10 Most Romantic Honeymoon Accommodations in Vava'u© TongaPocketGuide.com
10 Most Romantic Honeymoon Accommodations in Vava'u

10 Most Romantic Honeymoon Accommodations in Vava’u

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The Best Places to Stay in Vava’u for Couples

We all have different ideas of romance but you’re sure to find something to suit your style and budget in the island group of Vava’u. While Vava’u is home to amazing whale swimming, scuba diving and generally breathtaking island landscapes, you’re going to need to find yourself a base that’s worthy of a special occasion, whether it’s simply a romantic getaway or something more. We’ll go through some of our top recommendations in this list of the most romantic honeymoon accommodations in Vava’u. And while you’re here, don’t forget to bookmark The Wedding, Honeymoon & Romantic Getaway Guide to Vava’u.

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. The Reef Resort

Boasting one of the most contemporary and upmarket resorts in Vava’u (and the whole of Tonga), The Reef Resort on Kapa Island is an ample choice for travellers who prefer modern comforts. Five bungalows are scattered among the gardens and directly on the beach, providing a tranquil retreat for guests. The Reef Resort has a “Honeymoon Villa” with a four-poster bed and space to relax from your spacious indoor lounge to the private verandah. Dining is easily the main event here as European Polynesian cuisine is prepared by decorated German or Swiss chefs. Such dining experiences are welcome, especially after hiking over the island to the breathtaking bay of Port Mourelle or making use of the kayaks, clear-bottom kayak, SUP boards and Hobie cat to explore the surrounding waters and nearby Japanese Coral Garden – see the 10 Best Places to Snorkel in Vava’u to learn more. What’s more, honeymooners also receive a bottle of bubbles and a bouquet of flowers on arrival.

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2. Mystic Sands

Romantic because it’s just so quiet, Mystic Sands is a fantastic option for couples. Stay in one of their well-presented beachfront or oceanview rooms with a kitchenette for enjoying romantic nights together or with meal options available. The small resort on the water’s edge of ‘Utungake Island, connected to the mainland, is a glorious place to retreat to after a day of whale swimming, scuba diving, snorkelling or one of the other 10 Romantic Things to Do in Vava’u. It has a small outdoor pool, complimentary kayaks, beach games and hammocks to relax in.

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3. Dream Island Resort

An adults-only castaway experience in Vava’u, the Dream Island Resort is exclusively for guests over the age of 16. There’s a choice of three beach bungalows and one garden bungalow all very spacious with queen beds, an outside ensuite and a private verandah. Your time on the (almost) uninhabited Euakafa Island is a relaxing one with some strong Robinson Crusoe vibes. You can spend your time hiking, watching whales from the beach, snorkelling in the island’s coral reef, and watching birds and flying foxes. Needless to say, this is not the place to be if you’re not into providing your own entertainment. Meal plans are advised, which include breakfast, lunch and a three-course dinner in the dining fale that, admittedly, is in need of some repair after cyclone damage. Learn more about adults-only holidays in The Adults-Only Guide to Vava’u.

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4. Treasure Island Eco Resort

Get the real island experience at Treasure Island Eco Resort and its eight traditionally thatched fales. The resort on Eueiki Island has 48 acres (19 ha) of private island for its guests, offering an off-the-grid experience with solar power and a rainwater filtration system. Enjoy unique whale swimming experiences from the resort’s outrigger or enjoy complimentary use of kayaks, snorkelling gear and volleyball equipment. Meals are available as part of a meal plan at the on-site restaurant, and note that the vibe is kept to serious tranquillity thanks to the resort’s policy of not allowing children under 12 unless special arrangements are made. The resort is open for the whale season until November. Learn more about this resort in the 5 Best Eco-Resorts in Vava’u.

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5. Mala Island Resort

Set on 20 acres (8 ha) of a stunning private island, Mala Island Resort provides an idyllic stay in Vava’u. You’ll have access to a white sandy beach with fantastic snorkelling just 3 m (10 ft) from the shore. The eight fales are decorated with beautiful tapa-cloth and woven panel walls and a private deck boasting amazing island and ocean views. The ensuite bathrooms have hot water. Relax in the open-air restaurant with an a la carte menu and free WiFi. There are also kayaks and SUP boards to make use of, while tours with outside operators can also be arranged from the resort. What’s more, Mala Island is one of the closest to the main island, with airport transfers taking approximately one hour.

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6. Vaimalo Fales

Stay in one of three beautiful fales (bungalows) on the shores of a traditional Vava’uan village, Vaimalo. Vaimalo Fales offers two fully self-contained overwater fales with a kitchen; one facing the sunset and the other facing the sunrise. It’s the ultimate destination to relax and make use of the kayaks and snorkelling gear provided to explore the sheltered waters. There’s also a traditional fale at the back of the property with shared bathroom and kitchen facilities. Although out of town, Vaimalo offers rental vehicles for a very reasonable price and can arrange a taxi for airport and town transfers. Laundry facilities are also available for a fair fee.

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7. Mandala Resort

Mandala Resort is exclusively available as a seven-day all-inclusive package through TradeWinds. Either stay on Fetoko Island for the complete seven days or mix it up with a sailing catamaran excursion. Either way, the resort offers the perfect balance of adventure and relaxation, from making use of the water toys available to yoga sessions on the beach. Your stay will be in one of the six hand-crafted fales, including two luxurious treehouses. The resort also offers an upmarket dining experience with all meals and drinks included, including a Tongan cultural feast and entertainment on the neighbouring island. The resort is open from the end of February to the beginning of January. What’s more, the resort is for 16+ years. See more resorts like this in the 5 Best Luxury Accommodations in Vava’u.

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8. Wolfgramm Beachfront

The newest kid on the block, Wolfgramm Beachfront boasts eight contemporary ensuite rooms on the water’s edge on ‘Utungake Island; an island that is connected to the mainland by a causeway. Stay in one of the eight fully tiled double rooms with sliding doors onto a shared deck with immediate ocean views. Guests are treated to complimentary breakfast each morning, as well as free WiFi and kayak rental – the latter you can enjoy straight from the accommodation’s private pier. Some rooms also feature a kitchenette with a stove, fridge, kettle and toaster. See more hotel-style stays in the 10 Best Hotels in Vava’u.

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9. Billfish Holiday Apartments

Two modern apartments await on the foreshore of the Port of Refuge at Billfish Holiday Apartments. The downstairs self-contained units are close enough to Neiafu for convenience (a 3-minute drive or taxi), yet far enough away to feel like you’re in a world of your own, especially with the breathtaking views enjoyed from the elevated garden and walkway leading to a private jetty. Each apartment has a king-sized bed and a full kitchen/dining area in an attractive open-plan layout leading to a shared deck. Couples enjoy their time here relaxing in the outdoor area with a barbecue or taking your hosts up on the offer of their fishing charter, as listed in the 10 Best Fishing Charters in Tonga.

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10. Mounu Island Resort

A private island resort in the remote southern reaches of the Vava’u Group, Mounu Island Resort is a top choice for couples celebrating a special occasion. Stay in one of their cleverly designed fales where a luxurious “Honeymoon Suite” is available. Spend your days swimming with whales (in the season), snorkelling with all the gear provided, kitesurfing (BYO), kayaking, bird watching, stargazing and much more! Enjoy meals at the Moby Dick Restaurant, elevated over the island’s white coral sand beach.

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More About Romantic Accommodations and Honeymoon Resorts in Vava’u

That’s it for the best honeymoon resorts and romantic accommodations in Vava’u. For more tips to plan the ultimate couple’s escape, take a look a the following:

Finally, you might also like to check out The Wedding, Honeymoon & Romantic Getaway Guide to Tonga and 10 Romantic Things to Do in Tonga for more honeymooning tips.


Laura (Lola) S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of Tonga Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in the South Pacific over 10 years ago with nothing but a backpack and a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to explore a paradise such as Tonga. She knows the islands inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience Tonga’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides.

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