Romantic Places to Stay in Vava’u
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. We’ll go through some of our top recommendations in this list of the best honeymoon accommodation in 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!
For more tips, see The Wedding & Honeymoon Guide to Vava’u.
1. The Beach House (Shell Garden)
The “Coral Cottage” at The Beach House is one of only two beach house accommodations available at this boutique island resort. 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 between July and October or opt for a fishing tour, island-hopping experiences, or simply relax on your island’s secluded beach. During the whale 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. See more accommodations like this in the 8 Best Luxury Accommodation in Vava’u.
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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 ocean-view rooms with a kitchenette for enjoying romantic nights in 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 Activities in Vava’u for Couples. It has a small outdoor pool, complimentary kayak and snorkelling gear, beach games and hammocks to relax in.
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3. Mandala Resort
Stay in the “Tree House” in a romantic setting among nature at the Mandala Resort. The private island resort provides the perfect balance of adventure and relaxation for couples. Take part in adventures from whale swimming to island and snorkelling tours, or unwind together with a yoga session or island massage. You’ll be a couple of only a few guests staying in one of the six hand-crafted beach bungalows. The resort also features a restaurant and bar to share romantic meals together, or you can even organise private dinners on your verandah. Honeymooners receive a complimentary bottle of wine on their first evening.
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4. Tongan Beach Resort
The Tongan Beach Resort provides a romantic retreat for honeymooners on ‘Utungake Island. Couples are treated to exclusive private island experiences at the Tongan Beach Resort, while the evening can be spent watching the water gently lap up onto shore from your beachfront cabin. On-site is a restaurant with a cocktail happy hour and an a la carte menu so you’re not obligated to stick to a meal plan. Otherwise, getting around the main islands is made easy thanks to its location.
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5. Boathouse Apartments
For something convenient and a home away from home, choose the Boathouse Apartments. Overlooking Neiafu Harbour, the Boathouse Apartments has a range of studio apartments and double rooms with a kitchenette. The modernly decorated apartments provide a great set-up in Vava’u’s main town where you’ll have access to a balcony to admire it all. Apartments have a private entrance, marble/tile flooring, air-conditioning, iPod docking station, ensuite bathrooms and more.
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6. Puataukanave International Hotel
For no-nonsense hotel accommodation that’s ideal for couples, check out the Puatautanave International Hotel. The hotel is one of the most prominent buildings on the waterfront of Neiafu, conveniently located by the waterfront tour operators and restaurants. From your “Waterfront Superior Room” walk out straight onto a balcony, while on-site you’ll also find an outdoor pool, bar, restaurant and more.
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7. The Reef Resort
Stay on the water’s edge nestled in tropical gardens at The Reef Resort. The resort on Kapa Island is a place where you can get out on the water with complimentary kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and Hobie cat sailboats, or relax in a quiet corner of this boutique accommodation. The Reef Resort has a Honeymoon Villa with a four-poster bed and ample space to relax from your spacious indoor lounge to the private verandah. Honeymooners also receive a bottle of bubbles and a bouquet of flowers on arrival.
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8. 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 (Tongan-style bungalow) where a luxurious Honeymoon Suite is available. Spend your days swimming with whales (in the season), scuba diving, snorkelling with all the gear provided, kitesurfing, fishing, kayaking, bird watching, stargazing and much more! Enjoy meals at the Moby Dick Restaurant, elevated over the island’s white coral sand beach.
9. Dream Island Resort
For couples who truly want to feel like they have the whole place to themselves, consider the adult-only Dream Island Resort. The resort offers beach and garden bungalows nestled in stunning surroundings. Sleep in a king-sized luxury bed and relax on your private verandah. Compared to other resorts, the activity offering is small but that’s kind of the point where the Dream Island Resort is more of a base to relax and embrace nature. You can snorkel from the beach, whale watch or hop on a fishing trip. Read more about adult-only holidays in The Adult-Only Guide to Vava’u.
10. Treasure Island Eco Resort
Last but certainly not least, get the real Tongan experience at the Treasure Island Eco Resort. The environmentally-friendly resort on the remote ‘Eueiki Island offers accommodation in thatched fales with solar power and filtered rainwater, as well as unique whale swimming and island-hopping tours in an outrigger boat! There are only eight fales at the resort, providing a tranquil experience for couples on a honeymoon. Learn more about the resort and others like in the 5 Best Eco Resorts in Vava’u.