Where Your Adventure Begins!
If dreams come true, this is where you can plan your escape to a tiny island in the South Pacific, stand on the rim of a live volcano, walk through ancient rainforests and feel that you are really alive. If you want to do this and be safe and comfortable among friendly people, read on and let us help you with all your Tanna adventures including your Tanna Accommodation and Volcano Safari.
Friendly Bungalows is located 6km 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. Our local managers, Eleni and Nakat Kuckrey and their extended families from surrounding villages will make you feel very welcome.
The bungalows are made in the traditional Melanesian way…the communities get together, the men pulling and carrying the timber and bamboo, the women weaving the grass matting and amidst a lot of laughing and singing, a house is born out of many hands' work. One of these bungalows, each with its own name, is your home while you are here in Tanna.
Friendly Bungalows is close to all the amazing activities, the sights and sounds of real Tanna, just how you imagine it to be. About 1 hour in our 4WD across the mountain chain, through the jungle villages, right across the middle of Tanna and you are there. You can just relax, knowing everything you came to see and experience is only a stone's throw away.
Port Resolution, the John Frum Cult village, waterfalls in dense jungle accessed by our Friendly guides, hot mineral springs and the friendly faces of custom life and custom villages are all close by. Friendly Bungalows is a small piece of real paradise, tucked away in a part of our Mother Earth where time stands still and life begins.
Facilities & Services
- Arrival/departure transfers (extra charge)
- Babysitting (paid)
- Laundry service
How to Get Here
We offer a variety of activities and services on our property. For more information about things to do in Tanna, check out our Tours page! Feel free to browse our website and contact us if you have any questions about Vanuatu or Friendly Bungalows.
In Tanna island massage is regarded as a gift, usually handed down from mother to daughter or grandmother to one special granddaughter in her family. At Friendly Bungalows we have a massage hut built on the edge of our sand beach under the cool shade of the leafy big trees where you can be lulled by the sound of the ocean and soothed by the hands of island massage.
Books and Games
We have a small library of books and games free for you to use during your stay. A newspaper, if we have one, will be a treasured possession. You are in Tanna!!