7 Best Surf Resorts in Tonga
7 Best Surf Resorts in Tonga

7 Best Surf Resorts in Tonga

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Surf in Tonga From Your Doorstep…

Pristine, uncrowded and all yours… The surf in Tonga is something else yet has something for everyone, as long as, in most cases, you have your own surfboard. You bring the gear and these resorts in Tonga will show you a good time. While there are no resorts in Tonga exclusively branding themselves as surf resorts, there are resorts with prime positions by amazing surf breaks or at least can offer a boat ride to the nearest hotspots. Check out your options when it comes to surfing from a resort with this list of surf resorts in Tonga.

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.

For more advice on planning a surf holiday, take a look at The Complete Guide to Surfing in Tonga and the 5 Best Places to Surf in Tonga.

1. Ha’atafu Beach Resort

One of the only resorts in Tonga primarily associating themselves with surfing, Ha’atafu Beach Resort is based by some of the best surf breaks in Tonga. Head out to popular Tongatapu surf breaks, like Motels, The Bowl, Corners and Lighthouse, a short paddle or boat ride from shore. The resort has three types of fales (bungalows), Standard Fales, Premium Fales and Family Fales. Each is well-appointed and decorated with traditional touches for a real island experience. Your stay includes free use of sea kayaks and snorkelling gear. Surfboard hire is not included.

7 Best Surf Resorts in Tonga(c) Tonga Ministry of Tourism

2. Matafonua Lodge

A resort on the tip of Foa Island in the Ha’apai island group, Matafonua Lodge might be best known for its kitesurfing and stand-up paddleboarding but the surfing for beginners or casual riders is pretty awesome too. Ride the shallow beach breaks just off the resort and take up the opportunity to hire SUP boards for SUP surfing too. Your accommodation is set up in attractive elevated fales with shared bathroom facilities and breakfast, free use of bikes and kayaks included, while surfboards are also available to hire. Learn more about this resort in the 10 Best Resorts in Ha’apai.

Check Matafonua Lodge out:
7 Best Surf Resorts in Tonga(c) Matafonua Lodge

3. Heilala Holiday Lodge

Located between Kanokupolu Beach and Ha’atafu Beach, Heilala Holiday Lodge has some of the best surf spots in Tonga right on its doorstep. You’ll have access to all of the 10 Surf Breaks in Tongatapu from this delightful accommodation which has a room to suit most budgets and needs. Stay in one of the spacious two-bedroom villas with room for the whole family or keep things affordable in one of the Standard Rooms with shared bathroom facilities. The rates include a daily breakfast, snorkel gear hire, bike hire and more. Surfboards are available to rent.

Check Heilala Holiday Lodge out:
7 Best Surf Resorts in Tonga(c) Heilala Holiday Lodge

4. Vakaloa Beach Resort

Popular for its cultural performance evenings, Vakaloa Beach Resort also happens to have a prime position for reaching surf spots like Pass Lefts, Pass Rights and Leftovers. Although you’ll need to bring your own surf gear to enjoy these breaks, you’ll get to stay in one of the simple yet attractive resort rooms for couples, friends and families. Breakfast is included in your stay, while there is also a restaurant and bar on site.

Check Vakaloa Beach Resort out:
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5. Blue Banana Beach House

Another option on Kanokupolu Beach is the Blue Banana Beach House. Stay in one of the quaint self-contained bungalows nestled in coastal vegetation with numerous private walkways to the beach. There’s free use of snorkelling gear, while bikes and paddle skis are available to hire. You’ll have access to many of the Tongatapu surf breaks, but make sure you bring your own board. The owners are keen surfers and are sure to show you their favourite breaks.

Check Blue Banana Beach House out:
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6. Treasure Island Tonga

If you want to discover Tonga’s true “secret spots” then take your surfboard to Treasure Island in Vava’u. The resort on the remote Eueiki Island offers support boats to take you out to Vava’u’s isolated surf breaks. As for the accommodation, you’ll be staying in one of the eco-friendly traditionally thatched fales with an ensuite shower and a private verandah. Learn more about it in the 10 Best Resorts in Vava’u.

7 Best Surf Resorts in Tonga(c) Pixabay

7. The Beach House (Shell Garden)

Stay in one of the luxurious cottages on the remote island of Fofoa in Vava’u where your hosts can boat you out to the nearby surf breaks. Hit breaks, such as Good From Afar, where you will need to bring your own gear but you’ll hardly complain when you have uncrowded breaks and stunning accommodation to enjoy. Stay in one of the two cottages on the island with self-catering facilities and/or locally sourced meals. The accommodation also offers whale swimming tours during the season. Learn more about this accommodation and others in the 8 Best Luxury Accommodation in Vava’u.

Check The Beach House out:
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More About Surf Resorts in Tonga

That’s it for the best surf resorts in Tonga. See more amazing stays in The Top 30 Resorts in Tonga. Plus, get even more trip-planning tips in The Complete Travel Guide to Tonga.


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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