Myself and my girlfriend stayed on Mafana Island for 5 nights in August and it was undoubtedly the highlight of our trip to Tonga apart from swimming with the Whales.
There was only 5 of us including Behan plus his cat on the island and we each had our own Fales which had a huge mozzy net and a large square opening in the front wall that allows you to look out at the sky from your bed.
One of the nights we were left just the 2 of us on the island so we had an entire island just to ourselves which was a great experience.
The kitchen facilities are decent and there is everything you really need for cooking there.
The water out front is good for swimming at high tide although there are places you can walk to nearby that you can swim during low tide.
Our room cost us $75TOP a night for 2 people and it was $10TOP per person each way for your transfer to and from the island.
You will definitely need Mosquito Spray as well as there are plenty, but with a bowl of smokonuts close it tends to keep them away.
We loved the place and will no doubt return if we head back to Tonga and think that Behan is doing an amazing job out there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mafana Island has a tranquil beach and is situated on the quieter eastern side of Vava'u and only 15/20 minutes by boat from the old harbour.We offer secluded eco-friendly fales on the beach. Two bamboo tree fales and two fales about 1 foot off the ground.(including memory foam beds, linen and mosquito nets), toilet and beach shower. Self catering facilities with a communal bbq, gas cooker, pots, pans, cutlery etc.* Kayaks free for guests* Snorkel trips available* ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Mafana Island Beach Tonga/Neiafu