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8 Best Luxury Accommodation in Vava'u

5 Best Luxury Accommodations in Vava’u

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The Most Luxurious Stays in Vava’u

A special place like Vava’u deserves a special place to stay. Whether it’s on the sandy shores of a private island resort or in your own modern apartment on the main island, there’s something to suit a range of discerning travellers in Vava’u. However, there’s no such thing as a “five-star” resort in Vava’u (or Tonga for that matter), so it’s best you set your expectations right before booking. The real luxury is in the beautiful locations and once-in-a-lifetime experiences available. Check out some of the most premium stays in the islands in this list of the best luxury accommodations in Vava’u! While you’re here, you might also be interested in The Luxury Guide to Vava’u.

Note that Tonga is an ever-evolving country. Accommodations often change their offerings, so be sure to contact resorts for any essential amenities you may need, even if it’s advertised! Feel free to reach out if you have any updates to our listings.

1. The Reef Resort

Miles ahead of any other resort in Vava’u when it comes to luxury, The Reef Resort is a top choice for those looking for modern comforts and sensational cuisine. Five bungalows are scattered among the gardens and directly on the beach of Kapa Island, providing a tranquil retreat for guests. Bungalows feature a king canopy bed and an extra single or two bedrooms with a king and a queen. Dining is easily the main event here as European Polynesian cuisine is prepared by decorated German or Swiss chefs. Such dining experiences are welcome, especially after hiking over the island to the breathtaking bay of Port Mourelle or making use of the kayaks, a clear-bottom kayak, SUP boards and a Hobie cat to explore the surrounding waters and nearby Japanese Coral Garden – see the 10 Best Places to Snorkel in Vava’u to learn more.

Check The Reef Resort out:

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2. Mandala Resort

Mandala Resort is exclusively available as a seven-day all-inclusive package through TradeWinds. Either stay on Fetoko Island for the complete seven days or mix it up with a sailing catamaran excursion. Either way, the resort offers the perfect balance of adventure and relaxation, from making use of the water toys available to yoga sessions on the beach. Your stay will be in one of the six hand-crafted fales, including two luxurious treehouses. The resort also offers an upmarket dining experience with all meals and drinks included, including a Tongan cultural feast and entertainment on the neighbouring island. The resort is open from the end of February to the beginning of January. Note that the resort is for 16+ years only unless exclusively hiring. Learn more about adults-only escapes in The Adults-Only Vacation Guide to Vava’u.

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3. Wolfgramm Beachfront

The newest kid on the block, Wolfgramm Beachfront boasts eight contemporary ensuite rooms on the water’s edge on ‘Utungake Island; an island that is connected to the mainland by a causeway. Stay in one of the eight fully tiled double rooms with sliding doors onto a shared deck with immediate ocean views. Guests are treated to complimentary breakfast each morning, as well as free WiFi and kayak rental – the latter you can enjoy straight from the accommodation’s private pier. Some rooms also feature a kitchenette with a stove, fridge, kettle and toaster. See more hotel-style stays in the 10 Best Hotels in Vava’u.

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4. Lupetea Apartment

Get your own piece of paradise at the Lupetea Apartment overlooking a quiet channel of the Port of Refuge. Still, the holiday home is just a short drive or a 20-minute walk from Neiafu, providing a convenient base for a family or friend get-together. The private holiday home apartment provides all the comforts of home, from a modern kitchen, furniture and a tiled walk-in shower, as well as a private deck with a pool table, outdoor furniture, a mini-gym and more. You’ll also have access to a private jetty where you’ll find your kayaking gear free to use. The apartment has two bedrooms with double beds. See more places with your own space in the 5 Best Holiday Homes in Vava’u.

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5. Treasure Island Eco Resort

Last but certainly not least, Treasure Island Eco Resort offers a real island experience in its eight traditionally thatched fales. The resort on Eueiki Island has 48 acres (19 ha) of private island for its guests, offering an off-the-grid experience with solar power and a rainwater filtration system. Enjoy unique whale swimming experiences from the resort’s outrigger or enjoy complimentary use of kayaks, snorkelling gear and volleyball equipment. Meals are available as part of a meal plan at the on-site restaurant, and note that children under 12 are only allowed under special arrangements. The resort is open for the whale season until November. Learn more about this resort in the 5 Best Eco-Resorts in Vava’u.

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More About Luxury Resorts and Accommodations in Vava’u

That’s it for our list of the best luxury resorts and accommodations in Vava’u. For more tips on helping you plan the most premium getaway to the islands, take a look at the following:

Finally, complete your planning process for all of the islands across The Kingdom with The Luxury Travel Guide to Tonga and the 10 Best Luxury Resorts in Tonga.


Laura (Lola) 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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