Friendly Bungalows Tanna

Friendly Bungalows Tanna

A true piece of untouched paradise awaits you. Friendly Bungalows located on the volcanic outer island of Tanna in Vanuatu offers the chance to experience once in a lifetime authentic Robinson Crusoe-style adventure travel.

Tanna, most famous for its rumbling active volcano, is home to some of the worlds’ most ancient and still practiced kastom ceremonies and which feel as though they could be from another era. Visitors to Tanna, and guests of Friendly Bungalows, now have the chance to see and take part in elements of these ancient traditional ceremonies. Visitors to the kastom village can try ancient cooking techniques, dropping food into the naturally boiling hot ocean water until it rises to the top, or perhaps visit the sulfur springs and dig for the hot rainbow coloured clay used for centuries as custom face paint for ceremonial dances.

No matter what you discover, a visit to the village promises to be a mesmerizing authentic experience. Such visits can be arranged by the managers of Friendly Bungalows, Mary and Jessel – in fact, Mary is from the village. An informative local guide can be arranged to explain and translate.

With a handful of thatched Melanesian-style bamboo bungalows on a sweeping black sand beach, all with private coral floored ensuites and large verandahs with hammocks overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Friendly Bungalows offers the chance to step back in time and truly experience the warming hospitality of Vanuatu.