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Pacific luxury at Matafonua Lodge Ha’apai, Tonga

Darren and his wife Nina ditched their stressful corporate jobs to rebuild the beautiful Matafonua Lodge resort on Tonga’s Foa Island after it was hit by a cyclone two years ago.

And you can be thankful they did. With a pristine white-sandy beach, tranquil waters and exceptional snorkelling, Matafonua Lodge offers a variety of activities or simply the option to  laze about at your thatched-wall, beachfront fales (hut) and watch the waves roll in.

For the more adventurous there’s scuba diving, kitesurfing or trekking Tofua, an active volcano, as well as whale-watching tours and swimming excursions. There’s even an excellent onsite library and games available for guest use. Those who who are budding photographers can ask Darren for some underwater photography tips – he used to do it for a living.

 

get there

After catching a plane to Tongatapu Island, make your way by plane to Ha’apai. Alternatively, catch an overnight ferry on a Monday night.

  • Bicycles
  • Scuba equipment
  • Kayaks
  • Shuttle bus service
  • Free breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Free internet
  • Free parking

Double fales start at US$100 a night.

Matofonua Lodge
matafonua.com

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