Where to Spend Your Honeymoon in Tonga
With beautiful beaches, turquoise waters and swaying palms, Tonga is an effortlessly romantic island destination. For a honeymoon, you’re going to want to set the tone right by staying somewhere utterly romantic, whether you’re idea of romance is shacked up in a quaint Tongan fale on the beach or staying a boutique lodge in town. Check out some of our top picks for honeymoon accommodation in Tonga in the list below!
1. The Beach House
Nestled in your own quiet corner of Fofoa Island, the “Coral Cottage” of The Beach House is a pretty special place in Vava’u. One of only two accommodations at The Beach House, the cottage is the ideal couples retreat with a private boardwalk entrance over an attractive coral garden. During your stay, join the resort’s small-group whale swimming tours, get competative on a fishing charter, enjoy an island-hopping experience, and simply relax on your island’s secluded beach. During the high season, gourmet meal plans are mandatory but provide a great way to enjoy romantic meals together. Out of the season, self-catering is available in your own modern kitchen. Check out more romantic accommodation in the area in the 10 Best Honeymoon Accommodation in Vava’u.
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2. Sandy Beach Resort
Set on the shores of an unspoiled beach in Ha’apai, Sandy Beach Resort boasts 12 modern bungalows. All of the accommodation here is exclusively for couples, each with a private terrace and an ensuite bathroom with hot water and high-pressure showers (yes, that’s almost a novelty in this remote area of Tonga). Aside from having hammocks to relax in, the resort offers a wealth of free activities for couples to enjoy, between snorkelling over vibrant corals to sailing across a lagoon. Evenings are best enjoyed at the dining terrace where you’ll find a delectable menu of fish and lobster dishes. Toast to the rest of your lives together with their vibrant cocktails and Tongan beers! Check out similar accommodations in the 5 Best Honeymoon Accommodation in Ha’apai.
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3. Blue Banana Beach House
Choose from four unique beach houses at the Blue Banana Beach House, a quaint self-catering accommodation complex on the Kanokupolu Beach in Tongatapu. Each beach house is self-contained with bathroom and kitchen facilities, while barbecues can be enjoyed on the communal deck overlooking the beach and watching whales in the season. Each beach house features hot water, tiled bathrooms, rainwater for drinking, free WiFi, free use of snorkelling gear, beach and bush walks and much more. Check out more options in Tonga’s main island in the 10 Best Honeymoon Accommodation on Tongatapu.
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4. Fafa Island Resort
An island paradise that’s not too difficult to get to, Fafa Island Resort has some stunning fale (bungalows) options for couples. Just a short boat journey from Nuku’alofa, you’ll feel a world away on this palm-filled island scattered with 13 fales. The Honeymoon Fale is the obvious choice to celebrate a special occasion, nestled in its own stunning corner of the island. The fale features an open-air shower amidst tropical gardens, as well as two king beds in separate and intriguing locations in the fale. Other facilities at the resort include an open-air restaurant and cocktail bar, complimentary paddleboard and snorkel hire and much more.
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5. Mandala Resort
The “Tree House” elevated among nature at the Mandala Resort is a uniquely romantic setting in Tonga. Here, you can’t help but find the perfect balance between adventure and relaxation, with whale swimming, snorkelling tours, yoga sessions and island massages all on the activity menu. The resort also features a restaurant and bar to share romantic meals, while you can even organise private dinners on your verandah. Honeymooners receive a complimentary bottle of wine on their first evening, making you feel more special on this six-fale resort.
6. Little Italy Hotel
Italy in the South Pacific: what could be more romantic?! The Little Italy Hotel brings the charm of Europe to the shores of Nuku’alofa through its architecture, decor and Italian restaurant, making it an ideal stay for honeymooning couples! The Ocean View Rooms are a no-brainer for a special occasion, which feature 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 service. Check out more options in the capital in the 10 Best Honeymoon Accommodation in Nuku’alofa.
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7. Luahoko Island
Ever wondered what it would be like to be marooned on an island together? Wonder no more, as a unique way to spend your honeymoon awaits on the island of Luahoko. Nicknamed “Robinson Island”, Luahoko Island is a private island experience offered by the Sandy Beach Resort and Matafonua Lodge in Ha’apai. Couples are whisked away to the private island to spend 10 whole days in paradise. You’ll be sleeping in a traditional open-air Tongan fale, sharing the island with amazing birdlife and being surrounded by stunning coral reefs.
8. Ovava Tree Lodge
For the non-fussy couple who prefer to adventure together than to stay in the most lavish resort, ‘Eua island is worth considering for your honeymoon. The most romantic option for couples, in our most humble opinion, is the Ovava Tree Lodge. Metres away from the lapping ocean, Ovava Tree Lodge is elevated in ‘Eua’s magnificent trees, enhancing the nature further with timber-constructed rooms connected by a boardwalk. If staying in the whale season, you’ll be treated to meals in the dining fale each day. Otherwise, the kitchen is open for self-catering in the low season.
9. Fanifo Lofa Kitesurf Tonga
Fanifo Lofa Kitesurf Tonga might be another option for adventurous couples but don’t let the kitesurfing label fool you! You don’t have to be into kitesurfing to enjoy a romantic stay at this boutique resort on the uninhabited island in Ha’apai. Fanifo Lofa has just five timber fales on Uolevu Island, which feature a private ensuite with hot solar showers and king-sized beds with memory foam mattresses. Aside from kitesurfing, your time here can be spent snorkelling straight from the beach, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, island touring and much more.
10. Seaview Lodge & Resort
Finally, if you’re looking to spend time in the capital during your Tonga honeymoon, stay in this boutique hotel on the waterfront. Seaview Lodge offers a range of romantic rooms, each colonial-meets-Tongan inspired with either a sea view or a garden view on the ground floor. A continental breakfast and free WiFi are included, while romantic meals can be enjoyed at the renowned on-site restaurant nestled in attractive tropical gardens.