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Matafonua Lodge

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The pictures on the website live up to this beautiful location which we thoroughly enjoyed. The time spent was far too short so we have already booked for next year! Darren and his team are excellent hosts; produce delicious food and take good care of you. A wonderful relaxing time was had by us all.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Our family of 4 stayed 5 nights during the July holidays. We had a fantastic time, highlights whale watching with Amy and the crew (including some fleeting encounters in the water - incredible) and another day diving with Amy and Hilton from the boat. Neena and Darren are hospitable and passionate about the island, the diving and the whales. Their... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a fantastic family holiday, Matafonua lodge is welcoming, Darren and Nina we're great hosts and great cooks (chefs!). The site is incredibly beautiful. The snorkelling in the lagoon, the beach and the sun rises and sunsets were the backdrop to the most relaxing holiday I can remember. Thank you to all at Matafonua including ollie the dog.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My wife said it was most relaxed she had felt in over 7 years; I totally agreed. We were very sad to leave after the most amazing two weeks. It's not the Hilton but that's why we loved it! We had our 7 & 5 year old daughters in tow, they were never bored.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was exactly what we were looking for, peace, beauty and relaxed. We were warmly greeted on arrival by Darren, Nina and their children. Our daughter was instantly off with the kids. We loved the diving (with Amy & Hylt) and were spoilt with a whale spotting on our first day of diving. We were too early in July to swim... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a well-run resort in a paradise-like location. The lagoon is lovely. The fales are well built and extremely comfortable. I was surprised by the lack of insects, but there’s a mosquito net if need be. There’s lots to do – snorkelling, diving, kayaking, paddle boarding, cycling, and beach combing, and apparently it’s good for kite surfing too. The... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Rooms are basic and clean with good comfortable beds and great views of the lagoon from the room. Toilets and showers are in a separate block and are clean. Matafonua is in a great spot at the top of the island for water sports and kitesurfing with a 300 degree beach to launch and land from. Only down side is... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you stay at Matafouna Lodge you become part of the family of Darren, Nina, Liv and the kids, such is the wonderful hospitality. It is an "outdoors" type holiday. If the wind is blowing, go for a kite board, or go to the beach on the leeward side where there will be not a breath of wind. There is... More 

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Anglesey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a fantastic few days staying in Matafonua. The welcome, food, accommodation were all excellent but above all, the location is stunning. A sense of luxury and comfort in one of the most secluded parts of Tonga. Thanks for a wonderful stay.

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Taupo, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Matafonua Lodge is in a stunning location and you truly feel like you are in a little piece of Paradise. You have an abundance of activities to choose from with Kite Boarding (our choice), Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Boat trips, Paddle boarding...or find a little piece of beach and relax with no-one around, it is very peaceful. The meals were great,... More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
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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 

Additional Information about Matafonua Lodge

Address: Foa Road | Faleloa, Tonga
Location: Tonga > Ha'apai Islands > Foa Island
Price Range: $103 - $111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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Matafonua Hotel Ha`Apai Islands
Matafonua Lodge Tonga/Foa Island
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