The Beach HouseFofoa Island, Vava’u, Tonga
Ever dreamed of downing your morning coffee with a whale frolicking in the foreground? That can be your reality when you wake up at this secluded gem. Tiny but beautiful Fofoa Island, part of the Vava’u group, plays host to The Beach House, an eco-friendly bungalow that sleeps up to five people in two bedrooms, each with its own private balcony.
In the evening, cook up the catch of the day and eat on the overwater deck as the sun goes down. The house is a 45-minute boat ride from the main town of Neiafu and overlooks the Blue Lagoon. While you’re there, jump in with or watch humpback whales (the season lasts from July to October), spot turtles, join a Tongan feast, go fishing and kayak to uninhabited sanctuaries.
Organise a taxi pick-up from Neiafu with the resort. A staff member will meet you in town and bring you to the island on their boat, Lavinuella. The trip takes 45 minutes.
- Spacious rooms
- Ensuite bathroom
- Hot showers
- Fridge and freezer
- Breakfast bar
Prices start at about US$330 per night.