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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. 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. 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 Reception Hours: 7.30am to 8pm 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 **** Compulsory National Tourism Levy Tax, currently AUD $1.20 per room, per night is included in the room rate**** - Transfers to and from the resort are compulsory and is to be paid directly to the hotel. Due to the distance over the mountain range, all guests must be met personally by Friendly Bungalows staff at Lenakal ( Tanna) airport. They will then be transferred in an open cabin 4WD ( or similar) from the Tanna domestic airport to Friendly Bungalows. The trip takes approximately one and a half hours each way. Transfers are compulsory as there is no public transport system or taxi service in Tanna. PLEASE NOTE: The road can be dusty so sunglasses and a light jacket to protect from dust are advised. Please limit luggage to one small bag per person. .
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