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“Snorkelling in the lagoon; whales beyond the reef”
Review of Ha'atafu Beach

Ha'atafu Beach
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Tongatapu
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Snorkelling in the lagoon; whales beyond the reef”
Reviewed August 3, 2012

This is a nice beach for snorkelling, with lots of marine life. The coral is nothing particularly special, but it's a nice shallow lagoon to be checking out the variety of fish. Tip: best at high tide, as the water becomes a little too shallow when the tide is out. Also, at the moment you can often see migrating whales beyond the reef, about 300m off the shore. Amazing!!!

Visited August 2012
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193 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Great swimming and snorkling”
Reviewed July 30, 2012

As a marine park - this is the best place for fish and coral. Little bit difficult getting into the water as the coral is everywhere but once you are in - awesome. The beach is a coral beach with sand dispersed between the coral. So a little tough on bare feet but if you have reef shoes you are kicking with gas.

Possibly the best swimming beach on the main island.

Visited July 2012
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Wellington, New Zealand
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“Great Snorkeling so close to shore.”
Reviewed July 30, 2012

Heilala Holiday Lodge is a great place to stay at Ha'atafu Beach!
Beautifully presented accomodation and food to match. Sven and the team reallly make you feel welcome. the Place is very clean, very relaxing and right by a fantastic beach.

Visited June 2012
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Beautiful!”
Reviewed July 15, 2012

So lovely, nice snorkelling! The lagoon is nice and calm as the reef further out breaks the waves :)

Visited July 2012
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A nice and quiet beach”
Reviewed April 23, 2012

There is nothing here but sea, sand and silence. I loved it!

Visited April 2012
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