Kid-Friendly Accommodation on Tongatapu
The island of Tongatapu, Tonga’s main island, is home to an array of family-friendly stays. Whether you prefer a beachfront island resort, a self-catering bungalow or an international-style hotel, there’s accommodation to suit a range of tastes on Tongatapu. Wherever you stay, you’ll never be too far from the array of attractions across the 260km2 (100 miles2) islands – check out some of our recommendations in the 10 Things To Do on Tongatapu with Kids. In the meantime, browse some of our top recommended family stays in this list of the best family accommodation on Tongatapu!
While you’re here, you might also be interested in The Guide to Tongatapu for Families.
1. Fafa Island Resort
An idyllic island off the northern shores of Tongatapu and Nuku’alofa, Fafa Island Resort is well worth considering for a family getaway. Stay in one of the Superior or Deluxe Fales (bungalows), beautifully decorated with woven panels to remind you that you’re truly in Tonga. The kids are sure to be entertained throughout the stay, with paddleboarding and snorkelling trips available. Once a week, the resort puts on a Polynesian night with dancing, a barbecue and a Kava ceremony. See more accommodation like this in our 9 Best Luxury Accommodation on Tongatapu.
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2. Holty’s Hideaway
Located by the fabulous family-friendly Ha’atafu Beach, 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 and activities including 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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3. Royal Sunset Island Resort
Escape to ‘Atata Island by staying at the Royal Sunset Island Resort! The resort is a short boat ride from Nuku’alofa and consists of 24 beachfront fales (bungalows) across eight acres (3ha) of tropical gardens. Experience the traditional culture in the village that the resort shares the island with or take part in some kayaking, snorkelling and fishing. Each fale accommodates up to four guests and include a fridge, tea/coffee-making facilities, hot showers and fans. Dine at the Polynesian restaurant and bar and have a splash with the kids in the outdoor pool.
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4. Liku’alofa Resort
Stay on the beachfront at the Liku’alofa Resort. Located on the west coast, Liku’alofa offers a range of bungalows amidst tropical gardens. A Family Double Room Cottage is the best choice for families of four, or a rollaway bed is available in their other bungalows to suit families of three. The resort boasts a restaurant with a deck overlooking the water serving a range of crowd-pleasers and child-friendly food. They also put on a cultural show on a Wednesday and Friday night and hire out bicycles, kayaks, paddleboards, surfboards and snorkelling gear.
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5. Green Lodge Holiday Homes
Enjoy your own space and home-away-from-home experience at the Green Lodge Holiday Homes on the outskirts of Nuku’alofa. The environmentally-friendly budget accommodation offers weekend entertainment including an island buffet dinner, island tour, kayaking, coconut climbing and more. There are four houses available for families, which include hot water, fans, a TV, basic cooking facilities and WiFi. The holiday homes sleep up to six or eight people. See more family accommodation around Nuku’alofa in the 10 Best Family Accommodation in Nuku’alofa.
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6. Tanoa International Dateline Hotel
Enjoy the comfort of a 4-star hotel at the Tanoa International Dateline Hotel on the waterfront of Nuku’alofa. One of the largest hotels in Tonga, the Tanoa Hotel has plenty to keep families entertained between the outdoor swimming pool and the in-room TVs and WiFi available. Hotel rooms are versatile with layouts suitable for families sharing a room. There is also a poolside restaurant available, while a buffet breakfast is served each morning. See more hotels in Nuku’alofa here.
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7. Vakaloa Beach Resort
A fantastic resort option for families on a budget, the Vakaloa Beach Resort boasts affordable garden-view family fales with breakfast included. From the resort, there’s surfing, snorkelling, swimming and kayaking available with complimentary use of the watersports equipment. Island tours are also available at a cost. Vakaloa Beach Resort is renowned all over Tongatapu for its Wednesday and Friday night buffet dinner and cultural dancing show, featuring fire dancers and a grand Tongan feast. See more accommodation like this in the 10 Best Budget Accommodation in Tongatapu.
8. Ha’atafu Beach Resort
A laid-back resort on the western shores of Tongatapu, Ha’atafu Beach Resort is an excellent option for families. Stay in one of the Family Fales with traditionally-thatched roofs that can accommodate a couple and up to four children. All fales are open-plan, including the bedrooms for a more “Polynesian-style” family stay (however, portable partitions are available). Cots are also available for babies free of charge. The resort also offers free use of kayaks, table tennis table, snorkelling gear, board games, Sky TV and a free shuttle to Nuku’alofa. A buffet breakfast and dinner is usually included in the rates.
9. Petani Lodge
Far enough away from Nuku’alofa to be away from the hustle and bustle but close enough to be convenient, Petani Lodge a charming lodge. Families have the choice of two family units with electric fans and shared bathroom and kitchen facilities. Enjoy family meals in the large dining room and meet other guests in the lounge. Pentani Lodge also offers a laundry service, as well as bookings for local tours.
10. Nanisi Apartments
Last but certainly not least, Nanisi Apartments is ideal for larger families wishing to stay in Nuku’alofa. There are three attractive apartments available, each sleeping up to six guests. Enjoy the convenience of cooking your own family dinner in the kitchen and spending quality time in the open-plan living area. Apartments are nestled in tropical gardens, making an appealing retreat yet only a three-minute walk from the city centre. Kids will also get their own bed, as there are two queen beds in the upstairs loft featured in each apartment. See more apartment and holiday home-style accommodation in Nuku’alofa in our 5 Best Holiday Homes in Nuku’alofa.