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Where to Find Lodge Accommodation 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 stay to accommodation grounds with separate units. Either way, we feature both of these styles of accommodations 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 (Tongatapu)

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, Tonga’s capital, so you’re close enough to the city centre while enjoying the city’s best views. Stay in colonial-inspired guest rooms with various grades of room, from the luxurious “King Suite” to either a sea or garden view room, with or without a balcony. In a separate house from the main lodge is the “Family Suite” which is a fully self-contained two-bedroom apartment. A continental breakfast and WiFi are included in the stay, while airport transfers are available for a fee. See more accommodations like this in the 10 Best Luxury Accommodations in Tonga.

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2. Humpback Lodge (Vava’u)

For those seeking a stay in Vava’u, Humpback Lodge provides fabulous boutique accommodation with an included continental breakfast, on-site restaurant and wonderful Tongan hospitality. Your host provides complimentary airport transfers, as well as transfers into town from its peaceful inlet location between Toula and Pangai villages. Most of the seven rooms are double ensuites with a choice of oceanview upstairs or garden-view downstairs, while there’s also one family room with two queen beds. Guests are treated to a continental breakfast each morning and can help themselves to hot drinks throughout the day at the upstairs minibar/kitchen. Otherwise, downstairs is a popular restaurant with a diverse menu and kava nights once a week. Check out more places to stay in the island group in our guide, Where to Stay in Vava’u: The Best Accommodations.

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3. Matafonua Lodge (Ha’apai)

Better described as a resort than a lodge, Matafonua Lodge sits on the tip of the idyllic Ha’apai island, Foa on the edge of a sweeping beach and marine reserve. Stay in one of the lodge’s elevated free-standing fales on the beach with shared yet stylishly tiled bathroom facilities for all guests. There is a restaurant on-site, as well as a wealth of activities straight out of the resort, from horseriding to whale swimming and more. Check out more accommodations like this in The Top 30 Resorts in Tonga.

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4. Waterfront Lodge (Tongatapu)

Another upscale lodge on the waterfront of Nuku’alofa, Waterfront Lodge is a colonial-style lodge above a reputable restaurant. The lodge is located directly opposite Taufa’ahau Tupou IV Domestic Wharf where many boat tours and the interisland ferries depart. Choose between a sea view or 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 also included in your stay. For more accommodations on Tongatapu, check out Where to Stay on Tongatapu: The Best Accommodations.

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5. Oceanside Lodge (Vava’u)

Offering two types of accommodation at this gorgeous hillside property on the edge of the Port of Refuge, Oceanside Lodge in Vava’u is sure to have something to suit. In one house, stay in one of the four modernly furnished private double rooms with an ensuite, air-conditioning and access to a shared balcony and an air-conditioned lounge. There’s also an older house with more spacious rooms, sleeping up to three across a double and a single bed with an ensuite bathroom and access to a balcony where you can soak in the harbour views. Whatever you choose, a highlight of the stay is the included breakfast which changes every day between pancakes, eggs and toast with fresh fruit, and more. For all of your other needs, the accommodation is a five-minute walk from town.

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6. Lose Lodge (Tongatapu)

Enjoy a stay with true Tongan hospitality at Lose Lodge “lose” being the Tongan pronunciation of “rose”. Most guests at this lodge in Nuku’alofa have their own space of either single/twin or double rooms with an ensuite, although two rooms have shared bathrooms. Alternatively, “Family” rooms are available which are fully self-contained studios with one double and single bed, plus a kitchen and bathroom. Rooms surround a shared patio and a picturesque city-centre garden to enjoy. Facilities at the lodge include modems should you want to sort out your own internet, activity bookings, free lifts into town (although you are surrounded by some good eateries, which your hosts are happy to recommend) and a liquor store on-site. Find Lose Lodge on Fatafehi Road, just a short stroll from the city centre. For more stays in the city, check out Where to Stay in Nuku’alofa: The Best Accommodations.

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7. Sky Lodge (Tongatapu)

Another option for private self-contained facilities, Sky Lodge is located on the Popua side of Nuku’alofa near attractions like Ancient Tonga, Popua Park and Tina’s Workshop. Choose from studios or one-bedroom apartments, each equipped with a double bed, an ensuite, free WiFi, ocean views and a kitchen with a hotplate, microwave, fridge, kettle and toaster. Although your hosts offer airport transfers, be prepared for a more self-sufficient and home-away-from-home stay. Check out more stays like this in the 10 Best Apartments in Tonga.

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8. Green Lodge Holiday Homes (Tongatapu)

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! The holiday home complex is located in Tofoa on the outskirts of Nuku’alofa but it’s worth getting to for the weekend entertainment offered by your hosts, including a choice of a Tongan umu dinner, island tours and more. There are four holiday homes with a choice of three or four bedrooms sleeping up to six or eight people. Other features include hot water, fans, TVs, basic cooking facilities and free WiFi. See more stays like this in the 20 Best Holiday Homes in Tonga.

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9. Toafa Lodge (‘Eua)

The new kid on ‘Eua, Toafa Lodge offers 10 private queen ensuites along the main road in Pangai. In-room amenities include hot drink-making facilities (but you’ll need to provide your own drinks), while complimentary breakfast is served in your room. Rooms have tiled floors to keep the place cool, while the ensuite bathrooms are fully tiled. Other services include lunch and dinner if ordered ahead of time, airport/wharf transfers for a fee, and car rental for a daily fee. They can also arrange whale watching and island tours on your behalf. For more about accommodations on the same island, check out Where to Stay on ‘Eua: The Best ‘Eua Accommodations.

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10. Pacific-Sila Lodge (‘Eua)

Split into two guesthouses, Pacific-Sila Lodge is your home away from home in the village of Sapa’ata on ‘Eua. Either rent one of the double or twin rooms and share the guesthouse facilities, or rent the entire unit for your group. Whatever you choose, you’ll have access to a cutely decorated lounge, laundry facilities and a well-equipped kitchen where supplies are easy to gather from one of the three grocery stores nearby or even from the on-site fale koloa (small shop).

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More About Lodges in Tonga

That’s it for our list of the best lodges in Tonga. For more about finding the perfect place to stay on the islands, take a look at more of our guides:

Finally, see more amazing stays in The Top 30 Resorts in Tonga and Where to Stay in Tonga: The Best Accommodations. Plus, get even more trip-planning tips in The Complete Travel Guide to Tonga.


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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