Advice on Choosing Honeymoon Accommodation in Tonga
You can be forgiven for overthinking your accommodation for your once-in-a-lifetime occasion. Tonga provides a unique South Pacific getaway experience for honeymooning couples looking to mix adventure with stunning island scenery. But which honeymoon resorts in Tonga should you consider? We go over some advice for choosing your ideal Tonga honeymoon accommodation in the guide below.
By the way, be sure to bookmark The Wedding & Honeymoon Guide to Tonga for more honeymooning tips!
Quick Tips for Staying in Tonga Accommodation for Your Honeymoon
- Although there are accommodations in luxurious island settings, there are no five-star accommodations in Tonga, so it’s best to set your expectations right
- If you’re hoping to get married at a Tonga resort, know that you need to be in the country for at least one month before you can apply for a marriage licence – get the details in What are the Marriage Requirements in Tonga?
- Mention that it is for your honeymoon when booking your accommodation and you may receive a treat!
- See some examples of honeymoon stays in the 10 Best Honeymoon Accommodation in Tonga.
Types of Honeymoon Accommodation in Tonga
Of course, couples shape their own honeymoon to how they want it to be, whether it’s a budget getaway or a luxury island escape. Nevertheless, honeymooners looking for something special tend to either choose one of Tonga’s resorts, lodges, apartments or holiday homes.
Resorts are one of the most popular choices when it comes to honeymoon accommodation in Tonga. The term “resort” is used quite loosely in Tonga, in that it usually refers to an accommodation with at least a couple of units or “fales” on or close to the beachfront. Resorts typically have dining options, which is either a restaurant or set meals for guests, while they also offer activities and entertainment. Check out some examples in the 10 Best Romantic Resorts in Tonga.
You can find some upmarket lodges that are ideal for a couples’ stay in the capital in Nuku’alofa. Lodges have a small number of guest rooms with ensuites and either a restaurant or a communal kitchen. Check out some examples in the 10 Best Lodges in Tonga.
Apartments & Holiday Homes
For couples who want to be fully independent during their stay in Tonga, choosing an apartment or a holiday home is a good option. They have self-catering facilities and all your usual homely amenities, while some have luxurious extras, such as a private dock, kayaks, deck with a pool table, etc. Check out some examples in 10 Best Holiday Homes in Tonga.
Location, What is Nearby and How to Get There?
Tonga offers a couple of different holiday experiences: staying on one of the main islands while exploring its attractions or a beach-style holiday at one of the more remote islands. Both of these experiences can be enjoyed on the island groups of Tongatapu, Ha’apai and Vava’u. Choose an island group destination by comparing the following guides:
- The Wedding & Honeymoon Guide to Tongatapu
- The Wedding & Honeymoon Guide to Ha’apai
- The Wedding & Honeymoon Guide to Vava’u
A destination that is a little different is the island of ‘Eua, which is an island that is best enjoyed through exploring by bike and/or hiking. Check out The Wedding & Honeymoon Guide to ‘Eua for more information.
Once you have chosen your desired island group, then it’s time to figure out the best way to get there, weighing the ease and your budget. Check out the following articles for advice:
- 10 Ways to Get to Tongatapu (& Around Tongatapu)
- 5 Ways to Get to ‘Eua (& Get Around ‘Eua)
- 5 Ways to Get to Ha’apai (& Around Ha’apai)
- 10 Ways to Get to Vava’u (& Around Vava’u)
Finally, it’s a good idea to understand what shops, attractions, services, etc. will be close (or not close) to your chosen accommodation in Tonga so that you can prepare accordingly. If you want to try various different restaurants or visit different attractions, make sure you’re in the right place to do so. If you need to buy groceries for your self-catering accommodation, make sure there are shops around. Likewise, if you’re going to be on an undeveloped island, make sure you’re prepared.
Price and What’s Included in Your Stay?
Finally, you want to make sure you’re getting good value out of your honeymoon, which not only means choosing an accommodation within your budget, but also making sure they provide the services and have the facilities that you need (and want).
The Cost of Honeymoon Accommodation in Tonga
The nightly rate of honeymoon accommodation in Tonga greatly differs between accommodations, but there is usually something to suit most budgets. Some typical prices for accommodation in Tonga include:
- Lodge room ensuite/night – TOP$120-$180
- Resort fale/night – TOP$280-$400
- Holiday home/night – TOP$180-$550
See more examples of accommodation prices in What is the Cost of Accommodation in Tonga?
Honeymoon Accommodation Inclusions
As for facilities and inclusions at your accommodation, you might want to check for some of the following, if they are a need of yours:
- Car parking
- Hot water
- Fans or air-conditioning
- Insect screens on the windows or mosquito nets
- Kitchen or kitchenette
- Swimming pool
- Ocean views
- Private deck or balcony
- Washing machine
- Tea and coffee
- In-house tours or activities for guests
- Watersports rental
- Bottle of wine
- Bike hire
- Car rental
- Airport transfers.
More About Honeymoon Resorts in Tonga
- Tonga Honeymoon Itinerary: 7 Days
- 8 Romantic Activities on Tongatapu for Couples
- 10 Romantic Activities in Vava’u for Couples