Fafa Island Resort

Fafá Island Resort is located on an idyllic island 5 miles off the coast of the capital of Tonga, Nuku‘alofa. Ringed by deserted sandy white beaches, this palm covered island is guarded by a coral reef ensuring safe swimming and snorkeling in crystal clear blue waters. There are only 13 fales (guest bungalows) on Fafá Island making you feel like you’re on Gilligan’s Island. From the 6 deluxe and 7 superior fales, it is only a few steps to the beach. From the patio you will have a breathtaking ocean views. The fales are situated far apart from each other to ensure utmost privacy. They are built in traditional Tongan style with soaring high ceilings and natural materials of coconut palm poles, coconut thatched walls and native timber shingled roofs. Each has a comfortable sitting area and a walk in wardrobe. The bathroom is semi-open with the shower in a private flower garden. They are equipped with ceiling fan, refrigerator, a hammock and beach beds. The superior fales have a king size bed or twin beds and five of the superior fales have an extra room with either a single bed, twin beds or a bunk bed to accommodate families with small children.

The deluxe fales are much larger in size and more exclusive than the superiors. They have a big platform with a king size bed plus three of the deluxe fales have an extra building connected with the main building by a large veranda. This building contains an extra room with 2 beds, a walk in wardrobe and a semi open bathroom, perfectly suitable for families with children or friends travelling together providing adequate privacy. Two deluxe fales are specially designed for honeymooners. They both have an additional large king size bed, one in a loft and the other in a separate fale with the most beautiful views over the ocean.

The resort has a great open air restaurant with local Polynesian and European cuisine. There’s also a weekly BBQ with cultural show.

The resort has snorkel gear, paddleboards at your disposal. They also offer daily excursions to uninhabited islands and coral reefs. Scuba diving and sailing can be arranged as well as excursions on the main island Tongatapu. During the whale season from July to October when humpback whales travel from the Antarctica to the secure warm waters of Tonga to give birth, you may watch them playing around just off the beach or on a whale watching trip with the resort’s speed boat.

You will arrive at Tonga’s only International Airport near Nuku’alofa, the capital, on the main island Tongatapu. On arrival you will be greeted by “Paea Tours” who transfers you in about 30 minutes to Faua-wharf. At Faua-wharf the resort’s boat will be waiting to sail you in another 30 minutes to Fafá Island.