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Situated on the island Foi'ata (or Foeata) in the Vava'u group of islands, Tonga. Surrounded by the crystal turquoise water, white sandy beaches and tropical rain forest. Blue Lagoon Resort is a paradise island like no other. Voted "Best Food in Vava'u!" by the Lonely Planet Guide - Tonga. They also offer private whale swimming tours from July-November. Swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, fishing, surfing and sailing are just some of the other activities on offer.
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Ocean Magic wrote a review Nov 2019
Tongatapu Island, Tonga21 contributions17 helpful votes
Filled with characters, the experience is unique based in a beautiful blue lagoon. Excellent food all prepared by Feliti Pott, the owner.. Simply a unique, amazing experience in the South Pacific Ocean. 🙏🙏🙏
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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ScubaMerrill wrote a review Oct 2019
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I could write an entire essay on all the reasons why the Blue Lagoon Resort is definitely the place you want to stay when in Vavaʻu, but I'm going to summarize so folks don't have to read a lengthy review... -The staff are the friendliest and most helpful you could ever hope for. It is family owned and run and every one from the whale guides, boat captains, resort staff and chef will all become your friends by the end of your stay, they are outstanding! -Compare the prices between the Blue Lagoon and the other whale swimming operations and you'll see that Blue Lagoon is less expensive. -The location of the resort is what you would imagine when you dream of a tiny tropical island. But, it's like your own private island, they have only a handful of places to stay on the island, so it's not touristy or crowded, it's just sublime. The accommodation are idyllic fales that overlook the water. Sunsets on your porch with a glass of wine while sharing whale stories/photos...ahhh, I wish I was back at the Blue Lagoon. - When doing whale swimming, the number of people you have on board your boat is key, you want to be on a boat with no more than 4 people, so that you are able to get in the water each time they find a whale to swim with. Blue lagoon is the only place I found that had a max of 4 people, the other operations have 8 people on board so you are forced to sit and wait your turn while the first group jumps in and plays with the whales. Also, the guides at Blue Lagoon grew up on the island, so they know the water like the back of their hand and where to find the whales like nobody's business. - The food is amazing, it's like you would expect at a 4 star resort. The chef (and owner, Feleti) really knows how to cook! Well, those are the main points to consider when choosing where to stay, but I'm telling you, you can't ask for a better place to stay/whale swimming operation than the Blue Lagoon. I've never wanted to take the time to write a Tripadvisor review before, even though I read them all the time, but these guys deserve it! It truly was the trip of a lifetime. -Merrill
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Date of stay: September 2019
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LoveToTravel1612 wrote a review Sep 2019
Brisbane3 contributions2 helpful votes
This trip was all about the whales for us. We stayed at Blue Lagoon Resort from a recommendation for the whale guide Jessica Beckham. She works out of Blue Lagoon for the entire whale season. Firstly in regards to the resort. This place was exactly what we were after. There are only four fales on the island so very minimal guests at one time. This is somewhere you want to go if you are looking to escape the world and just be with nature. This is not a resort with activities and it is very small, which is exact;y what we wanted. The days we were not out with the whales we were snorkelling in the lagoon, paddle boarding (gear supplied),reading a book or just walking the small island. Just perfect. There was so much food! Our package included breakfast, lunch and dinner. Each meal was cooked by the owner Feleti or Uli. The food was delicious and to be honest sometimes I couldn't eat it all. Internet was minimal which was really nice. You could catch it the best when up at the main house but it wasn't on all the time. It was enough however to check in at home. The staff are so friendly and accommodating. Shout out to Lily who looked after us at meal times, Uli and Henry for being our skipper on the high seas and the rest of the team, Tapu, James, Otto and Feleti. We booked three days at sea for the whale swims. Wet suits and snorkel gear are provided for the trips. Firstly I want to give praise to Jess our whale guide. She is an Australian girl who lives for the ocean. Full of knowledge and very friendly. I was grateful to have her there for the three days. The day would start with a 0730 breakfast and and 0830 departure. What an adventure. I didn't really know what to expect at all. Every day was so different but what an experience. I love the ocean and the beach however, I have not spent loads of time out on the ocean in a boat. For me the water was a little more rough than I expected for some reason and it made me a little nervous however thanks to Jess I felt more calm as the day went on. I also had never really swam in the deep blue like that before and in swell like that so it pays to be a strong swimmer. If this is something you have always wanted to do it is highly recommended. It's just so magical being in the water with these beautiful creatures. We would do it again in heartbeat and miss our hosts terribly now we are home. Wendy & David :)
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Stephanie Yim wrote a review Jan 2019
Hong Kong, China10 contributions4 helpful votes
We came here for 8 days of humpbacks whale watching and every day we encountered the whales. What you can ask for more? Blue Lagoon runs the whale watching tour very well, sometimes when the boat go out from the resort, you can already see the humpbacks. Per Tongan law, only 4 people can get in the water. Once a boat finds a whale, other boats arrive and since our boat always carried only 4 people, we never missed the whales. Other operators had 8-12 people so people took turns. The food was incredible delicious, prepared by Feleti, a lovely German chef that prepared every dish with heart. 5-star quality food and best ever in Tonga. I read some comments about Feleti - which I can only say you have not got to know him. Once you get to know him, he is just a lovely grannies who takes care everyone with his heart! Jessica, our guide, was very professional and took care of everyone of us and made sure we all have a good view of the humpbacks. Henry, took us out every day on his boat and we couldn't have such an enjoyable trip without him! Everyone Tabu, Ui, Otto are all nice and friendly. It is amazing that they have built the entire resort by themselves. It is a peaceful place - and take a break from the internet. Wifi is only available at the common area (if the reception is good for the day) and good for recharging after working in the busy cities. A torch will be needed to bring yourself back to your bungalow after dinner. Thanks everyone from Blue Lagoon to make my trip so memorable! We will definitely come back some time again! Miss you all!! :)
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Chrishy_NY wrote a review Oct 2017
New York City, New York158 contributions80 helpful votes
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Staying in a family owned and run resort, you feel like family. If you're looking at Blue Lagoon/Tonga, you're coming for whales and couldn't choose a better place - they limit the boats to 4 people. Per Tongan law, only 4 people can get in the water. Once a boat finds a whale, other boats arrive and other operators had 8-12 people so people had to take turns. It's a shame as you might miss a whale experience! The food is beyond amazing, prepared by Feleti, a trained cook/German expat - 5 star quality w lots of delicious sauce and his Tongan wife, picks you up/drops you off at the airport. Lunch is on the boat. Tabu, his daughter, is beyond hospitable with her cute baby Angelo and their cousin Moa, is always smiling and available for your needs. The sons: Uli, Otto and Henry are born and raised here and know the oceans/whales - and Aussie Josh has sea legs. If there's a whale, they'll make sure you see it! Some tips: + book at least 5 days of whale swims. each experience is different and some younger mothers are very protective/shy and will dive very deep/leave whilst more mature mothers will hang around and not be bothered by snorkelers. some days you might not even find one/the weather may be too rough to go out. it's a far ways to go and shame if you don't maximize the opportunity. July-Aug is when you might see pods of male whales trying to get a female's attention - Sept-Opt is when you see more mother/calf pairs feeding the calf until it's strong enough to swim back to Antarctica/Alaska. + download books in advance. the peaceful and isolated serenity forces you to be off the grid which is amazing. when you're not doing whale swims, you have lots of down time to enjoy the island/just relax. I read 4 books here. + be comfortable in open water. this is not a place to learn how to snorkel/swim. you literally jump in the middle of the ocean, in sometimes choppy conditions. it's a shame when someone misses out because they were frightened. + bring a torch to walk to your fale at night. + don't bring food to your fale. there are island critters that will happily visit you at night!! If you're coming here, be open minded and have a sense of adventure. It's a beautiful resort on an island with 4 fales. Very simple/basic, but everything you need - power runs 6-11pm, so you have to get creative with charging only necessary devices (underwater cameras!) and wifi only in the common area. And a big big thanks to Blue Lagoon. We were honored to be the first wedding celebrated there. We envisioned a simple exchanging of vows on the beach (you have to be a Tongan resident for at least a year to legally be married there), but Tabu/Moa, with their creative touches made the perfect setting. Otto officiated, Henry drove the limo (aka the boat!) and Uli was our photog. If you're thinking of exchanging/renewing vows, their lagoon couldn't be more picturesque. Thank you Blue Lagoon/Pott family for an amazing trip of a lifetime!!
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Date of stay: October 2017
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Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and airport transportation.
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Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Does Blue Lagoon Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Blue Lagoon Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.