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Vava’u, Tonga

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The Vava’u group (in the North) has a population of about 20,000 spread over most of the 50 odd islands – about a third live in or around the lovely capital town – Neiafu (and the harbor) where there are four nearby villages Makave, Taoa, Toula and Vaimalo. A place of brilliant colors, blue lagoons (Robin Graham, celebrated author of ‘Dove’ says frankly “This must be one of the loveliest spots on all the earth”), white, fine coral sand beaches, lush green coconut plantations.

Experienced travelers liken the Vava’u group to ‘a cross between the Bahamas and the Virgin Islands.  There are dramatic deep-water drop-offs and brilliant shallow lagoons. Port of Refuge is a celebrated haven for yachts, larger craft and cruise ships from all around the world.

We can arrange day trips to uninhabited islands, scuba diving, a Yacht Charter – sail yourself or skippered and during winter (July-November) an excursion to view the spectacular humpback whales who migrate to these tropical waters from the Antarctic Ocean.

GETTING THERE:

International flight on Fiji Airways from Nadi, Fiji to Vava’u – Twice weekly WED & SAT

Real Tonga the Domestic carrier operates flights daily except Sunday between Tongatupu (aka Nuku’alofa) and Vava’u.

Most clients will fly into Tongatapu, spending the night, then fly on Real Tonga to Vava’u


Vava’u & Ha’apai
8 days/ 6 nights Sample Land Package

  • 3 nights Vava’u
  • 3 nights Ha’apai
  • Breakfast and Dinner daily
  • Inter-island airfare from Tongatapu/Vava’u/Ha’apai & return
  • Meet & Greet on arrival
  • Transfers and baggage handling

Vava’u Hotels

The Reef Resort – appeals to upmarket clientele who prefer to spend their holidays in unspoiled places but want to enjoy extraordinary cuisine, high quality facilities, comfort and service. It is a wonderful boutique experience located on a tranquil island in beautiful Vava’u. It has only five stunning fales (Tongan bungalows) each with amazing sea view.

Tongan Beach Resort  – Situated on the island of Utungake, accessible by causeway from mainland Vava’u.  Boutique with top resort facilities and classy restaurant.  12 beachfront bungalows with ensuite bathrooms and wi fi, beachfront.  Great location!

Paradise International Hotel – Located hilltop with great views. 10-minute walk into Neiafu Town.  Features spacious deluxe suites which are situated on lush green slopes.  Harbour View, Garden, Standard and Economy rooms.

Puataukanave Int. Hotel | In the heart of Neiafu, overlooking the Port of Refuge Harbour and complete with waterfront restaurant and bars, swimming pool, tennis court.  30 guest rooms, super and deluxe, offer private bathroom, air conditioning, internet services, Sky TV and mini bar.   Also has a 16 bed backpacker wing.

Vava’u Harbourview Resort | Offers spacious garden bungalows with stunning views. All 8 spacious bungalows (including a two bedroom unit)  have kitchenettes, queen bed, bathroom with shower, sitting area, private veranda. Located in Toula, 2 kms from Neiafu. (5 minute taxi ride) Access to the sea for swimming and a boat landing. Tennis, friendly service, clean and tidy and reasonable room rates.

 


Lux-Rustic Retreat –  Mounu Island Resort – Vava’u

This intimate eco-resort is located 30 minutes by fast boat from Neiafu township on the southern most inhabited island in the Vava’u group.  A 6.5 acre coral attol fringed with white coral sands surrounded by spectacular coral reefs.

The architecture of the 4 fales (Maximum 8 guests) is a modern version of the traditional Tongan fale combining coconut pole structure with a shingle roof, and large ceilings for maximum air flow.   With private facilities and sun deck, situated on the waters edge providing stunning views of the surrounding islands and reefs.  Restaurant that serves delicious organic cuisine,  stunning scenery and a dedicated team to cater to your needs you will find Mounu Island Resort the perfect Island Escape.

Resort is eco-conscious and utilizes only solar power.   Utilizing solar power with 12,24,110,240 volts being available. Rain water is collected, stored in tanks then filtered for use. The resort is connected with the outside world by VHF radio telephone. We provide and serve local organic foods and we recycle where possible. Laundry and postal services are available.

Numerous activities including Whale Watching, Diving, Kayaking, Bird Watching.

Whale watching boat tours are available and the best time to snorkel with the whales is during the birthing season June – October. Early bookings are essential!


Ha’apai Hotels

Sandy Beach Resort & Matafonua Lodge are situated 400 meters apart on one of the South Pacific’s most beautiful beaches on the northern tip of Foa Island. It is 12 km to the airport and 14 km to Pangai, the capital of the Ha’apai island group, which are both located on Lifuka Island. Foa & Lifuka are linked by a causeway.

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