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Louniel Beach

Fetukai Road | Fetukai, Tanna Island Z3C9B CQV4L, Vanuatu
+678 544 8751
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Deceivingly beautiful

This is not a beach that you arrive at inadvertently. The road to get there will test your resolve... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2017
Brisbane, Australia
Great Day Out

We organised our day trip here through our resort - White Grass and had a great time. The day was... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2015
Melbourne, Australia
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Louniel Beach is a surf beach ideally placed at the centre of the long stretch of beaches located on the northern sweep of the north-eastern side of the island. Louniel beach is a black sand beach reminiscent of the northern west coast beaches of the north island of New Zealand such as Piha and Muriwai. The coastline is covered in large plantations of Coconut palms and numerous Pandanus trees.Louniel beach has rolling surf, like its New Zealand counterparts, but its tropical setting makes the water temperature much warmer. The beach itself is not flat but - falls away fairly quickly allowing swimming in close to the shore. The black sand reminds one of powder snow and you can sink up to some depth in places. There are a number of underwater volcanic fumaroles just out to sea which results in various parts of the beach being covered in wavy patterns of pumice beads.A walk along the full length of Louniel beach takes about an hour and shows a different side of Tanna, most visitors don't get to see and appreciate. Getting to the beach is up over the transverse road from the whitegrass plains, to the cross roads in Middlebush. From there the road to Fetukai, leads onto the road down to the beach itself - the ride providing an exceptional view of the large Banyan trees and tall tree ferns amongst the dense tropical rainforest.Just before walking down onto the flatland adjacent to the beach, visitors can view the entire length of the beach from an escarpment immediately above it. The view is breathtaking, with My Yasur Volcano smoking in the background. Louniel Beach provides a contrasting experience to a trip to Tanna and one which ultimately ends up being a highlight to any visit to Vanuatu.
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26 Oct 2017
“Deceivingly beautiful”
27 Nov 2015
“Great Day Out”
Fetukai Road | Fetukai, Tanna Island Z3C9B CQV4L, Vanuatu
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

This is not a beach that you arrive at inadvertently. The road to get there will test your resolve and decision to visit it. However, your determination will be rewarded in the end. The beach is a very decent stretch of fine volcanic sand and...More

1  Thank Zorro5991
Reviewed 28 November 2015

We organised our day trip here through our resort - White Grass and had a great time. The day was warm, although a bit grey and windy but my husband still took a boogie board out and really enjoyed himself. We went for a walk...More

1  Thank gillianlf
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Long and fine black sanded beach, fresh water spring just a few meters from the ocean, great for cooling down your feet (the black sand gets very hot). There's no reef in sight so expect big swells with even the slightest breeze. Bring your own...More

2  Thank macf1an
Reviewed 13 July 2015

We booked this tour through the resort we were staying being Whitegrass. Chief Jack accompanied us down to the beach. It takes about 15 minutes to walk from the car to the beach. A picnic lunch of sandwiches, bottled water and a muffin was included....More

Thank Manda456
Reviewed 2 January 2015

We again booked our tour to Louniel beach through White Grass Resort where we were staying. The tour was an all day affair starting at 8:30a.m. and finishing about 2:30 p.m. We were blessed with the driving skills of Phillip and were guided by Reuben...More

Thank Maree W
Reviewed 18 December 2014

Crystal clear water, fish you normally see only in a aquarium and local people so nice and friendly that you like to take them home... a wonderful day and experience.

Thank john p
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