Accommodation in Tongatapu

Tongatapu was originally a (extinct) volcano shield is located on the north side inside a large pristine lagoon, which is dotted with several islands. Two of them are small resorts. Tongatapu is the main island of Tonga and economically and culturally also the main island. The island is 260 square kilometers, it is the most populous of Tonga with approximately 66 577 inhabitants (68% of the country). On the island lies the main town of Nuku’alofa. The town has a great appeal to the population, through improved working and living conditions than the surrounding islands. Tongatapu is culturally and historically interesting island, due to a large number of historical sites and cultural events.

There are plenty of accommodation options on Tongatapu.

Directors Choice – Top Hotels for all Budgets

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

Fafa Island Resort
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Fafa Island Resort

“Fafa Island Resort is located on a 4 acre coral island with palm trees and white sandy beaches. 13 fales (bungalows) in traditional Polynesian style architecture.”

Waterfront Hotel
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Waterfront Hotel, Tongatapu“This modern hotel is in Nuku’alofa, the harbor and within walking distance of the market, palace, shops and restaurants. The hotel is about 10 km from the airport of Tongatapu.”

More information about Tongatapu

1. Royal PalacePalace Tongatapu

In Nuku’alofa is – prominently on the Waterfront you will find the royal palace of Tonga. Living here for generations are the kings of Tonga. The white wooden palace was built in colonial style, set in a beautifully landscaped garden palace.

2. WWaterfront Tongatapuaterfront

The capital Nuku’alofa is located on the lagoon, and has a beautiful waterfront. There are many colonial-style houses.

Tongatapu Markets 3. Talamahu Market
The main fruit and vegetable market is the Talamahu Market. In this colorful market you will find every imaginable species of tropical fruits and vegetables.

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.