The Best Accommodations for Fishing in Tonga
If your idea of a tropical getaway is hopping from your idyllic island abode onto the boat to catch some of the Pacific’s largest pelagics, then you’re in luck. Tonga is best described as the underdog of fishing destinations in the South Pacific. But those who do find themselves reeling in the big ones, typically catch the likes of blue marlin, mahimahi, yellowfin and dogtooth tuna, wahoo and much more. Check out some of the best fishing resorts and lodges in Tonga in the guide below.
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. Blue Water Retreat (‘Eua)
Specialising in spearfishing and sports fishing, Blue Water Retreat is the base for fishing holidays with “Spearfishing Tonga“. This beachfront accommodation on ‘Eua offers a place to stay on one of Tonga’s less-visited islands, which is a haven for anglers. The accommodation features six fales within walking distance of the beach, as well as glamping tents elevated on private decks for something a little more unique. The resort has a restaurant on hand to prepare your catch in a variety of ways. Check out other accommodations nearby in our guide, Where to Stay on ‘Eua: The Best ‘Eua Accommodations.
2. Billfish Holiday Apartments (Vava’u)
Two modern apartments await on the foreshore of Vava’u‘s Port of Refuge at Billfish Holiday Apartments, as do their two fishing vessels at the apartments’ private jetty. As listed in the 10 Best Fishing Charters in Tonga, Billfish Holiday Apartments is also the home of Vava’u Sports Fishing Charters. In between days out on the water, retreat to one of the downstairs self-contained units with a king-sized bed and a full kitchen/dining area in an attractive open-plan layout leading to a shared deck outside. There’s also room to add two single beds into the apartment if you’re a slightly larger group. Either way, guests enjoy their time here relaxing in the outdoor area with a barbecue or taking your hosts up on the offer of their fishing charter. Learn more about Billfish’s location in Where to Stay in Vava’u: The Best Accommodations.
3. Hakula Lodge (Vava’u)
Another excellent fishing lodge in Vava’u, Hakula Lodge is well worth considering for a fishing holiday. The two self-contained units sit on the shores of the Port of Refuge complete with a private jetty where you’ll be whisked away on the Monu’la for an epic day setting out lures for marlin, mahimahi, wahoo, Spanish mackerel and giant trevally. After your morning or afternoon out on the water, you’ll return to your apartment with a barbecue and kitchen to prepare your catch and enjoy eating it at your outdoor dining area with amazing harbour views. Learn more about this lodge in the 10 Best Lodges in Tonga.
4. Sea Change Eco Retreat (Ha’apai)
For a change of scenery, experience fishing in the archipelago islands of Ha’apai. Sea Change Eco Retreat offers half-day fishing charters from their base on the idyllic Uoleva Island. They will keep one or two fish to feed guests at the retreat but mostly aim for catch and release using barbless hooks to minimise trauma to released fish. What’s more, the fishing begins just 10 minutes away from the resort, which is a small selection of glamping tents and off-the-grid huts! Note that fishing trips are only available in May and June. Learn more about the accommodation in the 10 Best Eco-Resorts in Tonga.
5. The Reef Resort (Vava’u)
Choose your style: fly fishing, spin fishing or big-game fishing, all of which you can do from The Reef Resort in Vava’u. Local fishing charters will pick you up from the private jetty of this resort on Kapa Island. In between, stay in one of the five modern fales scattered in their own private area of the hillsides and beachfront. What you catch may also be cooked up at the resort’s renowned restaurant specialising in European Pacific cuisine. Learn more about the resort in the 10 Best Resorts in Vava’u.
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6. Mounu Island Resort (Vava’u)
It’s almost as if it were fate, with “Mounu” meaning “baitfish” in Tongan. Although the Mounu Island Resort in Vava’u doesn’t offer its own fishing charters, it can certainly organise fishing charters with one of the local operators who will pick you up straight from the private island resort. Stay in one of the four coconut-constructed fales with shingle rooves and dine at the island’s restaurant elevated on the beach. Learn more about the resort and many others in The Top 30 Resorts in Tonga.
7. ‘Alakoka Tahi Moana Guest House (‘Eua)
Nestled in Angaha village on ‘Eua, ‘Alakoka Tahi Moana Guest House is all about authentic Tongan experiences with your hosts, Kiko and his family. Not only does the accommodation offer whale swimming tours and guided hikes and 4WD tours, but they are also a good choice for spearfisherfolk! As a local who has grown up fishing the blue waters of ‘Eua, Kiko has the passion, knowledge and boat; you just need to bring your spearfishing gear and freediving skills. What’s more, they’ll even cook the catch for you for free! As for the accommodation, choose from one of nine no-frills rooms with bed layouts sleeping one to six guests. For more about accommodation, check out the 20 Best Guesthouses in Tonga.
More About Fishing Resorts in Tonga
That’s it for the best fishing resorts in Tonga. For more fishing talk, take a look at The Complete Guide to Fishing in Tonga. Otherwise, more advice to help plan the perfect fishing getaway can be found in the following:
- How to Choose the Best Fishing Tour in Tonga
- What Types of Fish Can You Fish for in Tonga?
- 10 Best Fishing Charters in Tonga
Finally, see more amazing stays in The Top 30 Resorts in Tonga and Where to Stay in Tonga: The Best Accommodations in Tonga. Plus, get even more trip-planning tips in The Complete Travel Guide to Tonga.