The Best Resorts for Yoga in Tonga
Where can you go to relax the mind and rejuvenate the body in Tonga? Just about anywhere in this stunning island archipelago does the trick! However, if you’re looking for resorts with yoga instruction, their own yoga decks and pavilions, as well as the right surroundings to find your zen, then these are the yoga resorts in Tonga you need to consider…
Note that Tonga is an ever-evolving country with some services that accommodations provide changing with little notice. While we try to keep our accommodation listings up-to-date, know that some services may have changed. If you have an update, feel free to reach out.
1. Matafonua Lodge
Do yoga on stand-up paddleboards by day and stay in gorgeous elevated fales (beach huts) by night at Matafonua Lodge. The island resort located at the northern tip of Foa Island in Ha’apai provides a tranquil retreat for yogis. It’s the place to try something new with on-site fitness instructors offering SUP yoga classes. Nevertheless, if you prefer your feet on dry land, they have yoga mats too. As for amenities, the resort has an on-site restaurant serving a range of international and Tongan cuisine, as well as a huge range of activities from fishing to free bike hire. Plus, one of the best snorkelling spots in Ha’apai is right off the resort’s beach. Find out more about Matafonua in the 10 Best Resorts in Ha’apai.
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2. Sandy Beach Resort
The sister resort of Matafonua Lodge, Sandy Beach Resort is more aimed toward couples, offering modern double fales. The resort has a quiet stretch of beach where you can practice independent yoga. Otherwise, instructors from Matafonua Lodge also offer SUP yoga at this resort. Facilities at Sandy Beach include one of Ha’apai’s most up-market restaurants with a creative cocktail menu. You’ll also have full access to all of the activities at Matafonua Lodge.
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3. Serenity Beaches Resort
Another resort in the Ha’apai Group, yet feels like a world away from the rest, is the Serenity Beaches Resort. Nestled among the coconut trees on the edge of a private beach, Serenity Beaches is a top destination for yoga retreats. Nevertheless, if you’re just staying there as a casual guest, you’ll also have the opportunity to join yoga classes offered by the owner in the resort’s large octagonal pavilion. The resort offers a range of accommodations, from unique open-air fales to more private concrete fales. Serenity Beaches also specialises in healthy meal plans with sustainably sourced ingredients.
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4. Mandala Resort
Heading north to the Vava’u Group, the Mandala Resort sits on its own tiny private island. Stay in one of the octagonal beach bungalows or a unique treehouse made with local materials to make you feel truly immersed in nature. Aside from a resort restaurant and a wealth of other activities, the Mandala Resort offers yoga classes on its beachfront yoga deck. Join an RYT-500 Yoga teacher and Reiki II practitioner to experience a range of yoga styles, from Hatha to Ashtanga. Find out more about Mandala and other resorts in 10 Best Resorts in Vava’u.
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5. Sea Change Eco Retreat
Finally, back to Ha’apai, the Sea Change Eco Retreat is highly recommended for any keen yogi. Enjoy independent sessions in the dedicated yoga pavilion, nestled in the shade of coconut trees, or join one of the yoga classes available between July and October. Aside from informal yoga classes with qualified instructors, Sea Change Eco Retreat also offers unique “Whales & Yoga” sessions to integrate the life-changing experience of whale swimming with yoga. In terms of accommodation, the resort has wooden fales scattered throughout a coastal forest, as well as glamping tents. See more great eco-resorts in the 7 Best Eco Resorts in Ha’apai.