5 Best Spas in Nuku'alofa & Tongatapu© TongaPocketGuide.com
5 Best Spas in Nuku'alofa & Tongatapu

5 Best Spas in Nuku’alofa & Tongatapu

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Nuku’alofa (and Tongatapu) Day Spas, Massage and Beauty Parlours

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 and beauty parlours on Tongatapu, and particularly in Nuku’alofa. Unwind with island-style treatments using tropical spa products, indulge in a facial or treat your nails to a manicure and pedicure. It’s all possible at these beautiful parlours and spas on Tongatapu!

1. Island Glow

Island Glow offers a range of island-style facials, massages, body wraps, manicures and pedicures. Try something utterly Tongan, like the “Island Glow Tuitui Scrub” or keep things simple yet soothing with a 30, 60 or 90-minute relaxation or deep tissue 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. Plus, get yourself ready for the beach with waxing services, or that big night out with eyebrow and lash treatments.

The day spa specialises in Pure Fiji spa treatments, as well as its own spa products which come in mostly tin and glass tubes for a more sustainable touch. Try their “Feluteni Balm” where 10% of the purchase goes to the Queen’s charity. Island Glow is open from 9 am to 6 pm Monday to Thursday, 9 am to 7 pm Friday, and 9 am to 4 pm Saturday.

Location: Upstairs in the Post Office Building, Taufa’ahau Road, Nuku’alofa.

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2. Mia Hair and Beauty

If you’re short on time but crave a bit of pampering, head upstairs to the local’s favourite, Mia Hair and Beauty. While primarily a hair salon, the team of Filipino beauticians and stylists use their skilful hands for soothing head massages, facials and foot massages. Pop in for an “Express Facial” or indulge in the full 45 minutes with a clay or collagen face mask. They also have a foot spa including a foot soak, scrub and massage. Find the parlour open from 9 am to 7 pm Monday to Saturday.

Location: Upstairs on the corner of Tu’i Road and Wellington Road, Nuku’alofa.

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3. Little Treasures Lashroom

Give your lashes or nails an uplift with a pampering session at Little Treasures Lashroom. Tucked away in the laneway known as “Taufa’ahau Village” in Nuku’alofa town centre, the beauty parlour offers a sleek and airy environment (helped by the high ceilings) for a relaxing manicure, pedicure or lash extensions. It’s also a good place to mingle with friendly locals. Little Treasures is open from 9 am to 9 pm Monday to Saturday. Note that rates are cheaper from Monday to Wednesday.

Location: Taufa’ahau Village, off Taufa’ahau Road, Nuku’alofa.

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4. Kamini’s Beauty Bliss

Unleash your radiance with a beauty treatment at Kamini’s Beauty Bliss. Another parlour located in Taufa’ahau Village, your beautician, Kamini, will ensure you’re beach-ready with the full range of waxing services. Better yet, unwind with a deep cleansing and exfoliating facial using coconut oil and a herbal face mask. Facials also include a head and scalp massage. Eyebrow tinting and threading are also available. Kamini’s is open from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm, Monday to Saturday. However, it’s sometimes impromptuly closed, so it is best to book ahead.

Location: Taufa’ahau Village, off Taufa’ahau Road, Nuku’alofa.

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5. Mike’s Studio

Yes, that “We Buy Gold” shop is the next massage parlour on our list of spas in Nuku’alofa and Tongatapu. Although seemingly more of a pawn shop than a massage studio, Mike’s Studio is set up for relaxing massages in partitioned corners of the small studio with floral drapes and soothing lighting. Walk in for 30-minute or one-hour massages performed by Mike or his father (yes, male masseuses only). Although you can book ahead, they cannot guarantee you a spot at the time booked, so it’s just best to walk in.

Location: Wellington Road (across the road from the Teta Tours building), Nuku’alofa.

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More About Spas in Nuku’alofa and Tongatapu

That’s it for our list of spas, massage and beauty parlours in Nuku’alofa and Tongatapu. For more about pampering yourself in The Kingdom in the South Pacific, take a look at the following:

Finally, if you like a bit of pampering, you might also want to plan your trip to Tongatapu and Nuku’alofa around these themes: The Luxury Guide to Tongatapu and The Adults-Only Guide to Nuku’alofa.


Laura (Lola) 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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