Romantic Places to Stay in Ha’apai
Ha’apai is a romantic destination in itself with gorgeous islands lined with sandy beaches and waters decorated with coral. Nevertheless, if you want to amp the experience further, we’ve shortlisted the most romantic accommodation available on the islands. From cosy beachfront fales (beach huts) to private islands all to yourself, there’s a romantic accommodation in Ha’apai to suit a range of budgets and tastes.
1. Sandy Beach Resort
Set on the shores of an unspoiled beach, Sandy Beach Resort boasts 12 modern bungalows and Ha’apai’s only four-star resort. All of the accommodation here is exclusively for couples with each fale having a double bed, a private terrace and an ensuite bathroom with hot water and high-pressure showers (yes, that’s almost a novelty in Tonga). Aside from finding a hammock to relax in, the resort offers a wealth of free activities for couples to enjoy, between snorkelling over vibrant corals to sailing across a lagoon. On-site is also a fabulous restaurant offering a delectable menu of fish and lobster dishes. Be sure to also try their cocktails and Tongan beers!
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2. Sea Change Eco Retreat
Choose your eco-adventure, staying in a glamping tent or a sustainably-built wooden hut at this off-the-grid retreat on Uolevu Island. Sea Change Eco Retreat has just a small selection of accommodation for couples, providing the boutique resort experience. All accommodation is located apart from each other with private pathways to the beach. The resort also offers a range of utterly romantic activities, including private island day trips, picnic lunches for an island walk, yoga sessions, island massages, as well as swimming with Humpback Whales! See more accommodation like this in our 7 Best Luxury Accommodation in Ha’apai.
3. Luahoko Island (Robinson Island)
For a unique way to spend your honeymoon, experience getting marooned on an uninhabited island together on Luahoko Island. Nicknamed Robinson Island, Luahoko Island is a private island experience offered by the Sandy Beach Resort and Matafonua Lodge where couples are taken to the private island to spend 10 whole days in paradise. You’ll be sleeping in a traditional open-air Tongan fale, sharing the island with amazing birdlife and be surrounded by stunning coral reefs. See more experiences like this in our 10 Romantic Activities in Ha’apai for Couples.
4. Fanifo Lofa Kitesurf Tonga
Don’t let the kitesurfing label fool you. You don’t have to be into kitesurfing to enjoy a romantic stay at the boutique Fanifo Lofa Kitesurf Tonga. The resort has just five attractive fales made with natural timber from the island, Uolevu Island, which feature a private ensuite with hot solar showers. The fales feature king-sized beds with memory foam mattresses and soft diffused lighting to set the mood. Aside from kitesurfing, your time here can be spent snorkelling straight from the beach, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, doing island tours and more. Whale swimming and scuba diving can also be arranged where operators will pick you up from the resort.
5. Serenity Beaches Resort
Nestled among the trees only moments away from a private beach, Serenity Beaches Resort has something to suit most couples. Stay in octagonal wooden fales with gorgeous ocean views, half-walls and garden showers to embrace the nature around you. Or if you prefer, there are concrete fales with walls and large windows. The accommodation on Uolevu Island offers a number of experiences, such as island massages, yoga sessions in a pavilion, village boat trips, snorkelling, kayaking, whale swimming, island hikes, surfing and more.