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See trip advisor reviews under Matafonua Lodge most reviewers use the resort link to review our whale watching and diving center. Fully Licensed Diving and Whale watching business located on the grounds of Matafonua Lodge Visiting some of the most...more
Well, I just got back from HA'APAi , TONGA and after almost a week at MATAFONUA which sets on the most beautiful slice of heaven on earth.
I can only say WOW and thank you Darren and Nina (owners of Matafonua lodge) for most amazing...More
We stayed at Matafonua for a week and were lucky enough to go out with Darren, Julia, Briggsy and CO twice on dives and twice on whale watching/swims while we stayed there.
My hubby is the one who scuba dives but they were fine with...More
We stayed at Matafonua Lodge for a week with our 7 year old. The main event of the week was to go out and swim with the whales. And what an experience it was!
Darren offers an an amazing day out on the water (many...More
The diving experience at Matafonua Lodge is exceptional.
I had never been scuba diving before and Darren took me out for a one on one introduction to scuba diving.
He made sure I was happy and confident at the edge of the beach before going...More
After diving all around the world for some 20 years, including Maldives, Red Sea, Atlantic, Carbbean, Barrier Reef, Fiji, Samoa, Cook Islands, etc. I found the ultimate diving in Ha'apai, Tonga. I had the privilege of diving with Darren for a few days and every...More
I was in Ha'apai in September '14 and had some outstanding humpback encounters. The excursions were expertly guided by Jodi, whose enthusiasm for the protection of wildlife in general and the whales in particular was contagious. She was a good teacher and a jolly companion...More
Had the most amazing time in Ha'apai, mainly thanks to Matafonua lodge. Scuba diving and whale watching with Jodi as our guide we were provided with the most amazing and unforgettable experience every day. Will definitely be returning best holiday and service iv ever encountered.
We didn't stay at the resort due to it getting rebuilt after the Cyclone, but the scuba diving and whale watching knowledge was absolutely fantastic. We only had 1 day to whale watch due to our schedule but it was a day I will never...More
This trip was the fulfillment of a lifetime dream....to see Humpback Whales! And, even more than that....to have been able to get in the water and swim with them....magical!!!! I was born and raised in South Florida, and have always had a love affair with...More
Me and my girlfriend went out for two dives. We went to this awesome divesite called tunnels. Really cool tunnels to dive through that are steaming with life. And the crystal clear waters around does not make it worse.
The dive master Darren was really...More