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Sandy Beach Resort

3.5 of 5 Resort   |   Absolute Beach Front, 4711, Tonga
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Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in Foa Island
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've travelled a lot, this is one of the best places I've stayed. Our family stayed here for seven nights. Ages 14 to 73. All of us had an excellent time. The hosts were amazing! The accommodation clean, beautiful, spacious and peaceful. The food was superb!! Accommodation right on the beach, beautiful snorkelling right there. We went on a snorkelling... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Sandy Beach Resort fitted everything we were looking for - amazing beach, water, fresh fish every night and most of all tranquility. The journey began with the wonderful Juergi(owner) who picked us up and patiently answered all our questions. I am not sure our questions stopped the whole trip and it was great that we dined together each evening to... More

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Boris S, Guest Relations Manager at Sandy Beach Resort, responded to this review

Hi Michelle Lovely to read your wonderful review, thank you :) We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay, as much as we enjoyed having you and Jane as our guests. Our staff are pleased that Jane enjoyed her special birthday arrangement :) We definitely look forward to your return and by then the trees on the beach will provide... More

Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

My daughter and I stayed for 7days in May 2014 on this picture postcard beach with turquoise waters and tropical vegetation.The temperature was comfortable, not too hot, so able to sleep with just a sheet. Other than ourselves there were 1 - 4 others staying here at times. The fale / bungalow accommodation was spacious, well designed, comfy beds, outside... More

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

I stayed at the Sandy Beach Resort for two nights in May 2014 while in Ha’apai (Lifuka Island) on business. Boy, I wish I was there longer. I have recently travelled throughout Fiji, Samoa, Tonga and the Cook Islands. While all places have their merits, I found these Ha’apai islands to be a very special experience. Most homes and structures... More

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Boris S, Guest Relations Manager at Sandy Beach Resort, responded to this review

Hi Geoff It was a pleasure to host your stay last month, despite it being only two nights ;) but we are delighted that you are bringing your family in September for a longer stay :) Don't forget to bring lots of sunscreen lotion as you will need them for your kayak trips, snorkelling and of course just enjoying quality... More

Buchs Aargau, Switzerland
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

After an interesting flight (can you imagine how long a 35 minutes flight can get if you really need to go to toilet?) we were welcomed by Jürgen (who took the delay of our plane as opportunity to have a nap in his car) and were driven to Sandy Beach Resort. On the way, he tought us about the life... More

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Edmonton, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

I highly recommend this resort. The staff were super friendly and met our every need, the cabins clean and private, and the food was excellent. The beach and water was postcard perfect. I enjoyed every minute of my stay.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

I cannot speak highly enough of this place, from the first moment I made my enquiry to the final departure, everything was taken care of by Sandy Beach. We had our honeymoon here, and they ensured to make the experience magical by welcoming us with beautifully decorated hibiscus flowers arranged on the pillars of our bungalow. There also happened to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

I was in Ha'apai working on the reconstruction post Cyclone Ian. We stayed at Sandy Beach as it was one of the only places to stay in Ha'apai but WOW, what an awesome place. The staff are fantastic (Boris, the Manager runs a tight ship), beer cold at the end of the day and the dinners were great. Local stay... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This place is amazing! Perfectly clean, very well looked after, very peaceful, no noise, beautiful gardens around. Seems like the owners are doing great job in presenting this place beautifully and making it enjoyable for tourists! The beach was nice, we couldnt enjoyed much as Unfortunately the weather wasnt good for us.. rained the whole time... Maybe one day will... More

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San Francisco, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

I stayed at this resort when it was new.... over 10 years ago. It was a paradise. Awesome food. Friendly staff. I had a 'cabin' right on the beach. You can walk right out the door to your beach and snorkel, relax, ... whatever. A paradise. Sorry for the late review but TripAdvisor was not around then and I just... More

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Address: Absolute Beach Front, 4711, Tonga
Location: Tonga > Ha'apai Islands > Foa Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sandy Beach Resort 3.5*
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Also Known As:
Sandy Beach Hotel Ha`Apai Islands
Sandy Beach Resort Tonga/Foa Island

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Nestled right on the most beautiful beach, Sandy Beach Resort consists of only 12 absolute beachfront Bungalows, so privacy and solitude is guaranteed. All Bungalows have spacious ensuites with solar powered hot water showers and a furnished private terrace facing the ocean.The beach is just footsteps away from the door. The perfect place to relax, unwind and recharge. No crowds, no queues, no TV, no nightclub … pure island life ! ... more   less 
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