The Top Holiday Rentals in Tonga
Travelling to the remote South Pacific islands of Tonga doesn’t mean you have to leave all of the conveniences of being at home. Across the islands of Tongatapu and Vava’u (and a little bit in ‘Eua and Ha’apai) there are holiday homes with all of the essential amenities for self-catering and enjoying your private space. Holiday homes in Tonga are a great way to experience Tonga time on your own terms. Check out some of our top picks across “The Kingdom” in the list below!
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. Fale Tonga Guesthouse (Tongatapu)
Holiday homes with a difference, Fale Tonga Guesthouse is a collection of two traditionally inspired fales set on a peaceful plantation on Tongatapu. The design is the most impressive feature of these self-contained two-bedroom houses, each with exposed beams and high ceilings yet tastefully furnished with some contemporary touches. Enjoy the ease of a fully equipped kitchen complete with a dishwasher and washing machine, a spacious design-driven bathroom, and each bedroom with a double bed. There’s plenty of room to roam in your fully fenced-off garden with no direct neighbours, yet you’re only a four-minute drive from Nuku’alofa town centre. See more unique stays like this in the 10 Most Unique Accommodations in Tonga.
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2. Green Lodge Holiday Homes (Tongatapu)
Specialising in eco-stays, affordability and private holiday homes, Green Lodge Holiday Homes is a worthy choice on Tongatapu. The holiday home complex is located in Tofoa on the outskirts of Nuku’alofa but it’s worth getting to for the weekend entertainment offered by your hosts, including a choice of a Tongan umu dinner, island tours and more. There are four holiday homes with a choice of three or four bedrooms sleeping up to six or eight people. Other features include hot water, fans, TVs, basic cooking facilities and free WiFi. For more accommodations on Tongatapu, check out Where to Stay on Tongatapu: The Best Accommodations.
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
3. Lupetea Apartment (Vava’u)
Get your own piece of paradise at the Lupetea Apartment overlooking a quiet channel of the Port of Refuge. Still, the holiday home in Vava’u is just a short drive or a 20-minute walk from Neiafu, providing a convenient base for a family or friend get-together. The private holiday home apartment provides all the comforts of home, from a modern kitchen, furniture and a tiled walk-in shower, as well as a private deck with a pool table, outdoor furniture, a mini-gym and more. You’ll also have access to a private jetty where you’ll find your kayaking gear free to use. The apartment has two bedrooms with double beds. Check out more places to stay in the island group in our guide, Where to Stay in Vava’u: The Best Accommodations.
4. Seta’s Guest House (‘Eua)
The closest to a holiday home experience that you’ll find on the islands of ‘Eua is at Seta’s Guest House. Located on the edge of Tufuvai village on ‘Eua, Seta’s upstairs unit has two bedrooms that sleep up to five guests. You’ll have your own bathroom, lounge and fully-equipped kitchen with tea, coffee, sugar and sometimes fresh fruit to get you started. Your hosts also offer car hire for a daily fee, airport/wharf transfers for a fee, and can arrange whale tours and 4WD tours of the island on your behalf. What’s more, you’re only a three-minute walk from the beach! Note that downstairs on the same property are separate guest rooms, but you get the entire upstairs unit to yourself. For more about accommodations on the same island, check out Where to Stay on ‘Eua: The Best ‘Eua Accommodations.
5. Starlight Guesthouse (Tongatapu)
Live the village life at the Starlight Guesthouse in Nukunuku. The guesthouse on Tongatapu has two holiday homes available; a two-bedroom house and a studio unit – both standalone but sharing a fenced-off garden with fruit trees to help yourself to. Enjoy the simplicity of living off the bare necessities with rainwater to drink, no hot water and a limited kitchenette. Nevertheless, the place is very affordable with most guests choosing to stay here for a couple of weeks or so with very reasonable weekly and monthly rates available. Nukunuku is 15 minutes’ drive from Nuku’alofa. For more affordable stays like this, check out the 20 Best Budget Accommodations in Tonga.
6. Oceansong House (Vava’u)
A private holiday villa on the shores of Neiafu’s hold harbour, Neiafu Tahi, Oceansong House is the perfect retreat for couples and groups in Vava’u. There are two houses available; a studio and a two-bedroom house with extra sleeping set-ups available in the lounge. Watch the sunset from your louvred windows and an expansive balcony. Guests are free to use the WiFi, make use of the gardens and use the kayaks to explore your harbour backyard. The accommodation is about a 10-minute walk from Neiafu town centre where you’ll have access to the town tours, shops and restaurants. Otherwise, you can dine in your accommodation, which has its own kitchen and dining furniture. See more holiday homes on the same island group in the 5 Best Holiday Homes in Vava’u.
7. Pineapple Bungalows (Vava’u)
Despite the name, Pineapple Bungalows rents out just one “bungalow” ironically the entire upper floor of their family home. Regardless, they offer very affordable group accommodation in the village of Toula, which is a short drive from Neiafu (luckily, they also operate Coconut Rentals). The top-floor space includes five bedrooms, a bathroom and a kitchenette but no kitchen. Your hosts can arrange breakfast and dinner for you to enjoy meals with a sea view from the verandahs. Other features include WiFi access for a flat fee, hot water and mosquito screens on the windows.
8. Seaview Lodge “Family Suite” (Tongatapu)
Although hosting several rooms as an upscale boutique hotel in Nuku’alofa, Seaview Lodge also offers a holiday home in a separate building on the complex. The “Family Suite” is a fully self-contained two-bedroom apartment with stylish fixings and furniture. As the apartment is completely on an upper level, needless to say, the ocean views are unbeatable in Nuku’alofa. A continental breakfast and WiFi are included in the stay, while airport transfers are available for a fee. See more accommodations like this in the 10 Best Holiday Homes on Tongatapu.
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9. Tonga Holiday Villa (Tongatapu)
A guesthouse and holiday home ensemble in Nuku’alofa, all within the same estate in Popua on the eastern side of town, Tonga Holiday Villas/Tonga Cottages has three colonial-style houses either to hire out per room or you can rent out an entire villa. First up is the fabulous colonial villa with a striking red roof and manicured gardens, Tonga Holiday Villa. The four-bedroom house features three rooms with a double bed and one room with two singles, sleeping up to eight guests naturally or up to 12 guests with additional sleeping arrangements. Prepay WiFi and airport/wharf transfers are available. What’s more, they offer island tours – as listed in The Best Guided Tours of Tongatapu.
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10. Tonga Cottage (Tongatapu)
Another holiday home as part of the Tonga Holiday Villa group (see above), Tonga Cottage is a three-bedroom house sleeping up to eight guests. Rooms are hotel-style double/triple suites with simplistically modern decor and basic ensuite bathrooms, which suits groups who would appreciate a bit more privacy from each other. For those times that you want to come together, the house also has a modern open-plan kitchen and dining area all of the usual facilities. Learn about the rest of Tonga Cottage’s offerings in the 10 Best Guesthouses in Nuku’alofa & Tongatapu.
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11. JeZAmi Hideaway (Tongatapu)
Should you be travelling with a tribe, hire out a full four-bedroom holiday home like JeZAmi Hideaway. From the hosts who brought you the JeZAmi Hotel (see the 20 Best Hotels in Tonga A203), this four-bedroom villa sleeps up to a whopping 11 guests. You’ll either love or hate the characterful decor, which does feature the odd tasteful Tongan touch such as sennit-rope pillars. Nevertheless, you have a fully functional family home at your disposal, boasting a full kitchen, laundry machine, free WiFi and off-street parking – the latter you’ll need as the holiday home is based on the eastern Popua side of Nuku’alofa. See more stays like this in the 10 Best Holiday Homes in Nuku’alofa.
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12. Evaloni Guesthouse (Ha’apai)
Perhaps the closest thing you’ll get to a holiday home in the islands of Ha’apai, Evaloni Guesthouse gives guests their own separate units with an ensuite bathroom and a small kitchenette – your home away from home set within a quintessential Tongan village with church choirs singing and dogs barking. There are seven basic units available, all kitted out with a double bed, a small kitchenette with a kettle, crockery and utensils, as well as a gas cooker but you may need to ask for gas. Otherwise, breakfast and dinner can be arranged. The ensuite showers are cold water only. Your hosts offer airport/wharf transfers, while the guesthouse is within walking distance of Pangai town centre. Although there are some units further down the road, note that check-in is at the “‘Evalonitua Guesthouse” sign. See more accommodations like this in Where to Stay in Ha’apai: The Best Accommodations.
13. Pacific-Sila Lodge (‘Eua)
Split into two guesthouses, Pacific-Sila Lodge is your home away from home in the village of Sapa’ata on ‘Eua. You have the option to rent the entire unit for your group, which gives you a cutely decorated house with a lounge, laundry facilities and a well-equipped kitchen where supplies are easy to gather from one of the three grocery stores nearby or even from the on-site fale koloa (small shop).
14. Elizabeth’s Cosy Home (Tongatapu)
Tucked away in a quiet suburb on the western side of Nuku’alofa, Elizabeth’s Cosy Home is a two-bedroom holiday home ideal for couples, friends or a family of three. Each of the bedrooms has a queen bed and a large wardrobe, while the communal area boasts a modern open-plan kitchen and lounge. Walk down to the waterfront or it is an eight-minute drive to town. There is also a carport on-site.
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15. The Tropical Villa (Tongatapu)
Situated on the quiet outskirts of Nuku’alofa in the village of Puke, The Tropical Villa consists of two apartments run by the duo from the Little Italy Hotel. Apartment #1 is a one-bedroom poolside abode complete with a tastefully furnished kitchenette and ensuite. Apartment #2 sleeps up to four across a queen bed in the master bedroom and a double bed in a funky loft room. Both apartments are well-equipped with gas stoves and all the essential cooking utensils, tea/coffee-making supplies, iron and laundry machines and did we mention it has a pool?!
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16. Private Ocean View Cliff Side House (Vava’u)
Perched on the cliffside of one of Vava’u’s many inlets, this “Private Ocean View” holiday home on Airbnb is a popular choice by offering a complete holiday experience. Your large balcony connects to a private walkway to the accommodation’s dock where you can enjoy swimming and stunning views. The holiday home features two bedrooms with one queen and one twin layout, while you can enjoy the homely amenities of a fully-equipped kitchen and open-plan living and dining area. The light comes in through the folding glass doors while the air passes through the towering ceilings. Bliss!
17. Pepe’s Island Abode Guest House (Tongatapu)
A modern holiday home just a 10-minute walk from central Nuku’alofa, Pepe’s Island Abode is an easy choice for those wanting to stay in the capital. The house on Airbnb has five bedrooms and can sleep a whopping 10 guests if needed. As for entertaining, you have all you need with a fully-equipped kitchen, as well as homely amenities such as laundry machines.
18. Duplex Flat Near Nuku’alofa (Tongatapu)
Stay in a modern home in a western suburb of Nuku’alofa at Elizabeth’s place listed on Airbnb. The two-bedroom home has three beds, one bathroom and an open-plan living/dining area and kitchen. Sleeping up to four guests, the home is a popular choice with families. The holiday home is secured with a gate, fencing and a carport, not that you’ll need to use your car often with the city centre being only a 15-minute walk away.
19. The Garden Cottage (Vava’u)
Stay in a fresh and modernly decorated house at The Garden Cottage in Neiafu. The place has two bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other with a single bed and a sofa bed, suitable for sleeping up to four people in total. There’s a basic kitchenette with a few electrical kitchen appliances and cooking equipment, while there’s also plenty of places to relax between the lounge and the verandah with outdoor furniture. The cottage is opposite a school and church, where beautiful singing can be heard on a Sunday. Plus, the accommodation is a two-minute walk from the town centre and can be booked on Airbnb.
20. One’atea (Vava’u)
Finally, retreat to one of the peaceful outer islands of Vava’u at One’atea. Get access to a private beach on Hunga Island which is ideal for swimming, snorkelling and kayaking with the kayaks and sailboats included in your stay. The holiday home on Airbnb has two bedrooms; one with a queen bed and the other with twin beds, while the open-plan kitchen, dining and living area are modernly furnished and decorated.
More About Holiday Homes in Tonga
That’s it for the best holiday homes in Tonga. For more advice on finding the perfect place to stay, take a look at more of our guides:
- How to Pick the Best Holiday Home in Tonga for You
- Where to Stay in Tonga: The Best Accommodations
- 20 Best Guesthouses in Tonga