The Top 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 – and most are located in the capital, Nuku’alofa – but there are a few gems to discover. 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.
1. Fale Tonga Guesthouse
Holiday homes with a difference, Fale Tonga Guesthouse is a collection of two traditionally inspired fales set on a peaceful plantation. The design is the most impressive feature of these self-contained two-bedroom houses, each with exposed beams and high ceilings yet tastefully furnished with some contemporary touches. Enjoy the ease of a fully equipped kitchen complete with a dishwasher and washing machine, a spacious design-driven bathroom, and each bedroom with a double bed. There’s plenty of room to roam in your fully fenced-off garden with no direct neighbours, yet you’re only a four-minute drive from Nuku’alofa town centre. See more unique stays like this in the 10 Most Unique Accommodations in Tonga.
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2. Green Lodge Holiday Homes
Specialising in eco-stays, affordability and private holiday homes, Green Lodge Holiday Homes is a worthy choice on Tongatapu. The holiday home complex is located in Tofoa on the outskirts of Nuku’alofa but it’s worth getting to for the weekend entertainment offered by your hosts, including a choice of a Tongan umu dinner, island tours 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 free WiFi.
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- Green Lodge Holiday Homes on Booking.com
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3. Starlight Guesthouse
Live the village life at the Starlight Guesthouse in Nukunuku. The guesthouse has two holiday homes available; a two-bedroom house and a studio unit – both standalone but sharing a fenced-off garden with fruit trees to help yourself to. Enjoy the simplicity of living off the bare necessities with rainwater to drink, no hot water and a limited kitchenette. Nevertheless, the place is very affordable with most guests choosing to stay here for a couple of weeks or so with very reasonable weekly and monthly rates available. Nukunuku is 15 minutes’ drive from Nuku’alofa. For more affordable stays like this, check out the 10 Best Budget Accommodations on Tongatapu.
4. Seaview Lodge “Family Suite”
Although hosting a number of rooms as an upscale boutique hotel in Nuku’alofa, Seaview Lodge also offers a holiday home in a separate building on the complex. The “Family Suite” is a fully self-contained two-bedroom apartment with stylish fixings and furniture. As the apartment is completely on an upper level, needless to say, the ocean views are unbeatable in Nuku’alofa. A continental breakfast and WiFi are included in the stay, while airport transfers are available for a fee. See more accommodations like this in the 5 Best Luxury Accommodations on Tongatapu.
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5. Tonga Holiday Villa
A guesthouse and holiday home ensemble in Nuku’alofa, all within the same estate in Popua on the eastern side of town, Tonga Holiday Villas/Tonga Cottages has three colonial-style houses either to hire out per room or you can rent out an entire villa. First up is the fabulous colonial villa with a striking red roof and manicured gardens, Tonga Holiday Villa. The four-bedroom house features three rooms with a double bed and one room with two singles, sleeping up to eight guests naturally or up to 12 guests with additional sleeping arrangements. Prepay WiFi and airport/wharf transfers are available. What’s more, they offer island tours – as listed in The Best Guided Tours of Tongatapu.
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6. Tonga Cottage
Another holiday home as part of the Tonga Holiday Villa group (see above), Tonga Cottage is a three-bedroom house sleeping up to eight guests. Rooms are hotel-style double/triple suites with simplistically modern decor and basic ensuite bathrooms, which suits groups who would appreciate a bit more privacy from each other. For those times that you want to come together, the house also has a modern open-plan kitchen and dining area all of the usual facilities. Learn about the rest of Tonga Cottage’s offerings in the 10 Best Guesthouses in Nuku’alofa & Tongatapu.
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7. JeZAmi Hideaway
Should you be travelling with a tribe, hire out a full four-bedroom holiday home like JeZAmi Hideaway. From the hosts who brought you the JeZAmi Hotel (see the 20 Best Hotels in Nuku’alofa), this four-bedroom villa sleeps up to a whopping 11 guests. You’ll either love or hate the characterful decor, which does feature the odd tasteful Tongan touch such as sennit-rope pillars. Nevertheless, you have a fully functional family home at your disposal, boasting a full kitchen, laundry machine, free WiFi and off-street parking – the latter you’ll need as the holiday home is based on the eastern Popua side of Nuku’alofa. See more stays ideal for families in the 10 Best Family Accommodations on Tongatapu.
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8. Elizabeth’s Cosy Home
Tucked away in a quiet suburb on the western side of Nuku’alofa, Elizabeth’s Cosy Home is a two-bedroom holiday home ideal for couples, friends or a family of three. Each of the bedrooms has a queen bed and a large wardrobe, while the communal area boasts a modern open-plan kitchen and lounge. Walk down to the waterfront or it is an eight-minute drive to town. There is also a carport on-site. For more cosy stays for couples, check out the 10 Most Romantic Accommodations on Tongatapu.
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9. The Tropical Villa
Situated on the quiet outskirts of Nuku’alofa in the village of Puke, The Tropical Villa consists of two apartments run by the duo from the Little Italy Hotel. Apartment #1 is a one-bedroom poolside abode complete with a tastefully furnished kitchenette and ensuite. Apartment #2 sleeps up to four across a queen bed in the master bedroom and a double bed in a funky loft room. Both apartments are well-equipped with gas stoves and all the essential cooking utensils, tea/coffee-making supplies, iron and laundry machines and did we mention it has a pool?!
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10. Duplex Flat Near Nuku’alofa
Stay in a modern home in a western suburb of Nuku’alofa at Elizabeth’s place listed on Airbnb. The two-bedroom home has three beds, one bathroom and an open-plan living/dining area and kitchen. Sleeping up to four guests, the home is a popular choice with families. The holiday home is secured with a gate, fencing and a carport, not that you’ll need to use your car often with the city centre being only a 15-minute walk away.
More About Holiday Homes on Tongatapu
That’s it for our list of the best holiday homes on Tongatapu. For more handy info to organise your stay, take a look at the following:
- 50 Best Things to Do in Tongatapu
- Tongatapu Transport Guide: 10 Ways to Get to (& Around) Tongatapu
- The Food Guide to Tongatapu: Places to Stay & Food Tours
And if you’re still looking for the perfect place to stay, start from scratch with Where to Stay in Nuku’alofa: The Best Accommodations.