3 Best Hotels in Tonga Islands

Blue Lagoon Resort

$$$ | Foeata Island, Tonga Islands

This remote eco-lodge, a 35-minute boat trip from Neiafu, is the only resort on the island and some of its eight large, self-contained villas (fales) are on sturdy stilts over the beach or water, with ladders into the water from their terrace. Others are on land, and all are clean and well-kept, with large terraces and outdoor showers with views over the lagoon. The big draw on this island besides snorkeling, diving, kayaking, deep-sea fishing, and sailing is the chance to swim with the local humpback whales. Make sure you book ahead for whale watching excursions.

Pros

  • Laid-back unpretentious atmosphere
  • Excellent dining
  • Close to nature, including whales

Cons

  • Huts above the water are not for everyone
Foeata Island, Tonga Islands
843–6300
hotel Details
4 villas
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Fafa Island Resort

$$$ | Fafa Island St. 1, Nuku'Alofa, Tonga Islands

Live out your tropical island fantasy at this jewel-like 18-acre island resort 7 km (4½ miles) from Nuku‘alofa, where palm trees dip over pristine white-sand beaches into a crystal-clear turquoise sea. This is the only resort on the island, so each of the 13 villas (fales) are very private, opening directly onto the beach and with its own backyard complete with lounge chairs and hammock. Large airy villas are tastefully decorated with giant beds, ratan furniture, and comfy window seats, and bathrooms are large and modern with outdoor showers. Fales to the south of the island have exquisite sunset views. The resort restaurant is right on the beach, with a lovely outdoor terrace, and the lounge has a good choice of drinks and fresh coconut water.

Pros

  • Meal package available
  • A large range of excursions is offered, from diving to whale watching, equipment included

Cons

  • You will one day have to leave
Fafa Island St. 1, Nuku'Alofa, Tonga Islands
676-22800
hotel Details
13 villas
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Waterfront Lodge

$$$ | Vuna Rd., Nuku'Alofa, Tonga Islands

At this charming family-owned guest house, conveniently located within walking distance of downtown, you'll reap all the benefits of Tonga's famous hospitality. All eight large marine-themed rooms are tastefully decorated, with comfy mahogany furniture, sitting areas, and ensuite bathrooms with ample showers. Breakfast (included in the price) is even more delicious if served on the breezy verandah. Try to get a harbor view, garden views aren't as scenic.

Pros

  • The in-house Waterfront Café is one of the best restaurants on the island
  • Air conditioned
  • Superb, friendly service

Cons

  • Noise from the harbor can be bothersome
Vuna Rd., Nuku'Alofa, Tonga Islands
25–260
hotel Details
8 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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