From village homestays and simple guesthouses to relax-at-all-costs boutique resorts and eco-lodges, the Kindgom of Tonga offers accommodation options for travellers of all budgets and preferences. Most accommodation is locally-owned, guaranteeing a warm Tongan welcome, and often located on remote, pristine islands or on sweeping world-class beaches. Active adventure and passive relaxation is on tap, always delivered with traditional Tongan hospitality and warmth.
Tonga Mark – Star Grading Standards
Tourism is important in The Kingdom of Tonga and to show our commitment to deliver true experiences, Tonga has introduced a new star grading and accreditation system in 2012 called the Tonga Mark.
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Welcome to the modern Tongan experience. Breezy waterfront locations in Nuku’alofa on Tongatapu and the Vava’u group’s main port of Neifau highlight the best of Tonga’s hotels. Just a short stroll away there are colourful markets, busy harbours with trading ships and visiting yachties plus more than a few good restaurants, cafes and bars. Nuku’alofa and Neifau are also great places to plan further exploration of the Kingdom’s True South Pacific experience on Tonga’s other pristine island groups.View places to stay
Don’t forget to pack a sense of romance and adventure. Studding private islands and remote beaches around Tonga’s three main island groups of Tongatapu, Vava’u and Ha’apai, the Kingdom’s boutique resorts and eco lodges are a relaxed world away from the more formal, structured every day. At night, romantic candlelit dining combines with rustic beach bars, and activities to fill languid daylight hours include kayaking to sun-drenched untouched atolls or a pampering Polynesian massage.View places to stay
Are you ready to become part of the family? Dotted throughout the Kingdom, simple guesthouses, backpacker hostels, and homestays are some of the most authentic places to discover Tonga’s untouched culture. Visitors may need to kayak or hike a few hours to get to some more remote accommodation, but well-earned rewards include sleeping in beachside fales, shared family meals, and plenty of lively banter with the friendly owners.View places to stay
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As Tonga’s largest island, Tongatapu has the Kingdom’s widest variety of accommodation. Choose from gracious heritage accommodation through to chic rooms in the Tongan capital of Nuku’alofa, or rustic eco lodges and romantic resorts on tiny gossamer-light offshore islands. For families keen to experience Tonga’s authentic spin on Polynesia, options include beachside bungalows and self-contained homes in Nuku’alofa. Around Tongatapu’s sleepy and meandering roads, other relaxed accommodation includes a specialist surf resort, and a village homestay with an eco-tourism spin.View places to stay
Sixty-one different islands make up the scattered archipelago of the Vava’u group, plenty of room for an eclectic mix of accommodation that’s perfect after a day of mountain biking, kayaking, whale-watching or diving. Places to plan an exploration of the Kingdom’s adventure hub include Neifau’s easy-going hotels and lodges and family-owned guesthouses. In the southern islands of the Vava’u group, tiny islets like Kapa, Mounu and ‘Eua’iki host laidback resorts – usually with an eco-aware spin – where the biggest decision of the day could be when to go fishing or snorkelling.View places to stay
Welcome to the languid centre of the Tongan archipelago. Remote and unaffected, the 62 lagoon-studded islands and atolls of the Ha’apai group are sprinkled delicately across the central waters of the Kingdom of Tonga. Three-quarters of Ha’apai’s islands are uninhabited, creating plenty of opportunity for a sail or kayak-powered discovery of hidden coves and beaches. Rustic resorts encompassing breezy tapa-lined fales dot remote islands like Foa and Uoleva, while on Pangai, family-owned guesthouses and homestays are popular.View places to stay