Banyan Castle Bungalow

Banyan Castle Bungalow

Tourism association

Tafea Tourism Council


John Kerty
+678 5352449 or +678 7795622
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Nau Hiu Banyon Castle
East Tanna


Nauhiu Banyan Castle is located within easy walking distance from Tanna’s main attraction – Mount Yasur Volcano. Come and stay in their newly finished treehouses perched 8 metres above the ground and enjoy the panoramic view of the volcano from the balcony. Experience the local way of life by joining your hosts at the river for a swim, or just lay back and relax.

The cosy bungalows and tree houses at John’s Banyan Castle offer a unique and exciting experience for visitors to the East of Tanna, as the Yasur volcano grumbles gently nearby. John and his lovely family will welcome, and cater for your every need and offering you several tours in the surrounding areas.

The Banyan Castle Bungalow, located in White Sands, East Tanna is within close proximity to the famous Mount Yasur volcano, provides a friendly and nurturing stay with John and his family in a beautiful garden surrounded by jungle. It can be found on the main road on the right side as you approach Loanengo coming from west Tanna, just before the entrance to the volcano.

John has built the two tree houses and three bungalows here, as well as a separate toilet and shower hut and a small restaurant on site.

The bungalows and tree houses offer an affordable and unique experience for any kind of traveler. With the volcano just 1km away, the gentle roar of its constant eruptions can be felt and heard,and the red glow of the lava explosions can be seen from the bungalow. An overnight stay includes breakfast, and lunch and dinner, cooked by John’s wife, Linda, using local produce, are available for purchase. Price per person per night is between 2,500 and 3,000 VT (incl breakfast).

The Banyan Castle Bungalow also offers 16 different tours into the surrounding areas to discover local customs, history and traditional practices, as well as exploring East Tanna’s natural wonders. These include:

  • Mt Yasur Volcano
  • Kastom village
  • John Frum Village
  • Traditional Kava Drinking
  • Waterfalls Trip
  • Snorkeling
  • Horse Riding
  • Coconut Tour
  • Visit Shark Bay

John will happily arrange the tours, provide transport and look after you well at the Banyan Castle in East Tanna.