Kid-Friendly Accommodation in Tonga
Your own private apartment in the capital or a snug family fale on an uninhabited island: whatever your preferred family stay, there’s an accommodation to suit in Tonga. Below, we’ve listed a range of the top family accommodation in Tonga featuring all types of accommodations across several island groups. Start planning your Tonga family getaway right here (or right after you have also bookmarked The Travel Guide to Tonga for Families)!
Note that Tonga is an ever-evolving country, especially when it comes to accommodation. With that in mind, some of the services accommodations provide are known to change without notice. If there is any information needing an update in the listings below, feel free to reach out!
1. Matafonua Lodge
As cliche as it may sound, there is never a dull moment at the Matafonua Lodge in the islands of Ha’apai. Located at the sandy tip of Foa Island, Matafonua Lodge consists of attractive elevated fales (bungalows) on the beach including a Family Fale with a shared bathroom block with rainfall showers. Your stay includes a continental breakfast and free use of kayaks and bicycles, while the list of additional activities is almost endless, with horse riding, family fishing trips, whale watching, snorkelling, cultural tours and more. Check out more options like this in the area in the 7 Best Family Accommodation in Ha’apai.
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2. Tanoa International Dateline Hotel
Enjoy the comfort and familiarity of a 4-star hotel at the Tanoa International Dateline Hotel in Nuku’alofa. The largest hotel in Tonga, the Tanoa Hotel has plenty to keep families entertained between splashing in the outdoor swimming pool and watching the in-room TVs. The hotel rooms are versatile with layouts suitable for families sharing one room, with options from the Superior Rooms for something more affordable to something more luxurious like a Superior Room with a balcony, an Ocean View Room, Ocean View Suite or the spacious Presidential Suite. Check out more options in the capital in the 10 Best Family Accommodation in Nuku’alofa.
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3. Boathouse Apartments
And for families who would prefer to head to the islands of Vava’u, you can’t get more convenient than the Boathouse Apartments. The apartments in the main town, Neiafu, boast spectacular views of the yachts in the harbour while sitting adjacent to a variety of sailing, boating and diving operators. Enjoy a home-away-from-home experience in the two-bedroom apartments with a modern kitchen, designer bathrooms with walk-in showers and hot water. Check out more options like this in the 10 Best Family Accommodation in Vava’u.
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4. Mystic Sands
Or for families wanting to stay away from the hustle and bustle of Neiafu, check out the boutique resort, Mystic Sands, on the causeway-connected island of Pangaimotu. Choose between the resort’s family room or a house with two bedrooms where each accommodation has its own bathroom facilities with hot water, a living space, kitchenette, outdoor furniture, tea/coffee-making facilities and more to provide a comfortable stay. For nights that you want to treat yourself, meals can be arranged while babysitting is also available. As for entertainment, there is a small outdoor swimming pool, kayaks and snorkelling gear to make the most of.
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5. Taina’s Place
Set on the edge of a forest with expansive greens for kids to run around, Taina’s Place is a top choice for families visiting the island of ‘Eua. The best room options for families are either the triple room with shared bathroom facilities or a private cottage with its own bathroom. Cottages sleep up to four people for the normal rate but extra bedding can be organised for additional guests. Not that cost will be much of a worry at Taina’s Place. Dinnertime is made east with self-catering facilities available or meals can be arranged with advance notice, while entertainment is also arranged with cultural lessons, guided walks, whale watching and more available!
6. Holty’s Hideaway
Located by the fabulous family-friendly Ha’atafu Beach in Tongatapu, Holty’s Hideaway features a self-catered beach house, garden fale and four serviced fales ideal for families. Set among tranquil gardens, the accommodation grounds has an outdoor swimming pool to keep the little ones happy, as well as activities such as swimming, surfing, snorkelling, kayaking and fishing. There is also an on-site cafe open seven days a week serving kid-friendly burgers and fish & chips.
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7. Fafa Island Resort
An idyllic island resort off the northern shores of Tongatapu and Nuku’alofa, Fafa Island Resort is well worth considering for a family beach holiday. Stay in one of the Superior or Deluxe Fales, beautifully decorated with woven panels for the true “island” feel. The whole family are sure to be entertained throughout the stay, with paddleboarding and snorkelling trips available, as well as a range of boat activities that can pick you up straight from the resort. The kids will also love the weekly Polynesian night with dancing, a barbecue and a Kava ceremony.
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8. Little Italy Hotel & Restaurant
The family-friendly Little Italy Hotel on the waterfront of Nuku’alofa is an excellent choice. Children under the age of 11 stay for free providing that they are staying with a parent in a room’s existing bedding, while cots for infants are also free of charge. There are Standard Rooms and Ocean View Rooms available – the latter having interconnecting rooms. Continental breakfast is included, while we also recommend the child-friendly pizzas served at the Little Italy Restaurant open each evening.
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9. Serenity Beaches Resort
For a real family adventure, check out the Serenity Beaches Resort on the uninhabited island of Uoleva in Ha’apai. Stay in one of their wooden octagonal fales nestled in the beachfront bush. There’s room for all the family with fales featuring a queen bed on the ground floor and a double bed in the loft. Showertime will be an event in the large open-air garden shower, while meals and entertainment are all catered for too, with highlights being whale watching/swimming in the whale season (July-October), snorkelling and kayaking with free use of gear.
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10. Tongan Beach Resort
Last but certainly not least, check out the relaxing beachfront retreat, the Tongan Beach Resort. With no hassle and expense of overwater travel, this is an easy choice for families staying in Vava’u. Not only does the resort offer spacious beachfront family rooms, but they also have babysitting available should mum and dad want to do that whale swim or scuba dive that they’ve always wanted to do. The resort has fantastic snorkelling from the beach, free kayak hire, a glass-bottom boat, a small outdoor pool and can also organise whale swimming, kart tours and more. Food is available at the on-site restaurant with an a la carte menu.
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