The Best Spas on Tongatapu
The Best Spas on Tongatapu

The Best Spas in Tongatapu

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Tongatapu Day Spas

As soon as you step off the plane, you can’t help but notice a different pace of life here on the islands of Tonga. Even Tonga’s most “bustling” island, Tongatapu, and the capital city, Nuku’alofa, feel relaxed compared to the rest of the world. However, if you seek that extra dose of R&R, there are a few fantastic day spas on Tongatapu. Unwind with island-style treatments using tropical spa products, try something unique like a “Japanese-Tongan” fusion massage, or ease your aches and pains with natural remedies. It’s all possible at the spas in Tongatapu.

While you’re here, you might also be interested in 10 Glorious Ways to Relax in Tonga, as well as the 6 Best Spas in Tonga.

Health and Wellness Experiences on Tongatapu

To compliment your massage and spa treatments at the following Tongatapu spas, pick up some natural beauty products around the island or learn how to make traditional oil and body ointments. Here are a few quick ideas to enhance your wellness retreat on Tongatapu…

  •  Learn how to make your own Tongan oils and natural medicines at Ancient Tonga, Nuku’alofa (more info on Viator and Tripadvisor
  • Browse and purchase natural coconut oil products at Koko Designs, Nuku’alofa
  • Visit Talamahu Market, Nuku’alofa, for its array of Tongan handicrafts, kahoa (flower necklaces) and local oils
  • Pick up locally-designed clothing, artwork and beauty products from Blue Banana Studios, Kanokupolu (western side).

Learn more about these activities and more in the 10 Best Health & Wellness Experiences on Tongatapu.

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Island Glow

Type of Spa: Tongan spa, hair & beauty parlour
Location: Upstairs in the Post Office Building, Taufa’ahau Road, Nuku’alofa

Island Glow offers a range of island-style facials, massages, body wraps and hands and feet treatments. Try something utterly Tongan, like the Island Glow Banana Papaya Body Wrap or keep things simple yet soothing with a 30, 60 or 90-minute Island Glow Massage. Couples can even enjoy the experience together in the Orange Blossom Couples Retreat where you’ll be able to experience raw sugar cane scrub among other treatments.

The day spa specialises in Pure Fiji spa treatments. Plus, get yourself ready for the beach with waxing services, or that big night out with eyebrow, lashes and hairstyling.

What’s more, they couldn’t be easier to get to, located in the post office building in the city centre.

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Acu-Reflex-Herbal Therapy & Garden Spa

Type of Spa: Natural health day spa
Location: Mateialona Road, Fasi Moe Afi, Nuku’alofa

Escape from the hustle and bustle of  Nuku’alofa city to the Acu-Reflex-Herbal Therapy & Garden Spa in a quiet suburb. Nestled in attractive garden surroundings, the spa offers acupressure therapy, reflexology therapy, foot spas, sauna baths, facials and herbal remedies.

Each treatment is aimed to provide a range of health benefits, relieve stress and get you eased into “island time”. The spa is run by a lovely Filipino couple, who are both therapists and also offer an affordable guesthouse next door to the spa. Check out the details in the 10 Best Guesthouses in Nuku’alofa.

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Shilomi Massage Therapy

Type of Spa: Japanese-Tongan massage
Location: Fakakanua Building, Ma’ufanga, Nuku’alofa

Shilmoi Massage Therapy combines “Japanese Zen shiatsu and Polynesian mana of Tongan lomilomi”. While not a comprehensive day spa, the Shilmoi Massage Therapy parlour in the Fakakanua Building in Nuku’alofa offers a unique form of acupressure massage therapy, ideal for those seeking some physical and spiritual healing.

What’s more, with therapies around TOP$60, it’s too affordable to not try!

See more affordable activities around the island in our 10 Free & Cheap Things To Do on Tongatapu.


Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of Tonga Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in the South Pacific over 10 years ago with nothing but a backpack and a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to explore a paradise such as Tonga. She knows the islands inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience Tonga’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides.

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