The Top Accommodations with a Kitchen on ‘Eua
Any savvy traveller knows that the best way to save money on your vacation is to cook your own meals. Of course, we’re talking about you; why else would you be browsing the best self-catering accommodations on ‘Eua? Well, let’s cut to the chase and show you the places to stay with the best kitchen facilities. Just right after we include an obligatory link…
1. Tukia Complex
Providing fantastic value, Tukia Complex is ideal for the traveller seeking a self-sufficient stay. They offer two two-bedroom units and one one-bedroom unit, all fully self-contained with a bathroom and an open-plan lounge and dining area with a full kitchen including an oven. All rooms are equipped with a double bed, making this a good option for couples and groups of friends travelling together. A few welcome touches are some light toiletries provided, an iron (which is quite rare in Tonga) and complimentary airport/wharf transfers. You’ll also be able to do your laundry!
A rental car is advised for staying at this out-of-town accommodation in Ha’atu’a, which you can find out more about in The Best Car Rentals on ‘Eua.
2. 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).
3. ‘Alakoka Tahi Moana Guest House (Kiko’s)
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.
4. Seta’s Guest House
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 doesn’t have self-catering 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!
5. 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 About Self-Catering Accommodations on ‘Eua
That’s it for our list of the best self-catering accommodations on ‘Eua. Learn more about grocery shopping on the island with these guides:
- What is the Cost of Food in Tonga?
- The Guide to Food Shopping in Tonga
- Taking Food to Tonga: What You Need to Know LINK#TT001
Finally, if you still haven’t found the perfect place to stay, head to Where to Stay on ‘Eua: The Best ‘Eua Accommodations.