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7 Best Holiday Homes on Tongatapu

7 Best Holiday Homes on Tongatapu

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Tongatapu Holiday Rentals

We get it, the whole resort thing isn’t for everyone. For those seeking the facilities that they would usually have at home, such as a kitchen, washing machine and a lounge, holiday homes on Tongatapu are a good option. Stay on Tonga’s main island in your own private space. Admittedly, Tongatapu doesn’t have the largest range of holiday rentals, but there are a few gems to discover, as well as self-contained beach bungalows well worth considering. Check out some of your best options in the list of Tongatapu holiday homes below!

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.

While you’re here, you might also be interested in the 5 Best Adult-Only Accommodation on Tongatapu, as well as 10 Best Guest Houses on Tongatapu.

1. Duplex Flat Near Nuku’alofa

Get your own personal space in a western suburb of Nuku’alofa at this holiday rental. The modern two-bedroom home has three beds, one bathroom and an open-plan living, dining and kitchen. The holiday home is an ideal choice for families as well as friendship groups travelling together. Other features of the home include a secure gate, fencing and a carport, not that you’ll need to use your car often with Nuku’alofa centre being just 15 minutes walk away.

Check Elizabeth’s Listing out:
7 Best Holiday Homes on Tongatapu(c) Elizabeth's


2. Saoirses East

Stay a little out of town in a modern upmarket two-bedroom house kitted out with contemporary furnishings. At Saoirses East, enjoy free WiFi, air-conditioning and access to a sun-soaked garden and terrace. Enjoy the comforts of home with a fully-equipped kitchen (including a coffee machine), an open-plan lounge and dining area with a flat-screen TV, as well as a washing machine and a bathroom with a shower. Although the home is located away from just about anywhere on the Alaivahamama’o Bypass Road, the hosts offer car rental.

Check Saoirses East out:
7 Best Holiday Homes on Tongatapu(c) Saoirse's


3. Diamond-Lei Haven

Stay in your own waterfront bungalow to the west of Nuku’alofa city centre – just far enough away from the hustle and bustle but close enough for convenience. Diamond-Lei Haven is a secure holiday home with automatic gates while providing luxurious like a verandah to soak in the evening sun and air-conditioning. A private kitchen, laundry facilities and rental car hire are all available should you need it. You certainly won’t need a car to stroll to the nearby waterfront bars and restaurants as listed in 5 Best Bars in Nuku’alofa and the 5 Best Restaurants in Nuku’alofa.

Check Diamond-Lei Haven out:
7 Best Holiday Homes on Tongatapu(c) Vasi's


4. Green Lodge Holiday Homes

Specialising in eco-stays, affordability and private holiday homes, Green Lodge Holiday Homes is an excellent choice. The holiday home complex is located on the outskirts of Nuku’alofa but it’s worth getting to for the weekend entertainment offered by your hosts, including a choice of an island buffet dinner, island tour, kayaking, coconut climbing and more. There are four holiday homes with a choice of three or four bedrooms sleeping up to six or eight people. Other features include hot water, fans, TVs, basic cooking facilities and WiFi.

Check Green Lodge Holiday Homes out:
7 Best Holiday Homes on Tongatapu(c) Green Lodge Holiday Homes


5. Paul’s Waterfront Holiday House

Popular for its price, this three-bedroom home sits on the harbour of Nuku’alofa looking out to Kanatea Island. Paul’s Waterfront Holiday House is located close to the hospital, yet is just a short drive from the city centre on Taufa’ahau Road. Make use of the conveniences, such as a fully-equipped kitchen, a balcony with sea views, a TV and a lounge/dining area. The house is also secured with high fences and a parking area.

Check Paul’s Waterfront Holiday House out:
7 Best Holiday Homes on Tongatapu(c) Paul's Waterfront Holiday House


6. Holty’s Hideaway

More of a self-catering bungalow complex than a holiday home, Holty’s Hideaway provides an excellent holiday home alternative outside of Nuku’alofa. Stay in one of the Garden Fales (bungalows), which all offer studio-style living with a kitchen, dining area, double bed and one single bed, and a lounge with a TV. Also on-site is The Hideaway Cafe and an in-ground swimming pool. Find this accommodation on Ha’atafu Beach on the western side of the island. See more like this in the 10 Best Resorts on Tongatapu.

Check Holty’s Hideaway out:
7 Best Holiday Homes on Tongatapu(c) Holty's Hideaway Ha'atafu


7. Blue Banana Beach House

Finally, similar to the accommodation mentioned above, Blue Banana Beach House is a complex of self-contained bungalows on the beach. There are a number of beachside fales to choose from, each nestled among tropical gardens. Enjoy your own kitchen, bathroom and some with private decks and balconies for whale watching during the winter months. On-site is also a barbecue area, a museum and a gift shop.

Check Blue Banana Beach House out:
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Laura 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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