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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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's all true. Matafonua is just a great place to stay. The fales were charming, the beaches were lovely and the water was so clear and blue. Surround sunsets from the tip of the island were amazing. And to top it all off it was such a pleasure to be cooked for each night - Nina and Darren have a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Where Matafonua really stands out is in relation to hospitality and food. Both the service and food are excellent and as Matafonua is a boutique resort, with a limited number of fales, you are treated as a friend rather than simply a guest. In particular, although meals can be taken at any time, most guests eat together at the large... More 

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Wirral, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just had a week long stay at Matafonua and loved it! Location is stunning, beautiful beaches, fales are simple but the beds are really comfortable and the linen all really good quality, it felt luxuriously! Lots have been said about the hosts, but honestly, they are ace! I can't speak highly enough about them and the mini Rice's, nothing was... More 

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had 8 wonderful days at Matafonua. A bit windy for the first few but you then just go over to the other beach and were out of the wind - the kite surfers were very happy! The best swimming beach we have found in the Pacific - able to swim easily even at low tide. The fales were very... More 

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Matafonua lodge was ideal for our family of 2 adults and 3 teenaged kids. The snorkelling was great, beach superb, free bikes and wetsuits were much appreciated and the food was fantastic. However, the hosts Darren and Nina really make the experience special. This is a gorgeous part of the world with fantastic opportunities for family fun. Why don't more... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We discovered Matafonua while sailing in the Ha'apai Group of Tongan islands in May 2015. After a brief visit by car for lunch, we changed our sailing plans and anchored off the resort for five days (only leaving because of commitments in Vava'u). We really enjoyed the wonderful hospitality of Darren and Nina and their delightful children. We ate all... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Hamilton New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

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 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

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 

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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 

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