Ha'apai - Tonga

Situated approximately halfway between Vava'u and Tongatapu, the Ha'apai Islands are everything you might imagine of a tropical island paradise.

Ha'apai is a top 10 travel region according to Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2014 guide. Get there with Friendly Islands Kayak Company before word gets out!

Also be sure to check out the Vava'u Island Group for further trip opportunities

Serenity Beaches Resort

Serenity Beaches Resort

Situated on picturesque Uoleva island, this charming rustic eco resort offers six fales, each with an ocean view. Three large fales feature a porch, sleeping area with queen-sized bed, a loft, and a bathroom with garden shower. Two fales have queen beds and ensuite bathrooms. A two bedroom Tongan style fale with bathroom is also available.

Facilities
  • Onsite bar/restaurant serving healthy, spa inspired international and Tongan style meals;
  • Great swimming and excellent snorkelling steps from the fales;
  • Snorkelling/surfing/kite surfing equipment available.
  • Find out more at www.serenitybeaches.com

We use this property exclusively for our Ha'apai 7-day Eco-Resort tour.

Sandy Beach Resort

Sandy Beach Resort

Situated on Foa Island located 10 km north of Lifuka Airport, this lovely German owned and operated resort has twelve large, solidly built and comfortable Bungalows each set among tropical foliage right on the beach. It is the best accommodation in Ha'apai.

Facilities
  • White sand beach offering safe swimming at all tides;
  • Sunset terrace and a fully licensed patio bar and restaurant;
  • Each European-style bungalow has a spacious private verandah overlooking the sea, furnished with sun chairs and extra beach towels;
  • Each bungalow is equipped with a refrigerator, and tea and coffee making facilities;
  • The large rooms are tiled, cooled by ceiling fans and have either one king size bed or two single beds;
  • Spacious bathroom with toilet, washbasin and solar heated, high-pressure shower;
  • Room tariff includes: snorkel/mask/fins, bicycles, kayaks, canoes, guided bush/reef walks;
  • Shuttle to Pangai for church and sightseeing;
  • Find out more at www.sandybeachresort.de

We use this property for package night upgrades for the Ha'apai 7-day Eco-Resort, Ha'apai 9-day Adventure and Ha'apai 11-day Classic tours.

Matafonua Lodge

Matafonua Lodge

Situated on the northern tip of Foa Island and overlooking Nukunamo Island, this Pacific-style resort offers 10 one-room Tongan-style bungalows each with their own covered veranda. The clean separate male and female ablution block (with hot showers) is a short stroll from all bungalows. This is uncomplicated accommodation ideal for those wanting a more traditional yet comfortable experience of Ha'apai.

Facilities
  • All bungalows have electricity and hotpoints;
  • Fully furnished rooms with table and chairs on each terrace;
  • Very comfortable bedding with mosquito nets;
  • Linen and towels (including beach towels) are supplied;
  • Onsite cafe/bar offering a good range of reasonably priced freshly baked snacks and good wholesome meals;
  • Great swimming and excellent snorkeling.
  • Find out more at www.matafonua.com

We use this property for our Ha'apai 7-day Eco-Resort, Ha'apai 9-day Adventure and Ha'apai 11-day Classic tours.

Ha'apai Beach Resort

Ha'apai Beach Resort

Ha'apai Beach Resort's bungalows are located in a lush tropical garden steps from the beach on Lifuka Island, halfway between the airport and Pangai. Despite its proximity to town, this resort offers the tranquillity you expect from a beach holiday, a clean beach with a great snorkelling reef on your doorstep without having to travel to a different island.

Facilities
  • Five bungalows have either two double rooms or four single rooms per house;
  • Double rooms each have a queen bed and private bathrooms;
  • Single rooms share a separate shower and toilet within a bungalow;
  • Each house has a garden-view veranda and direct access to the beach;
  • On-site bar and restaurant with ocean view dining area;
  • Free Wi-Fi;
  • Free bicycles and snorkelling gear for guests.
  • Find out more at www.haapaibeachresort.com

We use this property for our Ha'apai 7-day Eco-Resort, Ha'apai 9-day Adventure and Ha'apai 11-day Classic tours.