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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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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I throughly enjoyed my stay at Matafonua, and wished I'd booked in for longer. The fales are pretty simple but are perfectly comfortable. The shared toilet and shower facilities were fine, the water is solar heated - so I found it best to wait till after whale swimming for showering. Nina, Darren, family and staff are v welcoming. The restaurant... More 

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North Avoca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Another fabulous stay with Darren and Nina at Matafonua Lodge. I guess the fact that there were so many repeat customers (including us) says it all, however, 1 guest had been there 7 times, .... lucky him. We cannot rate our experience highly enough, great staff, accommodation, food, feeling so welcome. The whale swims are truly awe inspiring, snorkelling ...... More 

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Kerikeri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Matafonua exceeded all our expectations. Darren and Nina and the crew made sure that we were well looked after with outstanding meals. Nothing was too much trouble for them and we found ourselves relaxing straight away. The whale watching day trips were quite fantastic...a once in a lifetime thrill...and Darrens underwater photography is exceptionally good. The Fale accommodation is simple... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We returned just over a week ago from Matafonua Lodge and I'm already pining for the turquoise waters and pristine beach. This is paradise! Accommodation is perfect for that total relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of today's society, with a simple but very comfortable fale and shared bathroom facilities, as you would get at a great... More 

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Neuchatel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Matafonua Lodge... what a lovely place ! In all respects. From the fantastic situation, the pleasant, clean bungalows, the fine home cooked food, the super hosts with the friendly staff, the whale watching.... this is just THE place to go. Unforgettable.

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

We spent 6 nights at Matafonua Lodge and absolutely loved it! We both agree it was one of the nicest holidays we've had. The resort is set in such a beautiful location that has so much to offer no matter what you want to do - I'm a keen diver and loved the dives Darren, Ian and Julia took us... More 

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Winters
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No wonder Matafonua is rated number one and you have to book early. Best beach location on Ha'apai, live coral right off their beach, 2 beautiful whale watching boats, Kite surfing mecca, great food (eggplant parmesan on barbecue night to die for), comfy bungalows all right on the beach with views, experienced whale watching guides and boat captains and then... More 

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

We've just had an awesome week at Matafonua Lodge. Darren and Nina are fantastic hosts and have created something special at Matafonua. Nina took care of our booking and answered all my pre holiday questions prior to our arrival. Our 7 year old was off with the Rice children within two minutes of arriving and had an 'epic time (his... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Matafonua Lodge was a really nice spot to unwind after spending 6 days on a catamaran. It has a very relaxed and laid back atmosphere. The beach is great, one side is very protected so perfect for sun baking, away from the wind. Water temperature was perfect. Snorkelling is great, make sure you ask Darren where the best spot is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just been to matafonua for the second time. Best place in the tropics I've been. Great facilities, positioned on the beach at the waters edge. Food was one of the highlights, great fresh food everyday just as you would get at a high end restaurant and available all day. Friendly owners that make sure you enjoy the experience. Can't recommend... More 

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