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Elmira
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited three different island groups in Tonga , stayed at 3 different lodges , and did three different snorkel with the whales in Tonga , hands-down the best was Matafonua lodge , food was excellent, Darren and Nina were great hosts . As for snorkeling with the whales , wow , Hilton and Amy were super professional whale guides... More 

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Lobethal, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was our second stay at Matafonua Lodge where we relived the dream. This is a place where the pace is relaxed, the rooms traditional and cosy where you slip into sleep listening to the waves on the reef. It's my prefect idea of island life in the middle of the south pacific. And then we swam with the whales.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We are a Dive Operator from New Zealand ( Dive Wellington ) We brought 2 separate groups of 10 divers to Haapai for a week each and each group did 3 days of diving with Matafonua. Our guide Hilton was excellent, helpful and knowledgeable and went out of his way to make sure our experience was awesome. We didn't stay... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a week with Nina,Darren,liv,kids,Hylton and Amy and crew. We had a fantastic exerience with 2 days swimming with whales! food was superb,lobby,Tuna,mahi mahi as well as great pizzas and more casual food etc.Surrounding waters,coral etc are pristine.....cannot speak highly enough of the place.Will be back. cheers Steve and Sam (Manly,NSW)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome stay and great get togethers around the dinner table! Treated by special off menu dinners. Had a great time experiencing swimming with whales and I have been to many islands but never seen a beach so crystal clear - It was dreamlike.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Shortly after pulling away from the sandy beach, we came across a lone male humpback whale, calm and seemingly waiting for us. With the first group of snorkelers quietly slipping into the water, the whale looked as if it’s going to swim off. What we took for a quick exit, turned into the whale swimming circles around the tightly bunched,... More 

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A Paradise away from it all! Fantastic family holiday in a wonderful location. Snorkelling, diving, kayaking in crystal clear waters. The whole team at Matafonua made our stay a very special one. Accommodation is simple but nice and clean. We had a brilliant family holiday with our three boys aged 9,11,13 years and hope to be back.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed our 5 nights at the beginning of August 2016. The snorkeling is great and close to shore,and as the lodge is on the tip of the island you have the choice of 2 sides to snorkel, so if one side is windy the other side is usually calm so we could snorkel every day.Thank you Olivia for doing... More 

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for 2 nights and it was magnificent. The fales are gorgeous. You can hear the waves crashing as you sleep. The food is incredible as well. Nina and Darren and their family are incredibly friendly hosts. Thank you for such a wonderful stay!

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Thank heldsingers
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A highlight was swimming with whales but also the fact that we could do other activities for free was great - such as biking, snorkelling and kayaking out to another beautiful, deserted island. We were able to swim in the lovely warm waters right infront of our fale which was kept clean with comfy beds and mosquito nets.

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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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 - $112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
Matafonua Hotel Ha`Apai Islands
Matafonua Lodge Tonga/Foa Island
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