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Matafonua Lodge

Certificate of Excellence
Foa Road | Faleloa, Tonga
Matafonua Lodge
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The feeling is that we didn't spent three days at "Matafonua lodge", but three days "With Darren and Nina". Your hosts will welcome you as part of the family, sharing amazing stories, amazing moments by taking you on their boat for snorkeling, showing you the amazing lagoon, ... The lodge itself is situated on the best location ever, there is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we loved diving with you and doing the whale snorkeling. In fact we did it with our ten years old daughter and it was simply amazing. Scuba diving was also outstanding, great visibility and we could hear the whales singing whilst watching the coral and the fish. On the beach our children , 5 and 10, played with the owners... More 

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Cambridge, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful experience at Matafonua Lodge. We were on our honeymoon and the staff specially decorated our fale with hearts made of flowers and shells. The view from our deck was amazing....crystal blue waters, white sand beaches, and nearby coral reefs. We snorkelled right off the beach and saw many colorful fish and corals. We kayaked around the... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really, it was a wonderful stay at Matafonua Lodge, we loved every minutes of it, even without whales. Snorkelling is great, a lot to see in the shallow waters, all sorts of different fish and corals. Make sure you check the Spanish dancers around, go for a diving or snorkelling boat tour, and ask for the delicious coconut cream pie... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Others have given very descriptive reviews so I won't bother trying to add too many of my own superlatives. I'm currently living in the Kingdom of Tonga so there a couple of useful tidbits I might be able to contribute. Most of the resorts have been visited by friends and the word is this one is the best! I can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hello, my name is Rosanne, I'm a French single traveller and would love to share my amazing holiday with you, made possible by staying here and thanks to the idea is setting of Mata fonda Lodge and their amazing staff. I emphasize on the single part because this amazing resort is not only for couples of all ages to enjoy,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 5 days at Matafonua and felt like we had been there a month. It is one of the most relaxing, beautiful places we have been. We dived, we fished, we sunbathed, we swam and then we got up the next day and did it all again. This is apparently their quiet season before the whales arrive, but it... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

An amazing holiday from start to finish. A couple of amazing dives, plenty of snorkeling with a wide variety of options right at the resort and plenty of amazing sights nearby. Add in the kayaks, paddle boards and beautiful location and it was an amazing holiday. Matafonua is located on the tip of the island which means that it is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

What an amazing spot, so close to New Zealand but yet it's own little world :) Couldn't want for any more from the resort, great toys to play with, amazing natural playground to explore and brilliant hosts!! We can't wait to come back!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We traveled to Matafonua as a group of 4 couples for four nights over Easter. Air Tonga flights were all arranged by Nina. Despite a few changes by Air Tonga leading up to our departure date we got there hassle free and were collected by Darren on arrival. The trade winds were blowing but this didn't hamper our weekend at... More 

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