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Ha'atafu Beach Resort
Ranked #1 of 21 Hotels in Tongatapu Island
Certificate of Excellence
Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
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“Honeymoon in Tonga”
Reviewed December 6, 2012

We spent 5 days in Ha'atafu Beach Resort, and had the most amazing time, definitely the most relaxing holiday we've ever had! This is the most beautiful, peaceful place if you just want to rest & relax. Hola & Moana are fantastic and all staff is very friendly. Not many people were staying when we were there as it's off season, but I'd imagine it would be nice and peaceful even when full (as there are only 10 fales).

Staying in the fale is great, they are very basic but the beds are comfy and mosquito nets are provided. The shared facilities are clean and close to all fales.

Beach is right at you doorstep, went sea kayaking, snorkeling & swimming every day. Water is clear and warm and you can see heaps of sea life.The beach is very quiet too, you could be walking on the beach all by yourself!

Breakfast & dinner are included, and all the food is super tasty, something different every evening, and there is plenty! Breakfast is great with fresh coffee, fruit salad, cereal, and a warm breakfast of your choice (had the pancakes every day and they were the best!) Fresh fruit smoothies for lunch are very tasty too.

Can't think of anything negative, our experience was so great. This place is perfect for people who appreciate simple things life; fresh air, nature around you, good food, and rest. We will definitely be going back.

Room Tip: Garden fales are almost as close to the beach as beach fales.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed November 28, 2012

My two teenagers (15 & 19) and I stayed 3 nights in an ocean front fale at this resort in Nov and thoroughly enjoyed it! It's very well run & it's such a great place to relax & just 'be'. (Will I have a banana or mangoe smoothie with my lunch? Do I nap now or after my swim?) Moana, Hola and their staff are very caring, welcoming & hospitable - nothing is too much trouble. There's a special atmosphere at Ha'atafu that makes you feel very comfortable & happy. You can mix & mingle with the other guests as much or as little as you like (they were all very nice & interesting!) The meals are perfect, canoeing is fun, the snorkelling great. 3 nights was not quite enough! We would all love to stay again.

Room Tip: It's beautiful to wake up seeing the ocean in a beachfront fale, but the sea can be a bit loud a...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Canberra ACT
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

In our 6 months in Tonga we stayed 2 or 3 times and visited Ha'atafu a few times.
Moana, Hola, family and staff are friendly and provide an amazing insight into Tongan culture.
The food is fantastic, rooms excellent and the beach is stunning.
Yes you do have shared facilities, however, it is not a problem as all bures are located in close proximity to the shower/toilet blocks.
We often caught up with Moana and Hola in Nuku'alofa as we lived next to the school their children attended.
On one occasion our van broke down and Moana and Hola stopped to give us a ride to work.Where else but Tonga would this happen.
We highly recommend Ha'atafu Beach resort and we will miss you all.
We will return to Tonga and to Ha'atafu to see Moana, Hola, family and staff.
Keep up the good work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Malo 'aupito

Room Tip: All fales are well located.The beach is not very far from any fale.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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auckland
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

had the most amazing time at Ha'atafu, great people, delicious food, whales, surf and sunshine... also met some lovely people who were also holidaying! MAGIC..

I would recommend it to couples and families .... good times were had by all!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Whg
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

We just came back from a short stay here and what can I say... AMAZING!! Yes the fales are basic, but perfect and very clean with nice comfortable beds. Super friendly staff (esp Hola and Moana) and the food!! So so good!! The grounds are immaculate, the beach is beautiful and the snorkelling is great! Very relaxing place to stay, we loved every minute of it and would not hesitate to come back. Thanks for such an awesome stay!

Room Tip: We stayed in fale 5 and because of its location in the garden, would defintely ask to be in this fal...
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

Our family stayed for 10 nights. A fantastic time was had by all. The staff are amazing, the food was fantastic and plentiful. The fales are clean and tidy. This is a great place to visit be it with or without kids.
The beach is very safe and offers enough to keep you busy.
We would visit again without hesitation, in fact we may see you next year. It really is that good.
MALO

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Merimbula, Australia
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

An idyllic place in an idyllic setting. Tonga is truly a fantastic destination. There is no tourist hype, just friendly locals and spectacular scenery. Ha'atafu Beach Resort is a wonderful place to stay. The fales are comfortable, the food awesome and the location breathtaking. Surf, snorkel, kayak and swim. Do an island tour, swim with the whales or catch the local bus into town. You can do as much or as little as you like. It's the people at Ha'atafu Beach Resort that really make this place so special. Thanks to Moana, Hola, their wonderful family and staff who look after all their guests so well. We hope to come back to paradise one day!

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Property: Ha'atafu Beach Resort
Address: Ha'atafu Beach | Ha'atafu Beach, Tongatapu Island n/a, Tonga
Location: Tonga > Tongatapu Island
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Tongatapu Island
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Tongatapu Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a small, locally owned and family operated resort offering limited occupancy and catering for our resort guests exclusively. This ensures our guests enjoy a quiet, peaceful and relaxed atmosphere around the resort. Established in 1979 and located on the beachfront at Ha'atafu Beach .... Tongatapu's premier swimming, snorkelling and recreational beach. We welcome families with children. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Ha`Atafu Beach Hotel Tongatapu Island
Ha'Atafu Beach Resort Tonga/Tongatapu Island

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