6 Best Holiday Homes in Vava'u© TongaPocketGuide.com
6 Best Holiday Homes in Vava'u

5 Best Holiday Homes in Vava’u

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The Top Vava’u Holiday Houses

For those wishing to stay in the bustling hub of Neiafu, you can be forgiven for wanting something a bit more private during your time here. Among the array of guesthouses and hotels, the hub of Vava’u also offers a small selection of holiday homes. Enjoy a whole house to yourself, whether you’re looking for an adults-only getaway, a quiet couples’ retreat or something more spacious for the family. All of Vava’u’s holiday homes are on the main island of the island group, either in Neiafu or a short drive away. Check out your options in this list of the best holiday homes in Vava’u!

1. Lupetea Apartment

Get your own piece of paradise at the Lupetea Apartment overlooking a quiet channel of the Port of Refuge. Still, the holiday home is just a short drive or a 20-minute walk from Neiafu, providing a convenient base for a family or friend get-together. The private holiday home apartment provides all the comforts of home, from a modern kitchen, furniture and a tiled walk-in shower, as well as a private deck with a pool table, outdoor furniture, a mini-gym and more. You’ll also have access to a private jetty where you’ll find your kayaking gear free to use. The apartment has two bedrooms with double beds. We also list this apartment in our 10 Best Luxury Accommodations in Vava’u.

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2. Oceansong House

A private holiday villa on the shores of Neiafu’s hold harbour, Neiafu Tahi, Oceansong House is the perfect retreat for couples and groups. There are two houses available; a studio and a two-bedroom house with extra sleeping set-ups available in the lounge. Watch the sunset from your louvred windows and an expansive balcony. Guests are free to use the WiFi, make use of the gardens and use the kayaks to explore your harbour backyard. The accommodation is about a 10-minute walk from Neiafu town centre where you’ll have access to the town tours, shops and restaurants. Otherwise, you can dine in your accommodation, which has its own kitchen and dining furniture.

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3. Pineapple Bungalows

Despite the name, Pineapple Bungalows rents out just one “bungalow” ironically the entire upper floor of their family home. Regardless, they offer very affordable group accommodation in the village of Toula, a short drive from Neiafu (luckily, they also operate Coconut Rentals). The top-floor space includes five bedrooms, a bathroom and a kitchenette but no kitchen. Your hosts can arrange breakfast and dinner for you to enjoy meals with a sea view from the verandahs. Other features include WiFi access for a flat fee, hot water and mosquito screens on the windows. Find more affordable accommodation in the 10 Best Budget Accommodations in Vava’u.

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4. The Workman’s Hut

A cosy home with room to sleep a couple or a solo traveller, The Workman’s Hut on Airbnb is a great base for travellers in Neiafu. The “hut” is set out like a studio apartment with a king-sized bed, a basic yet fully-equipped kitchenette and an ensuite bathroom with a shower. The space can also be set up for solo travellers sleeping on a single bed, providing a little more living space. The place is a five-minute walk from the main harbour. Check out more great stays for couples in the 10 Most Romantic Honeymoon Accommodations in Vava’u.

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5. The Garden Cottage

Stay in a fresh and modernly decorated house at The Garden Cottage in Neiafu. The place has two bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other with a single bed and a sofa bed, suitable for sleeping up to four people in total. There’s a basic kitchenette with a few electrical kitchen appliances and cooking equipment, while there’s also plenty of places to relax between the lounge and the verandah with outdoor furniture. The cottage is opposite a school and church, where beautiful singing can be heard on a Sunday. Plus, the accommodation is a two-minute walk from the town centre and can be booked on Airbnb.

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More About Holiday Homes in Vava’u

That’s it for our list of the best holiday homes in Vava’u. If you didn’t find what you’re looking for, maybe these will help:

Finally, if you’re still struggling to find the perfect place to stay, start from scratch with Where to Stay in Vava’u: The BEST Accommodations.


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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