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Matafonua Lodge

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A Pacific-style resort located on the spectacular Northern tip of Foa Island. Pristine white-sand beach, safe swimming and exceptional snorkeling. Thatched-wall beach-front fales with very comfortable King sized beds. Excellent restaurant/bar with great variety of meals and drinks.On site scuba diving school and seasonal whale watching and swimming excursions. Good library and games available for guest use. Friendly, easy-going owner/managers live on-site.
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Salote Pilolevu Airport12 km
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This was our third time back to Matafonua and we had an amazing time. The staff and owners were very helpful. Food was superb. Whale watching memorable. Our children had an absolute blast. Matafonua is perfect for children. The dog Ollie is very safe as long as everyone follows t
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Loved our stay, amazing people, food and company. Basic but beautifully simple lodgings. Communal shower was attractive and practical. Plenty to do or hammocks to relax. Great spot for water sports. Enjoyed the snorkeling, kayaking, supping and whale watching. The coral was amazi
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I spent 3 nights at Matafonua during the humpback whale season. A perfect quiet location at the end of the island, on a secluded beach, with excellent swimming, snorkelling and diving. The individual lodge bungalows are very clean and a step away from the beach and lagoon. 80% of
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I was travelling to Tonga for the whale season and this resort was recommended. Since it gets booked very quickly, I booked it 2 years previous and didn't really realise that the place had communal toilets/showers and meals. However, this was not a problem (despite me being an
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Back to back years at Matafonua...what can I say, we just love Darren, Nina, the family and the staff. See my original review as my glowing opinion has not changed! First class operation, amazing whale swims, and the most amazing views. I'll be back again!
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Paradise exist ;-)
Our fale
One of the fales ... pure paradise
Sunrise over Tonga
Hi is there power to the fale(no probs if not😉)
Yes there was - and plenty of power points to for phones and cameras
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Is there any surf break near the lodge?
Hi josh there are several b=reaks near to matafonua but they require a boat charter to get to them and that is not possible during whale season as the boats are flat out . During the months of jan march we have a pretty good break right here in our beach due to the seasonal nw swells see the video on vimeo numbered -202714667 it wont let me post urls on this forum hope this helps. the other 2 answers do not refer to our island group they refer to the main island of Tongatapu
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Visiting in a few weeks, sooo excited. If I want essentials ie Tonic water for my duty free Gin, ice, snacks to maintain my BMI is there anywhere on the island I can purchase or should I bring my own ? 😎
We a have all essentials plus there are small shops in the village
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Hi Lindsay. I wondered, does the lodge provide beach towels? Sounds a pathetic question but we are only allowed 15kg on the flight and the kids have huge, heavy towels. Cheers. Staff
Yes beach and bathroom towels are provided
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When are the least windy months to visit?
Generally we have good winds most of the year Jan and Feb can be a little quiet unless we have a storm pass by. The trades are generally easterly which from your bungalow on the beach gives you great access to kite in the lagoon. Our location gives about 300 degrees of opportunity, the advantage to being on the tip of the island.
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"All rooms are quiet and private"
"all good rooms"
"all good- let's not be picky"
"Fale 4 has fewer steps, a great view and not too far from the loo"
"Matafonua books up a year in advance so plan ahead."
US$ 105 - US$ 123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
matafonua hotel ha`apai islands
TongaHa'apai IslandsFoa Island
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