We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Matafonua Lodge

Certificate of Excellence
Foa Road | Faleloa, Tonga
Matafonua Lodge

262 reviews from our community

Your overall rating of this property
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    217
    41
    3
    1
    0
See reviews for
64
131
19
2
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (52)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (262)
  • Mar-May only
    (36)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (89)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (107)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (30)
All months
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had three days at the end of our sailing trip to relax and let Nina Darren and their friendly staff take care of us. The service is great in a relaxed style, and the food good. We enjoyed the snorkelling, diving on the reefs including caves (thanks guys you were brilliant with this new diver), cycling and kayaking. All... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hamilton New Zealand
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is hard to think of anything to add to the well deserved accolades that this Lodge is getting. I went to Kitesurf and although the trade winds were unusually temperamental, on the days when I did get out the lagoon was big and wonderful, the wind steady and the coral more deeply below me (and safe) than Google earth... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had booked accommodation on the main land but when I was researching Tonga I came across an advert for Matafonua and fell in love. It was 10 days before we were travelling and Nina at Matafonua was incredibly helpful and put a whole package together for us including accommodation, domestic flights and diving. It was more than we could... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Level Contributor
31 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

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 

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cambridge, New Zealand
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
arequipa
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

276 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (265)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (33)
Viewed
Room/suite (20)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (69)
Viewed
View from room (16)
Viewed
Dining (14)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
Family/play areas (3)
Viewed
1:26
Videos (1)
Viewed
Other (106)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (11)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Viewed
Other (10)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...

Near Matafonua Lodge

Top-rated Attractions Nearby
Top-rated Restaurants Nearby
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities