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Aarhus, Denmark
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

BEST PLACE IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC It can’t get much better, the most beautiful beach, nice bungalows all with beautiful terraces and see view. A cosy atmosphere that make you feel welcome and at home. The food is amazing, they use local products as fresh fish, vegetables and fruit cooked in a tasteful way. It is our second visit in... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner and I came to Sandy Beach with a large group and had the most amazing time! We had a whole week here and still were not ready to leave. We were greeted by friendly staff who never stopped being anything but fantastic the whole time we were there. The Rooms were spotless, the meals were outstanding (do be... More 

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Toowoon Bay, Australia
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71 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Remote location, beautiful white sandy beaches, waters every shade of turquoise, comfortable bungalows, great service and sensational food! What more could you ask for? We spent our time relaxing by the beach, soaking up the sun, kayaking, snorkelling and cycling. One of the most idyllic places I have ever stayed. Everyone also staying at the same time - rated it... More 

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Boris S, Owner at Sandy Beach Resort, responded to this review

Hi Jenny, thank you for your kind words. Haha, the question whether you really have to go home is something I have heard a lot and that's the reason our transfers to the local airport are done by our own crew...we need to make sure everybody leaves ;-) It would be too crowded here otherwise. Thank you for your compliments... More 

Coventry, United Kingdom
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

The whales were the stars of the show - absolutely wonderful. Nothing could surpass that experience. On the side though... Sandy Beach was such a great base. Fabulous setting, lovely people, great food and supremely comfortable accommodation. Not to mention Boris's amazing coconut cocktails, Heidi's hospitality and the encouragment of EJ, Chief and Potello (sorry, not sure of that spelling)... More 

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Boris S, Owner at Sandy Beach Resort, responded to this review

Yes, I agree... the whales are the stars around here. We are so blessed by being able to enjoy them on their turf and we do the utmost to protect their peace and happiness. When we reflect on the whale season, we realize how happy we can be to deal with a special breed of guests, who share our thoughts... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Having spent some time at Sandy Beach during the off season and loving it so much, we rebooked to experience "swimming with the whales". Off season, we shared the resort with one other couple so were interested to see the difference when booking during full capacity. We were pleasantly surprised to discover that the "private paradise" experience was still on... More 

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Boris S, Owner at Sandy Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Ann & family, thank you for your second great review. As I mentioned before every returning guest is the biggest reward for us, as it means we are doing something right. I am pretty sure that what you are describing as "private paradise feeling" will always be here, because we are a small resort and will not expand further... More 

Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Visited during Humpback Whale Season. Was able to swim with the whales four of the five days. Great guides and boats. Very very comfortable rooms. Each with its own patio and chairs. And loungers to take down to the beach. Lovely staff and management that works hard to make every wish come true. Great food.

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Boris S, Owner at Sandy Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for your nice words and positive feedback. I am glad that you liked what we have to offer and thank you also for mentioning our friendly staff and our desire to make your holiday the best ever ! I am happy that you had a great time with the whales and commented positive on our boats... More 

Highland Park, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 11 October 2016

If you want to swim with whales, and I highly recommend it, this is your destination. The Resort is owned and operated by a German family who operate with typical German efficiency. They have their own boats for whale watching, so your package is complete with one stop. The setting is very relaxed, but quite clean and comfortable. Good dinners... More 

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Boris S, Owner at Sandy Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for your short but precise review. I am glad that our German efficiency has not overpowered the island style we generally like to live and offer to our guests and I am happy that you recognized the value of a complete package including being able to just step out and onto our boats, without having to... More 

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Reviewed 5 October 2016

We have had the most amazing holiday!! privacy, peace, tranquility, beauty!! If you want to unwind,re charge and basically opt out of the fast lane for a week or two, Sandy Beach does it all. Snorkelling in clear torquoise waters,you feel you are the only ones leaving footprints in the sand,colourful tropical gardens, and "Swimmimg with the Whales" has been... More 

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Boris S, Owner at Sandy Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Jackie & Wayne, your review is one big compliment and amazingly you were able to put everything we stand for in a few sentences...awesome ! Thank you very much ! It's been a pleasure having had you as guests and I hope you'll have a chance to come back someday. I have forwarded your review to Peta and all... More 

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Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

6 stars for the friendliest service and warmest Tongan smiles. Solo traveller and had the most memorable experience meeting new, wonderful people and the whale swim is beyond what words can express. Book Sandy Beach Resort, if you don't, you will be missing out on a once in a lifetime experience. Get ready for to smile at life from the... More 

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Boris S, Owner at Sandy Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Sally, Thank you so much for the first ever 6 star review !! I am very happy that we were able to fill your valuable holiday time with an amazing experience. I am also glad that our system of sitting people together on bigger tables for Dinner worked well. On the other hand I would not know why anybody... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Paradise does not even get close to describing our experience. Our Host Boris Stavenow has ticked all the boxes with this wonderful Island, from the moment we arrived until we leave I was mesmerized by the beauty. Our meals were freshly prepared local produce and while this is limited they were delicious. Cabins reasonably basic but comfortable and in complete... More 

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Boris S, Owner at Sandy Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guests, thank you for your beautiful and heart warming review. We like to think of this place as a slice of paradise and I am happy that you see it the same way. Thank you also for appreciating the hard work done in the kitchen every day. I was so happy to see you coming back from your daily... More 

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled right on the most beautiful beach, Sandy Beach Resort consists of only 12 absolute beachfront Bungalows, so privacy and solitude is guaranteed. All Bungalows have spacious ensuites with solar powered hot water showers and a furnished private terrace facing the ocean.The beach is just footsteps away from the door. The perfect place to relax, unwind and recharge. No crowds, no queues, no TV, no nightclub … pure island life ! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sandy Beach Resort

Address: Absolute Beach Front | Ha'apai, 4711, Tonga
Region: Tonga > Ha'apai Islands > Foa Island
Price Range: ₹ 11,633 - ₹ 17,741 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sandy Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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“All rooms are the same - and they are all absolutely gorgeous”
 of 5 bubbles fatbottomzebra, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All rooms great and similar fantastic beach access and views. One of the fales sleeps four.”
 of 5 bubbles MacLeods3, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Any room is good”
 of 5 bubbles Cheweywashere, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“individual cottages are all comparable”
 of 5 bubbles dumbrule, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I think any of the units would be excellent. They all look over the beach and all seemed fairly private.”
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