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5.0 out of 5

"After researching our accommodation options we found Tonga had more "budget" hotels, but were very pleased to find this resort on its own island a qui ... " More

By Humphreys, from California, USA on Fri 04 Feb 2011

Hotel Description

4-star beachfront resort with kayaking

Beachfront retreat

Stay at this Fafa Island resort and you'll be within 2 miles (3 km) of Ancient Tonga and 6 miles (10 km) of Vaiola Hospital.

Private beach, dining

A private beach and a restaurant are featured at this smoke-free resort. A bar/lounge, a 24-hour front desk, and a terrace are also provided.

Comfy beds, balconies

The 14 individually furnished guestrooms offer comfy beds and private yards. Furnished balconies, refrigerators, and room service are also available.

Deluxe Bungalow (Fale)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Bungalow (Fale)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Honeymoon Bungalow (Fale)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Fafa Island Resort ratings based on 1 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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Guest reviews for Fafa Island Resort

5 out of 5

Exceptional location

Pros: Quiet
After researching our accommodation options we found Tonga had more "budget" hotels, but were very pleased to find this resort on its own island a quick boat ride from Nukualofa. We went as a family with ages ranging from 5-81 years as a stopover after visiting family in New Zealand. From the moment we arrived we were welcomed with warm smiles and great drinks in a coconut. The owners and staff are very attentive in this relaxed atmosphere resort. The Fales are private, kept clean and well maintained. All your meals are at the resorts restaurant/bar, which uses all local fresh ingredients and features excellent seafood options. The only phone or WiFi access is at the resort office. No roads, TV's /radios or other distractions. The island is eco friendly using solar water heating, and when the generator is off at night you get kerosene laterns to guide you back to your fale after dinner. Hot water for your coffee is served on your doorstep each morning. We took advantage of the supplied snorkeling gear and sea kayaks to keep us busy, otherwise we just did a lot of lounging around in hammocks and beach combing. The waters are calm on the leeward side where our fale was and ideal for our 5 year old to play in. Our highlight was going out on the owners 54ft ketch sail boat to watch a humpback whale with her calf. We stayed with the whales for 3 hours until they became familiar with us and then we were actually allowed into the water to swim near them. An unforgettable experience. We did bring some of our own drinks and snacks onto the island so we would have more variety, and it was nice to have a fridge in the room to keep things fresh and cold. The outdoor bathroom/shower is very private and in a beautiful garden setting. There are lots of geckos around, but not at all bothersome. Overall, this is one of our most favorite places we've been to relax and get away from it all, and hope to revisit this resort again.

Posted by , from California, USA on Feb 4, 2011

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Property Features

Simply step outside to unwind on the resort's beach. Summer fun is a breeze at Fafa Island Resort with activities like sailing and kayaking. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. This beach resort also offers a garden and a terrace. This 4-star Fafa Island resort is smoke free.

  • 14 guestrooms or units
  • Built in 1996
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Bellhop
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • On private beach
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator

Transport

  • Airport: Nuku'alofa (TBU-Fua'amotu Intl.)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle

Room Amenities

Fafa Island Resort offers 14 accommodations with safes and ceiling fans. Rooms open to furnished balconies. Each accommodation is individually furnished. Select Comfort beds feature premium bedding. Bathrooms include showers, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Housekeeping is offered daily and in-room massages can be requested.

  • Private balcony (furnished)
  • Select Comfort beds
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Private outdoor space
  • Refrigerator
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings

Food & Drink

Open Air - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the resort include a private beach.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Fishing on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Sailing on site

Spa Services

  • Facial treatments
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body scrubs
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Accessible bathroom

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at noon

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at Fafa Island Resort

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

No onsite parking is available

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

No onsite parking is available. This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Staff does not wear personal protective equipment
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Service animals not allowed
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Airport shuttle transfer per adult: TOP 60 (one way)

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

Hotel Names

  • Fafa Island Resort
  • Fafa Island Hotel Fafa Island
  • Fafa Island Resort Resort
  • Fafa Island Resort Fafa Island
  • Fafa Island Resort Resort Fafa Island

You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • To get to the property, guests need to transfer by boat and shuttle. Transfers need to be confirmed by contacting the property at least 72 hours before travel at the number on the booking confirmation.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.