Kid-Friendly Accommodation in Nuku’alofa
Families have a wealth of options when it comes to staying in the capital of Tonga! Whatever your family’s style, there’s sure to be an accommodation to suit, whether you’re looking for an eco-friendly budget stay or the comfort of an international-style hotel. There are luxurious villas to locally-run “fales” (bungalows) lining the waterfront, while there are also inner-city retreats. From simple hotels rooms to spacious self-contained apartments, there’s something to suit all needs. So with all that in mind, here are some of our top recommendations for family accommodation in Nuku’alofa!
Note that at the time of writing, all of the facilities mentioned in accommodations were correct. However, Tongan accommodations are notorious for changing services with little notice and without updating their websites.
Find out more about family trips to Nuku’alofa in The Guide to Nuku’alofa for Families and 10 Things to Do in Nuku’alofa with Kids.
1. Tanoa International Dateline Hotel
Enjoy the comfort and luxury of a 4-star hotel at the Tanoa International Dateline Hotel. One of the largest hotels in Tonga, the Tanoa Hotel has plenty to keep families entertained. Enjoy a splash in the outdoor swimming pool, enjoy poolside meals and be reassured knowing you have in-room TVs and WiFi available. Hotel rooms are versatile with layouts suitable for families sharing one room. Choose from Superior Rooms for something more affordable or upgrade to a Superior Room with a balcony, an Ocean View Room, Ocean View Suite or the spacious Presidential Suite. Learn more about the hotels in the city in the 10 Best Hotels in Nuku’alofa.
Check Tanoa International Dateline Hotel out:
- Tanoa International Dateline Hotel on Booking.com
- Tanoa International Dateline Hotel on Trip.com
- Tanoa International Dateline Hotel on Expedia
2. Little Italy Hotel & Restaurant
The family-friendly Little Italy Hotel on the waterfront is an excellent choice for families. Children under the age of 11 years sharing accommodation with a parent in a room’s existing bedding stay for free, while cots for infants are also free of charge. There are Standard Rooms and Ocean View Rooms available, with interconnecting rooms available for the latter. Continental breakfast is available, while we also recommend the child-friendly pizzas served at the Little Italy Restaurant.
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3. Villa Apartments
For a bit of luxury and your own private space, set your sights on the Villa Apartments. There are apartments on the east side of Nuku’alofa and the west side, with the best options for families being on the west side (also known as Villa Lodge). Stay in the Two-Bedroom Apartment with an outdoor living space. The apartment sleeps up to four guests and includes a full kitchen, bathroom and dining/lounge area. See more options like this in the 7 Best Luxury Accommodation in Nuku’alofa.
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4. Friendly Islander (Papiloa’s Place)
Offering a number of self-contained fales in Nuku’alofa, the Friendly Islander is a popular choice for families. There are a number of fales (bungalows) suitable for groups of four to six people, nestled in tropical gardens and close to the accommodation’s outdoor swimming pool. Fales are affordable and run by locals providing a real Tongan experience. See more like this in the 10 Best Budget Accommodation in Nuku’alofa.
Check The Friendly Islander out:
- The Friendly Islander on Booking.com
- The Friendly Islander on Trip.com
- The Friendly Islander on Expedia
5. Emerald Hotel
Conveniently located on the waterfront just a quick stroll from the city centre, the Emerald Hotel makes an easy choice for families. Well-appointed Twin Rooms with a garden view make the best choice for families sleeping across two queen beds. Facilities at the hotel include an in-room TV, WiFi, tea/coffee-making facilities and other expected hotel facilities. There is also an on-site restaurant serving up Asian cuisine.
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6. JeZAmi Hotel
Less than 10 minutes walk from the city centre, the JeZAmi Hotel provides another excellent hotel for families. The locally-owned hotel offers rooms with twin double beds for families, with an in-room TV with 28 channels and free WiFi to keep the little ones entertained. All the usual hotel amenities are included, which also features free breakfast served at the on-site restaurant, Momma Tuna’s Kitchen. Try local, American and Mexican cuisine! The hotel owners also run the popular whale swimming tour, Tuna Moana.
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7. Green Lodge Holiday Homes
Enjoy your own space and home-away-from-home experience at the Green Lodge Holiday Homes. The environmentally-friendly budget accommodation might be a little out of town but is worth the trip especially for their weekend entertainment including an island buffet dinner, island tour, kayaking, coconut climbing and more. There are four houses available, which include hot water, fans, a TV, basic cooking facilities and WiFi. Houses sleep up to six or eight people.
Check Green Lodge Holiday Homes out:
- Green Lodge Holiday Homes on Booking.com
- Green Lodge Holiday Homes on Trip.com
- Green Lodge Holiday Homes on Expedia
8. Tungi Colonnade Hotel
Located in downtown Nuku’alofa, just a few minutes walk from the city centre shops, restaurants and attractions, Tungi Colonnade is a convenient choice. The boutique hotel features 18 well-appointed rooms with tile floors and air-conditioning units to keep your stay cool and comfortable. Family rooms are available, some with their own balcony to enjoy watching the city life.
Check Tungi Colonnade Hotel out:
- Tungi Colonnade Hotel on Booking.com
- Tungi Colonnade Hotel on Trip.com
- Tungi Colonnade Hotel on Expedia
9. Villa Ishadora
Situated on the waterfront of Nuku’alofa, Villa Ishadora captures amazing sunrises and sunsets. The hotel-style accommodation boasts character with ornate furnishings across their Twin Rooms ideal for a family of three or four. There is a communal balcony to enjoy the views, as well as a guest kitchen should you want to spruce up your own meals. The villa also provides free breakfast, tea, coffee, WiFi and cable TV.
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10. Nanisi Apartments
Last but certainly not least, Nanisi Apartments is ideal for larger families. There are three fabulous apartments available, each sleeping up to six guests. Enjoy the convenience of cooking your own family dinner in the kitchen and socialising in the open-plan living area. Apartments are nestled in tropical vegetation, making an attractive retreat yet only a three-minute walk from the city centre. Kids will also get their own bed thanks to the two queen beds in the upstairs loft featured in each apartment.
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More About Family Accommodation in Nuku’alofa
That’s it for the best family accommodations on Nuku’alofa. Get even more inspiration for your family getaway with The Travel Guide to Tonga for Families and the 10 Things to Do in Tonga with Kids.