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Reviewed 6 October 2014

I recently spent six nights at Sandy Beach Resort and thouroughly enjoyed my time there, i have been there half a dozen times and have only good things to say about the place .Boris,Jurgen and Peta were perfect hosts making sure everything went smoothly,they organised local airline flights for me which was very helpful.Had fantastic diving and swimming and whales...

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

Hi A. Thanks for that review Mate...It's about time ;-)) after coming here soooo often, it is nice of you to finally tell other travellers about us....yes, I know, you want to keep our place your secret hideaway ;-) Thanks a lot and I look forward to see you again in NZ or here. Cheers and all the best from...

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 October 2014

We recently had such a relaxed holiday we didn't need our clothes.(Thanks Air NZ) Well-- only swimsuits, 4 shared tees, a couple of lava-lavas plus sunscreen was about all we needed for 6 days. It was happiness at Ha'apai, where even the rain falls more slowly than elsewhere in Tonga. Our weather was perfect, as was the beach at any...

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

Hi W. from Christchurch ( we are not supposed to openly mentione guests' names ;-) ) Thank you for your nice review and as I said before, thank you so much for being so patient with your luggage...yeah Thanks AIR NZ ! I am glad you enjoyed your stay just as much as we have enjoyed having you as our...

Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 1 October 2014

I was there for two weeks Sept. 2nd - 16th 2014 and enjoyed the wonderful surroundings and unspoilt environment, there is no mass tourism. Ideal for snorkeling and diving, and in the season between July and November there are outstanding whale-watching opportunities. Comfortable accomodation and excellent meals prepared by a French chef.

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

Moin Michael, thank you very much for taking the time to send in your review. I am happy that you also enjoyed your second trip all the way from Germany to our Sandy Beach Resort. Please extend Jürgi's greetings to your wife Elke, who he would have liked to see here again too. All the best for both of you...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 October 2014

We loved Sandy Beach Resort. Boris made us welcome as soon as we stepped off the plane. Loved the peace and quiet. We optioned for the half board plan, so breakfast and a 3 course dinner was paid before we left home so we didn't need to worry about a thing when there. The hardest thing was to select between...

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

Hi to SYD thank you for your nice review and and the very suitable description of our resort. I am also glad to read that you enjoyed a bit of local touch by joining our staff on their shopping trip..that is really nice to know because we always encourage our guests to get in touch with the locals around us....

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 29 September 2014

Great place, nice location, very relaxing. The beach was wonderful and you can see a huge inactive volcano in the distance. The cottages are very nicely decorated and quite private. The food was excellent, and the staff was very nice. My wife and I would definitely come back again. Be careful of getting there by Real Tonga Airlines. I recommend...

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

Hi Brad, thank you for your review and I am really sorry that you missed your flight.I hope your travel insurance covered your costs and it makes it even more important for us to proceed recommending travel insurance to our guests during the booking process. However, I am happy to say, that with the exception of your day and one...

Sofia, Bulgaria
Reviewed 29 September 2014

We stayed in Sandy Beach resort for 5 days after 6 days in Fiji and now we feel sorry that our stay was so short. We fell in love with that place and absolutely recommend it to people who are fond of the sea and the natural environment. Those who prefer the spa facilities, motorized water sports and discos should...

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

Dear Elena and Ivan, thank you for your beautiful words about Sandy Beach Resort. Your review is especially important to us because I know that you are well experienced travellers and therefore are very able to compare our place with others. It is a great reward to us to read your detailled reviews, as you are showing what we are...

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 September 2014

Fantastic place to relax and soak up the sun ,swim and go swimming with the whales without the crowds of people .Very personable private place .The whale watch experience was amazing and good value for money .

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

Hi Moira, thank you very much for your nice review . Your description of our little resort is very fitting. We would love to see you back here some day and until then I wish you all the best and good luck with your horses. Very friendly greetings from all of us here at Sandy Beach Resort !

Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 September 2014

We went to Ha'apai and to Sandy Beach Resort for an adventure combined with relaxation. We weren't looking to be entertained and we wanted to be in as natural an environment as possible. Bruce wanted to have some great dives and we were both hugely attracted to the idea of whale watching and the possibility of swimming with the whales....

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

Dear Lesley & Bruce, thanks for your nice review and kind words. I am glad you liked what we have to offer and I am especially happy to know that you are spreading the word in my favourite NZ city. I hope we get even more guests from Tauranga in the future. Thank you for being wonderful guests and I...

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Reviewed 20 September 2014

Sometimes you better don't return to a good place, but in case of Sandy Beach Resort it was even better than in our memories! Excellent facilities, good food, great hospitality from all staff members in an informal atmosphere. Still a beautiful view over the sea, with whales inviting you to join them. Sitting on the verandah of our own well...

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

Dear Jolanda and Fred, having guests coming back ( and actually all the way from Holland) is the biggest compliment for us. Thank you very much ! I am happy that you enjoyed your second vacation at Sandy Beach too. All the very best from all of us.

Roswell, GA
Reviewed 10 September 2014

What a beautiful spot!! If you are looking for a bit of paradise in the South Pacific without crowds and off the beaten, tourist path, this place definitely fits the bill!! To be frank, we had originally booked with Matafonua Lodge, but, when they were wiped out by the cyclone in January, we wound up re-booking with Sandy Beach. I...

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

Dear Cary and Gary, I was absolutely speechless when you presented us with the Outstanding Service Award ...WOW ..I wasn't even aware that there is a special award to be given out by top contributors only ...thank you very much for that and thank you for rewarding our efforts to make your valued holiday time a very special time. We...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Parking
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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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: ₹ 11,610 - ₹ 17,706 (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 great and similar fantastic beach access and views. One of the fales sleeps four.”
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“I think any of the units would be excellent. They all look over the beach and all seemed fairly private.”
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