I live on the main island of Vava'u and small though it is every now and you need to take a time out and replenish the batteries and just chill out. This is usually in the quieter season and a few friends head for Mafana Island. Here you do not have to get out of bed if you don't feel like it but if you don't get out of bed you might miss some of the most glorious sunrises.
Lunch time can be any time of the day. Or you can have another icy cold drink and just think about lunch. That is what Mafana Island is all about. Time doesn't exist in this serene peaceful corner of paradise.
For those who like to explore there is always an early morning swim around the island, or kayaks and of course some great snorkelling. Behan your host will always help to clean fish or husk a coconut for the cool coconut water or show you how to shred a coconut to have with your dinner. He also lights a great BBQ in the evenings.
The fales are clean and comfortable and the cook tent has produced some great meals. This is one destination for each person to create their dream holiday or getaway.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mafana Island has a tranquil beach and is situated on the quieter eastern side of Vava’u and only 15 minutes by boat from the old harbour.We offer a secluded eco-fiendly campsite on the beach with spacious tents and two bamboo tree fales (including memory foam beds, linen and mosquito nets), toilet and beach shower. Self catering facilities with a communal bbq, gas cooker, pots, pans, cutlery etc.* Kayaks for hire* Snorkel trips available* Day trippers welcome. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Mafana Island Beach Backpackers Tonga/Neiafu