Luxury Hotels & Lodges in Nuku’alofa
Tonga might not be known for being a five-star luxury holiday destination, but it makes up for it with its five-star friendliness. Enjoy the warm hospitality of staying in the capital’s boutique lodges where you are one of the few exclusive guests. If that’s not your style, the Nuku’alofa also happens to be home to The Kingdom’s largest hotel. Either way, you’ll certainly find some lavish options in Nuku’alofa. Check out our top recommendations in this list of the best luxury accommodation in Nuku’alofa.
Note that the standards of “luxury” in Tonga are not to international standards. However, these listings are for some of the most premium options available in the city. Plus, with Tonga being an ever-evolving country, some services that accommodations provide can change with little notice. If you have an update, feel free to reach out.
1. Villa Apartments Eastside
Also known as Villa Lodge, Villa Apartments Eastside features modern luxuries in a renovated historic waterfront villa. The lodge features a one-bedroom apartment with a large lounge, kitchenette and a full-size bathroom. Relax in your own outdoor space with furniture where you can enjoy ocean and island views. Enjoy the convenience of free WiFi, Sky TV, airport transfers, an espresso machine (capsules extra charge), pantry and drinks service and much more. Note that child guests must be over the age of 10.
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2. Tanoa International Dateline Hotel
Tonga’s largest hotel boasts a 4.5-star offering on the waterfront on Nuku’alofa. High-speed WiFi and TV entertainment are available in each room, as well as an ensuite and the option for a balcony with furniture. While there are a number of room types available, some of the most luxurious offerings include the Ocean View Suite and the Presidental Suite. Facilities at the hotel include a large outdoor swimming pool and poolside cafe/bar, an on-site gym with gym classes often available, a tour desk, gift store, airport transfers and a laundry service. A buffet breakfast with hot and cold options is also included in your stay. See more like this in the 10 Best Family Accommodation in Nuku’alofa.
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3. Waterfront Lodge
Enjoy a homely stay at the Waterfront Lodge on Vuna Road. As the name suggests, the boutique lodge is located on the waterfront above one of the city’s finest restaurant (see the 5 Best Restaurants in Nuku’alofa for more information). The colonial lodge is oozing with character, complemented with modern and fresh furnishings with subtle Tongan touches. Choose either a double room with a garden or a sea view.
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4. Seaview Lodge & Restaurant
A boutique hotel on the waterfront of Nuku’alofa, Seaview Lodge offers a range of well-appointed rooms, as well as a fabulous restaurant. Stay in colonial-style decorated guest rooms with either a sea view or a garden room. The most lavish is the Seaview Suite with two bedrooms with the master having a four-poster bed and central living and dining area. A continental breakfast and free WiFi are included. Upgraded rooms also boast private balconies.
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5. Emerald Hotel
A well-established hotel in Nuku’alofa that has been taking in guests for more than 25 years, the Emerald Hotel boasts some fabulous rooms with amazing sea views. The Ocean View King Rooms are your most luxurious options with a choice of balcony or superior balcony. Each room has all the amenities expected in an international-style hotel, as well as eight cable TV channels and air conditioning. The Chinese-run hotel has traditional colonial-style furnishings and fixings, as well as an on-site Chinese restaurant.
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6. Villa Apartments Westside
Another offering from the Villa Apartments is a larger complex with seven unique apartments. Each apartment is luxuriously furnished, with all apartments boasting sea views. The luxury accommodation in Nuku’alofa features large studios, one and two-bedroom apartments, all with fully-equipped kitchens, spacious living areas, and four with a private outdoor living space. The waterfront accommodation is within an easy stroll of the city centre. Apartments also include high-speed WiFi, TV and air-conditioning. See more self-catering accommodation in the 10 Best Accommodation in Nuku’alofa for Foodies.
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7. Captain Cook Apartments
Enjoy a home-away-from-home experience at the Captain Cook Apartments. There’s an accommodation here for just about any group size, with a Deluxe Bungalow for two, a Two-Bedroom Apartment for four, and a Four-Bedroom House sleeping up to 12 guests. Enjoy sea views from your private balcony, a waterfront location and barbecue facilities. The decor is a little flamboyant but has a few charming Tongan touches. 500Mb of WiFi is included.