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Pangaimotu Island Resort

Pangaimotu, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island, Tonga
Pangaimotu Island Resort
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Te Aroha, New Zealand
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

We went out during the week not many tourists on the island such a beautiful place, only 10 mins from the mainland. Snorkelling was great clear water. Sat over the water eating marlin and chips. Marlin was caught the day before while chatting with big Mama over a cold glass of sav. Bliss.. Tropical island at its best with rustic... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

Perfection!We did day trip twice. The snorkeling is world class! Go straight out from the cross and the coral reef and fish are exquisite. The entire island is amazing! The food is fantastic as are the staff. Hope you enjoyed the chocolate Big Mama. Lovely to meet you and can't wait to be back!!

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Kiama, Australia
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8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We had a fantastic day over on Pangaimotu Island. We had a lovely lunch at Big Mumma's Yacht Club and the fish burger I had was so fresh and yummy! Our teenagers had an awesome time snorkelling around the boat wreck and then jumping off the top of it. This is a lovely place to spend the day and relax... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

We didn't stay on this Island, we just took a day trip over by boat. The boat leaves from the domestic whalf in Nuku'alofa and takes about 10 minutes. Return trip was Tongan Pa'anga $20 per person. This is a small islands, you can walk around it a low tide in about 20 minutes. Ex-pats we talked to say it's... More 

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Melbourne
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57 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Big Mamas Boat House serves great fish and chips and the snacks and drinks are a great way to spend a lazy Sunday when everything is closed on the island. Water is beautiful and the 10 minute walk around the island will find you a bathing spot with no one else around, as well as one side of the island... More 

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Rakaia, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Didn't stay on the island, but did the day trip on the Sunday when nearly everything is closed in Nuku'Alofa. Easy to access with a 15 minute boat ride - good snorkeling and swimming, nice beach and tasty lunch at Big Mamas. Recommended!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We didn't stay here but visited the island twice. The first time we caught the ferry across. The island is great. The swimming is good and the snorkelling around the shipwreck is decent with many fish. The restaurant is good but there are many cats and dogs wanting your food. The second time we visiting we rented a kayak from... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

A visit to Pangaimotu is the perfect way to spend Sunday, when everything in Nuku'alofa shuts down. I booked the tour on Saturday which includes the 15 minute ferry ride from Nuku'alofa plus a $20 food voucher. The entire little island takes just 30 minutes to walk around, so it is easy to get away from other people. It is... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

I had a great time on Pangaimotu Island, we decided in a minute that we would go there and it was the best decision ever made. Big Mama's family is really nice, friendly and want to make a great time for you. We stayed there for 3 nights and had the whole island for ourselfs during the evening. The burgers... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014 via mobile

This island certainly is a little treasure. We visited during the week and there was only a handful of people on the island giving it a real desert island feel. The teenagers got their kicks jumping from the wreck, snorkeling, playing on the rope swing and husking coconuts whilst the adults had a relaxing time on the decked area. The... More 

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