Guesthouse Accommodations on ‘Eua
Stay with the locals and experience ‘Eua in a more authentic manner by choosing one of the island’s guesthouses. This small island in Tonga deserves a more intimate stay where you’ll feel the full breadth of Tongan hospitality in one of the island’s guesthouses. What these accommodations lack in “luxury” they make up for in charm, often as you’re sharing them with like-minded travellers and welcoming hosts. Furthermore, ‘Eua’s guesthouses are incredibly affordable.
Discover some of the island’s best homely stays in this list of the best guesthouses and B&Bs on ‘Eua.
1. Talei’s Guesthouse
A well-presented guesthouse complex at the northern end of Angaha, Talei’s Guesthouse boasts six private units, as well as a restaurant and liquor store on-site. Food is at the fore of this affordable accommodation with breakfast included and one of the only restaurants on the island. All rooms are ensuite with basic necessities like a desk, hot water and a fan, while layouts consist of queen, twin and triple (one queen and one single) rooms. Your hosts also offer complimentary wharf/airport transfers.
2. ‘Alakoka Tahi Moana Guest House (Kiko’s)
Also in Angaha village, ‘Alakoka Tahi Moana Guest House is all about the experience with your hosts, Kiko and his family. Not only does the accommodation offer whale swimming tours but also guided hikes and 4WD tours. As for the accommodation, choose from one of nine no-frills rooms with bed layouts sleeping one to six guests. Guests can spend their downtime playing pool, cooking in the large communal kitchen, dining at the on-site restaurant (not available Sunday), or joining for kava nights, Sunday umu and bonfires on the beach when there are enough people staying. Most bathrooms are shared and there are also laundry machines available.
3. Falakiko Guesthouse
Another delightfully local homestay-style accommodation, Falakiko Guesthouse in Angaha village consists of three private units on the grounds of a local family home. There are rooms suitable for solo travellers, couples and groups of three, each with affordable rates per person. Each unit has ensuite facilities with a spacious tiled shower, while you’ll also have a fridge and fan. Although there are no cooking facilities, your hosts can cook breakfast and lunch for a reasonable price. For dinner, restaurants are listed in The Complete Travel Guide to ‘Eua. Your hosts also offer island tours for a decent price, taking you to see approximately four of ‘Eua’s natural attractions. Airport/wharf transfers are also free for pick-up and a small fee for drop-off.
4. Pacific-Sila Lodge
Split into two guesthouses, Pacific-Sila Lodge is your home away from home in the village of Sapa’ata. Either rent one of the double or twin rooms and share the guesthouse facilities, or rent the entire unit for your group. Whatever you choose, you’ll have access to a cutely decorated lounge, laundry facilities and a well-equipped kitchen where supplies are easy to gather from one of the three grocery stores nearby or even from the on-site fale koloa (small shop).
5. Seta’s Guest House
Get the holiday home experience at Seta’s Guest House or make your stay ultra-affordable by renting out one of the double rooms in the basement. Located on the edge of Tufuvai village, Seta’s upstairs unit has two bedrooms that sleep up to five guests. You’ll have your own bathroom, lounge and fully-equipped kitchen with tea, coffee, sugar and sometimes fresh fruit to get you started. Downstairs are a series of private rooms with single and double occupancy rates which are much more basic.
Your hosts also offer car hire for a daily fee, airport/wharf transfers for a fee, and can arrange whale tours and 4WD tours of the island on your behalf. What’s more, you’re only a three-minute walk from the beach!
6. Highlight Guesthouse
Highlight Guesthouse is a long-established guesthouse on the island offering a homely local vibe. What’s more, it’s easy to find it signposted along the main road in Mata’aho village. The family-style home has four private rooms ideal for solo travellers, couples and families of three. There are also two shared bathrooms with a shower-in-bath set-up in one and it’s an extra TOP$10 if you want a hot shower. Either use the communal kitchen for TOP$5 or order meals to experience some local cooking. Finally, they offer reasonably priced island tours to experience ‘Eua’s natural sights lasting four to six hours.
More Guesthouses and B&Bs on ‘Eua
That’s it for our list of the best guesthouses and B&Bs on ‘Eua. For more travel tips to make your visit as easy as an island breeze, take a look at the following guides:
- 50 Best Things to Do on ‘Eua
- Information, Shops & Services in ‘Eua
- 5 Ways to Get to (& Get Around) ‘Eua
Finally, if you still haven’t found the perfect place to stay, head to Where to Stay on ‘Eua: The Best ‘Eua Accommodations.