We just got back from Vakaloa after a 5 night stay in Tonga (our first trip there), and are relaxed and recharged. We had no idea what to expect, and found that Vakaloa Resort was comfortable, relaxed and had all the comforts of home with a Tongan flavour. We feel the resort allowed us to be part of the culture of Tonga, while still having all we needed as a family (with a 2 year old son) to make the stay relaxed and comfortable and meeting all our needs. The owners are so friendly, and we feel we have made new family in Tonga. We walked down to the beach, and sat in the sand under the palm trees every day and swam, kayaked, snorkelled and read books. Sooooo relaxing. Also, we got to experience the Friday Night buffet and cultural show, which had an incredible amount of effort and energy put into it! Amazing, even fire dancing! We learned how to climb coconut trees (and are still learning), drank freshly picked coconut, made lunch in the earth oven and made friends with all the staff who are amazing. Even though it was the end of the season, we even saw whales pass by from where we sat in the open air dining area! Definitely recommended, we will be back with our extended family for sure!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Vakaloa is a small but grand resort featuring luxurious self-contained units, large and inviting indoor and outdoor areas, an on-site restaurant and bar, weekly buffet dinner and floorshow, and other special nights and attractions.A Located on a white sandy beach of Kanokupolu, The royal waters of Tonga. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Vakaloa Beach Hotel Tongatapu Island
- Vakaloa Beach Resort Tonga/Tongatapu Island