I cannot say enough good things about Darrell, Nina, and Matafonua Lodge. The place is ridiculously beautiful. Complete with white sand beaches in front of the lodge and bungalows and also nearby rocky beaches wonderful for exploring and finding seashells. They run a top-notch dive and whale watching operation. Very thorough safety instructions from their crew before each departure. Good gear. Wonderful guides, good food on the tours, a thorough knowledge of the subject matter, and a love and respect for the whales that is deep and genuine. The bungalows are cute, comfortable, and right on the beach. The food at the restaurant is delicious. The company of other whale lovers is priceless. Oh, and the humpback whales!!! BEST IN THE WORLD RIGHT HERE!!!
- Also Known As:
- Matafonua Hotel
- Matafonua Hotel Ha`Apai Islands
- Matafonua Hotel Ha Apai
- Matafonua Lodge Tonga/Foa Island
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A Pacific-style resort located on the spectacular Northern tip of Foa Island. Pristine white-sand beach, safe swimming and exceptional snorkeling. Thatched-wall beach-front fales with very comfortable King sized beds. Excellent restaurant/bar with great variety of meals and drinks.On site scuba diving school and seasonal whale watching and swimming excursions. Good library and games available for guest use. Friendly, easy-going owner/managers live on-site. ... more less