The Most Luxurious Stays on Tongatapu
Looking for something a little more upmarket than the typical guest house or hotel on offer on Tongatapu? Then there are a select few accommodations offering the extra “oomph!” for your stay on Tonga’s main island. Stay at island resorts, beach resorts, boutique lodges, international hotels and luxury apartments. It’s all available on Tongatapu if you know where to look. We list some of our top recommendations in this list of the best luxury accommodation on Tongatapu!
Note that five-star accommodation doesn’t exist in Tonga. With that in mind, we’ve made sure to list the next best thing, which is your four-star accommodations. For more advice, see The Luxury Guide to Tongatapu.
1. Fafa Island Resort
For your four-star island resort experience in the Tongatapu Group, head to the Fafa Island Resort. Although just a short boat ride from Nuku’alofa, you’ll feel a million miles away from the world on this tranquil island. Among the 18 acres (7ha) of palms and sandy shores are 13 fales (bungalows) all decorated with a Tongan theme of woven wall panels and cone-shaped roofs. Your fale is kept cool with ceiling fans, while you get to enjoy your own space on your private deck with outdoor furniture.
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2. Ha’atafu Beach Resort
An all-inclusive resort on one of Tongatapu’s premium beaches, Ha’atafu Beach Resort has a choice of standard, premium and family fales. The Premium Fales are the best choice for the discerning traveller, boasting an amazing beachfront location with super-king beds, 32″ flatscreen TV, overhead fans, a comfortable leather sofa and a private deck. Rates include breakfast, a buffet dinner and free use of kayaks, table tennis table, snorkelling gear, shuttle to Nuku’alofa (running on the resort’s schedule), Sky TV and more. See more resorts to choose from in our 10 Best Resorts on Tongatapu.
3. Villa Apartments Eastside
For an upmarket stay in Nuku’alofa, consider the Villa Apartments Eastside, also known as Villa Lodge. The lodge is essentially your very own apartment with modern luxuries in a renovated historic waterfront villa. Relax in a large lounge, make use of the kitchenette and the full-size bathroom. You’ll also have your own outdoor space with furniture where you can view of the waterfront. Free WiFi, Sky TV, airport transfers, an espresso machine (capsules extra charge), pantry and drinks service and much more are included in your stay. See more accommodation like this in our 7 Best Luxury Accommodation in Nuku’alofa.
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4. Emerald Hotel & Restaurant
The Emerald Hotel boasts fabulous rooms with sea views to match. The hotel, that has been established here for more than 25 years, offers luxurious Ocean View King Rooms with a choice of balcony or an oversized balcony. Expect all the amenities expected in an international-style hotel, as well as cable TV and air conditioning. Plus, you need only roll out of bed and wander downstairs to enjoy the Chinese restaurant on-site.
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5. Tanoa International Dateline Hotel
Tonga’s largest hotel is well worth considering. Tanoa International Dateline Hotel has a number of room types available, including the luxurious Ocean View Suite and the Presidential Suite. Enjoy high-speed WiFi, TV entertainment and a balcony with furniture. Facilities at the hotel include a large outdoor swimming pool, poolside restaurant/bar, an on-site gym, a tour desk, gift store, airport transfers and a laundry service. A buffet breakfast with hot and cold options is also included. See more accommodation like this in our 10 Best Family Accommodation on Tongatapu.
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6. Seaview Lodge & Restaurant
For a boutique stay on the waterfront of Nuku’alofa, consider Seaview Lodge. Stay in well-appointed guest rooms feature colonial-inspired decor and either a balcony with sea view or a ground floor room with a garden view. The most lavish choice is the Seaview Suite featuring two separate bedrooms (the master has 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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7. Waterfront Lodge
The Waterfront Lodge on Vuna Road provides a homely stay among lush gardens and above one of the finest restaurants in the city. Rooms have modern and fresh furnishings with subtle Tongan touches, oozing in character. Guests have a choice of either a double room with a garden or a sea view. Learn more about their restaurant in the 5 Best Restaurants in Nuku’alofa.
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8. Villa Apartments Westside
Another choice with the Villa Apartments, Villa Apartments Westside is a larger complex with seven unique apartments. Stay in a spacious studio or a one or two-bedroom apartment, each luxuriously furnished with sea views. Make use of the fully-equipped kitchens, entertain in the living areas or your outdoor living space. Apartments also feature high-speed WiFi, TV and air-conditioning.
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9. Captain Cook Apartments
Enjoy the comforts of home at Captain Cook Apartments. Stay in one of the flamboyantly-decorated Deluxe Bungalows for up to two guests, a Two-Bedroom Apartments for up to four, and the Four-Bedroom House sleeping up to 12 people. Either way, you’ll enjoy sea views from your private balcony, as well as having a waterfront location and barbecue facilities.