10 Best Lodges in Tonga
10 Best Lodges in Tonga

10 Best Lodges in Tonga

(c) Tonga Ministry of Tourism

Which Lodges to Stay in Tonga

Looking for a warm and friendly lodge in the Friendly Islands? You have plenty of choices in Tonga, which has a range of different styles of lodges. The term “lodge” is quite a loose term in Tonga, which can mean anything from B&B-style accommodation to accommodation grounds with separate units. Either way, feature both in this list of accommodation with “lodge” in the name in this list of the best lodges in Tonga!

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. Seaview Lodge & Restaurant

We could gush about the high-quality cuisine served at this lodge’s restaurant, but we’re here to talk about the accommodation. Seaview Lodge & Restaurant is conveniently located on the waterfront of Nuku’alofa so you’re close enough to city centre, as well as the exciting boat tours on the wharf. The lodge has 14 guest rooms, as well as a two-bedroom suite with air-conditioning, ensuite bathroom, WiFi and continental breakfast included. If you’re looking for an upscale lodge in the capital, make sure you consider this accommodation. Check out more like this in the 7 Best Luxury Accommodation in Nuku’alofa.

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10 Best Lodges in Tonga(c) Seaview Lodge

 

2. Heilala Holiday Lodge

Heilala Holiday Lodge on the iconic Ha’atafu Beach in Tongatapu is more than just a lodge. Sure, there is the main lodge with a wealth of rooms to suit all needs and budget, but there are also freestanding units across the property so you can have your own piece of paradise. Your stay includes island-style breakfast each morning, airport transfers, an introductory tour of Nuku’alofa, snorkelling gear, bicycle hire and more to make your stay here a breeze. There’s also a restaurant on site.

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10 Best Lodges in Tonga(c) Heilala Holiday Lodge

 

3. Malau Lodge

Stay in one of the three units of the Malau Lodge in Nuku’alofa, each with three guest rooms with a shared kitchen and lounge. Some of the rooms have a shared bathroom should you want to keep things budget, while there are also ensuite rooms available. The family-owned lodge sits in a quiet part of the city, just a short walk from the waterfront and Nuku’alofa city centre. You can also enjoy time in the gardens and making use of the barbecue as part of the full self-catering facilities you’ll have access to. What’s more, breakfast is included. Check out more accommodation like this in the 10 Best Budget Accommodation in Nuku’alofa.

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4. Matafonua Lodge

Better described as a resort than a lodge, Matafonua Lodge sits on the tip of the idyllic Ha’apai island of Foa on the edge of a sweeping beach and marine reserve. Stay in one of the lodges elevated free-standing fales on the beach with shared by stylishly tiled bathroom facilities for all guests. There is a cafe on-site, as well as a wealth of activities straight out of the resort, from village tours to stand-up paddleboarding classes to whale swimming and more. Check out more accommodation like this in the 10 Best Resorts in Ha’apai.

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10 Best Lodges in Tonga(c) Matafonua Lodge

 

5. Dayspring Lodge

With free breakfast, free WiFi and super affordable guest rooms, you can hardly do wrong with Dayspring Lodge if you’re on a budget. The B&B lodge is located in Tofoa village on the southern outskirts of Nuku’alofa, which makes for a good central base for exploring Tongatapu. The lodge offers double and single rooms, six in total, sharing three bathrooms between guests. The lodge has a beautiful garden with fruit trees galore, many of which are used to produce your breakfast each morning. Check out more accommodations like this in the 10 Best Budget Accommodation on Tongatapu.

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10 Best Lodges in Tonga(c) Dayspring Lodge

 

6. Waterfront Lodge

Another upscale lodge on the waterfront of Nuku’alofa, Waterfront Lodge is a colonial-style lodge above a delectable restaurant. The lodge is located directly opposite Queen Salote Wharf where many boat tours and the interisland ferries depart. Choose between a sea view of a garden view room, each with a king bed, Fijian mahogany furniture an ensuite and other amenities to make your stay as comfortable as possible Breakfast is included in your stay.

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10 Best Lodges in Tonga(c) Waterfront Lodge

 

7. Green Lodge Holiday Homes

Ideal for large groups looking for an affordable place to stay in Tongatapu, Green Lodge Holiday Homes consists of four houses sleeping from up to six to 18 guests! Each of the basic houses have hot water, fans, full cooking facilities and screened windows. The highlight of staying here, however, is the Friday to Sunday activities on offer, including an umu (traditional Tongan earth oven) dinner, island tours, kayaking, coconut climbing and more. What’s more, the holiday homes are fully powered by renewable energy. Check out more accommodation like this in the 10 Best Family Accommodation on Tongatapu.

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10 Best Lodges in Tonga(c) Green Lodge Holiday Homes

 

8. Roby Anne’s Lodge

Stay as central as you can get at Roby Anne’s Lodge in Nuku’alofa. They are a popular spot for dinner, but also have a few modern guest rooms for couples, solo travellers and families. Each room has an ensuite bathroom, tea/coffee-making facilities and WiFi. A continental breakfast is included in your stay. Too easy!

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9. Hakula Lodge

Perched on the edge of the Port of Refuge Harbour, Hakula Lodge is your one-stop-shop in Vava’u for sports fishing, whale swimming and accommodation. There are just two rooms at this boutique lodge, each with a full kitchen, barbecue, bathrooms, air-conditioning and ocean views. Groups of up to four adults can stay and children under 12 years stay free. Check out more accommodation like this in the 10 Best Family Accommodation in Vava’u.

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10. Ovava Tree Lodge

Last but certainly not least, Ovava Tree Lodge is one of the delightful and affordable accommodations in ‘Eua. The attractive oceanfront timber-lined lodge has 10 guest rooms with either an ensuite or a shared bathroom. The lodge is immersed in a natural forest, while the ocean laps onto shore moments away for a real experience in nature. Learn more about the accommodation on the island in the 6 Best Resorts in ‘Eua.

10 Best Lodges in Tonga(c) Tonga Ministry of Tourism

Author

Laura 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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