Where to Get a Massage in Tonga
Tonga makes the ideal destination for indulging in a massage. With balmy tropical temperatures, a relaxed pace of life and stunning island landscapes, just being here can’t help but make you feel relaxed. Nevertheless, it is still possible to heighten the experience with a heavenly island massage. There are several spas to choose from in Tongatapu, as well as resorts offering massages and other spa treatments in Tonga’s other island groups. Check out where you can experience complete rejuvenation in this list of the best spas in Tonga.
1. Island Glow
Island Glow, based in Nuku’alofa, offers a range of facials, massages, body wraps and hands and feet treatments. They specialise in South Pacific-style treatments, such as an Island Glow Banana Papaya Body Wrap, as well as simle yet soothing 30, 60 or 90-minute massages. There are also couples treatments available. Island Glow mostly uses natural spa products from Pure Fiji. Plus, they offer services like waxing, eyebrows, lashes and hairstyling. Check out more massage parlours in Nuku’alofa in The Best Spas on Tongatapu.
Location: Upstairs in the Post Office Building, Taufa’ahau Road, Nuku’alofa (Tongatapu)
2. D Spa Lounge
Tongatapu’s latest spa on the block, D Spa Lounge is conveniently located nearby Faua Wharf should you need to work out some kinks after your whale swim! They offer a range of massages, from deep tissue to low-pressure relaxation massages. D Spa Lounge also provides special treatments, from hot stone massages to ear candle treatments.
Location: ‘Alaivahamama’o Bypass Road (at the Vuna Road end), Nuku’alofa (Tongatapu)
3. Acu-Reflex-Herbal Therapy & Garden Spa
Another winner in Nuku’alofa is the Acu-Reflex-Herbal Therapy & Garden Spa. The spa is located in a quiet suburb nestled in attractive gardens. Treatments include acupressure therapy, reflexology therapy, foot spas, sauna baths, facials and herbal remedies. Each treatment is aimed to provide a range of health benefits, relieve stress and get you eased into “island time”.
Location: Mateialona Road, Fasi Moe Afi, Nuku’alofa (Tongatapu)
4. Mandala Resort
Although this island resort doesn’t have a real spa, they do offer sensational massages on their island paradise. The Mandala Resort is based on the tiny Fetoko Island in the Vava’u Group. They offer a number of massages including their signature Indian head massage with reflexology. The session is private, peaceful and utterly indulgent. Find out more about the resorts and others in the area in 10 Best Resorts in Vava’u.
Location: Fetoko Island, Vava’u
5. Sea Change Eco Retreat
A resort in the Ha’apai Group, Sea Change Eco Retreat offers massages in the tourist high season between July and October. One of the co-owners of the resort on the uninhabited Uolevu Island is a qualified relaxation therapist who offers a range of treatments. Choose from shoulder, neck, head and full-body massages experienced in the resort’s private massage fale (bungalow). Learn more about this resort and others in the 10 Best Resorts in Ha’apai.
Location: Uolevu Island, Ha’apai
6. Serenity Beaches Resort
Finally, another resort in Ha’apai offering wonderous relaxing massages in the Serenity Beaches Resort. The owner of the resort is a qualified massage therapist who offers indulgent massages for guests. One of her specialities is the Hawaiian “lomi lomi” massage. Yoga classes are also available.