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The Tongan Beach Resort

Hotel category

3 Star

Rooms

12

Wellness/Spa

NO

Internet

FREE

5 star dive center

Walking distance

House reef

YES

Resort Highlights

  • Rooms are only meters away from the water's edge
  • 5* PADI diving center on site, offering diving up to 40 meters of visibility 
  • Sitting upright in Vava'u Harbour, the Clan MacWilliam wreck is magnificent and reasonably accessible at just 30 meters maximum depth
  • Hire bikes free of charge, straight from the hotel
  • Experience authentic island life on the private beach and laid-back sand floor bar
  • Sample locally-caught seafood, cooked Pacific Rim style at the resort’s restaurant

Prices

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BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot. If there are any issues, we get back to you within 24 hours

CONFIRMATION

If all is good, we send you an E-mail confirming that your booking is final

24H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 24 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment terms

  • 25% of the total booking amount is due at the time of booking
  • 75% (balance) is due 100 days prior to arrival

Cancellation fee

  • 5% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 37 days prior to arrival
  • 55% will be charged if you cancel between 37 and 21 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 21 days prior to arrival

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Resort Description

Tongan Beach Resort sits at the very edge of a beautiful island, with its own private beach and year-round diving.

Check the blackboard for a daily menu of dive trips, available through the onsite 5* PADI dive center. For other activities, the resort's very own floating pontoon is where operators stop by for daily pick-ups. Swimming with humpback whales is a guest favourite - and these waters attract hundreds of the gentle giants every year.

The aptly-named 'Sandpit' bar, where clamshells are ashtrays and coconuts are glasses, is a great place to meet fellow divers and throw back a cocktail or two after the last dive. All rooms are beachfront and made comfortable with a super king bed, ceiling fan, insect screens, modern ensuite bathroom and decked balcony with a table and chairs.

Explore diving around the The Tongan Beach Resort

Dive Center

Highlights

  • PADI 5* Dive Center in the Vava'u island group
  • 40+ meters visibility, sharks, rays and more!
  • Incredible year-round diving conditions
  • Reefs, drop offs, caves, swim-throughs, wrecks
  • Refreshments during the surface interval
  • Water pick-up from the resort
  • Complimentary dive gear rental

Description

Dive Tonga is a PADI 5* Dive Center located in the heart of the Vava'u island group, Tonga.

This dive center is the first ever to offer year-round access to some of the best diving in the world. Until now, the underwater treasures of Vava'u have been limited to a couple of months of the year, but not anymore!

This location offers 40+ meters visibility and gives access to stunning reef systems, drop offs, caves and swim-throughs. Mantas, eagle rays, sunfish and sharks are commonly sighted throughout the year!

If wrecks are your thing, explore the Clan MacWilliam, a 140 meter copra steamer which sank in 1927 in Neiafu Harbour, now sitting upright in less than 40 meters of water.

Each day includes 2 dives and complimentary dive gear. You will be picked up by the boat from Mystic Sands and whisked off to the day's dive site. 

Light refreshments are provided during the surface interval and speciality dives can be arranged on request. 

DIVING SERVICES

PADI® Courses Available

  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver Certification
  • Divemaster

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • 15L Tanks Available
  • Filling Station

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Beach Front Location
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits

Languages spoken

  • English

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Center

Distinction

  • Padi 5 Star

Dive boat facilities

  • Ladder
  • Toilet
  • Surface Interval Snacks
  • Dry Area
  • Seating Area
  • Shaded Space
  • Drinking Water
  • Custom Built

Resort Amenities

Activities

  • Live Music
  • Island Hopping

Food & drink

  • Self-Catering
  • Beer And Wine
  • Buffet
  • A La Carte
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Gluten Free Food

Facilities

  • Beach Front
  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Facilities For Disabled Guests

Great for families

  • Board Games
  • Kids Pool
  • Babysitting/Child Services

Payments

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

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Stand-Up Paddling
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Darts

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

How to get there

Arrival

  • A domestic flight is required between Nuku’alofa and Vava’u. The flight time between Nuku’alofa and Vava’u is 50 minutes. 
  • Flights normally operate three times daily in each direction, however no services operate on Sundays.
  • Guests are met at Vava’u Airport and taken directly to the resort. Transit time between the airport and the resort is approximately 30 minutes (advance notice required, additional charge apply).
  • Check in time is 2pm.

Departure

  • Check out time is 10am.
  • After you have checked out at the reception you will be taken back to the airport (advance notice required, additional cost). 

 

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