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“What a great stay !” 5 of 5 stars
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Blue Banana Beach House
1 Ika Lahi Rd | Kanokupolu, Tongatapu Island, Tonga   |  
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Dartmouth, United Kingdom
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“What a great stay !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

A very big thank you to Chris for her special attentiveness and being so helpful and friendly. The location is idyllic with a beach almost to yourselves with superb snorkelling right off the beach. Very comfortable facilities, all you could want. Lovely local Island people-don't miss the Friday night show next door. A lot of fun. Would definitely consider a return visit. One of our most memorable holidays. Thank you again.

Jeff and Barbara P

Room Tip: Each has merits.Boat house was great.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Blue Banana is just perfect for travellers who like the peace and quite of self contained fales right on the beach (any closer and you would be wet!).
Blue Banana has just three fales - yet still has bikes, stand up paddle boards, a great sunset deck, kayaks etc all available for guests
Chris and Shane a great company, friendy but unobtrusive.

Watching sunset on the deck is pretty near perfection!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Whitehorse, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We stayed in the Maui fale for 3 nights in February and were the only ones at the resort. Very quiet and peaceful, just what we were looking for. Chris and Shane were very friendly, helpful and informative. The fale was clean and comfortable. The beach is just a short walk away. Great sunset views.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Orange Australia
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Stayed at the Blue Banana for a couple of nights and enjoyed the tranquility of having the place to ourselves... Well mostly until the beautiful nightly escapades of villagers! Listening to their fun and laughter only added to the beautiful sunsets and atmosphere of this gorgeous stretch of Tongan coastline. Certainly a great place to relax and have dips in the warm Pacific lagoon 20 metres from your bed! Having dinner with Chris on the deck was a special bonus. She has lived in Tonga for three decades so knows lots about life lived on a tropical island. The owners are not intrusive but there if you need them. The pace is slow and stress is low!!!

Room Tip: We stayed in the tree house which had terrific views from the verandah and nice and bright. The litt...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at Blue banana for 11 days. It is a beautiful place, with wonderful people. Blue banana is a tranquil resort, great for relax, nice swimming and snorkeling in the lagoon, which is just at your doorstep. Chris and Shane are very friendly and nice people, who gave us a lot of new information about Tonga and the history and life in Tonga. They are really helpul, and can arrange pick up at the airport, transport to city and great trip around the island.
I recommend the local fish on the bbq, it is delicious, especially with the beautiful sunset. Our holiday in Blue banana was absolutely amazing.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

We just spend 8 days at Blue Banana, a tropical paradise. This experience for us was one of our best holidays with fantastic hosts, all cabins with unbeatable beach frontage, environmentally friendly and sustainable- a total relaxed location. The breakfast basket and fresh fish platter which Chris and Shane can provide are absolutely recommended. Overall their webpage complies with everything they have put on. We will certainly return.

Room Tip: All rooms are great
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

My husband and I spent 4 nights in the Maui Fale at the Blue Banana. It was a lovely, secluded spot right on the water. We loved being able to see the water when we woke up in the morning and have breakfast in our garden overlooking the beach. We felt like we were able to truly relax as well as enjoy the local culture. We took the bus into town, rode bikes out to the blowholes, had dinner at the restaurant next door and enjoyed the fish platters that Chris and Shane made up for us. We would highly recommend the Blue Banana! Our sleep was interrupted only by the humidity (despite the fan in the room) but having such nice, warm water to sleep in was great!

Room Tip: The Maui fale was secluded and very peaceful
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: 1 Ika Lahi Rd | Kanokupolu, Tongatapu Island, Tonga
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Location: Tonga > Tongatapu Island
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in Tongatapu Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Absolute beach front nestled in a tropical plantation on the Royal Estate of Kanokupolu, right in the middle of the most beautiful sandy beach, close to marine reserve. All fales have prime beachfront positions right above the waters edge making them the closest accommodation to the water in Tonga. Whales swim past your door. All are fully self-contained & have great views from the windows & personal decks for relaxing solitude. ... more   less 
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Blue Banana Beach House Hotel Tongatapu Island
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