Kid-Friendly Accommodation in Vava’u
A great base is essential for the enjoyment of a family holiday. Having a place for the kids to roam, plenty of space to sleep and some sort of entertainment are all on the priority list for families heading to the islands of Vava’u! So whether you’re looking for a beachfront holiday resort or an affordable base close to restaurants, shops and activities, we listed a range of options in this list of family accommodation in Vava’u!
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!
While you’re here, be sure to check out The Guide to Vava’u for Families.
1. Boathouse Apartments
Conveniently located in the main hub of Vava’u, Neiafu, the Boathouse Apartments is a top choice for families. The apartments boast spectacular views of the yachts in the harbour, 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 with hot water. See more self-catering accommodation in the 10 Best Accommodation in Vava’u for Foodies.
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2. Mystic Sands
A boutique resort on Pangaimotu Island, Mystic Sands provides a relaxing getaway for families with plenty of things to do. The resort has one family room and a house with two bedrooms. Each accommodation has its own bathroom facilities with hot water, a living space, outdoor furniture, tea/coffee-making facilities and more to provide a comfortable stay. Self-catering is available with each room having a basic kitchenette with a microwave, toaster, a cooktop and few other items. Alternatively, meals are available to arrange, as is a babysitting service. There is a small outdoor swimming pool, while the use of kayaks and snorkelling gear is complimentary. Learn more about activities you can do with kids in the 10 Things To Do in Vava’u with Kids.
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3. Puataukanave International Hotel
One of the most prominent buildings on the Neiafu waterfront, Puataukanave International Hotel offers the complete hotel experience with an outdoor pool, poolside bar, restaurant and more! Why not get a massage while leaving the little ones in the hands of one of the hotel’s babysitters? There are roomy sun-filled family rooms available with direct access to a shared balcony. There are also cots available. Vava’u’s whale watching and boating operators are right on your doorstep.
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4. Tongan Beach Resort
A relaxing beachfront retreat that doesn’t involve the hassle and expense of overwater travel, Tongan Beach Resort is an easy choice for families. Not only does the resort offer spacious beachfront family rooms, but they also have babysitting available. Stay in one of the family rooms with a super-king bed for mum and dad, single beds for two kids, electric ceiling fans, ensuite bathroom with hot water, tea/coffee-making facilities, a refrigerator and more. The resort has fantastic snorkelling from the beach, free kayak hire, a glass-bottom boat, an 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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5. Hakula Lodge
Enjoy your own piece of paradise overlooking the Port of Refuge at Hakula Lodge. The lodge has two self-contained units available with a master bedroom and a fold-out sofabed that can sleep one or two kids. What’s more, children under 12 years old stay for free! Enjoy family time from your balcony with a barbecue and cook meals with the kitchen facilities. Hakula Lodge offers their own sports fishing, whale swimming and boat cruises, while other features of the lodge include free kayak hire, snorkelling gear and mountain bike hire. See more accommodation like this in the 8 Best Luxury Accommodation in Vava’u.
6. Jia Heng Holiday Hotel
For families on a budget, check out the Jia Heng Holiday Hotel right in the heart of Neiafu. The Chinese-run hotel offers plenty of room for families with six family rooms available sleeping up to four people across a queen bed, a single bed and a sofabed. Keep the kids entertained with the in-room satellite TV and paid WiFi available. Alternatively, there is a communal lounge to enjoy should you require more space. Self-catering is also an option here with a communal kitchen available. Otherwise, you’re a short walk from Neiafu’s array of restaurants. A cooked breakfast is available for a reasonable fee. See more accommodation like this in our 10 Best Budget Resorts in Vava’u.
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7. Vava’u Harbourview Resort
Far enough away from the hustle and bustle yet close enough for convenience, Vava’u Harbourview Resort is well worth considering for families. The quiet location in the village of Toula provides a retreat in tropical gardens and with glorious views of the Port of Refuge. The accommodation has two bungalows with an interconnecting door for larger family groups, while single bungalows comfortably fit a family of three across a queen bed and a single bed. Enjoy homely facilities like a kitchenette, a bathroom with hot showers, a barbecue area and a private verandah.
8. Blue Lagoon Resort
Retreat to the remote Foeata Island in the heart of the whale swimming areas at the Blue Lagoon Resort. Whales can be seen breaching from the resort, which also offers its own whale swimming tours. As for accommodation, the Blue Lagoon Resort offers four types of beach huts elevated above the water – the only overwater bungalows in Tonga! The Reef fale is the best option for families with a split-level design and two separate bedrooms. There’s ample room to enjoy between the indoor lounge and the outdoor deck overlooking the lagoon.
9. Port of Refuge Villas
A short stroll from Neiafu, the Port Refuge Villas is located on a hilltop boasting glorious views of the ocean and sunrise. Although the 2-acre (0.8ha) complex offers a range of rooms, part of the offering is a private two-bedroom villa and four-bedroom villas, ideal for families and large groups. The kids have plenty of room to play across the vast grounds where they’re likely to encounter wandering pigs and dogs. The houses are furnished and modernly decorated with full kitchen facilities available. The team can also organise boat trips and tours.
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10. Lucky’s Beach Houses
Last but certainly not least, Lucky’s Beach Houses offers an excellent base for a family holiday on the tip of ‘Utungake Island. Getting there is a breeze with your hosts offering airport/wharf pick-up, stopping in town to get supplies on the way so you can make use of the self-catering facilities available in each beach house and duplex. The two houses are the best option for families of three or four. Enjoy family barbecues in the barbecue area, get out on the water on the kayaks available, and join your hosts for one of their famous fishing charters!