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Matafonua Lodge

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Foa Road | Faleloa, Tonga
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Paris France
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nina and Darren are wonderful hosts, the location is awesome with great snorkelling, the fales are very pleasant and food is superb (thanks to Nina for the delicious cakes!), staff is very nice. I had a great time and I will definitely go back

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed 2 weeks in early January. The purpose of our trip was specifically for the wonderful scuba diving that the area offers. Despite less than perfect weather conditions at times, Darren still found us 16 unique, exciting and beautiful dive sites, from a deep barely explored cave on a distant reef to a drift dive through amazing toned soft... More 

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Tauranga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this place is amazing there family was so nice this place has great food and is just amazing i would recommend to come here i loved this place. this is paradise definitely come here soon i loved it so much.

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

I am not even sure where to start because of so many things which were great at Matafonua resort. We spent 9 night in August 2015 and we really liked this place. We were welcomed by Nina at the resort and she made us really comfortable from the beginning. The bungalows are simple and really charming with an amasing view... More 

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Essen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

It`s a long way to go from Germany to Matafonua but it really was worthwhile! Wonderful location, pristine and secluded beaches, extremely friendly hosts and delicious meals – lunch, dinner and not to forget Nina`s cakes! We have been to a lot of destinations all around the world – but meeting the whales and swimming with them “face to face”... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

From the moment we arrived we felt welcomed and at home. Nina and Darren are great hosts and the entire staff is awesome. The fale we stayed in (number 2) had a great view and was nice and close to the restrooms/showers. All of our meals were excellent and they have a nice menu selection. The dinners were extra special... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

We didn't stay here but visited several times to eat at the restaurant. Great good made by lovely friendly staff. Darren and Nina have an excellent thing going at Matafonua. We would definitely visit again. Thanks guys!

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Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

This was our first time at Matafonua and what a fantastic holiday experience we had! I can see why all the reviews are so great! So much to do (or not to do...), all the meals were delicious, great meeting so many people, the location is gorgeous, staff super friendly and smiley and the whale watching and swimming was truly... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

We did not stay at Matafonua Lodge, but we did each lunch and dinner here several times And Oh boy was it fantastic, each night was a different theme we had Tuna steaks one night and Indian curry the next and they were both beautiful and dessert... well ...what can I say about Nina"s baking as good as anywhere really,... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

We stayed there 2 years ago. The work they have done after the cyclone has brought Matafonua back to as great as it was before. Darren, Nina, their chn, Ollie the dog and especially the locals they employ, are really friendly and ensure your stay meets all your expectations. What were highlights of our second trip there.... the snorkeling, the... More 

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