Friendly Islands Kayak Company

Accommodation

Need any extra accommodation whilst you are in Tonga? We are happy to book any additional accommodation on your behalf for before, during or after your tour. Please email us on tours@fikco.com for a comprehensive list of accommodation properties in Vava'u, Ha'apai and Tongatapu.

The following are our preferred properties for the Vava'u and Ha'apai packages.



Vava'u



Boathouse Apartments

Ideally located in Neiafu Harbour and only a 200m walk to Neiafu township, Boathouse Apartments is an apartment-style hotel with a uniquely Tongan ambience. There is a room type to suit everyone from individuals, to couples, families and small groups.

Facilities:

  • Studio, 1- and 2-bedroom apartments with queen beds, fully equipped kitchenette and private bathroom;
  • Private balcony overlooking the harbour;
  • Double units with super king split single beds and private bathrooms;
  • Air conditioning and electric fans;
  • Tea and coffee making facilities.

* We use this property for package night upgrades for the Vava'u 6-, 8- and 10-day Classic, Vava'u Discovery and Vava'u 9-day Adventure tours.

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Hilltop Hotel

Hilltop Hotel overlooks the two harbours of Neiafu Tahi and Port of Refuge whilst also being conveniently located ten minutes walk from the Neiafu town.

Facilities:

  • Clean, airy rooms with air conditioning;
  • Private bathroom with hot and cold running water;
  • Private veranda.

* We use this property for our Vava'u 6-day, 8-day and 10-day Classic, Vava'u Discovery and Vava'u 9-day Adventure tours.

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Mandala Resort

Mandala Resort is located on private Fetoko Island, just 10-minutes from Neiafu and 25-minutes from the airport. The resort offers 5 unique handcrafted bungalows, including a honeymoon suite and a bespoke Tree House. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of this pristine tropical environment and relaxed atmosphere.

Facilities:

  • En-suite bungalows have memory foam king beds, luxurious bedding, French doors, above-the-water verandas, hot water, and cozy bay window day-beds;
  • WiFi, massage and Yoga, welcome drink, use of kayaks, SUPs, wet suits, and snorkel gear;
  • Beachside restaurant and bar offering set menu dining, full and half board meal plans, local and international cuisine and drinks;
  • Breezy and the island is virtually mosquito free!
  • Eco resort offering complimentary organic biodegradable homemade toiletries and operating on solar energy, and UV light filtered drinking rain water;
  • Nearby tours, caves, blow-hole, disappearing sand cay, snorkelling, bush walks, kava, and more;
  • Daily housekeeping and local concierge.
  • Find out more at www.mandalaisland.com.

* We use this property exclusively for our Vava'u 7-day Superior tour

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Mystic Sands
Mystic Sands room

Relax and enjoy the sunset and island views from this comfortable owner operated retreat on the waters edge. With its own jetty this ideal location is easily accessible for all boat trips.

Facilities:

  • Spacious, self-catering motel style units;
  • Private beach and wharf;
  • White sand beach and safe swimming;
  • Perfect place to relax and enjoy the tropical sun;
  • Thatched fale on the dock, a great place to gather with friends;
  • Short walk to Tongan Beach Resort bar/restaurant.

* We use this property for our Vava'u 7-day Superior tour and package night upgrades for the Vava'u 6-day, 8-day and 10-day Classic, Vava'u Discovery and Vava'u 9-day Adventure tours.

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Port Wine Guest House

This friendly, Tongan owned and operated property is conveniently located within a five minute walk from Neiafu township. Consists of two guesthouses and 2 fales in a peaceful tropical garden setting.

Facilities:

  • Lakemba guest house features 4 rooms, each with ensuite bathroom;
  • Sailome guest house has 4 rooms with shared bathroom facilities;
  • Breezy verandah overlooking attractive tropical gardens;
  • Communal kitchen and living areas in both houses;
  • Fale Lia (queen bed and single day bed) and Fale Sailome (queen and bunk beds) each have a private outdoor shower and private verandah;
  • Rooms decorated in a distinctive Tongan style;
  • Free WIFI internet available for guests;
  • Complimentary breakfast.

* We use this property for our Vava'u 6-day, 8-day and 10-day Classic, Vava'u Discovery and Vava'u 9-day Adventure tours.

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Reef Resort

Reef Resort is located at Otea on a beautiful island within the Vava'u island group. The resort offers four stunning bungalows (fales) which have been finished to a high standard with tasteful furnishings and a modern feel. The crystal clear waters provide brilliant snorkeling and one of Vava'u's best snorkeling spots, the Japanese Gardens, is located just off the beach.

Facilities:

  • All fales (bungalows) have their own private deck with sea views and are equipped with air conditioning, hot water, fridge and tea/coffee making facilities;
  • Each bungalow has WiFi internet access and a music system which allows for connection to an iPOD or MP3 player;
  • A beachside restaurant and bar offering local and international food and drinks.

* We use this property exclusively for our Vava'u 7-day Superior tour

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Tongan Beach Resort

Situated on 'Utungake Island at the entrance to the Port of Refuge, this high-end resort is located 10km from Neiafu and its bars and restaurants (approx T$20 one way by taxi) and 8km from Toula Village where Friendly Islands Kayak Company is based (approx T$15 one way by taxi). This resort features:

Facilities:

  • Harbour view bungalows with private bathrooms (hot and cold water), air conditioning, electric fans, telephone, refrigerators, tea/coffee making facilities and a private veranda;
  • A white sand beach and safe swimming at all tides;
  • A beach bar, a restaurant serving local and international cuisine featuring fresh seafood (various meal packages available);
  • Live local entertainment (in season);
  • A library, gift shop, laundry service;
  • A friendly relaxed ambience.
  • Find out more at www.thetongan.com.

* A We use this property for our Vava'u 7-day Superior tour and for package night upgrades for the Vava'u 6-day, 8-day and 10-day Classic, Vava'u Discovery and Vava'u 9-day Adventure tours.

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Treasure Island Eco Resort

Treasure Island Eco Resort is a true hideaway nestled along the beautiful white sandy beach of the island of 'Eue'iki and the pristine turquoise water of the lagoon. It is approximately a 15 - 20 minute boat ride (south easterly) from the mainland of Vava'u and is situated right in the middle of a humpback whale nursery.

Facilities:

  • Traditional style fales (bungalow) features include hot and cold running water, a private shower and bathroom, a queen sized bed with mosquito netting, fans and an outside covered porch;
  • Beachfront restaurant/bar

* We use this property exclusively for our Vava'u 7-day Superior tour

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Vava'u Harbourview Resort

Overlooking the Port of Refuge 2km from Neiafu (5 minutes by taxi) and very close to Friendly Islands Kayak Company's base, this mid-range resort offers clean, breezy individual fales in a well maintained tropical garden setting.

Facilities:

  • All rooms have private facilities, queen size bed, extra bed, sitting area, bathroom with hot shower, and private large veranda;
  • Each room has its own kitchenette with fridge, cooking facilities & utensils;
  • Two bungalows have connecting doors ideal for families;
  • Tennis courts located on the grounds with balls and racquets available;
  • BBQ area available within the grounds for the exclusive use of guests
  • Find out more at www.harbourviewresort.com.

* Our preferred property for the Vava'u 6-, 8- and 10-day Classic, Vava'u Discovery and Vava'u 9-day Adventure tours.

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Vava'u Villa

Vava'u Villa is set amidst a tropical paradise with cool ocean breezes and a cosy home away from home atmosphere. The Villa is less than 3kms from Neiafu and is a 10-minute walk from Friendly Islands Kayak Company's base in Toula Village.

Facilities:

  • Light, airy rooms with a distinctively Tongan motif and ensuite bathroom;
  • Tea and freshly ground coffee;
  • Complimentary continental breakfast;
  • Onsite restaurant;
  • Guest kitchen available for self catering;
  • Courtyard BBQ area;
  • Free Wi-Fi;
  • Free beach cruiser bikes;
  • Muikilekila beach a 2-minute stroll from the Villa.
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Ha'apai



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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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