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Ha'atafu Beach

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Beautiful Beach

We took a taxi which cost us $40 for 4 of us. For those who don't like getting in the water, just... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kathie N
Best beach on Tongatapu

Ha'atafu Beach is our favorite place for snorkeling. We love the bright blue starfish and the clown... read more

Reviewed August 10, 2018
Cairns, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a taxi which cost us $40 for 4 of us. For those who don't like getting in the water, just do it. It is cold when you first get in but worth it once you start snorkeling. Sadly most of the coral is...More

Thank Kathie N
Reviewed August 10, 2018

Ha'atafu Beach is our favorite place for snorkeling. We love the bright blue starfish and the clown fish which dance in and out of anemone. We have seen many many fish, stripes, dots, iridescent, blue, yellow. We like mid going to high tide. At low...More

Thank rizzeroo
Reviewed June 18, 2018

The day we went was pretty rough, but still sheltered enough for a good swim and snorkel. Recommend taking the reef shoes, plenty of fish and marine life to see.

Thank Rastus_B
Reviewed April 13, 2018

A good beach when the tide is going out. Safe for kids at low tide but high tide is a bit questionable. Great to snorkel and see so many different fish and coral. The huge brain coral is cool and the kids loved seeing Nemo...More

1  Thank GeoffandRobyn
Reviewed March 23, 2018 via mobile

Scenic and referred to by many as the best beach on the island (featuring the presently top-rated Ha’atafu Resort and Blue Banana Resort) but don’t expect any postcard-perfect crescent of white sand and don’t expect to find luxury resorts. You can drive right up to...More

2  Thank awayweekender
Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

This is a public beach accessible via a 5min walk from the main Hihifo road. We caught a bus there and spend 3.5 hours under a tree with frequent snorkelling forays into the water. This was at low - mid tide. These is a shallow...More

2  Thank ScrawnyRay
Reviewed November 8, 2017

Heilala where we stayed is situated here, very beautiful and safe swimming because of the reef. Lots of fish to see while snorkling, water temperature was really warm

Thank Kirsty G
Reviewed November 6, 2017

Ha'atafu is only about 20 odd kilometers from Nukualofa but can take around 30/40 minutes to get there - not because of the roads as they are actually pretty good for the islands, but just due to the speed limits and a lot of cars...More

2  Thank GandPHart
Reviewed November 4, 2017

We took reef shoes but didn't really use them. Swimming is lovely especially at high tide, and the snorkelling was great. I'm not a surfer but this an option out past the reef. The water temperature is perfect - not too warm, so it's refreshing...More

2  Thank Airini-22
Reviewed October 4, 2017

Visited on a stunning day, a couple of whales playing off the beach. Water was clear and was a nice beach on Tongatapu, although quite remote.

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August 3, 2016|
Response from Spruytsrus | Reviewed this property |
There is a bus 6 days a week. Goes both ways. Get precise directions before you go. The bus will go straight along the main road and then you will need to walk a little. Times for buses are variable I suspect. Many of the... More