendly Beach is about a one and a half hours drive by 4WD across the rugged mountain chain, through the jungle villages, right across the middle of Tanna. You will arrive to all the sights and sounds of real Tanna including the hot mineral springs, custom dancing, Port Resolution and the John Frum village. The property is located on the beach and is only 6km from the base of the ash plains of famous Mt Yasur Volcano.

With experienced and attentive staff, guests staying in the spacious and architect designed fares will enjoy unbeatable hospitality, privacy, excellent food and accessibility to the unique culture of Tanna.


Only three contemporary villas, each able to accommodate up to four guests, facing a beautiful sweeping black sand beach perfect for both swimming and snorkeling. The architect designed villas are made to incorporate and feature spectacular local materials including coral, stone, woven bamboo, pandanas matting and coconut and natangora roofing.

All Rooms Feature:

  • Mosquito Nets
  • Veranda
  • Gas Hot Water
  • Ensuite
  • Hammock

Beachfront Fare: These fare enjoy absolute beach frontage with ocean views. Contemporary Melanesian design, featuring local materials and a large veranda. Maximum room capacity is 4 Adults and Children.


Enjoy a mix of local and western cuisine, whilst 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.


  • Restaurant


Port Resolution & Mt Yasur Volcano Safari departs the resort and journeys over ash plains in a 4WD to the top of the volcano where you can watch lava erupt. Also travels to Port Resolution where you visit hot springs, snorkel and swim and explore the local village area. Tour operates 8.30am - 4.00pm.

Additional Information

Children: At adult rates. Cots are available free of charge but must be requested at the time of booking. Visiting the volcano site is not recommended for children under 8 years.
Check In: 2.00pm
Check Out: 10.00am due to the flight times in and out of Tanna check in and check out times may vary
Power: Due to the remoteness of Friendly Beach the property runs on generators, please note that power is only available from dusk till approximately 10.30 pm
What to bring: All guests will require local currency (vatu) for entry in to local attractions and incidentals (food and beverage) as credit cards are not widely accepted

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For Expert Friendly Advice Call 1800 800 722 or (07) 333 78 555 or fill in the below form and you will be contacted by an experienced travel consultant.

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