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Sandy Beach Hotel & Resort

3 star hotel
Sandy Beach Hotel & ResortAl Aqah Beach, Fujairah, Tonga
12 rooms
FREE Internet

Sandy Beach Hotel & Resort

Max 5 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • Swim with humpback whales in their natural habitat!
  • Uncrowded white sand beaches
  • Huge house reef with reef fish, macro life
  • Remote island with electricity and hot water
  • Beautiful gardens, palm trees, tropical foliage, vibrant flowers
  • 24hr room service and fine dining restaurant serving fresh fish and lobster
  • Activities above and below the waves, plus ancient petroglyphs
  • Robinson Crusoe experience on nearby uninhabited island
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Booking process


Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot


We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final


You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 25%
  • 127 days before trip start: 50%
  • 37 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 500.00 USD of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 120 days prior to arrival
  • 50.0% will be charged if you cancel between 120 and 37 days prior to arrival
  • 100.0% will be charged if you cancel less than 37 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Sandy Beach Hotel & Resort

Dive Center


  • One of two places in the world to swim with humpback whales (July to October)
  • Top-notch visibility (~30m), warm seas (~28°c) 
  • Dive with dolphins, turtles, sharks, rays, reef fish, macro critters
  • Swim-throughs, drop-offs, coral gardens and rarely dived on sea pinnacles
  • Custom built, newly refurbished dive boat with brand new engine, large fuel tank
  • Knowledgeable dive guides and boat captains
  • Sustainable practices and marine conservation 


Sandy Beach’s Dive Center is a fantastic base from which to explore remote, healthy dive sites around Ha'apai.

Enjoy swim-throughs, coral gardens, sea pinnacles, tunnels and more. The waters here are warm (~28°c) and crystal clear (~30m). You will have the chance to dive with dolphins, turtles, sharks, rays and all manner of reef fish and macro critters

Dive from the beach, or take a trip on the newly refurbished dive boat. It is possible to visit rarely dived sea pinnacles on a longer day trip.

The dive team are experienced and knowledgeable when it comes to local conditions and marine life, including the humpback whales.

Discover Scuba, Open Water and Advanced courses are offered, and dive gear is available to rent.

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Languages spoken

  • English

Dive Center Facilities

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Waterfront Location
  • House Reef

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • Rental Equipment ($)
  • Filling Station

PADI® Courses Available

  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba Diving
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver
  • Divemaster
  • Free-Diving Course
  • Kids Courses

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Idc
  • Padi Dive Resort
  • Padi Tecrec Facility

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio

Resort Amenities

Great for families

  • Board Games
  • Babysitting/Child Services


  • Restaurant
  • Beach Front
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Garden
  • Adaptive Service Facility

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Stand-Up Paddling
  • Kite Surfing
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Cycling


  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Amex
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Eur)
  • Cash (Gbp)
  • Cash (Aud)
  • Cash (Nzd)
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)

Food & drink

  • A La Carte
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Gluten Free Food

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Yoga

Resort Description

Sandy Beach Hotel is located on Foa Island in Ha’apai, a hidden paradise in the South Pacific.  

White sand beaches, uninhabited islands, rich local culture and barely another tourist in sight. Local marine environment is full of healthy coral and colorful fish – including rare ghost coral found in only two locations worldwide.

Humpback whales migrate to the sanctuary of Ha’apai every year for a 4 month period to mate, affording you the remarkable opportunity to swim with these impressive mammals. 

Sandy Beach Resort is surrounded by turquoise water, tropical foliage, native flowers and palm trees. 12 bungalows boast private verandas with ocean views. Facilities include free WiFi, restaurant with 24hr room service, free luggage storage and a fitness room.

Partake in bush or reef walks, go horseback riding, freediving, cycling, fishing, kayaking or cultural tour.

Dont miss the ancient petroglyphs at the southern end of the eastern beach. These are estimated to have been carved into the rock around 1200.AD! 

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How to get there


  • The closet airport is Pilolevu Domestic Airport - Ha'apai (HPA).
  • Three international airlines fly to the capital, Nuku’alofa on Tongatapu Island.
  • A domestic flight is required between Nuku’alofa and Ha’apai with the domestic airline, Lulutai airlines, approximate 45-50 minutes flight time from Nuku'alofa to Ha'apai. Flights normally operate twice daily in each direction. No services operate on Sundays.
  • There is short taxi ride from the international to the domestic terminal (It would be advisable to have some local currency on hand).
  • The Resort staff is happy to arrange the taxi for you (for an additional charge).
  • All guests are personally met at Ha’apai Airport on arrival and transferred to and from the property.
  • Check in time is at 13:00pm.


  • Check out time is at 10:00am.
  • Once you have checked out at reception you will be transferred at the domestic airport.
  • Early Check-In / Late Check-Out available by arrangement.


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