I don't know where to begin!
We have recently returned from 8 days staying here with THE most beautiful host family imaginable.
The resort is situated at the far end of the island with an amazing safe beach with the surf a short paddle away.
The snorkelling straight out the front was excellent with heaps of variety of fish life. High tide is definately better as you really have to pick your way through the coral at low tide.
The fales were basic but lovely. Moana gave us a peek at the ensuite fales which are really nice and I would consider these next time but either are great!
I must admit I thought the shared amenities might have posed a problem (2x toilets and 1 shower- same in mens and women's) but there was never a queue for either toilets or showers which was quite amazing considering they were pretty full with guests.
The food, one word WOW! They have the most delicious buffet every night, and I'm missing the banana pancakes at breakfast, although the French toast was pretty good too!
Take advantage of a trip out on the fishing boat, they catch huge tuna most mornings.
Catch a ride into town via Moana or the local bus, which is a funny experience in itself.
I think it was possibly the most relaxing holiday I've ever had.
Don't expect 5 star Hilton type accommodation, expect true Tongan hospitality and I can assure you , you won't be let down.
We came for a whale swim,without success,however we did get to watch them come past from the beach out the front. Anyway it's a great excuse to go back for another try!
So all I really need to say is - go there, experience Tonga, enjoy the time with a great family,make heaps of new friends and please say Hi to the gang for us!
Oh, a couple of essentials to take with you, an open mind and a sense of fun!
Enjoy! - Jane Cooper
- 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