Friendly Bungalows

2 stars
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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 then Friendly Bungalows will be the perfect escape for you.
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 it's own name, is your home while you are here in Tanna. Friendly bungalows is owned and operated by well known Poppys on the Lagoon in Port Vila and managed locally by local managers, Mary and Jessel Niavia. Local currency cash, visa and mastercard are accepted. Payment by credit card will incur a small additional credit card fee. Electricity is powered by generator and is available from dusk until approximately 10:30pm.

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Friendly Bungalows Rooms

1 Bedroom Oceanfront Bungalow
Authentic Melanesian bungalow made from all local materials including thatched natangora and coconut roof, timber and bamboo floor and doors. Each one room bungalow has a double bed or two single beds (with mosquito nets) and can fit up to 2 people. Your bathroom has a hot water shower, a natural coral floor, flushing toilet, mirror and sink. Absolute beachfront location facing the Pacific Ocean. Rate includes continental breakfast daily. Relax in the hammock on your large veranda. Your bungalow is cool and breezy, comfortable and exciting. You are in Tanna!
2 Bedroom Oceanfront Bungalow
The two room authentic Melanesian bungalows are more spacious and can comfortably sleep 4 adults in one double bed and two single beds with mosquito nets. They include private bathroom with rustic coral floor, flush toilet, hot fresh water shower and thatched roof. Made from all local materials including thatched natangora & coconut roof, timber and bamboo floor and doors. Absolute beach location, facing the Pacific Ocean. Includes continental breakfast daily. A wide terrace is the perfect place for you or your family to sit and enjoy the cool southern breezes.


  • Airport shuttle
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
No smoking rooms/facilities
Tour desk
Airport shuttle


Friendly Bungalows 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. Meals are well priced (VT2500 for lunch and VT3500 for dinner including entree main and desert with tea and coffee) and feature local produce.

Hotel Policies

10:00 AM
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Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the 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. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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