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White Sands Beach Resort
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Foui
Reviewed July 16, 2011

My family stayed here for 4 nights. It was a lovely place to relax, and very private too. The beach is only for guests and it is quiet. It has lovely sand, as the name suggests, and there is no rubbish as the owners pick it all up in the morning. The kids had great fun collecting all the hermits crabs. Although the beach is only safe to paddle in for children, it does however have a pool. There are facilities to cook your own food if you are on a budget, or Priscilla can cook you something, or there is a free shuttle to a nearby large resort for a meal and a show. The rooms are serviced each morning and the owners (Kiwi's) are always willing to help and give advice.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 15, 2011

I stayed at White Sands in Tonga in January with my husband and 2 kids (11 and 12yrs). We were visiting family and spent our last 5 nights relaxing at White Sands. I can honestly say that this is the best kept secret in Tonga and we had a fantastic time. The beach location is pristine and totally private. The large pool was a total bonus and the kids and I were in it every day!

The property is set in large gardens with a great bbq area that can be used to relax and meet other guests. The pancakes and breakfast bought to us in the in the morning was delicious. You feel really secure here with gates into the property that are locked at night and the family also around.

The staff were so friendly and we can honestly say that we left feeling a part of the family and will absolutely return. Big thanks to Marrissa, Annalese, Lysandra, Gloria, Ian and Priscilla for making us feel so welcome!

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled with family
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Thank Jane B
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Reviewed October 23, 2010

We spent 3 weeks in Tonga and Whitesands was the first place we stayed for 4 nights. Gloria and Ian and their family were so friendly and helpful and Priscilla who is on the staff looked after us so well. Nothing was too much trouble. She cooked us pancakes for breakfast some days or brought us cereal and bread to do our own in our room. She also made sandwiches for lunch and dinners if we needed at night which were all very tasty and fresh.
The kids were very at home here as they had a lovely pool which they lived in and the trampoline was great too. They loved playing with Gloria and Ian's grandson who was a similar age and their youngest daughter was amazing with our kids... babysitting for us one night and spending loads of time with them giving us a break.
Priscilla arranged for us to go to an island feast and floorshow at another nearby resort which was worthwhile.
The rooms although basic were large enough for our family and they did have a cot for our youngest.
The location is beautifully peaceful and right on the ocean front of an amazing beach with very white sand and lots of coral and beautiful shells. They keep the beach immaculately clean too. We saw humpback whales just about everyday swimming past!
We felt that Whitesands was very friendly and like being part of the family there so we would recommend this to others.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled with family
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Thank annaeh
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Reviewed October 22, 2010

This was our last place to visit on our stay in Tonga and we were pleasantly surprised by the spacious, clean and tiled rooms. After visting other resorts the fridge and fans were a welcoming sight!!
Priscilla is such a lovely host and made us feel so welcome as did the owners Gloria and Ian and their beautiful children.
We were so appreciative of them transporting us around and offering to take us to attractions, such as the blowholes.
The pool was an awesome retreat from the heat and my 12 y.o son enjoyed this immensely especially as the beach was not suitable for swimming.
We would recommend this to anyone wanting a relaxing getaway and for those travelling with children.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled with family
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Thank Rachel K
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Reviewed August 7, 2010

At the last moment, we decided we needed to get away from the NZ winter and we lucked out. We wanted sun, water and quiet and found them all. The location and service were outstanding. There isn't a restaurant, but lunch (sandwiches) and dinner (varied and excellent) arrived when we asked for them. We did not use the kitchen to cook for ourselves, though that was also possible. We were treated like visiting family - Gloria and Priscilla arranged a snorkelling trip (Ben's Tonga charters is excellent) and a trip to a coffee plantation as well as booking for us at a local Island night. The location is remote (which delighted us) but that may not suit everyone. We hope to return.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 17, 2010

We spent one week at White Sands Beach and really enjoyed our stay.
Quiet, friendly staff (Priscilla is always smiling & very efficient), the owners
are nice persons. The place is clean, safe with a wonderful view on the beach.
Kitchen facilities are OK. Recommended !
Nadine and Olivier

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank vafancule
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Reviewed March 20, 2010

We spent five days with Gloria and Ian and family at White Sands in one of their six rooms. They are very friendly and easy going kiwis. Our three year old daughter enjoyed spending time with the family and Priscilla (a lovely funny very bubbly Tongan woman) is great with children. Though we didn't use her babysitting, it was on offer and we would have been happy to had we stayed longer
The rooms are spacious, though perhaps not quite as nice as we would have liked in terms of amenities. The pillows were slightly mildewy. The food adequate to sub-par, overpriced for what you get, and served in room only. The location is rather isolated (30 minutes drive to town) so meal planning can be a challenge with limited convenient options.

The beach is simply marvelous and perfect white sand with a nice reef. The swimming pool an immense luxury (after a hot day) - brand new and beautifully maintained.

We would have loved a packet or brochure/folder on activities and things to do. None were provided and information was a bit difficult to gather.

Overall, a very friendly and relaxed experience - very intimate - if a bit lacking on overall polish.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled with family
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Address: 'Utukehe Beach | Fo'ui, Foui, Tongatapu Island, Tonga
Location: Tonga > Tongatapu Island > Foui
Amenities:
Beach Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Foui
Price Range: $54 - $61 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — White Sands Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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