Romantic Places to Stay in Nuku’alofa
Whatever your idea of romance is, there’s sure to be an accommodation to suit in Tonga’s capital. Nuku’alofa is home to a superb selection of boutique hotels, lodges and guest houses, providing an appealingly quiet option for couples seeking a tranquil retreat. Alternatively, choose more lavish 4.5-star hotels with all the modern comforts, including restaurants so you need only roll out of bed for a romantic meal. Check out some of our top recommendations in this list of the best honeymoon accommodation in Nuku’alofa.
While you’re here, you might also be interested in The Wedding & Honeymoon Guide to Nuku’alofa.
Note that Tonga is an ever-evolving country. With that, some services that accommodations provide change with little notice. While we try to keep our accommodation listings as up-to-date as possible, know that some service may no longer exist. If you know of any changes, feel free to reach out.
1. Tanoa International Dateline Hotel
Tonga’s largest hotel boasts a 4.5-star offering on Nuku’alofa’s waterfront. There are a number of room types available for couples, from the well-appointed entry-level Superior Room to the lavish Ocean View Suite with a private balcony. Facilities at Tanoa include a large outdoor swimming pool and poolside cafe/bar to enjoy romantic meals together (which you might want to share because the portions are huge), as well as an on-site gym, airport transfers, laundry service, WiFi and TV entertainment in each room. A buffet breakfast with hot and cold options is also included in your stay. See more accommodation like this in the 7 Best Luxury Accommodation in Nuku’alofa.
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2. Waterfront Lodge
Enjoy a quaint and homely stay at the Waterfront Lodge on Vuna Road. As the name suggests, the boutique lodge is located on the waterfront above one of the city’s finest restaurant – one of our listings in the 5 Best Restaurants in Nuku’alofa! The colonial-style lodge is oozing with character and charm, complemented with modern and fresh furnishings and subtle Tongan touches. Couples can choose either a double room with a garden or sea view. Plus, be reassured that your stay will be a peaceful one with the lodge having a strict no-child policy. See more like this in the 5 Best Adult-Only Accommodation in Nuku’alofa.
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3. Villa Ishadora
It’s hard to beat the romantic sunrises and sunsets seen from the waterfront Villa Ishadora. The upmarket guesthouse offers eight ensuite rooms with options ideal for couples. Each room is designed with ornate yet contemporary furnishings, including Califonia Queen or King beds. Each room also has access to a balcony with furniture, which is perfect for sharing a glass of wine together. From Villa Ishadora, it’s a 10-minute walk from the city centre, passing by a few bars and restaurants on the waterfront well worth checking out – see the 5 Best Bars in Nuku’alofa and the 5 Best Restaurants in Nuku’alofa.
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4. Little Italy Hotel
Italy in the South Pacific: could it be any more romantic?! The Little Italy Hotel brings the charm of Europe, in its architecture, decor and Italian restaurant, to the shores of Nuku’alofa, making it an ideal stay for honeymooning couples. The Ocean View Rooms are a no-brainer for a special occasion, featuring gorgeous views from the private balconies. As for the rooms, mention it’s your honeymoon and the team are likely to organise a special turndown with swan towels and the lot! Stays includes a continental buffet breakfast, as well as all of your expected hotel amenities.
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5. Villa Apartments Eastside
Also known as Villa Lodge, Villa Apartments Eastside is your private one-bedroom apartment in a renovated historic villa. The apartment features a large lounge, kitchenette and a full-size bathroom. Relax in your own outdoor space nestled in gardens and with furniture where you can enjoy meals outside together. You’ll also have the convenience of free WiFi, Sky TV, airport transfers, an espresso machine (capsules extra charge), pantry and drinks service and much more.
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6. Villa Apartments Westside
Another offering from the Villa Apartments is a larger complex with seven apartments on the west side of the Nuku’alofa waterfront. Each apartment is unique and luxuriously furnished. The best options for couples include the large studio and the more spacious one-bedroom apartment, both with fully-equipped kitchens, spacious living areas, and some with a private outdoor living space. What’s more, you’re within an easy stroll of the city centre. See more self-catering accommodation like this in the 10 Best Accommodation in Nuku’alofa for Foodies.
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7. Seaview Lodge & Restaurant
A boutique hotel on the waterfront of Nuku’alofa, Seaview Lodge offers a range of romantic rooms, as well as a fabulous restaurant. Stay in colonial-meets-Tongan inspired guest rooms with either a sea view with a private balcony on the top floor or a garden view on the ground floor. A continental breakfast and free WiFi are included, while romantic meals can be enjoyed at the on-site restaurant with an attractive outdoor area.
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8. Malau Lodge
A boutique homestay-style accommodation in Nuku’alofa, Malau Lodge provides an affordable option for couples. Set back a street from Vuna Road on the waterfront, Malau Lodge is close to waterfront restaurants and less than 10-minute walk to the city centre. There are just three private double rooms available with shared bathrooms and a communal kitchen, should you want to prepare your own meals for a night in. Breakfast is included in your stay, as well as free WiFi, hot and cold water and more. See accommodation like this in the 5 Best Homestays in Nuku’alofa.
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9. Diamond-Lei Haven
For couples who prefer completely their own space, Diamond-Lei Haven is an attractive option. The waterfront bungalow on Vuna Road is located west of Nuku’alofa city centre, a five-minute drive away. The secure holiday home has automatic gates, a verandah soaking in the evening sun, and air-conditioning. Guests have the convenience of a private kitchen, laundry facilities and rental car hire should you require it. See more like this in the 5 Best Holiday Homes in Nuku’alofa.
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10. Simon’s Place
Set out like a Western-style motel, Simon’s Place provides spacious rooms with ensuites for couples. Each room has a queen bed, a modern bathroom, a patio and a writing desk. A continental breakfast is available, as well as dining at the central Hakau Horse Cafe, which features vibrant Tongan artwork and tropical plants outside. What’s more, you’re just a short stroll away from the city centre.