Tonga - Sleeping
No matter your budget or taste, there is accommodation in Tonga to suit – from beach front luxury apartments to dormitory style and traditional thatched fales.
Fales are a popular choice of accommodation for a South Pacific holiday. These are thatched-roofed and generally open sided bungalows, though some do have blinds for more privacy. The quality and service of fales can vary greatly. Most have mosquito nets and sleeping mats provided.
Guests usually share amenities for showering and toilets – some have cold water only. There is a good range of mid-range and budget accommodation on the main and outer islands. Camp sites are available at the Good Samaritan Inn on Ha’atafu Beach and on the little island of Pangaimotu just offshore from Nuku’alofa.
Ha’atafu Beach Resort
If you are looking for a surfing holiday, then Ha’atafu Beach Resort, set on a magnificent beach on the western side of Tongatapu Island, is THE place in Tonga. This is also one of Tonga’s premier snorkelling locations. Beachfront and garden traditional thatched roof fales and dormitory accommodation are available. Breakfast and buffet dinner is served.
For luxury on Tongatapu, the Waterfront Lodges is exceptional. The lodge boasts a beautiful sea view, excellent services and luxury accommodation.
Fafa Island Resort
Set on a palm-covered island 30 minutes by motor sailer from Tongatapu, Fafa Island Resort is renowned as one of the finest resorts in Tonga, offering total peace and relaxation in a casual and friendly atmosphere. The 14 secluded bungalows are built in traditional Tongan style with verandas facing the ocean and with semi-open bathrooms. The beachfront bar serves Asian and Tongan cuisine and guests can use snorkelling gear, surf skies, volleyball and French boules for free.
Matafonua Lodge is a lovely resort situated on the spectacular Northern tip of Foa Island, with one of Tonga’s most beautiful beaches on one side, and rocky pools and coral reefs to explore on the other.
Blue Lagoon Resort
Blue Lagoon Resort on Foeata Island, about 45 minutes by boat from Neiafu Harbour, overlooks the water and a white sandy beach and has a spectacularly located restaurant.