Friendly Bungalows Hotel
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Friendly Bungalows Hotel Information
It is the most fantastic Robinson Crusoe experience to stand on the black sand beach and swim in the clear waters of our private sandy cove. Electricity is powered by generator and is available from dusk until approximately 10:00pm. Guests need to be aware there are no TV?s, no internet and no international roaming for phones. You can just relax, knowing everything you came to see and experience is only a stone?s throw away. Friendly Bungalows is a co-operative eco-resort operating with the support from two local villages, Lounasunan and Louno on the island of Tanna. All employees are sourced from the same two villages and a percentage of all gross profit goes back to the two villages on whose land this resort was originally developed. The operation of Friendly Bungalows offers a remarkable and genuine Melanesian experience and promotes sustainable tourism benefiting the people of remote Tanna
Friendly Bungalows is located on the remote coast of Tanna closest to all natural cultural and geographic attractions including Mt Yasur volcano and Port Resolution (opposite side and across central Tanna to the airport). On the beach and only 6 km from the base of the ash plains of famous Mt Yasur Volcano. There are no shops, restaurants or public transport nearby. To get to Friendly Bungalows, it is about one and a half hours by 4WD across the rugged mountain chain, through the jungle villages, right across the middle of Tanna and you arrive at Friendly Bungalows close to all the sights and sounds of real Tanna including the hot mineral springs, custom dancing, Port Resolution and the Jon Frum village. 1.5 hours ( on only 30km of road, but over mountain range) from Tanna domestic airport.
1 and 2 room comfy Melanesian bungalows all in a lush tropical garden with coconut palms, facing a beautiful sweeping black sand beach perfect for both swimming and snorkelling. The bungalows are made in the traditional Melanesian way from bamboo, grass matting and coconut and natangora roofing. Each bungalow has a coral floor ensuite with hot shower, double bed with mosquito netting and big veranda with hammock. Two bedroom bungalows also have 2 x single beds with netting. Rustic doors and windows. Electricity supplied by generator (limited hours) No phones, no safety deposit box. For the comfort of all guests, all bungalows are non smoking.
Reception Hours: 7.30am to 8pm
Friendly Bungalows Hotel Exterior
Eco style resort. Approx one acre grounds, a long strip of garden directly on the beach with green cliff back-drop looking out to private bay with coral reef. The grounds have established trees and flowers, black sand pathways to each bungalow and to the sand floor restaurant dining is on the beach overlooking the ocean
The Friendly Bungalows sand floor restaurant & bar features a set menu exclusively for guests, using mostly locally sourced produce including seasonal fresh fruit, vegetables, fish and if lucky lobster. The dining room for guests only, facing ocean, set meals catered daily. Dietary requirements or allergies must be advised minimum 72 hours prior notice. Lunch and dinner are cooked to order. Picnic lunches can be arranged during the stay. There are no self-catering facilities on site. Meals are simple and utilise fresh local produce, especially seafood and local organic beef. Local currency cash, visa and MasterCard are accepted. Payment by credit card will incur a small additional credit card fee.