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Uoleva Island
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Come relax South Pacifc style! Kitesurf Tonga on Uoleva is the ultimate kitesurfing destination in the South Pacific. Wake up in the morning with the warm Tongan trade winds rustling through the coconut trees. Our Pacific style en-suite fales and all inclusive rates make this a kiting destination to be envied! NO wind? Other activities - SUPs, kayaks, whale watching, SCUBA-diving, pristine snorkeling & hammock time!
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Summary: Amazing hosts, fantastic food and some of the best reef kiting in the world. I traveled to Fanifo Lofa with Ozone New Zealand as part of a group of 10. As soon as we arrived in Ha'Apai, our kitesurftonga experience started with Glen meeting us at the airport, arranging for all transit to the boat and bringing us a case of beer :) That set the stage for the most welcoming, friendly kite trip I've ever been on (I've been to Aitutaki, Fiji, Rarotonga, Samoa before this as well as traveling throughout New Zealand for kite adventures) Throughout the week, we were fed a variety of excellent meals prepared by the on site cook, who, despite being on a literal island with no groceries, managed to turn around some of the best meals I've had in the last few years, full stop. The Tuna steaks, the roast pork belly and the Thai green curry (prepped by the owner Karen) were outstanding. Excellent meals were also made for our Gluten Free and two Vegan friends on our trip (I opted for the vegan option a few times and was very happy) The facilities are as described. Self sustaining, solar powered and off grid. The composting toilets were the thing that took the longest to get used to (No smell, but paper has to go into a separate receptacle and not in the toilet). Everything was clean, well maintained and up to standards of any other kitesurf holiday i've been on. I personally found the mattresses to be on the firm side, but Karen and Glen arranged for additional cushioning and I slept very well. The kiting was the obvious highlight. The kite point works on any wind direction, we were lucky and despite the forecast looking dire, we got kiting 6 out of the 7 days we were there. Smooth flat water, reefs to explore, downwinders were all on offer. Lunch was a packed affair we could bring with us to the kite point. We had anywhere between 1 - 3 sessions a day, walking to the point (8-10 minutes) and back to the fales as required. I was on my bigger kites (12m) for most of the holiday, but the trip previous to us had had 25knots of wind. Look at the forecast a couple of days before and pack accordingly. The hosts are outstanding. Gracious, generous and friendly. The dogs deserve a special mention as well, friendly and well trained, it was nice to have them around as I was missing my pooch. Honestly, the best value and the best holiday I've had.
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Response from Kitesurf_Tonga, Owner at Fanifo Lofa
Responded Sep 2, 2019
Thanks for your feedback Blaise, we would love to see you again 🤗
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Karen and Glen are amazing hosts who created and hand crafted incredible resort! Luterally hand crafted in the magical undisturbed small island. Boris and i had great fun kite surfing, relaxing with wales and snorkeling, definately will try to get back to relive this magic again!!!
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Response from Kitesurf_Tonga, Owner at Fanifo Lofa
Responded Aug 8, 2019
You two were a pleasure to meet and have stay with us! We hope you guys come back. Thankyou for the lovely review. Kaz & Glen
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We found these guys on the internet after about 5 minutes looking for kitesurfing spots in the Pacific. The reviews are all bang on! Karen, Glen and the team are the real deal. Passionate kitesurfers that have created a dream resort from nothing in a truly remote setting. The communication, welcome and service were all A+, and we felt like part of the family for our whole week's stay. The staff were brilliant and the food was delicious and definitely more than what we eat normally at home. We went in mid May and the winds blew around 13 - 18 kts every day. We are beginner kiters, and Dan the watersports manager gave us lots of good tips, and my wife had a lesson on the third day, which set her up for the rest of the trip. You can't kite 2 hrs either side of low tide, which is a perfect opportunity to just chill, snorkel the reefs or paddle around the island on one of the free kayaks (10kms, took us about 3 hours). All in all this was one of the best holidays I've ever had, and the location, the people, the kiting, it was all magic! Kaz and Glen are real characters and the dinnertime conversation was always great! We learned heaps about the ecology, politics and culture of the island. As fellow tourism operators, we appreciate the hard work that goes into this sort of thing, and these guys thoughtfullness, passion and skill is apparent in everything here, as it is all made from scratch, or recycled materials sourced over a couple of years in NZ and transported to the Island. All building, mechanics, engineering, kite repairing etc. etc. is all done in house. So inspiring! We will definitely be back. We would advise giving yourself a day on either side of your trip, as the RealTonga flights often get changed or cancelled. We missed our onward flight to NZ on the way home during a storm. So we had an extra 2 days unplanned holiday, but it was a bit stressful. Saying that though, they only decided to cancel when we were at the airport, Glen was super onto knowing when it was scheduled to take off before that, so no reflection on those guys at all. You could take the kids, but trust me it's way more fun without them :) Thanks so much! Will definitely be back.
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Response from Kitesurf_Tonga, Owner at Fanifo Lofa
Responded May 27, 2019
We loved having you both stay with us recently. Your stories over dinner were fantastic and we just loved your company overall. We are so happy to have met you and would love to see you again. Xxxxx
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Fantastic location and team to have a kiting adventure with! Karen, Glen & Dan were great hosts. Great food and accommodation for a remote location. A brilliant place to unwind from the busy world. The lagoon was amazing and a huge area to play in. We had very consistent wind for all 6 days.
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Response from Kitesurf_Tonga, Owner at Fanifo Lofa
Responded Apr 30, 2019
So great you had an amazing week with us! We look forward to seeing you both again.
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What an amazing place. Awesome base to go whale watching (and see them from the beach) kite surfing, swim and just relax. The hosts, Karen and Glenn were fantastic! Really friendly, helpful and great to hang out with. Great food, dinners were delicious and a lovely space to relax with common area and bean bags or at your own Fale. Fale's were a really good size, plenty of space for gear, comfortable beds and great view out to the water. So pleased we stayed and look forward to heading back in the future.
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Response from Kitesurf_Tonga, Owner at Fanifo Lofa
Responded Sep 22, 2018
Thanks Jason!! It was great to have you both stay with us. We look forward to your return visit!!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fanifo Lofa
What are some of the property amenities at Fanifo Lofa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a lounge, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Fanifo Lofa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Does Fanifo Lofa have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Fanifo Lofa offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Fanifo Lofa located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the center of Uoleva Island.