Accommodation in Haapai

Ha’apai is the name of the central island group of Tonga, located between Tongatapu and Vava’u. Ha’apai consists of several paradise atoll islands, with deserted white sand beaches, turquoise lagoons filled with tropical fish. In the distance are views of steeply rising volcanoes, where you can see smoke rising from. Underwater life on coral reefs around Ha’apai is spectacular and is a paradise for divers and snorkelers.

Haapai comprises a total of 68 islands. Seventeen of the islands are inhabited. Two of the larger islands are Lifuka and Foa, who together have 4249 people. Then come Nukunamo and Ha’ano which together four villages and 728 people.

Directors Choice – Top Hotels for all Budgets

Director of Pacific Island Travel, Rob Kusters shares his top picks of Hotels, Resorts and accommodation on Haapai for all budgets!

Sandy Beach Resort
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Sandy Beach Resort, Tonga

“Sandy Beach Resort is located on the island of Foa, about 10 km north of Pangai on Lifuka Island. 12 fales or bungalows overlook the Pacific, each with their own private terrace with sun beds.”

More information about Haapai

Tonga1. Visit an uninhibited island

Uonukuhahake is an uninhabited sand island, south of Uiha island . It has a beautiful coral reef and is a good diving spot.

Taufa island. Tonga 2. Tofua Island

About 30km west of Lefuka are active Volcanoes Ta’u and Tofua. These islands can – albeit with difficulty – be visited if you have enough time and courage. There are no beaches, coves and natural harbours. But once ashore you will be rewarded, after a beautiful hike along a large freshwater lake in the caldera of Tofua you will be able to climb the crater of the smaller but still active volcano.

Humpback whales, tonga 3. Swim with whales

Ont he island of Haapai you have the opportunity to partake in the unique experience of swimming with humpback whales.

Most of the Island groups are serviced by inter island ferries, these are mainly used by the Tongan people as an affordable means of transport.

Rental cars are another popular way to get around within the island themselves and there are a number of companies operating rental fleets in Tonga. There are also local buses and taxis you can use.