We spent 7 days at Heilala in a superior fale and loved every minute. The staff are friendly and helpful, special thanks to Tina who met us at the airport with big smile and beautiful lei, she also is a waitress and an impressive dancer.
The fale was comfortable and clean, the free fruit and toast breakfasts delicious and we ordered eggs and pancakes as extras. The evening meals were delicious with mainly tuna, snapper or chicken available cooked a different way each night.
There were 2 nights where the kitchen closed, no reason given, but guests were offered a ride to neighbouring resort of choice instead, this worked well with return tripped arranged at no cost, we also got to experience other restaurants and make new friends.
The beach is lovely with plenty of shadey trees to sit under while watching the whales frolick beyond the reef.
Sven and Karolina are friendly and go the extra mile to accommodate everyone, when our return trip was delayed by 5 hours and we would of missed out on dinner, he arranged for Tina to take 6 of us to Friends Cafe in Nukualofa en route to airport for a meal.
The overall feeling at Heilala is tranquilty, you can cycle, kayak, surf, snorkel, or just sit on the beach or fale deck with a cool drink and enjoy the sound of the sea.
I would have no hesitation in returning to Heilala in the future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Malo e lelei from the Kingdom of Tonga! If you are looking for a relaxed, friendly, homestyle "beach garden getaway" in the Kingdom of Tonga, the Heilala Holiday Lodge on Ha'atafu Beach at Kanokupolu may just be the place you have been looking for. Over 1km of sandy beach, wave surfing, snorkeling, or simply relaxing in your hammock. All the best and we hope to welcome you in our little peace of paradise soon. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Heilala Holiday Hotel Tongatapu Island
- Heilala Holiday Lodge Tonga/Tongatapu Island