Packages & Accommodation

Swimming with whales in the wildas much or as little as you like

From day trips to flights & accommodation we'll do as much or as little as you like. With our small groups and personalised service get ready for the swim of your life.

Three easy steps

  1. Decide WHEN between JULY & mid OCTOBER
  2. Choose your ACCOMMODATION below
  3. Use our BOOKING FORM or CONTACT US

Accommodation

Vava'u Islands

The town of Neiafu (the capital of Vava'u) sits on the edge of a stunning deep-water harbour and is small enough to get around on foot. There is a large range of accommodation from backpacker’s hostels to secluded island escapes. Taxis & boats are available to take you to surrounding resorts & guesthouses. The airport is a 15-minute drive and packages include transfers to your accommodation.

Budget

ADVENTURE BACKPACKERS LODGE

Centrally located in Neiafu on the harbour front, overlooking the beautiful Port of Refuge, ferry dock and the fruit markets. Close to restaurants, bars, banks, and pickup for all tours and activities.

Location: located in the town of Neiafu close to shops and restaurants.

Accommodation: choice of private room or shared dorm both with shared bathroom or a suite with private bathroom.

Facilities:
  • Most rooms have a balcony, some with a harbour view
  • Communal, fully equipped kitchen and lounge
  • Internet
  • Tea & coffee making facilities

PORT WINE GUEST HOUSE

Established in the 1970s, Port Wine Guest House is a nature lovers' paradise owned and run by a local Tongan family.

Location: located 5 minutes walk from the heart of Neiafu.

Accommodation: choice of staying in the newly built guesthouse, the original guesthouse, or in one of the two new fales, all of which are situated in a one acre, lush and tropical garden.

Facilities:
  • Fales feature private ensuites and air-conditioning
  • Guesthouses feature ensuites and access to shared kitchen
  • Internet

Website: portwineguesthouse.com


LUCKY'S BEACH

Lucky's Beach is the perfect place to snorkel, enjoy the ocean and sleep to the sound of waves. Stay in a small village and experience the true Tongan lifestyle.

Location: located on the island of 'Utungake in the middle of the Vava'u group of islands, connected to the main island via bridges making access to the town of Neiafu very easy.

Accommodation: four little beach houses skirt the beach and offer a lovely view of the Pacific and the surrounding islands. There are 2 self-contained beach houses and 2 dorm style fales with external shared bathrooms/kitchen.

Facilities:
  • Internet
  • Breakfast and dinner catered on request
  • Kayaks
  • Water front location suitable for snorkelling and swimming
  • Front location suitable for snorkelling and swimming

Website: luckysbeach.com

Standard

HAKULA LODGE

With a beautiful waterfront view of the Port of Refuge, surrounded by a lush tropical garden, this boutique hotel caters for guests in search of relaxation and adventure.

Location: located just outside of Neiafu, a few minutes drive into town by car.

Accommodation: two private, self-contained, air-conditioned apartments with king sized beds (can be converted to singles).

Facilities:
  • Ensuites
  • Full meal plan available on request
  • Deck with view of the harbour and gardens
  • BBQ facilities
  • Mountain bikes
  • Internet

Website: hakulalodge.com


MALA ISLAND RESORT

Private Tongan style bungalows with tapa cloth designed interior and an ocean view. Each bungalow is designed with authentic decor and modern comforts.

Location: located on a beautiful 20-acre private island, 7kms from town by boat.

Accommodation: individual fales with one or two double beds. All rooms have ensuites & air conditioning.

Facilities:
  • Ocean view
  • Ensuites
  • Restaurant with meal plan available
  • Snorkelling (gear available)
  • Internet

Website: malaisland.com


MYSTIC SANDS BEACH

This relaxed motel style accommodation is the perfect place to come and enjoy the tropical sun, sand and amazing clear blue waters on offer in Tonga.

Location: located 20 minutes from Vava'u airport and only 10 minutes from the Neiafu centre.

Accommodation: Beachfront rooms and houses available for all sized groups. Ensuites and ceiling fans in every room.

Facilities:
  • Mini kitchen in each room
  • Ensuites
  • Restaurant 2 minutes walk
  • Breakfast and dinner can be arranged (advanced notice required)
  • Kayaks
  • Pool
  • Communal BBQ
  • Internet

Website: mysticsands.net


VAVA'U HARBOURVIEW RESORT

With harbour views, a beautiful tropical garden and only 5 minutes from town, Vava'u Harbourview Resort is a perfect base for your holiday in Tonga.

Location: situated 4kms from town across the road from the harbour.

Accommodation: spacious double bungalows with ensuites, kitchenettes and private decks.

Facilities:
  • Ensuites
  • Kitchenette
  • BBQ
  • Bike/Scooter hire can be arranged

Website: harbourviewresort.com

Deluxe

THE TONGAN BEACH RESORT

A beautiful place to enjoy world-class diving, snorkelling, whale watching, kayaking, fishing, sailing, secluded beaches, translucent water and peaceful surroundings.

Location: located 15 minutes drive from town, on the beachfront of 'Utungake Island.

Accommodation: Double and single rooms all with beachfront views. Rooms include ensuites, fans, fridge and tea/coffee making facilities.

Facilities:
  • Ensuites
  • Restaurant & bar
  • Meal plan available
  • Daily activities offered
  • Pool
  • Internet

Website: thetongan.com


REEF RESORT

Reef Resort is a boutique resort located on a tranquil island. Enjoy modern luxury & delicious food on the idyllic and isolated island of Kapa.

Location: A short boat ride from town, located on the island of Kapa.

Accommodation: Only 4 luxury bungalows, each fitted with fans, private decks, and ensuites.

Facilities:
  • Tea/coffee making facilities and refrigerator in each room
  • Ensuites
  • Private deck
  • Full board cooked by international chef
  • Cocktail bar
  • Kayaks & snorkelling equipment
  • Internet

Website: reefresortvavau.com


Nuku'alofa

Fua'amotu International Airport is on the main island of Tongatapu; 20 minutes drive from the town of Nuku'alofa. All flights to Vava'u leave from the domestic terminal, which is a 2-minute taxi ride away. Due to the basic facilities at the airport, for late night arrivals and early departures Whales in the Wild offers transfers to a nearby hotel lounge. Packages may also include transfers to Nuku'alofa, a 20min drive.

Budget

NERIMA LODGE

A relaxed home away from home Bed and Breakfast, run by local Tongan family.

Location: a 5-minute walk to Nuku'alofa town centre.

Accommodation: seven guest rooms with fans, shared bathrooms, kitchen and lounge area.

Facilities:
  • Tea/coffee making facilities
  • Cooked breakfast provided for all guests
  • Shared bathrooms
  • Shared kitchen
  • Deck overlooking the garden
  • Internet

Website: nerimalodge.com

Deluxe

SCENIC HOTEL

Located on 16 acres of beautiful Tongan countryside, surrounded by native flowers and trees to create a relaxing atmosphere as you stop by during your travels through Tonga.

Location: located half an hour drive from Nuku'alofa town centre and just a couple of minutes away from the airport.

Accommodation: twin or single rooms with comfortable furnishings, tea and coffee making facilities, and ensuites.

Facilities:
  • Tea/coffee making facilities
  • Restaurant and bar
  • Ensuites
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet

Website: scenichotels.co......./scenic-hotel-tonga-south-pacific



sample packages

Based on 7 DAYS TWIN SHARE
PER PERSON packages start from*:

Package

Sydney

Auckland

Budget AUD 2,100 NZD 1,900
Standard AUD 2,400 NZD 2,250
Deluxe AUD 2,850 NZD 2,750
*Rates subject to exchange rate and airfares.

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