10 Best Beach Resorts in Tonga(c) Pixabay
10 Best Beach Resorts in Tonga

10 Best Beach Resorts in Tonga

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Which Beach Resort in Tonga?

We get it, you don’t want to go all the way to some South Pacific Island and not see the beach. The combination of tropical temperatures and warm ocean waters just begs for some beach time. In Tonga, you’ll certainly get your dreamy castaway experience by staying at one of the beautiful beach resorts. We’ve compiled some of our favourites in this list of beach resorts in Tonga!

Note that Tonga is an ever-evolving country with some services that accommodations provide changing with little notice. While we try to keep our accommodation listings up-to-date, know that some services may have changed. If you have an update, feel free to reach out.

1. Serenity Beaches Resort

When you think about beaches, think Ha’apai where Serenity Beaches Resort is one of the many resorts located on the pristine beaches of this less-visited island group. Stay in one of the resort’s octagonal wooden fales or concrete fales nestled among the coconut palms of the uninhabited Uoleva Island. Enjoy a relaxed stay where meals are cooked for you using locally sourced produce, kayaks and snorkelling gear are free for guests to explore with, and a yoga pavilion awaits for rejuvenating yoga sessions. Check out more resorts like this in the 10 Best Resorts in Ha’apai.

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10 Best Beach Resorts in Tonga(c) Serenity Beaches Resort

2. Sandy Beach Resort

Another fabulous option in the islands of Ha’apai, the name says it all at the Sandy Beach Resort. 12 modern fales line the white sandy beach at the top of Foa Island, where guests can enjoy a range of activities as well as dining at the resort’s fine dining terrace. Scuba diving, whale swimming, fishing charters, cultural island tours, SUP and kayak hire and snorkelling are all on the agenda here at this adventure-filled resort.

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10 Best Beach Resorts in Tonga(c) Sandy Beach Resort

3. Mounu Island Resort

A private island with sandy shores in Vava’u, Mounu Island Resort is a top choice in Tonga for a beach getaway. Each of the four fales have their own section of beach to make the most of, whether it’s relaxing, snorkelling or even kitesurfing in the lagoon. Fales are constructed with the island feel, with coconut timber and shingle roofing. And if you hadn’t had enough of the beach, you can even admire its white sands as you dine at the restaurant elevated over it. Check out other resort options in this island group in the 10 Best Resorts in Vava’u.

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4. Fafa Island Resort

If you’re looking for that island beach getaway that’s not too far from your arrival airport, then take a look at the Fafa Island Resort. Although just a short boat journey from Nuku’alofa in Tongatapu, it feels a world away on this palm-filled island surrounded by sandy shores and excellent snorkelling spots. Each of the 13 elegantly designed fales is only moments away from the beach, as is the island’s restaurant where a Polynesian barbecue and cultural evening is hosted once a week. Check out more resorts near Tonga’s main island in the 10 Best Resorts in Tongatapu.

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5. Ha’atafu Beach Resort

Another wonderful beach resort in Tongatapu, Ha’atafu Beach Resort sits on the popular Ha’atafu Beach known for its marine reserve and epic surf breaks. Stay in one of the standard, superior or family fales either nestled in gardens or on the beach where meals and a range of activities are included at this all-inclusive resort. Kayaks and snorkelling gear are available for guests to use, while there’s also a daily courtesy shuttle to town should you want to explore more of Nuku’alofa.

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6. Matafonua Lodge

The sister resort to the Sandy Beach Resort in Ha’apai, Matafonua Lodge offers another stunning piece of Foa Island and its white sandy coast. Snorkel at the marine reserve straight off the beach, just metres from your free-standing elevated fale where you can feel your toes in the sand as soon as you leave your front door. The resort has a cafe/restaurant, as well as a huge offering of activities that are also available at Sandy Beach.

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10 Best Beach Resorts in Tonga(c) Matafonua Lodge

7. Mala Island Resort

Just walk down the short walkway from your island fale and you’re on the golden sands of Mala Island at the Mala Island Resort. This private island resort in Vava’u is the ultimate getaway for relaxation, as well as a bit of snorkelling at the spectacular reefs just 3m (10ft) from the beach. Stay in one of the resort’s five fales with traditional tapa-paintings and woven panels adorning the walls and ceiling. Sit down to delightful meals of fresh fish and lobster, burgers with homemade bread and daily specials.

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8. Dream Island Resort

An adult-only resort in Vava’u, Dream Island Resort is located on the remote ‘Euakafa Island where you’ll be stepping onto the sand straight from your fale. Each fale is located in its own quiet corner of the beachfront gardens and forest where you’re no more than 30m (100ft) from the absolute beach and ocean. There is a restaurant on-site, again, with a sandy floor, while there are island walks, kayaking and snorkelling to enjoy from the island. Other activities like fishing charters can pick you up from the resort.

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9. Heilala Holiday Lodge

Stay among the beach gardens of Ha’atafu Beach at the Heilala Holiday Lodge in Tongatapu. Choose from one of the fales scattered among the grounds, the family cottage or stay in the lodge for a more affordable option in a premium location. The lodge has its own restaurant, as well as a range of complimentary activities for guests, including kayak hire, snorkel hire, bike hire, a city tour of Nuku’alofa and more.

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10 Best Beach Resorts in Tonga(c) Heilala Holiday Lodge

10. Ha’apai Beach Resort

It only seems appropriate to finish where we started in the beach lover’s paradise of Ha’apai, this time at the aptly-named Ha’apai Beach Resort. Stay in one of the double or single rooms of this resort’s five bungalows located in manicured gardens just a few steps from the beach. The resort offers scuba diving and snorkelling from the beach, as well as dining at the on-site restaurant. Other activities include island-hopping, dive lessons, whale swimming and more.

10 Best Beach Resorts in Tonga(c) Tonga Ministry of Tourism

More Beach Resorts in Tonga

That’s it for the best beach resorts in Tonga. See more amazing stays in The Top 30 Resorts in Tonga. Plus, get even more trip-planning tips in The Complete Travel Guide to Tonga.


Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of Tonga Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in the South Pacific over 10 years ago with nothing but a backpack and a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to explore a paradise such as Tonga. She knows the islands inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience Tonga’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides.

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