Guesthouses & B&Bs in Vava’u
Travelling on a budget or want to get a more “locals” experience? The guesthouses in Vava’u are a great way to experience the islands while keeping the costs to a minimum. Guesthouses typically have private double or twin rooms with either shared bathrooms or ensuites. Kitchen facilities are also the norm, making it easy to save money on meals during your stay. Most guesthouses can be found either in or just outside of Neiafu, keeping you close to the action and the activities. Check out some of our recommendations in the list below.
Note that Tonga is an ever-evolving country. With that, services and accommodations upgrade and change all of the time. While we try to keep our listings up to date, feel free to reach out if you find anything that needs updating.
For more tips, be sure to head to The Complete Guide to Vava’u.
1. Flying Annie Moa Bed & Breakfast
A well-presented guest house with free breakfast, Flying Annie Moa Bed & Breakfast is worth considering. Stay just a short walk from Neiafu town centre and close to the whale swimming operators, such as Beluga Diving, which the accommodation is a part of. The large guest house has a range of rooms on offer, from standard single rooms with shared bathroom facilities to double ensuite rooms. Communal areas include a balcony where you can watch amazing sunsets, a lounge and kitchen. Services include free WiFi and airport transfers. See more accommodation with kitchens in our 10 Best Accommodation in Vava’u for Foodies.
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2. K & S Guest House
Keep things simple and affordable at the K & S Guest House. There is a small selection of garden-view or harbour-view rooms available with double beds and an ensuite with hot showers. There is also a small communal kitchen available with a stove, oven and kitchen utensils should you want to make your own meals. The guest house is a two-minute walk from Neiafu town. See more recommendations like this in the 10 Best Budget Accommodation in Vava’u.
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3. Port of Refuge Villas
This collection of villas on a hill offers guest house-style backpacker rooms, single rooms and double rooms. There is also private two-bedroom and four-bedroom villas ideal for families and groups. The Port of Refuge Villas is set among 2 acres (0.8ha) of gardens, boasting amazing views of the Port of Refuge yet a short stroll from Neiafu town. Services include airport transfers, WiFi, laundry and meals on request, but they also offer in-house tours, such as an island land tour, an island-hopping tour and a Sunday Tongan umu feast. See more accommodation like this in the 10 Best Family Accommodation in Vava’u.
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4. Port Wine Guest House
Four buildings of four different styles of accommodation await at the Port Wine Guest House. Stay in a double or a twin room with shared bathrooms or an ensuite or get a whole unit to yourself. The highlight of the stay is the included breakfast of fresh fruit from the garden, fresh bread, muffins, cinnamon rolls and more! The Tongan-owned guest house is just five minutes walk from town, where you can pick up supplies to spruce up meals in the communal kitchens available.
5. Pineapple Bungalows
Pineapple Bungalows offers bed & breakfast-style accommodation in the village of Toula, a short drive from Neiafu. Set in lush tropical gardens, the Pineapple Bungalows offers double and twin rooms with shared bathroom facilities, as well as an ensuite double room. Cook up meals in the communal kitchen and enjoy meals with a sea view from the verandahs. Features of the B&B include showers with hot water, WiFi access and there are mosquito screens on the windows.
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[Update] The Basque Tavern
[Update: The Basque Tavern no longer offers accommodation. The restaurant is still open].
The Basque Tavern not only serves Spanish-style tapas in its restaurant but has a few cheap rooms available. Stay in either a double room with a shared bathroom or a double room with an ensuite for a cheap price. The tavern offers spectacular views from the harbour and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Free WiFi is available.