Where to Find Holiday Apartments in Tonga
We get it; the convenience of a serviced apartment while travelling is too good to pass. Some of us prefer to be more independent than be waited on in a hotel or resort. In Tonga, however, you have very few options when it comes to holiday apartments. There’s a mixed bag of serviced apartments and holiday home apartments in the island groups of Tongatapu, Vava’u and ‘Eua. Nevertheless, as Tonga’s largest travel guide, we’re here to make your job easy by showing you the best holiday apartments 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.
1. Billfish Holiday Apartments (Vava’u)
Two modern apartments await on the foreshore of the Port of Refuge at Billfish Holiday Apartments. The downstairs self-contained units in Vava’u are close enough to Neiafu for convenience (a 3-minute drive or taxi), yet far enough away to feel like you’re in a world of your own, especially with the breathtaking views enjoyed from the elevated garden and walkway leading to a private jetty.
Each apartment has a king-sized bed and a full kitchen/dining area in an attractive open-plan layout leading to a shared deck outside. There’s also room to add two single beds into the apartment if you’re a slightly larger group. Either way, guests enjoy their time here relaxing in the outdoor area with a barbecue or taking your hosts up on the offer of their fishing charter, as listed in the 10 Best Fishing Charters in Tonga.
2. Boathouse Apartments (Vava’u)
Conveniently (and ideally) located in an elevated position in Neiafu, the Boathouse Apartments are a top choice for those seeking a self-sufficient holiday. The apartments boast spectacular views of the yachts in the harbour and sit adjacent to a variety of boating and diving operators. Enjoy a home-away-from-home experience in either a one- or two-bedroom apartment or one of the two studios with a modern kitchen and designer bathrooms with walk-in showers. See more stays nearby in our guide, Where to Stay in Vava’u: The Best Accommodations.
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3. Sky Lodge (Tongatapu)
For a self-sufficient stay on Tonga’s main island, Sky Lodge is located on the Popua side of Nuku’alofa near attractions like Ancient Tonga, Popua Park and Tina’s Workshop. Choose from studios or one-bedroom apartments, each equipped with a double bed, an ensuite, free WiFi, ocean views and a kitchen with a hotplate, microwave, fridge, kettle and toaster. Your hosts also offer airport transfers for a fee. Check out more stays nearby in our guide, Where to Stay on Tongatapu: The Best Accommodations.
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4. Saralee’s House (Vava’u)
Two contemporary apartments overlook the winding inlets of Vava’u at Saralee’s House. Perched on the hillside in a quiet corner of Toula village, these two self-contained one-bedroom apartments feature full-glass doors leading onto a shared patio where you can soak in some of the best sunrise and sunsets in the islands. Apartments can be set up with one or two double beds, while other features include a full kitchen, ensuite bathroom and free WiFi. For more self-sufficient stays, check out the 10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in Vava’u.
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5. Seta’s Guest House (‘Eua)
Get the holiday home experience at Seta’s Guest House. 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. Note that Seta’s has a separate accommodation downstairs which are single rooms with no apartment facilities.
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! Check out more options on the island in our guide, Where to Stay on ‘Eua: The Best ‘Eua Accommodations.
6. Oceansong House (Vava’u)
Two private holiday apartments on the shores of Neiafu’s hold harbour, Neiafu Tahi, Oceansong House is the perfect retreat for couples and groups in Vava’u. There is a studio and a two-bedroom house with extra sleeping set-ups available in the lounge. Watch the sunset from your louvred windows and an expansive balcony. Guests are free to use the WiFi, make use of the gardens and use the kayaks to explore your harbour backyard. The accommodation is about a 10-minute walk from Neiafu town centre where you’ll have access to the town tours, shops and restaurants. Otherwise, you can dine in your accommodation, which has its own kitchen and dining furniture. For more stays like this, check out the 20 Best Holiday Homes in Tonga.
7. Makafeke Apartment (Vava’u)
Live like a local at this self-contained upstairs apartment nestled in Toula village in Vava’u. The Makafeke Apartment is small but functional with an open-plan kitchen, dining area and lounge, while the two bedrooms are kitted out with a king single bed each with mosquito nets. There’s also one bathroom with an over-the-bath shower and towels are provided. The same owners also operate Makafeke Resort should you want the outer island village experience, as described in The Top 25 Resorts in Tonga.
8. Lupetea Apartment (Vava’u)
Get your own piece of paradise at the Lupetea Apartment overlooking a quiet channel of the Port of Refuge. Still, the holiday home in Vava’u 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.
9. Hakula Lodge (Vava’u)
Enjoy your own piece of paradise overlooking the Port of Refuge at Hakula Lodge. The lodge in Vava’u has two self-contained apartments available with a master bedroom and a fold-out sofabed that can sleep one extra adult or two kids. Enjoy time on your balcony with a barbecue and cook meals with the kitchen facilities. Hakula Lodge offers their own sports fishing and boat cruises, while other features of the lodge include free kayak hire and snorkelling gear hire. For more family-friendly stays like this, check out the 20 Best Family Accommodations in Tonga.
10. Fiefia Fale (Tongatapu)
If you’re looking for an independent stay in Nuku’alofa, and can be self-sustaining with self-catering/driving into town or the airport, Fiefia Fale might just be your perfect suburban retreat. Tucked away in an attractive courtyard behind the soap shop, Koko Designs, the studio unit boasts tasteful contemporary decor complete with a kitchenette and a spacious ensuite bathroom. Your kitchen has a fridge, frypan, microwave, hot drink-making facilities (including a plunger) and utensils/crockery. Enjoy meals inside or out on the shaded courtyard deck with cute seating areas. See more stays like this in the 10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in Nuku’alofa & Tongatapu.
More About Holiday Apartments in Tonga
That’s it for the best holiday apartments in Tonga. For similar accommodations, as well as more advice on choosing the perfect place to stay, check out the following guides:
Finally, see more amazing stays in The Top 25 Resorts in Tonga and Where to Stay in Tonga: The Best Accommodations in Tonga. Plus, get even more trip-planning tips in The Complete Travel Guide to Tonga.