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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was amazing!! We had beautiful Fale's that were a stones throw from the waters edge, pristine beaches for swimming, snorkeling, kayaking and exploring. Darren and Nina (plus the kids) were fantastic hosts- the food was delicious beyond words with a great atmosphere and deck to soak up the serenity. I cannot recommend this place enough! We are already... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Simple traditional Fale's style accomodation and a stunning swimming beach and local surrounds makes this lodge the ultimate wind down and relax location. The food is excellent and the local people and staff are helpful and friendly. The water is the clearest I have ever seen perfect for snorkelling and scuba. Cheers Matafonua, we will be back. M & G

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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Matafonua, Darren/Nina/ Liv / kids +Ollie ( guard/companion dog) were all recommended by Assault Kitesurf, with whom we have had many trips to other islands.... however trip surpassed our expectations... wind wasn't quite in our favour for the kites , but more than made up for by whales ( highlight, can't be many places around the globe with similiar experience);... More 

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Thank DrMikeNZ
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner and I spent 11 amazing days at Matafonua Lodge. Has to be the best accommodation on Ha'Apai, in fact probably the whole of Tonga. Darren, Nina and family were amazing hosts and very down to earth. Our fale accommodation was so fitting for the beautiful location situated right on the waterfront. We met some awesome people from around... More 

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Thank PegLeg007
New Plymouth, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I spent 7 days at Matafonua Lodge and although the weather was not the very best, had no trouble enjoying ourselves anyway. The meals offered were standout as were the staff. The variety of things to do meant that we were never bored. Would recommened this place.

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Thank Robin S
Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We really loved this simple, peaceful little resort. The situation is perfect with two beautiful white sand beaches and a lagoon to choose from, a variety of corals and fish to explore and lots of activities like snorkeling, kite boarding, stand up paddle boarding, cycling, diving and whale watching. There is even an uninhabited island to explore, or a cultural... More 

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Thank Petadonz
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I needed some sun and some serious chill time after a tough year and a tough winter. A friend recommended Matafonua so we thought we would give it a shot. Brilliant decision. Matafonua is down to earth, very very beautiful and hosted by Nina and Darren who have to be two of the worlds nicest people. Accommodations... More 

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Glen Innes, Australia
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Reviewed October 21, 2016

We spent 5 nights at Matafonua with our 10 year old son and we were totally spoiled with choice of activities like incredible whale swimming, amazing snorkeling right off the beach, kayaking, exploring nearby islands, kite-surfing and most importantly lazing around with a book in paradise. We were also spoiled by the wonderful staff and food. Thank you Darren, Nina,... More 

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Thank Nomadmum10
Sydney, Australia
1 review
Reviewed October 21, 2016

Excellent spot to just plop yourself down for days and days, to relax and with many great activities on offer at your doorstep like whale swimming, snorkelling, kayaking, kite surfing and even cycling into the villages. A massive plus is the great range of awesome home cooked food and decadent desserts! Darren and Nina are great hosts and we felt... More 

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Thank alisonconnolly67
Queenstown, New Zealand
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Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

We spent 3 weeks with Nina , Darren and Liv their amazing staff, food,location (2beaches) ,family,passion,caring and experience with the whales and Ollie the best guard dog . Their relaxed manor and wish to make everyone enjoy Tonga and their piece of paradise and amazing lives was refreshing - this was a true experience ! Personal and pleasurable. So with... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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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 - $116 (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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“All Fales similar. Some larger than others.”
 of 5 bubbles 36robins, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Most fales are on the beach - try to get one of them for a lovely cool breeze most nights”
 of 5 bubbles alisonconnolly67, Oct 21, 2016 | Read review
“Every Fale is in a prime location, Fales are traditional and each a stones throw to the toilet block & all with sea views”
 of 5 bubbles glendamarkthetford, Sep 29, 2016 | Read review
“Fale 1 to 7 are beach-front”
 of 5 bubbles margynicholas, Sep 25, 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are equally gorgeous.”
 of 5 bubbles Wyrsta, Aug 28, 2016 | Read review
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